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There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Prague by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Prague  •  3h 51m

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

1 433 Kč - 12 505 Kč

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Bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne/Bonn Airport, Terminal 2 to Prague - Wilsonova

591 Kč - 1 199 Kč

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Prague  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Prague (PRG) DUS - PRG

1 355 Kč - 6 950 Kč

Fly Cologne Bonn to Dresden, bus  •  4h 53m

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

1 916 Kč - 9 479 Kč

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Dresden, bus  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Dresden (DRS) DUS - DRS
  3. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc

2 038 Kč - 7 824 Kč

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Prague  •  4h 18m

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

1 735 Kč - 9 402 Kč

Train, bus  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Prague, Prague Anděl 084 / ...

2 352 Kč - 3 420 Kč

Train via Berlin  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hagen Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hagen Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Ec / ...

3 484 Kč - 6 424 Kč

Train  •  10h 47m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Ec / ...

3 606 Kč - 5 206 Kč

Bus via Frankfurt am Main  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Prague, Florenc 880

1 603 Kč - 2 987 Kč

Drive  •  6h 10m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Prague 692.1 km

2 100 Kč - 3 200 Kč

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Prague is to bus which costs 22€ - 45€ and takes 9h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Prague is to fly which costs 50€ - 470€ and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Prague. However, there are services departing from Cologne and arriving at Prague, Florenc via Frankfurt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Prague. However, there are services departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi via Hagen Hbf and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 20m.

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The distance between Cologne and Prague is 536 km. The road distance is 692.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Prague without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 16m and costs 85€ - 130€.

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

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Cologne to Prague bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Cologne station.

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Cologne to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Prague is to fly which takes 3h 51m and costs 50€ - 470€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 45€ and takes 9h 46m, you could also train via Berlin, which costs 130€ - 250€ and takes 10h 20m.

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  • Distance: 536.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

Eurowings and Lufthansa fly from Cologne to Prague twice daily. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Cologne/Bonn Airport, Terminal 2 to Prague - Wilsonova once daily. Tickets cost 500 Kč - 750 Kč and the journey takes 8h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
5 000 Kč - 17 000 Kč
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 300 Kč - 8 500 Kč
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 200 Kč - 20 000 Kč
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 200 Kč - 20 000 Kč
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3 300 Kč - 12 000 Kč
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1 900 Kč - 7 500 Kč
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 500 Kč - 13 000 Kč
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 500 Kč - 13 000 Kč
Flights from Frankfurt to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1 800 Kč - 8 000 Kč
Flights from Frankfurt to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1 800 Kč - 8 000 Kč
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1 900 Kč - 7 500 Kč
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 300 Kč - 8 500 Kč
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
2 500 Kč - 9 500 Kč
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1 600 Kč - 6 500 Kč
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1 900 Kč - 7 500 Kč
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2 100 Kč - 4 200 Kč
Flights from Frankfurt to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1 100 Kč - 5 000 Kč
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3 500 Kč - 7 000 Kč
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
3 000 Kč - 13 000 Kč
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
2 600 Kč - 11 000 Kč
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
220 Kč - 320 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
460 Kč - 650 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
950 Kč - 1 400 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 900 Kč - 2 700 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
550 Kč - 800 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hagen Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2 200 Kč - 3 100 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
300 Kč - 370 Kč
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Köln Hbf to Hagen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
430 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
National Express Rail
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40 Kč
Website
VRR
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
950 Kč - 1 400 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
1 300 Kč - 1 900 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
2 100 Kč - 2 900 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
1 000 Kč - 1 500 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
3 000 Kč - 4 200 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Abellio NRW
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
490 Kč - 1 200 Kč
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
490 Kč - 700 Kč
1st Class
800 Kč - 1 200 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
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
330 Kč - 440 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
950 Kč - 1 400 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
600 Kč - 850 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 1 900 Kč
Website
Railjet
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
700 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
260 Kč - 320 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nuremberg to Prague, Prague Anděl
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
420 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
140 Kč - 200 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Cologne/Bonn Airport, Terminal 2 to Prague - Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
500 Kč - 750 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Dresden to Prague - Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
240 Kč - 300 Kč
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Dresden to Prague, Florenc
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
420 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Frankfurt to Prague, Florenc
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
750 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
Eurolines FR
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dresden to Prague
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
900 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
850 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 1 700 Kč
Website
eurolines.de
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden Central Train Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Racic Eurobus
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2 100 Kč - 2 400 Kč
Website
Comati PSG

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

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Cologne to Prague bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Prague, Florenc station.

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Cologne to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Prague is 692 km. It takes approximately 6h 10m to drive from Cologne to Prague.

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

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There are 2858+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at 2 250 Kč per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 3€ - 17€.

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