How to get from Prague to Essen

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Travel Information to Essen from Prague

distanceDistance336 miles (542 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £48
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £24 • 10 h 8 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £33 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 336 miles (542 km) by coach, flight or train 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £24. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct 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: 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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to 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 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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 28/05/2022; 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 to Essen from Prague.

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

Is my journey back to Prague from Essen restricted?

Entry into Czechia is currently allowed for: Entry is fully 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:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine 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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Czechia was last checked on 23/05/2022. 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.

There are 3 ways to travel between Prague and Essen including taking a coach, flight or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Prague to Essen. Tickets for a coach cost on average £24.

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

A coach journey is usually £10 less than a journey to Essen by plane, which costs on average £33 for the same trip.

A coach is £25 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Prague to Essen costing on average £48.

The quickest way to travel from Prague to Essen is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 10 h 8 min.

In comparison, getting to Essen by train can take on average 9 h 10 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Prague to Essen is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Prague at Praha, Hlavní Nádraží and arrive in Essen at Essen, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Trains mostly depart from Prague, Praha, Zličín and 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:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Essen by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Prague to Essen tickets on Omio for £24.
  • Eurowings can get you to Essen by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Prague to Essen for £33 on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Prague to Essen tickets on Omio for £48.
Your journey from Prague to Essen doesn't have to end in Essen. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. If you’d like to add Berlin, Hamburg or Paris to your Prague to Essen trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Essen today!

When planning your trip between Prague and Essen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £24 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £33 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £48 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Essen from Prague online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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