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There are 7 ways to get from Weimar to Prague by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  5h 42m

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

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Train, bus via Halle (Saale)  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Halle to Dresden, Dresden central station
  3. Take the bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc

913 Kč - 4 791 Kč

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Train, bus via Weimar  •  5h 43m

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

1 717 Kč - 5 485 Kč

Train, bus #2  •  5h 48m

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

1 443 Kč - 5 271 Kč

Train  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the train from Weimar to Gera Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Gera Hbf to Kuerbitz Re
  3. Take the train from Kuerbitz to Cheb Re
  4. Take the train from Cheb to Praha-Smichov Ic / ...

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Weimar to Prague 339.2 km

950 Kč - 1 400 Kč

Train, fly  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Prague (PRG) FRA - PRG

2 406 Kč - 8 530 Kč

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The cheapest way to get from Weimar to Prague is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Weimar to Prague is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Weimar to Prague. However, there are services departing from Weimar and arriving at Praha-Smichov via Gera Hbf, Kuerbitz and Cheb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 49m.

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The distance between Weimar and Prague is 240 km. The road distance is 339.2 km.

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The best way to get from Weimar to Prague without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 42m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 42m to get from Weimar to Prague, including transfers.

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Weimar to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Weimar station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Weimar to Prague train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Praha-Smichov station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Weimar to Prague is 339 km. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Weimar to Prague.

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  • Distance: 240 km
  • Duration: 5h 42m

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

You can take a train from Weimar to Prague via Gera Hbf, Kuerbitz, and Cheb in around 8h 49m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 500 Kč - 9 000 Kč
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Frankfurt to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1 500 Kč - 6 000 Kč
Train operators
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Weimar to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
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 Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 Kč - 700 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Weimar to Gera Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
290 Kč - 420 Kč
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
1 100 Kč - 1 600 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Weimar to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
1 000 Kč - 1 500 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Weimar to Gera Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1 000 Kč - 1 400 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
1 500 Kč - 2 200 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
700 Kč - 1 000 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 1 700 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
600 Kč - 900 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 1 800 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Weimar to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Abellio
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 Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
410 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Erfurter Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)361 74207 250
Email
kundencenter@erfurter-bahn.de
Website
erfurter-bahn.de
Train from Weimar to Gera Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Erfurter Bahn
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Gera Hbf to Kuerbitz
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Kuerbitz to Cheb
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Praha-Smichov
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
240 Kč - 400 Kč
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
240 Kč - 300 Kč
Business
330 Kč - 400 Kč
1st Class
340 Kč - 400 Kč
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
130 Kč - 190 Kč
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 Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
250 Kč - 310 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Halle to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
260 Kč - 320 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
2 000 Kč - 2 400 Kč
Website
Comati PSG

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