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

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Train to Florence, fly  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Prague (PRG) FLR - PRG

1 654 Kč - 7 749 Kč

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Bus  •  14h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet

750 Kč - 1 100 Kč

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Fly from Bologna  •  4h

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Prague (PRG) BLQ - PRG

846 Kč - 7 725 Kč

Train to Venice, fly  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Prague (PRG) VCE - PRG

1 457 Kč - 8 815 Kč

Train  •  13h 29m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Muenchen Hbf Ecb
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Plzen Hlavni Nadrazi Re
  3. Take the train from Plzen Hlavni Nadrazi to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Ic / ...

Train, night train  •  15h 14m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Innsbruck Hbf Ecb
  2. Take the night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi En

3 683 Kč - 5 036 Kč

Drive  •  8h 42m

  1. Drive from Bologna to Prague 940.4 km

3 000 Kč - 4 400 Kč

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Prague is 1221.

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Prague is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 14h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from Bologna to Prague is to fly. Taking this option will cost 30€ - 300€ and takes 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre and arriving at Prague, ÚAN Florenc. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Prague. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi via Muenchen Hbf and Plzen Hlavni Nadrazi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 29m.

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The distance between Bologna and Prague is 664 km. The road distance is 940.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Prague without a car is to train which takes 13h 29m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Bologna to Prague, including transfers.

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Bologna to Prague bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre station.

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Bologna to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Prague is to fly which takes 4h and costs 30€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 13h 29m, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 14h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Prague.
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  • Distance: 663.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 3m

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Prague, Czech Republic?

Ryanair flies from Bologna to Prague twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Prague via Muenchen Hbf and Plzen Hlavni Nadrazi in around 13h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
600 Kč - 6 500 Kč
Flights from Florence to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 Kč - 7 500 Kč
Flights from Venice to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
390 Kč - 5 500 Kč
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
280 Kč - 2 500 Kč
Flights from Venice to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1 100 Kč - 3 000 Kč
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 Kč - 3 700 Kč
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
3 100 Kč - 14 000 Kč
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
280 Kč - 1 200 Kč
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
280 Kč - 380 Kč
Base Standard
650 Kč - 900 Kč
Base Premium
800 Kč - 1 200 Kč
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
380 Kč - 1 400 Kč
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
380 Kč - 550 Kč
Base Standard
800 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Base Premium
1 000 Kč - 1 400 Kč
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
170 Kč - 350 Kč
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
310 Kč - 350 Kč
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
270 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
490 Kč - 540 Kč
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
270 Kč - 380 Kč
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
270 Kč - 380 Kč
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
1 300 Kč - 1 800 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bologna Centrale to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
950 Kč - 1 400 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Plzen Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Plzen Hlavni Nadrazi to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Plzen Hlavni Nadrazi to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
120 Kč - 210 Kč
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
120 Kč - 160 Kč
Business
170 Kč - 210 Kč
1st Class
170 Kč - 210 Kč
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
9h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2 700 Kč - 3 700 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
750 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
RegioJet

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Bologna to Prague bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Prague, ÚAN Florenc station.

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Bologna to Prague train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Prague is 940 km. It takes approximately 8h 42m to drive from Bologna to Prague.

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Vueling Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Florence Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Bologna to Prague bus tickets online with Omio and Distribusion.

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There are 3450+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at 2 000 Kč per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to shuttle which takes 7 min and costs 5€ - 26€.

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