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There are 5 ways to get from Prague to Warsaw by subway, plane, train, bus or car

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Subway, fly  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the subway from Staroměstská to Nádraží Veleslavín
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) PRG - WAW

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Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Prague to Warsaw Cua020

120 zł - 180 zł

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Train  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Warszawa Centralna 113 / ...

150 zł - 260 zł

Bus, train  •  11h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Wroclaw 405
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Warszawa Centralna Ic / ...

132 zł - 201 zł

Drive  •  6h 40m

  1. Drive from Prague to Warsaw 675.1 km

280 zł - 410 zł

Czech Republic → Poland
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International entry into Poland 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 Poland, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia, Georgia and Cyprus

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Poland from Czech Republic

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Czech Republic
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia and Canada
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Poland

1.5m

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 Poland 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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Warsaw is 800 190 590.

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

The social distance requirement in Warsaw is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

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

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Warsaw is to bus which costs 700 Kč - 1 000 Kč and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Warsaw is to drive which costs 1 600 Kč - 2 400 Kč and takes 6h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague and arriving at Warsaw. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arriving at Warszawa Centralna. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 4m.

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The distance between Prague and Warsaw is 517 km. The road distance is 675.1 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Warsaw without a car is to train which takes 8h 4m and costs 850 Kč - 1 500 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Prague to Warsaw, including transfers.

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

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Prague to Warsaw 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 Warsaw is to train which takes 8h 4m and costs 850 Kč - 1 500 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 700 Kč - 1 000 Kč and takes 9h.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Warsaw.
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  • Distance: 517.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 36m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Warsaw, Poland?

Czech Railways (ČD) operates a train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Warszawa Centralna twice daily. Tickets cost 150 zł - 260 zł and the journey takes 8h 4m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Prague to Warsaw 3 times a week. Tickets cost 130 zł - 170 zł and the journey takes 9h. Ecolines also services this route once daily.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280 zł - 900 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Warsaw Chopin via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
280 zł - 900 zł
Train operators
Pražská integrovaná doprava
Phone
+42 023 470 4560
Website
pid.cz
Subway from Staroměstská to Nádraží Veleslavín
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
Pražská integrovaná doprava
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150 zł - 260 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
150 zł - 180 zł
Business
210 zł - 250 zł
1st Class
210 zł - 260 zł
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 Wroclaw Glowny to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50 zł - 90 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
50 zł - 65 zł
1st Class
70 zł - 90 zł
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 to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
130 zł - 170 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Tour Bus
Phone
+420 543 163 111
Email
objednavky@tourbus.cz
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 zł - 120 zł
Schedules at
tourbus.cz

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

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

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Prague to Warsaw train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Warszawa Centralna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Warsaw is 675 km. It takes approximately 6h 40m to drive from Prague to Warsaw.

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Austrian Airlines and LOT offer flights from Prague Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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

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There are 1622+ hotels available in Warsaw. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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