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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Prague by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Prague (PRG) IST - PRG

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Night train, train  •  43h 40m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the night train from Videle to Wien Hbf
  3. Take the train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.

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Bus  •  30h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Veliko Tarnovo
  2. Take the Bus from Veliko Turnovo to Prague

Bus, train  •  31h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Graz
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.

Bus via Burgas  •  35h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas Bus Station South to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station Varna Central Bus Station - Bremen Central Bus Station / ...

Night train, train via Budapest  •  43h 7m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Budapest-Keleti Ir
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Ec
  4. Take the train from Bratislava, hl.st. to Prague, hl.n.

Drive  •  17h 20m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Prague 1843.1 km

Istanbul (IST) to Prague (PRG) flights

The flight time between Istanbul (IST) and Prague (PRG) is around 4h 49m and covers a distance of around 1490 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 23m. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 35m. Services are operated by Turkish Airlines, LOT, Air Serbia and others. Typically 25 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 26m
Layover time:
1h 23m
Total time:
4h 49m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
2h 35m
Flight distance:
1490 km
Flights per week:
25
Cheapest price:
1 949 Kč
Carbon emissions:
302 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:00
Last flight departs at:
17:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Istanbul (IST) to Prague (PRG) flight schedules

Turkey → Czech Republic
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International entry into Czech Republic from Turkey

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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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), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Uruguay 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 Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 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
This applies to arrivals from Turkey
  • 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 2 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), 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
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Czech Republic

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Considerations leaving from Turkey

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

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Czech Republic from Turkey is currently restricted.

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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 is 1221.

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

The social distance requirement in Prague 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 Turkey from Czech Republic.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Istanbul to Prague is to bus and train, which costs 600 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 31h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Prague is to fly which costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.900 ₺ and takes 3h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Istanbul to Prague. However, there are services departing from Yenikapi and arriving at Prague, hl.n. via Halkali, Videle, Budapest-Keleti and Bratislava, hl.st.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43h 7m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Prague is 1511 km. The road distance is 1843.1 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Prague without a car is to bus which takes 30h 21m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Istanbul to Prague, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Prague train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Halkali station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Prague is to fly which takes 3h 35m and costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.900 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 30h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Prague is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 3:56 PM in Istanbul and 2:56 PM in Prague.

Map of how to get from Istanbul to Prague.
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  • Distance: 1511.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Prague, Czech Republic?

Turkish Airlines, LOT and three other airlines fly from Istanbul to Prague 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Prague via Otogar, Istanbul, and Veliko Turnovo in around 30h 21m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul to Prague via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2 300 Kč - 9 000 Kč
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Prague
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1 900 Kč - 6 000 Kč
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Prague via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
2 900 Kč - 7 500 Kč
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul to Prague via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
3 700 Kč - 7 000 Kč
Train operators
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 Graz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
750 Kč - 1 200 Kč
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
900 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
900 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Graz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Graz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
300 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
340 Kč - 420 Kč
Regional Train Ticket
300 Kč - 390 Kč
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
490 Kč - 600 Kč
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
250 Kč - 900 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
250 Kč - 360 Kč
1st Class
600 Kč - 900 Kč
Train from Bratislava, hl.st. to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
250 Kč - 900 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
250 Kč - 350 Kč
1st Class
550 Kč - 900 Kč
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Videle
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
380 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
380 Kč - 450 Kč
1st Class
470 Kč - 600 Kč
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Videle to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
14h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
430 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
430 Kč - 550 Kč
1st Class
1 100 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Night train from Videle to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
18h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
550 Kč - 1 700 Kč
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
550 Kč - 750 Kč
1st Class
1 400 Kč - 1 700 Kč
Bus operators
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 Kč - 190 Kč
Website
Huntur
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus from Veliko Turnovo to Prague
Ave. Duration
19h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Balkan Horn
Burgas Bus
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Burgas to Praha
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
4 800 Kč - 6 500 Kč
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Burgas Bus Station South to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2 400 Kč - 3 000 Kč
Website
Radina VIP

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Istanbul to Prague train services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Prague, hl.n. station.

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Tarom, Lufthansa, Air Serbia and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Prague Airport.

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