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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Prague by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly

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

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
  5. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Prague

Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  5. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Schwandorf
  6. Take the train from Schwandorf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lyon Perrache
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Prague Anděl

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Saint Etienne Gare SNCF Châteaucreux
  2. Take the train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Perrache
  3. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station to Prague Wilsonova Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Prague

Madrid to Prague by train and bus

7 Weekly Services
23h 4m Average Duration
7 785 Kč Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Prague is to bus which costs €85 - €120 and takes 32h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Prague is to fly which costs €65 - €300 and takes 5h 46m.

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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 Anděl via Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 15m.

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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 Hlavni Nadrazi via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Nürnberg Hbf and Schwandorf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 30m.

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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 and bus which takes 23h 4m and costs €310 - €600.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m 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 46m and costs €65 - €300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 24h 30m, you could also bus, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 32h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Prague.
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  • Distance: 1772.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 46m

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

Ryanair, Iberia and 10 other airlines fly from Madrid to Prague hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Prague via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Nürnberg Hbf, and Schwandorf in around 24h 30m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 800 Kč - 19 000 Kč
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 000 Kč - 19 000 Kč
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 000 Kč - 19 000 Kč
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1 400 Kč - 10 000 Kč
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1 400 Kč - 10 000 Kč
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
1 800 Kč - 11 000 Kč
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
3 800 Kč - 17 000 Kč
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4 100 Kč - 22 000 Kč
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3 200 Kč - 19 000 Kč
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Prague via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5 500 Kč - 29 000 Kč
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 500 Kč - 2 800 Kč
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
1 500 Kč - 2 000 Kč
Promo+
1 650 Kč - 1 800 Kč
Flexible
2 200 Kč - 2 800 Kč
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 400 Kč - 2 000 Kč
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 500 Kč - 2 100 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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2 600 Kč - 3 600 Kč
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
2 600 Kč - 3 100 Kč
1st Class
3 000 Kč - 3 600 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 Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
2 100 Kč - 2 900 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 100 Kč - 1 500 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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Schwandorf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
380 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St Etienne Chateaucreux to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
210 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
210 Kč - 300 Kč
Rail 1st Class
380 Kč - 550 Kč
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
600 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
240 Kč - 290 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Madrid to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
1 400 Kč - 1 700 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Prague Anděl
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 1 500 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
130 Kč - 180 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station to Prague Wilsonova Bus Station
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
750 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Dresden to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 Kč - 170 Kč
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
900 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Saint Etienne Gare SNCF Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1 000 Kč - 1 500 Kč
Website
Union Ivkoni
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Citylines
Phone
+359 2 812 0810
Email
support@citylines.bg
Website
citylines.eu
Bus from Dresden to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Citylines
Pejic Tours
Phone
+381 20 314 545
Email
info@pejictours.com
Website
pejictours.com
Bus from Dresden to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
136 Kč
Schedules at
pejictours.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Dresden to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
2 200 Kč - 2 800 Kč
Website
Radina VIP

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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 FlixBus, arrive at Prague Anděl station.

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Madrid to Prague train services, operated by Die Länderbahn, arrive at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi 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, Brussels Airlines, KLM and five other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Prague bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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