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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 by plane, subway, train, bus 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

822 Kč - 4 569 Kč

Cheapest option

Bus via Prague, ÚAN Florenc  •  7h 28m

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

407 Kč - 556 Kč

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Fly to Dresden, train  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS) FRA - DRS
  2. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Praha-Holesovice

2 118 Kč - 6 845 Kč

Train  •  7h 59m

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

2 753 Kč - 4 099 Kč

Train via Nuremberg  •  8h 15m

  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  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Prague Hradčanská 068

650 Kč - 800 Kč

Drive  •  4h 28m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 510.1 km

1 400 Kč - 2 100 Kč

Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 by train, walk and tram

The journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Prague 1 is around 9h 42m and covers a distance of around 679 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 24m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Railjet and others, the Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Karlovy lázně. Typically 34 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
9h 42m
Fastest journey time:
8h 24m
Journey distance:
679 km
Services per week:
34
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:16
Last service departs at:
19:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 train, walk and tram schedules

Germany → Czech Republic
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International entry into Czech Republic from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, New Zealand, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Czech Republic with the above exceptions. Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Czech Republic from Germany

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Denmark, Finland, France, Greece and Ireland
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Rules to follow in Czech Republic

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Czech Republic is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Prague 1 is 1221.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Prague 1 is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Prague 1 is 2 metres.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Czech Republic.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 is to bus via Prague, ÚAN Florenc which costs €16 - €22 and takes 7h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 is to fly and subway which costs €30 - €180 and takes 3h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt central train station station and arriving at Prague Hradčanská. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Karlovy lázně via Dresden-Neustadt and Nádraží Holešovice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 59m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Prague 1 is 408 km. The road distance is 510.1 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 without a car is to bus via Prague, ÚAN Florenc which takes 7h 28m and costs €16 - €22.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 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 1 is to bus via Prague, ÚAN Florenc which takes 7h 28m and costs €16 - €22. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €100 - €170 and takes 7h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1.
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  • Distance: 408.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 44m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Prague 1, 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 1 via Dresden-Neustadt, Praha-Holesovice, and Nádraží Holešovice in around 7h 59m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 200 Kč - 11 000 Kč
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
1 600 Kč - 11 000 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 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 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
2 100 Kč - 3 000 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 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
390 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Die Länderbahn
Website
vogtlandbahn.de
Train from Schwandorf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
vogtlandbahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Prague Hradčanská
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
650 Kč - 800 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 1 bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague Hradčanská station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 train services, operated by Die Länderbahn, arrive at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 is 510 km. It takes approximately 4h 28m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Prague 1 bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 909+ hotels available in Prague 1. 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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