There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Prague by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Prague (PRG) ZRH - PRG

$78 - $252

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Bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Prague, Prague Anděl 283 / ...

$24 - $70

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Prague (PRG) BSL - PRG

$94 - $317

Train via Nürnberg Hbf  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Stuttgart Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg ZOB to Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova)

$137 - $216

Bus via Nuremberg  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Nuremberg 006 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Praha hl. n. 43490

$44 - $66

Train EuroNight  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Praha hl.n. En

Drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Prague 436.4 miles

$90 - $140

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Prague, Prague Anděl. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Praha hl.n.. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 13 h 17 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Prague is 526 km. The road distance is 698.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Prague without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Zürich to Prague, including transfers.

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Zürich to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Prague train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Prague is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Zürich to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague, Prague Anděl station.

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  • Distance: 328.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Prague, Czech Republic?

Swiss, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Zürich to Prague every 3 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Prague 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 10 h 40 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Basel to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Basel to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg ZOB to Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova)
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
13 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Prague, Prague Anděl
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nobless Line
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Prague
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Zurich Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
elines.cz
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Nuremberg to Praha hl. n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.cz

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Zürich to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Prague is 698 km. It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to drive from Zürich to Prague.

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Vueling Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Prague bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 3603+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs .

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