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There are 4 ways to get from Zwickau to Czech Republic by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau central train station to Prague

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Cheb
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi

Drive

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Prague

Zwickau to Czech Republic by bus

The bus journey time between Zwickau and Czech Republic is around 3h 55m and covers a distance of around 268 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 55m. Operated by FlixBus and FlixBus-de, the Zwickau to Czech Republic bus service departs from Zwickau central train station and arrives in Prague. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
3h 55m
Fastest bus time:
3h 55m
Bus distance:
268 km
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
380 Kč
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
18:45
Last bus departs at:
18:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zwickau to Czech Republic bus schedules

Germany → Czech Republic
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International entry into Czech Republic from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, New Zealand, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Czech Republic with the above exceptions. Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Eswatini, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Czech Republic from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Czech Republic

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Czech Republic from Germany.

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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 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Czech Republic is 1221.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Czech Republic is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Czech Republic is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1221.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Czech Republic.

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Last updated: 13 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zwickau to Czech Republic is to bus which costs €15 - €18 and takes 3h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Zwickau to Czech Republic is to drive. Taking this option will cost €28 - €45 and takes 2h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zwickau central train station station and arriving at Prague. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Czech Republic. However, there are services departing from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf and arriving at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi via Cheb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 32m.

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The distance between Zwickau and Czech Republic is 235 km. The road distance is 258.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Czech Republic without a car is to bus which takes 3h 55m and costs €15 - €18.

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The bus from Zwickau central train station to Prague takes 3h 55m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Zwickau to Czech Republic bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zwickau central train station.

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Zwickau to Czech Republic train services, operated by Die Länderbahn, depart from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Czech Republic is to bus which takes 3h 55m and costs €15 - €18. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Zwickau to Czech Republic.
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  • Distance: 235.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between Zwickau, Germany and Czech Republic?

FlixBus operates a bus from Zwickau central train station to Prague once daily. Tickets cost 380 Kč - 460 Kč and the journey takes 3h 55m. FlixBus-de also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zwickau to Prague via Cheb in around 5h 32m.

Train operators
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Cheb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
vogtlandbahn - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Cheb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
250 Kč - 410 Kč
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
250 Kč - 300 Kč
Business
340 Kč - 410 Kč
1st Class
350 Kč - 410 Kč
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 Zwickau central train station to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
380 Kč - 460 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden central station to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
240 Kč - 300 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
130 Kč - 190 Kč
Website
RegioJet
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
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
2 000 Kč - 2 300 Kč
Website
Comati PSG

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Zwickau to Czech Republic bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague station.

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Zwickau to Czech Republic train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zwickau to Czech Republic is 259 km. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Zwickau to Czech Republic.

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