Transport and technical infrastructure in the Karlovy Vary Region
Network of roads
The main thoroughfare in the Karlovy Vary Region is road I/6 (It is currently being extended to express road R6 that spans from a border crossing with Germany (Schirnding) to the Czech cities Cheb, Sokolov, Karlovy Vary and Prague.
Other important roads in this region are; I/13 (Karlovy Vary – Most – Teplice – Děčín – Liberec – Frýdlant – Poland), I/20 (Karlovy Vary – Plzeň – České Budějovice), I/21 (Germany /Plavno – Cheb – Mariánské Lázně – highway D5), I/25 (Karlovy Vary – Ostrov – Germany /Chemnitz) and I/64 (Cheb – Aš – Germany/Selb). All locally important or larger cities are interconnected with a dense network of roads of the 2nd and 3rd class (property of the Karlovy Vary Region). All major roads have been recently or are currently being reconstructed and modernized.
The Karlovy Vary Region is built up with a sufficiently dense railroad network. The main routes are these electrified lines: 179/170 (Germany/Bayreuth – Cheb – Mariánské Lázně – Plzeň – Prague) and 140 (Cheb – Sokolov – Karlovy Vary – Chomutov, which continues – as line No. 130 – to Ústí nad Labem and then either to Prague or to the north, i.e. to Germany /Dresden). Less important yet still useful routes include these lines: 149 (Karlovy Vary – Mariánské Lázně), 145 (Sokolov – Kraslice – Germany/Klingenthal), 142 (Karlovy Vary – Nejdek –Germany/Johanngeorgenstadt) or 148/147 (Cheb – Františkovy Lázně – Vojtanov – Germany/Bad Brambach). Public railroad services are operated by the company České dráhy, a.s.
The Karlovy Vary Region offers the only Czech public international civil airport situated west of Prague. The airport which has recently undergone major reconstruction and modernization is located 4.5km from Karlovy Vary, the regions’ largest city. The aim of the modernization project was to achieve advanced technical standards that are commonly expected of similar-category airports and to increase the capacity of the airport, including preparation for the operations and handling of passengers under the so-called Schengen Area because the airport ensures the customs clearance and passport control of travelers. For more information on the airport, stages of its modernization and airline schedules go to the airport website at Letiště Karlovy Vary. General aviation needs within the Karlovy Vary Region are serviced by the airports in Cheb, Mariánské Lázně and Toužim.
The Karlovy Vary Region is proud to report the highest number of Czech communities and individuals that are connected to the public water mains, sanitation and a water treatment plant. Most households and businesses are connected to the power and gas mains.
Investment Opportunities in the Karlovy Vary Region
Karlovarská agentura rozvoje podnikání, p. o.
The Business Development Agency of Karlovy Vary Region (KARP)
360 18 Karlovy Vary
Podnikatelský inkubátor KANOV, 4nd floor