There are 11 ways to get from Essen to Prague by train, plane, 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.

Recommended option

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Prague  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf, Derendorf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Prague (PRG) DUS - PRG

$61 - $233

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. to Praha, ÚAN Florenc Rj

$47 - $59

9 alternative options

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Prague  •  4 h 56 min

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

$79 - $260

Fly Dusseldorf to Dresden, bus  •  6 h 26 min

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

$55 - $188

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Dresden, bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Dresden (DRS) CGN - DRS
  3. Take the bus from Drážďany, Letiště to Praha, ÚAN Florenc

$83 - $295

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Prague  •  5 h 31 min

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

$80 - $334

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly to Prague  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Viersen
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Prague (PRG) EIN - PRG

$66 - $255

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Prague  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
  2. Take the train from Arnhem to Schiphol (Airport)
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Prague (PRG) AMS - PRG

$109 - $315

Train  •  8 h 39 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)

$148 - $210

Bus  •  11 h 50 min

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

$45 - $85

Drive  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Prague 437.1 miles

$90 - $140

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 39 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Essen to Prague 6 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $85 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 8 min
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
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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 11 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
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 Amsterdam to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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 25 min
When
Friday
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
Flights from Amsterdam to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf, Derendorf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
bahn.de
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf-Derendorf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$23 - $120
Train from Essen Hbf to Viersen
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$29 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Arnhem to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Abellio Rail NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Drážďany, Letiště to Praha, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. to Praha, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
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 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Essen to Prague?

The distance between Essen and Prague is 542 km. The road distance is 699 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Essen to Prague?

The cheapest way to get from Essen to Prague is to train and bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 12 h 58 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Essen to Prague?

The quickest way to get from Essen to Prague is to train and fly which takes 4 h 54 min and costs 50€ - 190€.

Is there a direct train between Essen and Prague?

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 39 min.

Is there a direct bus between Essen and Prague?

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.

How long does it take to get from Essen to Prague?

It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Essen to Prague, including transfers.