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There are 5 ways to get from Leipzig to Prague by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...

632 Kč - 3 985 Kč

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig central train station to Prague N67 / ...

380 Kč - 460 Kč

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha-Holesovice Ec / ...

1 052 Kč - 2 685 Kč

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Prague 253 km

700 Kč - 1 100 Kč

Fly  •  6h 18m

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Prague (PRG) LEJ - PRG

2 146 Kč - 7 702 Kč

Leipzig to Prague by train and bus

The journey time between Leipzig and Prague is around 3h 12m and covers a distance of around 263 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 9m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Leipzig to Prague service departs from Leipzig Hbf and arrives in Prague, ÚAN Florenc. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 12m
Fastest journey time:
3h 9m
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
987 Kč
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:31
Last service departs at:
19:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leipzig to Prague train and bus schedules

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
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  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
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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.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leipzig to Prague is to bus which costs €14 - €18 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Leipzig to Prague is to drive which costs €27 - €40 and takes 2h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leipzig central train station station and arriving at Prague. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leipzig to Prague. However, there are services departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Praha-Holesovice via Dresden Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 20m.

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The distance between Leipzig and Prague is 200 km. The road distance is 253 km.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Prague without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 35m and costs €24 - €160.

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

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Leipzig to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Leipzig central train station.

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Leipzig to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Leipzig Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Prague is to bus which takes 3h 40m and costs €14 - €18. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €40 - €110 and takes 4h 20m, you could also fly, which costs €80 - €300 and takes 6h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Leipzig to Prague.
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  • Distance: 200.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Leipzig, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic?

FlixBus operates a bus from Leipzig central train station to Prague 5 times a week. Tickets cost 380 Kč - 460 Kč and the journey takes 3h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leipzig to Prague via Dresden Hbf in around 4h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
2 500 Kč - 13 000 Kč
Flights from Leipzig to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 400 Kč - 12 000 Kč
Flights from Leipzig to Prague via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 600 Kč - 13 000 Kč
Smartwings
Website
smartwings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Prague via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
3 600 Kč - 14 000 Kč
Flights from Leipzig to Prague via Corfu
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
2 400 Kč - 12 000 Kč
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Leipzig to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
2 700 Kč - 12 000 Kč
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Leipzig to Prague via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
3 600 Kč - 10 000 Kč
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Prague via Dusseldorf, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
2 000 Kč - 7 500 Kč
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
1 100 Kč - 1 600 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 Kč - 700 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
700 Kč - 1 000 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 Hbf to Praha-Holesovice
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
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 Hbf to Praha-Holesovice
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
700 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
Railjet
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
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 Leipzig central train station to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times 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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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Prague Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Leipzig to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leipzig to Prague is 253 km. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Leipzig to Prague.

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Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Sundair and three other airlines offer flights from Leipzig Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Leipzig to Prague train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Leipzig to Prague bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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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 Leipzig to Leipzig Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs €4 - €6.

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