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from Prague to Essen

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4 Dec
£25Deutsche Bahn with connection
£39Flixbus
£210Lufthansa Cityline
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5 Dec
£25Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
£170Eurowings
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10 Dec
£48FlixTrain
£31Flixbus
£64Eurowings
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11 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£23Flixbus
£90KLM
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12 Dec
£25Deutsche Bahn
£24Flixbus
£90KLM
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14 Dec
£25Deutsche Bahn
£34Flixbus
£75Eurowings Europe
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16 Dec
£38FlixTrain
£34Flixbus
£75Eurowings

Travel Information between Prague and Essen

distanceDistance336 miles (542 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£25 - £123
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £25 • 10 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £123 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 336 miles (542 km) between Prague and Essen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £25. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Lufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Prague to Essen.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Essen, Germany from Prague, Czechia currently allowed?

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

Can I enter Germany if coming from Czechia?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

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

All travellers 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 03/12/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Prague and Essen.

Are there restrictions on reentering Czechia from Essen, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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

Is my journey back to Prague from Essen 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 Essen?

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 29/11/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Prague from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

How do you get from Prague to Essen?

There are 3 ways to get from Prague to Essen: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Prague to Essen?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Prague to Essen, which costs on average £25.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A train is £98 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Prague to Essen costing on average £123.

A train is generally £3 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £28 from Prague to Essen.

What is the fastest way to get to Essen from Prague?

The fastest way to get to Essen from Prague is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Essen by coach can take on average 10 h 7 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 10 h 11 min   on average.

What is the distance from Prague to Essen?

You should expect to travel around 336 miles (542 km) from Prague to Essen.

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

The average frequency per day from Prague to Essen is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Prague to Essen?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Praha, Hlavní Nádraží and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Trains most often depart from Prague at Prague, Praha, Zličín and arrive in Essen at Essen Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Prague to Essen?

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:

  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Essen by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Prague to Essen tickets on Omio for £123.
  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Prague to Essen tickets on Omio for £28.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Essen by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Prague to Essen tickets on Omio for £25.
Is there a direct service from Prague to Essen?

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

  • You can check for a direct flight to Essen with with direct flights per day.
  • You'll find direct coach services to Essen with with around direct coaches every day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Essen with with around 5 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Essen tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Prague to Essen?
Looking to extend your trip from Prague to Essen? Many Omio customers who go from Prague to Essen usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Hamburg or Paris from Essen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase my Prague to Essen ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is £123 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £28 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £25 one way for this trip.

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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