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

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Prague, subway  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Prague (PRG) DUS - PRG
  3. Take the subway from Nádraží Veleslavín to Staroměstská

$61 - $219

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Bus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 167

$45 - $80

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Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Prague  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Prague (PRG) CGN - PRG

$81 - $244

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Prague  •  5 h 19 min

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

$111 - $300

Fly Dusseldorf to Dresden, bus  •  6 h 25 min

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

$54 - $174

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Dresden, bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Dresden (DRS) CGN - DRS
  3. Take the bus from Dresden, Letiště to Prague, ÚAN Florenc

$84 - $279

Train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg ZOB to Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova)

$137 - $202

Train via Berlin Hbf (tief)  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Praha hl.n. Ec

$149 - $214

Train, bus  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena S6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Praha ÚAN Florenc

$62 - $112

Train, drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Würzburg Hbf to Prague

$128 - $191

Drive  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Prague 437.1 miles

$90 - $140

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Essen and arriving at Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Essen to Prague. However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) via Nürnberg ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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The distance between Essen and Prague is 542 km. The road distance is 699.3 km.

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The best way to get from Essen to Prague without a car is to train which takes 8 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Essen to Prague, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Essen to Prague is to train which takes 8 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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  • Distance: 339 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

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

You can take a train from Essen to Prague via Nürnberg Hbf and Nürnberg ZOB in around 8 h 40 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Essen to Prague 6 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 11 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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 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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
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
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
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
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $410
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
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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
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 Essen Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Prague Public Transit Co.
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
avv.de
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
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 Essen to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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Essen 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 Essen to Prague is 699 km. It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to drive from Essen to Prague.

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CSA, KLM, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Prague Airport.

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