How to travel from Prague to Essen

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from Prague to Essen

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

Our recommendation

To get from Prague to Essen on Aug 10 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:25AMPrague9h10 05:35PMEssen Hbf
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06:46PMPrague15h21 10:07AMEssen Hbf
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08:25AMPrague9h43 06:08PMEssen Hbf
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10:25AMPrague9h10 07:35PMEssen Hbf
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08:25AMPrague9h10 05:35PMEssen Hbf
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Travel Information from Prague to Essen

distanceDistance336 miles (542 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$37 - $183
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $37 (€34) • 9 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $183 (€170) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or FlixTrain

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 336 miles (542 km) from Prague to Essen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€34). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Prague to Essen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Prague to Essen

Travel to Essen 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 Prague to Essen.

International travel from Prague, Czechia to Essen, Germany is: Fully open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Czechia?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic.

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Essen, Germany due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 8/8/22; 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 Prague to Essen.

The current restriction level for returning to Prague, Czechia from Germany is: Fully open.

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

Reentering Czechia is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Prague, Czechia regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 8/3/22. 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 Prague from Essen here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Prague to Essen. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Essen is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $37 (€34) compared to other travel options to Essen:

Taking a train is about $6 (€6) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $43 (€40) for this trip.

A train is $146 (€136) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Prague to Essen costing on average $183 (€170).

The fastest way from Prague to Essen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Essen that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 9 h 10 min   of travel time.

The Prague to Essen distance is around 336 miles (542 km).

The average frequency per day from Prague to Essen is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 6 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses from Prague to Essen most often leave from Praha, Hlavní Nádraží and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Trains mostly leave from Prague and tend to arrive in Essen Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Essen by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Prague to Essen for $43 (€40).
  • Travel with Eurowings to go to Essen by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eurowings Prague to Essen tickets on Omio for $183 (€170).
  • FlixTrain can get you to Essen by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with FlixTrain from Prague to Essen for $37 (€34) on Omio.

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Essen with Flixbus.

Direct services to Essen 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 trip.

Many of our customers traveling from Prague to Essen don't make Essen their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Essen are Berlin, Hamburg or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Essen to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $43 (€40) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $183 (€170) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $37 (€34) one way.

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

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