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There are several bus stops in Hluboká, with the most important right under the church, called “Pod Kostelem”. The bus stop on both sides of the road serves majority of the buses coming to or passing through Hluboká nad Vltavou. There are regular connections from and to České Budějovice and in the direction of Prague. Bus schedules are available at the bus stops and in the information centre. Tickets are purchased directly on the bus.
In case you decide to take bus number 4 to or from České Budějovice, we recommend to purchase 16 CZK tickets in advance at the bus station in České Budějovice or in the information centre in Hluboká.

You can find the bus connections at the following links:

Some lines are integrated into the Integrated Transport System of the South Bohemian Region (IDS JK). It is possible to buy a prepayment ticket for the line buses of selected contractual carriers and ČD trains. More information about IDS JK can be found at The preparation and operation of IDS JK is in charge of JIKORD, Ltd., South Bohemian Transport Co-ordinator, an organization established by the South Bohemian Region whose main objective is to provide traffic services to the South Bohemian Region. It is possible to use one-day paper ticket JIKORD plus, which is valid in public transport on the territory of the South Bohemian Region, all year round. You can travel to this ticket on all ČD trains (including express trains) and GW Train Regio, public transport in all cities and regional and some long-haul coaches of contractors. The ticket can be used mainly for family trips (weekends for 2 adults and 3 children) or longer trips within the region (working days are for 1 adult and 1 child). When submitting a ticket on the day of its validity to the contractual business partners, it is also possible to obtain interesting discounts on the admission fee. You can buy the ticket at railway stations, bus terminals at contractual carriers and selected tourist information centers. The ticket is not valid on the narrow-gauge railway - the Jindřichův Hradec local railroad operator. More at


There are two train stations in Hluboká: Hluboká – Sudárna (direction České Budějovice – Pilsen) and Hluboká – Zámostí (direction České Budějovice – Prague), both somewhat distant from the town center, both served by number 4 bus. Only passenger trains stop at Hluboká train stations. In case you travel by a fast train from Prague, you need to change in České Budějovice.
Timetables and more information at

Less than 4 km from the town of Hluboká there is Hosín International Airport. The airport with one flight path is designed for mid-range aircraft. No regular flights serve the airport, public domestic charter transport and international non-public transport. The airport is also served by public transportation. More information regarding the airport operation at the air traffic manager, +420 603 203 623.

Hluboká is well connected to a dense network of quality bicycle paths in the region. By far the most popular connects České Budějovice and Hluboká nad Vltavou along the left bank of Vltava river. Cycle trail continues to the village Purkarec.

There is a regular boat line from České Budějovice to Hluboká nad Vltavou and Purkarec. Several companies operate boats between the towns along the Vltava river.

In May 2015 was opened a sports marina in Hluboka nad Vltavou. More information about the port and the possibility of renting boats can you find in the Services section.

In 2012, the ferry was launched in the village Purkarec. This public service is used to transport local people, residents, tourists with their baggage and cyclists across Hněvkovice dam. The ferry across the Vltava River has regular timetable, so to call or can be arranged in the restaurant of Hotel Pelican Purkarec.
The service is funded by the town Hluboka nad Vltavou, which purchased boat and operated by Pelican Purkarec, s.r.o.

Ferry operates with a city subsidy:
CAR LEND s.r.o., Guest-house U Anděla,
Purkarec 17, 373 41 Purkarec,
Tel .: +420607050600, +420602811607,
Email: info @ apartment-purkarec,

Ferry operating hours: from 1.5 to 30.9. From 9 am to 6 pm
In case of bad or windy weather the ferry does not drive for safety reasons.
Transfer: Free
Take-off jetty:
Purkarec - left bank - under the pension U Anděla
Kostelec - the right bank - next to the camp, which leads the way to Kostelec
Transfer capacity: 6 persons + 5 rounds

Parking in Hluboká