There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Prague by plane, train, subway, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Prague  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Prague (PRG) CGN - PRG

$58 - $211

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Bus  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne/Bonn Airport, Terminal 2 to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...

$39 - $88

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Prague, subway  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Prague (PRG) DUS - PRG
  3. Take the subway from Nádraží Veleslavín to Staroměstská

$59 - $223

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Prague  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Prague (PRG) FRA - PRG

$96 - $278

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden, bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Dresden (DRS) CGN - DRS
  2. Take the bus from Dresden, Letiště to Prague, ÚAN Florenc

$61 - $246

Fly Dusseldorf to Dresden, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Dresden (DRS) DUS - DRS
  2. Take the bus from Dresden, Letiště to Prague, ÚAN Florenc

$52 - $178

Train to Brussels, fly to Prague  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Prague (PRG) BRU - PRG

$89 - $272

Train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg ZOB to Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova)

$122 - $180

Train, drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Drive from Würzburg Hbf to Prague

$119 - $185

Drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Prague 433.1 miles

$90 - $140

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Prague. However, there are services departing from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arriving at Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) via Nürnberg ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Prague is 536 km. The road distance is 692.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Prague without a car is to train which takes 7 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Cologne to Prague, including transfers.

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Cologne to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Prague is to fly which takes 3 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 11 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Cologne 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 Cologne to Prague is 693 km. It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to drive from Cologne to Prague.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Prague Airport.

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  • Distance: 335.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic?

Eurowings and Lufthansa fly from Cologne to Prague 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Prague via Nürnberg Hbf and Nürnberg ZOB in around 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Brussels to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Frankfurt to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
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 Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Prague Public Transit Co.
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Dresden, Letiště to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Cologne/Bonn Airport, Terminal 2 to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
elines.cz
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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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