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There are 6 ways to get from Prague to Thuringia by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice

50€ - 150€

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Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dresden central station to Erfurt central train station N1305 / ...

18€ - 106€

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Train  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Praha-Holesovice to Dresden-Neustadt Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Erfurt Hbf Ice

78€ - 109€

Bus, train via Leipzig  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. 060 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Erfurt Hbf

Drive  •  3h 21m

  1. Drive from Prague to Erfurt 355.7 km

35€ - 60€

Fly, train  •  6h 41m

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

91€ - 301€

Prague to Thuringia by bus and train

The journey time between Prague and Thuringia is around 8h 10m and covers a distance of around 378 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 15m. Operated by RegioJet, FlixBus, Arda Tur and others, the Prague to Thuringia service departs from Prague, ÚAN Florenc and arrives in Erfurt Hbf. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 10m
Fastest journey time:
4h 15m
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
55€
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:00
Last service departs at:
17:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Prague to Thuringia bus and train schedules

Czech Republic → Germany
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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No, entry into Germany from Czech Republic is currently restricted.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Thuringia is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Thuringia is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Thuringia is to bus which costs 470 Kč - 2 800 Kč and takes 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Thuringia is to drive which costs 950 Kč - 1 500 Kč and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Prague to Thuringia station. However, there are services departing from Prague, ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Erfurt central train station via Dresden central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Thuringia. However, there are services departing from Praha-Holesovice and arriving at Erfurt Hbf via Dresden-Neustadt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 12m.

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It is 256 km from Prague to Thuringia. It is approximately 355.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Prague to Thuringia without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 50m and costs 1 300 Kč - 3 900 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Prague to Thuringia, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Prague to Thuringia is to train which takes 5h 12m and costs 2 000 Kč - 2 900 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 470 Kč - 2 800 Kč and takes 6h.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Thuringia.
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  • Distance: 255.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

You can take a train from Prague to Erfurt via Dresden-Neustadt in around 5h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Prague to Erfurt via Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. and Dresden central station in around 6h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
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 Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Second Class
45€ - 60€
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Eisenach
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha-Holesovice to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 15€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
8€ - 11€
Business
12€ - 15€
1st Class
12€ - 15€
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-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
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
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 to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden central station to Erfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
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 Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Thuringia is 356 km. It takes approximately 3h 21m to drive from Prague to Thuringia.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Prague Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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