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from Cologne to Prague

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Sep 25
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Sep 26
$35Deutsche Bahn
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$825Lufthansa
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Sep 27
$35Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$280Eurowings
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Sep 28
$35Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Sep 30
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Oct 1
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Oct 2
$35Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 3
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 4
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Oct 5
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Oct 6
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Oct 7
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$505Lufthansa
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Oct 8
$35Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$817Lufthansa
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Oct 9
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Oct 10
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$27STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Oct 11
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Oct 12
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Oct 13
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 14
$23Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$771Lufthansa
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Oct 15
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$27STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$468Lufthansa

Travel Information to Prague from Cologne

distanceDistance332 miles (536 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$43 - $281
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $43 (€35) • 9 h 8 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $281 (€227) • 3 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 332 miles (536 km) between Cologne and Prague. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $43 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Prague.

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Travel to Prague easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Prague.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Prague, Czechia from Cologne, Germany currently allowed?

International travel from Cologne, Germany to Prague, Czechia is: Partially open.

Can I enter Czechia if coming from Germany?

Entry into Czechia is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Prague if traveling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in Prague, Czechia due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Czechia must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/20/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Cologne to Prague.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Prague, Czechia?

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Czechia is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Prague, Czechia?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cologne from Prague?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from Prague here.

How do I reach Prague from Cologne?

You can travel to Prague from Cologne 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Cologne and Prague?

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Prague is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $43 (€35) compared to other travel options to Prague:

Taking a bus is usually $238 (€192) less than taking a flight to Prague, which costs on average $281 (€227) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $6 (€5) less than taking a train, which costs on average $50 (€40) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to travel between Cologne and Prague?

The fastest way to get to Prague from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 45 min.

Other travel options to Prague can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Prague by bus can take on average 9 h 8 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 8 h 37 min   on average.

How far is it from Cologne to Prague?

The Cologne to Prague distance is around 332 miles (536 km).

How many services a day are there from Cologne to Prague?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Prague is:

  • 1 bus a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Cologne to Prague as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Cologne to Prague?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Prague:

  • Flights from Cologne to Prague most often leave from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Prague Vaclav Havel Airport.
  • Buses most often depart from Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Prague at Praha, Hlavní Nádraží.
  • Trains most often depart from Cologne at Köln Hbf and arrive in Prague at Prague, Praha, Zličín.
Which travel operators can get me to Prague from Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Prague, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Prague by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Cologne to Prague tickets on Omio for $281 (€227).
  • Travel with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. For buses to Prague. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Cologne to Prague tickets on Omio for $43 (€35).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Prague by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Prague for $50 (€40) on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly from Cologne to Prague?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Prague with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Prague with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. With 1 direct bus per day.

Direct services to Prague tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Cologne to Prague?
Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Prague often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Vienna or Budapest. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Prague and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy tickets between Cologne and Prague online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Cologne to Prague, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $281 (€227) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $43 (€35) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $50 (€40) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Prague tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Prague
Köln Hbf
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