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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly to Prague, subway  •  3h 44m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Prague (PRG) FRA - PRG
  2. Take the subway from Nádraží Veleslavín to Staroměstská

1 424 Kč - 6 671 Kč

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet

390 Kč - 550 Kč

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Fly to Dresden, bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS) FRA - DRS
  2. Take the bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc

1 896 Kč - 8 132 Kč

Train  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ice
  2. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Praha-Holesovice Ec / ...

2 766 Kč - 4 115 Kč

Train via Schwandorf  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Schwandorf Re
  3. Take the train from Schwandorf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Re

Bus via Bayreuth  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Bayreuth central train station 068
  2. Take the bus from Bayreuth central train station to Prague 321

791 Kč - 950 Kč

Drive  •  4h 25m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Prague 510.7 km

1 400 Kč - 2 100 Kč

Germany → Czech Republic
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Conditions of entry into Czech Republic from Germany

  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
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  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
  • 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 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand
  • COVID-19 test 5 days after arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
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No, entry into Czech Republic from Germany is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is restricted

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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 1 metre.

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

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague is to bus which costs €15 - €22 and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague is to fly and subway which costs €55 - €260 and takes 3h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B and arriving at Prague, ÚAN Florenc. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Prague. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Praha-Holesovice via Dresden-Neustadt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 34m.

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It is 409 km from Frankfurt am Main to Prague. It is approximately 510.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague without a car is to bus which takes 7h 15m and costs €15 - €22.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Prague bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague is to bus which takes 7h 15m and costs €15 - €22. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €100 - €160 and takes 7h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague.
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  • Distance: 409.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 44m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic?

RegioJet operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B to Prague, ÚAN Florenc once daily. Tickets cost 390 Kč - 550 Kč and the journey takes 7h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Prague via Dresden-Neustadt in around 7h 34m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 200 Kč - 10 000 Kč
Flights from Frankfurt to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2 200 Kč - 10 000 Kč
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
1 700 Kč - 9 000 Kč
Train operators
Pražská integrovaná doprava
Phone
+42 023 470 4560
Website
pid.cz
Subway from Nádraží Veleslavín to Staroměstská
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
Pražská integrovaná doprava
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2 200 Kč - 3 100 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 100 Kč - 1 600 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Praha-Holesovice
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
550 Kč - 800 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Praha-Holesovice
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
700 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Schwandorf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
400 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Schwandorf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
130 Kč - 190 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
390 Kč - 550 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).

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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
Twice daily
Estimated price
250 Kč - 310 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Bayreuth central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
410 Kč - 490 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bayreuth central train station to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
380 Kč - 460 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
2 000 Kč - 2 400 Kč
Website
Comati PSG

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Frankfurt am Main to Prague bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Prague, ÚAN Florenc station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Praha-Holesovice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Prague is 511 km. It takes approximately 4h 25m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Prague.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Prague train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Prague bus tickets online with Omio and Distribusion.

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There are 912+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at 2 000 Kč per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs €3 - €5.

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