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

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Bus, train  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. 060 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Forbach Ice / ...

130€ - 270€

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Plzeň hl.n. R16
  2. Take the bus from Pilsen, CAN to Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse RegioJet

16€ - 23€

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Train  •  10h 47m

  1. Take the train from Praha-Holesovice to Dresden Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Forbach Ice / ...

157€ - 223€

Bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Prague to Saarbrücken bus station 109 / ...

19€ - 40€

Train via Schwandorf  •  12h 4m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Schwandorf 352 / ...
  2. Take the train from Schwandorf to Nuernberg Hbf Re
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf Re / ...

104€ - 205€

Drive  •  5h 37m

  1. Drive from Prague to Forbach 650.1 km

70€ - 110€

Fly Prague to Luxembourg, train  •  7h 3m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Luxembourg (LUX) PRG - LUX
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to Forbach

73€ - 201€

Fly Prague to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 58m

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

92€ - 315€

Bus to Dresden, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DRS - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Forbach

109€ - 369€

Fly Prague to Strasbourg, train  •  9h 33m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Strasbourg (SXB) PRG - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Metz Ville
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to Forbach

137€ - 418€

Prague to Forbach by bus and train

The journey time between Prague and Forbach is around 20h 34m and covers a distance of around 850 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 30m. Operated by RegioJet, FlixBus, Arda Tur and others, the Prague to Forbach service departs from Prague, ÚAN Florenc and arrives in Forbach. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
20h 34m
Fastest journey time:
11h 30m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
135€
Carbon emissions:
55 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:10
Last service departs at:
17:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Prague to Forbach bus and train schedules

Czech Republic → France
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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Forbach is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Forbach is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

Yes, entry into Czech Republic from France is currently restricted.

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Forbach is to train and bus which costs 410 Kč - 600 Kč and takes 11h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Forbach is to drive which costs 1 800 Kč - 2 700 Kč and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Prague to Forbach. However, there are services departing from Prague and arriving at Gare Routière via Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Forbach. However, there are services departing from Praha-Holesovice and arriving at Forbach via Dresden Hbf and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 47m.

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The distance between Prague and Forbach is 551 km. The road distance is 650.1 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Forbach without a car is to bus and train which takes 10h 25m and costs 3 300 Kč - 7 000 Kč.

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It takes approximately 10h 25m to get from Prague to Forbach, including transfers.

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Prague to Forbach bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Prague station.

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Prague to Forbach train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha-Holesovice station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Forbach is to train which takes 10h 47m and costs 4 000 Kč - 6 000 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 490 Kč - 1 000 Kč and takes 10h 55m.

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  • Distance: 551 km
  • Duration: 10h 25m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Forbach, France?

You can take a train from Prague to Forbach via Dresden Hbf and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 10h 47m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Prague to Saarbrücken bus station once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 9h 25m. RegioJet also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Luxembourg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Prague to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Flights from Prague to Strasbourg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Prague to Strasbourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Prague to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 310€
Flights from Prague to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Prague to Strasbourg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 370€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Luxembourg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 390€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Prague to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Prague to Strasbourg via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Strasbourg via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 550€
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 Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Forbach
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Forbach
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Forbach
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
27€ - 31€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Forbach
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Train from Strasbourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha-Holesovice to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 15€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
8€ - 11€
Business
11€ - 14€
1st Class
12€ - 15€
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Schwandorf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 19€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
11€ - 14€
Business
15€ - 19€
1st Class
16€ - 19€
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 Praha-Holesovice to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Pražská integrovaná doprava
Phone
+42 023 470 4560
Website
pid.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Plzeň hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 2€
Schedules at
Pražská integrovaná doprava
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 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Schwandorf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Metz Ville to Forbach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Rail 1st Class
17€ - 25€
Train from Strasbourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
18€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
27€ - 40€
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 Metz Ville to Forbach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 27€
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Pilsen, CAN to Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
RegioJet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Saarbrücken bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Luxembourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Forbach is 650 km. It takes approximately 5h 37m to drive from Prague to Forbach.

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Austrian Airlines, Luxair and Lufthansa offer flights from Prague Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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