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Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov

How long does it take to get to Cesky Krumlov from Salzburg? I prefer the train, but what is the best way to get there? Thanks

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Another option to consider is CK Shuttle. www.ckshuttle.cz. They have door-to-door service 4x a day. Shared van around €35/person. Highly recommended on RS Forum. We plan on using the service this year- Vienna>>Cesky Krumlov then Cesky Krumlov>>Prague.

Salzburg>>Cesky Krumlov is 3 hours. Others can speak to their train experience.

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scott, most people go from Prague, but it's still 3 hrs. + from there. It's not an easy place to get to. I really wanted to go, and was glad we did. But make sure it's worth it to you.

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We used CK Shuttle for Prague-CK and then CK-Vienna. I highly recommend them. You can choose to go from station to station, but we felt it was worth the small price difference to be picked up and dropped off where we were staying.

Posted by
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The Cesky Krumlov shuttle services are great, and their prices are reasonable too. They'll take you just about anywhere in the region--and possibly as far as Vienna and Budapest.
You can also catch a train over to Linz, and a bus north to C/K from there.

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what is the best way to get there?

If best is "door to door service" then take the shuttle (or a taxi!) I used CK Shuttle (from CK to Vienna) and agree with others that they were professional, on time and courteous. The train will require transfers, for example, at Linz and Ceske Budejovice.

If best is "cheaper" … then advance purchase train tickets will be cheaper (from €16.55)

www.seat61.com/international-trains/trains-from-Salzburg.htm#Salzburg-Cesky

CK Shuttle quotes on their site: 900 to 1300 CZK (approx. €35 - €50) / 1 person (from hotel to hotel)

www.ckshuttle.cz/transports/transfer-from-salzburg-to-cesky-krumlov/

If best is "most comfortable" …

I happened to get the middle seat on a shuttle, next to the driver: it was not as comfortable as the middle seat on an airplane. Other shuttle seats would have been (far) more comfortable, as would have been a train.

If best is "shortest duration" …. shuttle probably wins at approx. 3 hours, though there will be some variance depending on the # of passengers and pickup locations. If you want "guaranteed" timetables, take the train:

https://www.seat61.com/trains-and-routes/salzburg-to-prague-by-train.htm

If best is "offers wifi" …. take the train.

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Thanks for your help. It appears that the shuttle is a good idea to save time and trouble but a little higher cost.

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Has anyone used lobo shuttle? We are using ck shuttle to Cesky Krumlov but the shuttle from Cesky Krumlov to Linz is booked for the noon time slot. Any other shuttle service recommendations? We are taking the train from Linz to Budapest. My wife can not ride in a shutttle for more than a few hours.

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I have been checking shuttles from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg and have received two replies so far. We are traveling in September and CK shuttle reply came from expedicion.cz it says on behalf of ShuttleCesky Krumlov.com they are only taking bookings about 3 weeks ahead for the shared shuttle. They quoted the price for that at 870 per person. they did offer a private transfer with a discount, from door to door. Has anyone had the experience of booking it ahead?
I also had a reply from shuttleme.cz they offered a door to door Shared Shuttle for 118 E's (132) for two of us total. I didn't quite understand the way they quoted it if there is an additional 145 E's for the car, this would be quite pricey.
Any information or experience anyone has had with this please let me know.

We had thought of the train but when I went on the rail sites it looks as if they are doing some construction along the rail lines, not sure if that will be over with. Sorry I can't remember which rail site I was in, OBB or cd.cz. Any help is appreciated.
Thanks

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James, in response to your question "Has anyone had the experience of booking [CK Shuttle] ahead?"

Last fall I booked 6 weeks ahead (late August for an early October transfer) with CK Shuttle for my (shared) transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna. The email correspondences were professional and timely and everything went according to the pre-booked arrangements.