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How to travel Amsterdam to Prague (and back)


Prague in the Czech Republic is a very popular European tourist destination and is located 700km south-east from Amsterdam.

Let's look at the options for travel between these 2 cities by air, train and bus. Note that Prague is known as Praag (in Dutch) and Praha (in Czech).

1. Amsterdam-Prague by Air

Flights between Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) and Prague Václav Havel Airport Airport (PRG) take around 90 minutes flying time - certainly the quickest way to travel. Dutch airline KLM has up to 4 daily non-stop flights from Amsterdam to Prague using either its "Cityhopper" Embraer 190 or Boeing 737 aircraft. Return airfares are priced from €110 excluding luggage.

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KLM's Skyteam partner CSA Czech Airlines flies 2x daily non-stop flights (morning and evening) between Amsterdam and Prague using Airbus A319 aircraft.

A return ticket is priced from about €120 excluding luggage.

Alternatives: No-frills airline Easyjet flies up to 2x daily from AMS to PRG - expect to pay about €100 return for an advance booking that includes checked luggage.

Transavia (a KLM no-frills subsidiary) flies daily from Eindhoven airport (EIN) to Prague - prices are from just under €100 return including checked luggage fees.

Other airlines that serve Amsterdam and Prague are Lufthansa (via Frankfurt), Austrian (via Vienna), Swiss (via Zurich), British Airways (via London) and Alitalia (via Milan).

2. Amsterdam-Prague by Train

There are no direct trains between Amsterdam and Prague. The rail journey can be done during the daytime with a stop in Berlin (Germany) and this takes just over 12 hours.

Amsterdam to Prague: Take the morning IC service from Amsterdam Central at 0700 which arrives at Berlin HBf at 1322, a journey time of 6 1/2 hours. Prices start from €39 (2nd class) or €69 (1st class) one-way.

Then take the 1504 Eurocity service departing Berlin Hbf which arrives at Prague station at 1927. This sector takes around 4 hours 30 minutes and is priced from €29 (2nd class) or €49 (1st class) one-way.

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Prague-Amsterdam: You could take the 0828 Eurocity from Prague, which arrives at Berlin Hbf at 1257; from there take the IC train leaving at 1434 which arrives at Amsterdam Central at 2101.

To secure the lowest fares you may need to split the ticket via Germany and book well in advance. It may be worth spending the night in Berlin as you could have more choice of fares the next day. The Amsterdam-Berlin IC train runs 5x daily; the Berlin-Prague Eurocity runs 6x daily.

How to book online: Amsterdam-Prague through-tickets can now be booked at the NS International site

3. Amsterdam-Prague by Coach

Flixbus is a German bus company that operates up to a 2x daily bus service from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station to Prague (central bus station ÚAN Florenc). The journey takes around 13 hours and prices start at €39 one-way. There are also connecting possibilities via Germany.

Eurolines runs a 4x weekly overnight coach service from its Amsterdam Duivendrecht terminal to Prague central bus station. The journey takes approximately 14 hours and singles start from around €33.

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