There are 9 ways to get from Essen to Prague by train, plane, subway, 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, subway  •  4 h 45 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

$57 - $215

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  13 h 2 min

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

$42 - $59

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Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Prague  •  4 h 48 min

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

$77 - $246

Fly Dusseldorf to Dresden, bus  •  6 h 27 min

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

$50 - $170

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Prague  •  5 h 22 min

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

$112 - $300

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Dresden, bus  •  6 h 30 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

$80 - $281

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)

$138 - $203

Bus  •  11 h 50 min

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

$45 - $80

Drive  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Prague 437.1 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Essen to Prague is to train and bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 13 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Essen to Prague is to train and fly and subway which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 45 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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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Essen to Prague, including transfers.

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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 39 min.

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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 - $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
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 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
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $420
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday
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 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
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
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
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
bahn.de
Prague Public Transit Co.
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen, Essen central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen, Essen central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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
$5 - $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
$25 - $35
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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

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