There are 4 ways to get from Prague to Erfurt by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Dresden Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice

$75 - $98

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Erfurt 082

$21 - $35

2 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Erfurt

$35 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Erfurt 222.6 miles

$45 - $70

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Erfurt. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Erfurt. However, there are services departing from Praha hl.n. and arriving at Erfurt Hbf via Dresden Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Prague and Erfurt is 259 km. The road distance is 356.1 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Erfurt without a car is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Prague to Erfurt, including transfers.

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Prague to Erfurt bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc station.

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Prague to Erfurt train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha hl.n. station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Erfurt is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 10 min.

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

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Prague to Erfurt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Erfurt Hbf station.

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  • Distance: 161.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Prague to Erfurt via Dresden Hbf in around 5 h 11 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Prague to Erfurt once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min.

Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Erfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Erfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
elines.cz

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Erfurt is 356 km. It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to drive from Prague to Erfurt.

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