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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Budapest-Nyugati
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Debrecen

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Stádion Autóbusz Állomas to Debrecen Autóbusz-Állomás

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Train via Bratislava

  1. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Bratislava, hl.st.
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Debrecen

Train via Hegyeshalom

  1. Take the train from Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova to Hegyeshalom Train Station
  2. Take the train from Hegyeshalom to Debrecen

Drive

  1. Drive from Prague to Debrecen

Fly to Debrecen

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Debrecen (DEB)

Fly to Budapest, train

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Budapest (BUD)
  2. Take the train from Ferihegy to Debrecen

Prague to Debrecen by train

The train journey time between Prague and Debrecen is around 11h 38m and covers a distance of around 829 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. The fastest train normally takes 10h 29m. Operated by Czech Railways (ČD) and Hungarian Railways (MÁV), the Prague to Debrecen train service departs from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arrives in Debrecen. Typically 34 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
9h 37m
Layover time:
2h
Total time:
11h 38m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
10h 29m
Train distance:
829 km
Trains per week:
34
Cheapest price:
14 045 Ft
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:22
Last train departs at:
15:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Prague to Debrecen train schedules

Czech Republic → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Czech Republic

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Bahrain, Cabo Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

Restricted for: Foreign nationals

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Czech Republic

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Czech Republic
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 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 with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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Rules to follow in Hungary

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Czech Republic

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Hungary from Czech Republic.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Debrecen is 0036 6 80 277 455.

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

The social distance requirement in Debrecen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Czech Republic from Hungary.

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Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Debrecen is to bus which costs 650 Kč - 950 Kč and takes 12h 18m.

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The fastest way to get from Prague to Debrecen is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost 700 Kč - 3 400 Kč and takes 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Prague to Debrecen. However, there are services departing from Prague, ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Debrecen Autóbusz-Állomás via Kelenföld vasútállomás M and Budapest Stádion Autóbusz Állomas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Debrecen. However, there are services departing from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arriving at Debrecen via Budapest-Nyugati. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 55m.

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The distance between Prague and Debrecen is 599 km. The road distance is 756.6 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Debrecen without a car is to train which takes 9h 55m and costs 950 Kč - 1 600 Kč.

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It takes approximately 9h 55m to get from Prague to Debrecen, including transfers.

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Prague to Debrecen bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague, ÚAN Florenc station.

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Prague to Debrecen train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Debrecen is to train which takes 9h 55m and costs 950 Kč - 1 600 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 650 Kč - 950 Kč and takes 12h 18m, you could also fly, which costs 1 300 Kč - 7 000 Kč and takes 9h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Debrecen.
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  • Distance: 598.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 55m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Debrecen, Hungary?

You can take a train from Prague to Debrecen via Budapest-Nyugati in around 9h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Prague to Debrecen via Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop, Kelenföld vasútállomás M, Puskás Ferenc Stadion M, and Budapest Stádion Autóbusz Állomas in around 12h 18m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Debrecen via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Prague to Debrecen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
41 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
40 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Prague to Debrecen via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 40 000 Ft
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
10 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Business
14 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
1st Class
14 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
3 600 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
3 600 Ft - 4 400 Ft
Business
5 000 Ft - 6 000 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3 900 Ft - 4 600 Ft
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Ferihegy to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3 600 Ft - 4 200 Ft
Website
mavcsoport.hu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Bratislava, hl.st.
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
3 500 Ft - 5 000 Ft
1st Class
8 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Train from Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova to Hegyeshalom Train Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4 100 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
4 100 Ft - 6 000 Ft
1st Class
10 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
3 500 Ft - 4 200 Ft
1st Class
4 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
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 Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Hegyeshalom to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet

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There is no direct flight from Prague Airport to Debrecen Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 30m and has one stopover.

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Prague to Debrecen bus services, operated by Volanbusz, arrive at Debrecen Autóbusz-Állomás station.

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Prague to Debrecen train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Debrecen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Debrecen is 757 km. It takes approximately 7h 4m to drive from Prague to Debrecen.

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easyJet, Wizz Air and Lufthansa offer flights from Prague Airport to Debrecen Airport.

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