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There are 3 ways to get from Erfurt to Prague by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n. Ec

$70 - $100

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Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Erfurt to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 082

$21 - $35

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Erfurt to Prague 222.3 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Erfurt to Prague is to bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Erfurt to Prague is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Erfurt and arriving at Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Erfurt to Prague. However, there are services departing from Erfurt Hbf and arriving at Praha hl.n. via Dresden Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 10m.

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The distance between Erfurt and Prague is 259 km. The road distance is 355.7 km.

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The best way to get from Erfurt to Prague without a car is to train which takes 5h 10m and costs 60€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m to get from Erfurt to Prague, including transfers.

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

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Erfurt to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Erfurt Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Erfurt to Prague is to train which takes 5h 10m and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 6h 15m.

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  • Distance: 161.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 10m

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

You can take a train from Erfurt to Prague via Dresden Hbf in around 5h 10m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Erfurt to Prague once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 6h 15m.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
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 Erfurt to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Erfurt to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc station.

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Erfurt to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Praha hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Erfurt to Prague is 356 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Erfurt to Prague.

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