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Getting There

Cheb is located on the E48, one of the main highways leading to Germany. If you're driving from Prague, take the same route you would to Karlovy Vary, which eventually brings you to Cheb. The drive takes about 2 hours.

To get to Frantiskovy Lázne from Cheb by car, take Hwy. E49. The trip takes about 20 minutes.

Express trains heading due west from Prague usually stop in Cheb, as do several trains daily from Karlovy Vary. Cheb is on a main train route of the Czech Republic, so it's easy to catch international connections here. The train from Prague takes around 4 hours and costs 356Kc second class.

While it's a long bus ride (around 4 hr.), several buses do make the trip daily to Cheb from Prague's Florenc bus station. The price is around 250Kc.

Visitor Information

You'll find maps, guidebooks, and lodging at the Tourist Information Centre, Jatecní 476/2 (tel. 354-440-302; fax 354-440-330; www.tic.mestocheb.cz).

Orientation

At the center of the Old Town lies the triangular námestí Krále Jirího z Podebrad. Most of the main sights you'll want to see lie either directly on the square or on one of the many streets leading off it.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.