Last summer, during the 3-months I spent backpacking in Eastern and Central Europe, I had just spent a few days in Austria and I was wondering where else to go next. I decided on the Czech Republic so I needed to find a way to get from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov.
I looked at all my options, the train, the bus, a private transfer, and realized that the train wasn’t as fast and the bus didn’t seem very comfortable. It wasn’t actually that easy to reach Cesky Krumlov from Vienna so my best option was to take a private transfer or shuttle.
After doing my research I decided to go with CK Shuttle. I had read all of their reviews, compared their prices for a private transfer versus what the other companies had to offer and they were, by far, the best choice for me.
Here’s a little bit of info regarding CK Shuttle:
- They offer transfers to and from Cesky Krumlov between more than 12 different cities including Prague, Budapest, Bratislava and Hallstatt
- Day trips are available from Cesky Krumlov through CK Shuttle to 5 different cities nearby
- CK Shuttle offers door to door service and currently has a fleet of vans and passenger cars, all of which are quite new and well-maintained
- Fast, prompt service with friendly and knowledgeable drivers
For a look at all the transfers and services they offer check out their website here:
My personal experience with CK Shuttle was excellent. The driver was early and immediately introduced himself when he saw us exiting the hotel. Without asking he went to carry my luggage and brought it to the trunk of the car, where I watched him carefully stow and position my backpack. I was offered a cold water and the driver said to tell him if I wanted to make any stops for something to drink or to use the bathroom.
Unlike some of the other shuttle services I used the driver I had for CK Shuttle practiced extremely safe and defensive driving. Compared to the aggressive driving I’ve experienced with other private transfers I was pleased with his skill and precaution.
The car I had was a seemingly-new Volkswagen hatchback with plenty of room. Both the interior and exterior of the car were clean and free of any dirt or debris.
The drive from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov was a long one, a little more than 3.5 hours, and passes through mostly natural scenery and small, picturesque villages. For some reason the transfer avoids major routes and it didn’t seem like we were driving on too many highways, mostly smaller and more rural roads.
Throughout the trip the driver pointed out many points of interest along the way and was able to answer any of the questions I had about the village or area we were passing through.
Upon reaching Cesky Krumlov the driver was able to find my hotel without any issues and got out of the car to help me with my backpack. I thanked him profusely, shook his hand and we parted ways.
And that was my experience with CK Shuttle!
Do you have any questions about the services they offer? Check out their FAQ here:
If you’re planning to travel throughout Central Europe and are looking for a fast, affordable and efficient way to travel between certain cities I suggest you check out CK Shuttle and see what they have to offer. You have the option to choose between a shared transfer, where you’ll enjoy the ride with a few other passengers for a lesser price, or a completely private transfer.
The private transfer costs a bit more but is a more pleasant experience. Depending on where you’re travelling to or from you’ll have the option to go on an additional side-trip to a handful of locations in Austria and the Czech Republic.
When it’s time to book you can book online or send them an email with your details. I didn’t have a mobile phone and that wasn’t an issue – I was able to confirm my trip online and the driver arrived without any problems. You can also pay the driver in cash for your journey if you’re not comfortable using a credit card abroad.
For more information visit their website here: