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

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Fly  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Prague (PRG) MAD - PRG

1 345 Kč - 8 292 Kč

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Train  •  24h 3m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ice
  5. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Praha-Holesovice Ec / ...

8 772 Kč - 13 131 Kč

Bus  •  31h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Bercy Seine to Prague, Wilsonova RegioJet

2 241 Kč - 2 879 Kč

Bus, night train, train  •  46h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova to Treviso FS 101
  3. Take the night train from Treviso Centrale to Linz Hbf Nj
  4. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Ec

Drive  •  20h 30m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Prague 2210.7 km

5 500 Kč - 8 500 Kč

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  • 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
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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.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Prague is to bus which costs 85€ - 120€ and takes 31h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Prague is to fly which costs 50€ - 320€ and takes 5h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Prague. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Prague, Wilsonova via Paris, Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Prague. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Praha-Holesovice via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Dresden-Neustadt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 3m.

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It is 1772 km from Madrid to Prague. It is approximately 2210.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Prague without a car is to train which takes 24h 3m and costs 330€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 5h 42m to get from Madrid to Prague, including transfers.

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Madrid to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Prague train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Prague is to fly which takes 5h 42m and costs 50€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 330€ - 550€ and takes 24h 3m, you could also bus, which costs 85€ - 120€ and takes 31h.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Prague.
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  • Distance: 1772.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 42m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Prague, Czech Republic?

Ryanair, Iberia and seven other airlines fly from Madrid to Prague every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Prague via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, and Dresden-Neustadt in around 24h 3m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1 300 Kč - 3 800 Kč
Flights from Madrid to Prague via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1 300 Kč - 3 800 Kč
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1 300 Kč - 3 800 Kč
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3 400 Kč - 10 000 Kč
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 500 Kč - 8 000 Kč
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
3 900 Kč - 11 000 Kč
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
3 000 Kč - 9 500 Kč
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
3 200 Kč - 11 000 Kč
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
4 500 Kč - 15 000 Kč
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 600 Kč - 3 000 Kč
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
1 600 Kč - 2 100 Kč
Promo+
1 700 Kč - 1 900 Kč
Flexible
2 300 Kč - 3 000 Kč
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 600 Kč - 2 200 Kč
Website
renfe-sncf.com
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2 800 Kč - 3 800 Kč
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
2 800 Kč - 3 200 Kč
1st Class
3 200 Kč - 3 800 Kč
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
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
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Treviso Centrale to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 100 Kč - 1 500 Kč
Website
Nightjet
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 Linz Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
1 300 Kč - 1 800 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
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 Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 400 Kč - 1 800 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Paris, Bercy Seine to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
750 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Madrid to Prague bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Prague, Wilsonova station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Prague is 2211 km. It takes approximately 20h 30m to drive from Madrid to Prague.

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Iberia, Swiss, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are 3450+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at 2 000 Kč per night.

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