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There are 10 ways to get from Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Prague to Dusseldorf  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) PRG - DUS

51€ - 255€

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Bus  •  12h

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Essen 167

35€ - 45€

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Bus to Dresden, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) DRS - DUS

77€ - 298€

Fly Prague to Cologne Bonn, train  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) PRG - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf

56€ - 534€

Bus to Dresden, fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) DRS - CGN
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf

67€ - 407€

Fly Prague to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 47m

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

87€ - 357€

Train via Berlin  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Berlin Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Essen Hbf Ice / ...

101€ - 157€

Train  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ic

110€ - 224€

Bus via Frankfurt am Main  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Florenc to Frankfurt 880
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Essen Central Bus Station Varna - Dortmund / ...

63€ - 94€

Drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Drive from Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof 699.6 km

80€ - 120€

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof is to bus which costs 1 000 Kč - 1 200 Kč and takes 12h.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof is to fly which costs 1 300 Kč - 7 000 Kč and takes 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Essen. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof. However, there are services departing from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arriving at Essen Hbf via Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 30m.

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The distance between Prague and Essen Hauptbahnhof is 542 km. The road distance is 699.6 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof without a car is to train via Berlin which takes 8h 30m and costs 2 700 Kč - 4 200 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof, including transfers.

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

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Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof 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 Essen Hauptbahnhof is to fly which takes 4h 20m and costs 1 300 Kč - 7 000 Kč. Alternatively, you can train via Berlin, which costs 2 700 Kč - 4 200 Kč and takes 8h 30m, you could also bus, which costs 1 000 Kč - 1 200 Kč and takes 12h.

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  • Distance: 542.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

Eurowings, CSA and three other airlines fly from Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof via Berlin Hbf in around 8h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 460€
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 460€
Flights from Prague to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Flights from Dresden to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Prague to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Flights from Dresden to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 100€
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 260€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Train operators
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 Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
National Express Rail
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 Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Essen, Essen central station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Abellio NRW
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 27€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
16€ - 20€
Business
22€ - 27€
1st Class
23€ - 27€
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 14€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
8€ - 11€
Business
11€ - 14€
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 24€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
15€ - 24€
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
8€ - 13€
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 Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Essen
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
RegioJet
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Prague - Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Prague, Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Prague, Florenc to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 90€
Website
Comati PSG
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Essen Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof is 700 km. It takes approximately 6h 8m to drive from Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof.

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CSA, KLM, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Prague to Essen Hauptbahnhof bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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