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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Prague by plane, train, bus, night bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Prague (PRG) EDI - PRG

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Prague (PRG) GLA - PRG

Train, bus via Brussels  •  18h 51m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dresden Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station 060 / ...

Night bus, bus  •  29h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station Ukn10
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova RegioJet

Bus  •  29h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Prague Wilsonova Bus Station London Victoria Green Line Station - Prague Florenc Central Bus Station

Train, bus  •  45h 39m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the bus from Sheffield to Prague Florenc 807822

Drive, car ferry  •  26h 6m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam IJmuiden
  3. Drive from Amsterdam IJmuiden to Prague

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 59m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Prague

Edinburgh to Prague by train and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Prague is around 27h 59m and covers a distance of around 2032 km. This includes an average layover time of around 12h 15m. The fastest journey normally takes 27h 10m. Operated by LNER, Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Edinburgh to Prague service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Prague Florenc Central Bus Station. Typically nine services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
15h 43m
Layover time:
12h 15m
Total time:
27h 59m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
27h 10m
Journey distance:
2032 km
Services per week:
9
Cheapest price:
8 285 Kč
Carbon emissions:
117 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:24
Last service departs at:
13:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Prague train and bus schedules

United Kingdom → Czech Republic
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International entry into Czech Republic from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, New Zealand, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Czech Republic with the above exceptions. Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Czech Republic from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Czech Republic

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Czech Republic from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Prague is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Prague is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1221.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Czech Republic.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 13 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Prague is to bus which costs £40 - £65 and takes 29h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Prague is to fly which costs £26 - £550 and takes 5h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Prague. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Bus Station and arriving at Prague, Wilsonova via London, Victoria Green Line Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 10m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Prague is 1341 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Prague without a car is to train and bus via Brussels which takes 18h 51m and costs £270 - £950.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Edinburgh to Prague, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Edinburgh Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Prague is to fly which takes 5h 9m and costs £26 - £550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 29h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Edinburgh to Prague bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Prague, Wilsonova station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Prague.
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  • Distance: 1341.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Prague, Czech Republic?

Ryanair, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Prague 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Prague via London Victoria Coach Station and London Victoria Green Line Station in around 29h 30m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Prague via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 100 Kč - 20 000 Kč
Flights from Glasgow to Prague via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 900 Kč - 9 000 Kč
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Prague
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1 400 Kč - 6 000 Kč
Flights from Edinburgh to Prague via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1 600 Kč - 6 500 Kč
Flights from Glasgow to Prague via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1 800 Kč - 7 000 Kč
Flights from Glasgow to Prague via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1 600 Kč - 6 500 Kč
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Prague
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 Kč - 2 800 Kč
Flights from Edinburgh to Prague via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 Kč - 2 800 Kč
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
2 600 Kč - 12 000 Kč
Flights from Glasgow to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
2 800 Kč - 13 000 Kč
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Prague via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1 800 Kč - 8 500 Kč
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Prague
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
750 Kč - 7 500 Kč
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
310 Kč - 900 Kč
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
310 Kč - 450 Kč
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
700 Kč - 900 Kč
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 500 Kč - 12 000 Kč
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
1 500 Kč - 2 200 Kč
Anytime Day Single
5 000 Kč - 7 500 Kč
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
8 000 Kč - 12 000 Kč
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
2 600 Kč - 9 000 Kč
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
7 500 Kč - 9 000 Kč
Standard
2 600 Kč - 3 200 Kč
Standard Premier
3 800 Kč - 4 800 Kč
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1 700 Kč - 2 500 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
2 200 Kč - 3 100 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3 897 Kč
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
130 Kč - 190 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
900 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Prague Wilsonova Bus Station
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
900 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Website
RegioJet
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden central station to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
250 Kč - 300 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
750 Kč - 950 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
2 000 Kč - 2 300 Kč
Website
Comati PSG
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
410 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
National Express
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Sheffield to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
40h 47m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1 000 Kč - 1 200 Kč
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Book at
eurobus.sk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2 000 Kč - 6 500 Kč
Website
dfds.co.uk
4-bed inside cabin
2 600 Kč - 6 000 Kč
2-bed inside cabin
2 000 Kč - 6 500 Kč
2-bed sea view cabin
3 100 Kč - 6 000 Kč
4 berth commodore cabin
6 000 Kč - 8 500 Kč
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
7 500 Kč - 10 000 Kč
Standard Car (extra fee)
3 302 Kč

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Prague is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 11:34 AM in Edinburgh and 12:34 PM in Prague.

Lufthansa, British Airways, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are 910+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at 2 000 Kč per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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