There are 8 ways to get from Prague to Cologne by plane, subway, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Prague to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) PRG - CGN

$53 - $209

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Praha, ÚAN Florenc to Kolín n. R./Bonn letiště, Terminal 2 Rj / ...

$35 - $83

6 alternative options

Subway to Prague, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the subway from Staroměstská to Nádraží Veleslavín
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) PRG - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf

$46 - $229

Bus to Dresden, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Praha, ÚAN Florenc to Drážďany, Letiště
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) DRS - CGN

$57 - $244

Fly Prague to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Frankfurt (FRA) PRG - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf

$92 - $282

Bus to Dresden, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Praha, ÚAN Florenc to Drážďany, Letiště
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) DRS - DUS

$40 - $184

Train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to Nürnberg ZOB
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice

$123 - $181

Drive  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Cologne 432.1 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Cologne is to bus which costs 750 Kč - 1 900 Kč and takes 10 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Cologne is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs 1 100 Kč - 4 700 Kč.

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The distance between Prague and Cologne is 536 km. The road distance is 691 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Prague to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) and arriving at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 via Nürnberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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

Eurowings, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines fly from Prague to Cologne every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Prague to Cologne via Nürnberg ZOB and Nürnberg Hbf in around 7 h 27 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dresden to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Prague to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Dresden to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $410
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Prague Public Transit Co.
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to Nürnberg ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Praha, ÚAN Florenc to Drážďany, Letiště
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Praha, ÚAN Florenc to Kolín n. R./Bonn letiště, Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
elines.cz

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