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from Prague to Cologne

You can get from Prague to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Prague to Cologne on Dec 8 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00PMPraha, ÚAN Florenc9h05 08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$421One-way
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11:00PMPraha, ÚAN Florenc9h05 08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$421One-way
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01:45PMPrague Vaclav Havel Airport3h25 05:10PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$2871One-way
06:50AMPrague Vaclav Havel Airport6h15 01:05PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$3361One-way
12:30PMPrague Vaclav Havel Airport24h15 12:45PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$11391One-way

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Tue
Dec 7
$33Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Dec 8
$33Deutsche Bahn
$42STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$287Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Dec 9
$33Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$286Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Dec 10
$33Deutsche Bahn
$36STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$247Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Dec 11
$33Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$207Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Dec 12
$33Deutsche Bahn
$36STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$177Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Dec 13
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$247Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Dec 14
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$36STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$174Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Dec 15
$33Deutsche Bahn
$42STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$153Lufthansa
Thu
Dec 16
$33Deutsche Bahn
$51Flixbus
$208Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Dec 17
$33Deutsche Bahn
$49Flixbus
$176Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Dec 18
$33Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$176Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Dec 19
$33Deutsche Bahn
$47Flixbus
$178Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Dec 20
$33Deutsche Bahn
$45Flixbus
$177Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Dec 21
$33Deutsche Bahn
$36Flixbus
$157Lufthansa
Wed
Dec 22
$33Deutsche Bahn
$57Flixbus
$177Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Dec 23
$48Deutsche Bahn
$69Flixbus
$178Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Dec 24
$33Deutsche Bahn
$54Flixbus
$175Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Dec 25
$33Deutsche Bahn
$52Flixbus
$156Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Dec 26
$33Deutsche Bahn
$48Flixbus
$134Lufthansa
Mon
Dec 27
$33Deutsche Bahn
$54Flixbus
$157Lufthansa Cityline

Travel Information from Prague to Cologne

distanceDistance332 miles (536 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$33 - $681
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $33 (€28) • 8 h 42 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $681 (€569) • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 332 miles (536 km) from Prague to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $33 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Prague to Cologne.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Cologne, Germany if I’m coming from Prague, Czechia?

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Prague restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from Prague?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • 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)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 12/6/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Prague and Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Prague, Czechia from Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Prague, Czechia from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Prague from Cologne restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Prague from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry into Czechia:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • COVID-19 test 5 days after arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Prague, Czechia?

You should observe these safety measures in Czechia as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Czechia was last checked on 11/29/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Prague from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Cologne from Prague?

There are 3 ways to travel from Prague to Cologne including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Prague to Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Cologne is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $33 (€28) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a train is usually $648 (€541) less than taking a flight to Cologne, which costs on average $681 (€569) for the same trip.

Taking a train is usually $8 (€7) less than taking a bus to Cologne, which costs on average $42 (€35) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Prague to Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Prague is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 55 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 9 h 5 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 8 h 42 min.

How far is Cologne from Prague?

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Prague and in Cologne?

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

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

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

  • Travel with Lufthansa for flights to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Prague to Cologne tickets on Omio for $681 (€569).
  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can get you to Cologne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Prague to Cologne for $42 (€35) on Omio.
  • Deutsche Bahn with connection can take you to Cologne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn with connection from Prague to Cologne for $33 (€28).
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Prague and Cologne ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Prague to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Prague to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I book a ticket from Prague to Cologne online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Prague to Cologne, 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 trip costs on average $681 (€569) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $42 (€35) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $33 (€28) one way for this journey.

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