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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Prague by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Zurich to Prague  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Prague (PRG) ZRH - PRG

1 919 Kč - 7 020 Kč

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Bus  •  11h

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Prague, Prague Anděl 283 / ...

550 Kč - 1 200 Kč

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Train to Basel, fly to Prague  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Prague (PRG) BSL - PRG

2 423 Kč - 10 063 Kč

Fly Zurich to Dresden, bus  •  6h 11m

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

2 392 Kč - 11 484 Kč

Train, bus  •  10h 13m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sankt Gallen to Praha ÚAN Florenc 000259

1 689 Kč - 3 285 Kč

Train  •  11h 58m

  1. Take the train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Schaffhausen 12 / ...
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hbf Ire / ...
  3. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Re

Night train  •  13h 16m

  1. Take the night train from Zuerich Hb to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi En

4 000 Kč - 5 500 Kč

Drive  •  6h 25m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Prague 708.1 km

2 000 Kč - 3 000 Kč

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Prague is to bus which costs SFr 24 - SFr 50 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Prague is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 290 and takes 4h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Prague, Prague Anděl. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11h.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 16m.

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The distance between Zürich and Prague is 526 km. The road distance is 708.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Prague without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 13m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Zürich to Prague, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Prague train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich Stadelhofen station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Prague is to fly which takes 4h 1m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 24 - SFr 50 and takes 11h, you could also train, which costs and takes 11h 58m.

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  • Distance: 526.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 1m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Prague, Czech Republic?

Swiss, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines fly from Zürich to Prague 4 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich to Prague, Prague Anděl once daily. Tickets cost 950 Kč - 1 200 Kč and the journey takes 11h. RegioJet also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 000 Kč - 13 000 Kč
Flights from Zurich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
1 800 Kč - 7 000 Kč
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 500 Kč - 14 000 Kč
Flights from Basel to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
3 600 Kč - 9 500 Kč
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
3 600 Kč - 8 000 Kč
Flights from Zurich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
1 800 Kč - 7 000 Kč
Flights from Zurich to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4 400 Kč - 9 000 Kč
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1 000 Kč - 5 500 Kč
Flights from Basel to Prague via Venice
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 6 500 Kč
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Dresden via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
2 500 Kč - 9 000 Kč
Train operators
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
750 Kč - 1 400 Kč
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
750 Kč - 1 400 Kč
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
550 Kč - 1 000 Kč
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
600 Kč - 850 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
850 Kč - 1 200 Kč
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
650 Kč - 950 Kč
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
750 Kč - 950 Kč
1st Class
650 Kč - 750 Kč
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
850 Kč - 1 200 Kč
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
950 Kč - 1 200 Kč
1st Class
850 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
380 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
500 Kč - 700 Kč
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
400 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Zuerich Hb to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
13h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4 000 Kč - 5 500 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Schaffhausen to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
800 Kč - 1 200 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
600 Kč - 900 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
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 Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 1 800 Kč
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
600 Kč - 900 Kč
Website
Railjet
Die L�nderbahn
Website
vogtlandbahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
vogtlandbahn.de
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 Dresden, Dresden central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
250 Kč - 310 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Prague, Prague Anděl
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
950 Kč - 1 200 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
550 Kč - 850 Kč
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 Dresden to Prague - Florenc
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
230 Kč - 290 Kč
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 Dresden to Prague, Florenc
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
420 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
Eurolines FR
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden Central Train Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Racic Eurobus
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
Nobless Line
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Sankt Gallen to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 881 Kč
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from St. Gallen to Prague
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
900 Kč - 1 900 Kč
Schedules at
tourbus.cz

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Zürich to Prague train services, operated by Die L�nderbahn, arrive at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Prague is 708 km. It takes approximately 6h 25m to drive from Zürich to Prague.

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Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Prague bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 1635+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at 2 000 Kč per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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