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 Traffic and parking 

To the city by car

Three international roads pass through the city. From Prague, take the E55 and then you can continue all the way to Linz. If you are heading from the direction of Pilsen, then take the E49. Another main route is along the E551 from Humpolec. Currently, the construction of the D3 motorway is approaching its finish, which will make the journey from Prague considerably faster and should continue as the R3 from Velešín to Linz.

To the city by train

Rail transport has a long tradition in the city. In 1832 it became the starting point for the horse-drawn railway to Linz. The journey back then took all day and was a common means of transport for fifty years. Then the track was rebuilt into a traditional railway. At present, track 220, which is a part of the IV railway corridor from Germany via Prague to Austria, will get you from Prague to České Budějovice in two and a half hours. Fast trains run hourly. You can get to České Budějovice even from Austria along route 224 from Summerau or route 199 from Gmund České Velenice. Šumava is connected to the city by route 194. České Budějovice has a modernized main train station.

To the city by air

In the future, it will also be possible to travel to Budějovice by air. The South Bohemia České Budějovice Airport in Plané is under development, it currently has the status of “Public domestic airport” and “Private international airport” category 4C, for flights with visibility in the day (VFR). The main centre of air sport in South Bohemia is Hosín Airport ten kilometres outside of the city.

To the city and around the city by bus

Intercity bus service is provided by a wide network of regular long-distance and regional lines. The lines depart from the atypical modern bus station, which is located on the roof of the multifunctional complex Mercury Centre in Nádražní Street. The city is covered by a dense network of bus stops.

Public transport in the city

You can get around the city comfortably using public transport. Bus and trolley bus lines of the local Transport Company of České Budějovice will take you to all parts of the city and suburbs. The established BUS preference lane guarantees time efficiency.

Parking in the city

The city offers plenty of parking spaces for passenger vehicles and buses. The Transport Company of the city monitors parking - more here.