General Location and Transport
The Czech Republic is situated in Central Europe, and borders with (from west to east): Germany, Poland, Austria and Slovakia. The capital of the Czech Republic is Prague.
A dense and modern traffic net of the Czech Republic allows a quick and comfortable travelling within the whole territory. The variability of chosen means of transport is also important - cars, buses, bikes, bicycles, trains or express trains, aeroplanes or ships.
South Bohemia ranks among one of the most attractive regions for tourists in the Czech Republic - it forms that southern part of the country which borders with Austria and Germany. You can visit the region while travelling from Prague to Vienna, Linz or Passau. The region’s biggest town, České Budějovice (situated due south of Prague), lies approximately at the centre of South Bohemia. From the point of view of the international transport, the South Bohemian Region has a strategic position on the north-south axis. Important international roads lead through the region as well as the north-south railway corridor.
The dense network of roads of the European system: Praha – Benešov – Tábor – České Budějovice – Linz, Plzeň – Písek – České Budějovice, České Budějovice – Jindřichův Hradec – Pelhřimov. Main railways: Praha – Tábor – České Budějovice – Summerau, Plzeň – Strakonice – České Budějovice – Gmünd, České Budějovice – Veselí nad Lužnicí – Jihlava – Brno.
There are several road border crossings (Dolní Dvořiště, Studánky, Nová Bystřice, Nové Hrady, Slavonice, Halámky, České Velenice, Strážny), 2 railway border crossings (České Velenice, Horní Dvořiště) and border crossings open for foot-passengers and cyclists (Stožec, Chlum u Třeboně, České Velenice, Přední Výtoň, Zadní Zvonková, Plešné jezero, Třístoličník, Bučina, and České Žleby). Apart from that, during the tourist season or on occasions various temporary border crossings for foot-passengers are open.
Traveling by bus
As in other parts of Europe, buses are a fast and popular means of transport. In most cities and towns, bus terminals are located near the center to be better accessible by foot, often close to the main railway station. On working days, buses run between major towns and cities several times a day, and there are at least a few lines between smaller towns and villages every day. You can find relevant connections by using the national timetable information system.
Traveling by train
The railway network density in the Czech Republic is one of the best in Europe. Trains are operated by Czech Railways. One can travel by train to any corner of the country in less than seven hours and rail travel is relatively comfortable, if not traveling exactly at peak hours.