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Gelsenkirchen - Prague Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 12 daily train trips available from Gelsenkirchen to Prague. Traveling by train from Gelsenkirchen to Prague usually takes 19 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest FlixTrain train can make the trip in 13 hours and 57 minutes.

Distance336 mi (541 km)
Fastest train13h 57m
Lowest price$31.10
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
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Which train should you take from Gelsenkirchen to Prague?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Gelsenkirchen to Prague. However, there are 12 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain1219h 31m$69.89
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 12 daily trips to Prague from Gelsenkirchen. The train usually departs from Gelsenkirchen Hbf in Gelsenkirchen and arrives at Prague Florenc Bus Station in Prague after about 19 hours and 31 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Gelsenkirchen and Prague is approximately 336 miles, or 541 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 57 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Gelsenkirchen to Prague on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Gelsenkirchen at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Prague to Gelsenkirchen.

City Information

Prague

With storied churches and beautiful castles, Prague was once the hidden gem of Europe, and it has now revealed its beauty to the world. Prague’s prized landmark is the majestic Prague Castle, which is the largest castle complex in the world. The castle is an amalgamation of many different architectural styles, making it a very special destination to visit. You might even get to see the president of Czechia as well, since it is his office! If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy the vibe of the city, head for the Old Town Square, which has seen very few changes since its conception in the 12th century. If you are not afraid of a little hiking, head to Petrin Hill, which is one of the largest green areas in the city. The area also houses the Rose Garden and Seminary Garden, featuring more than 2,100 trees.

Prague’s food scene is not as well-known as other famous cities’, but the local dishes such as knedlíky or bramboráky will pleasantly surprise you. La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers amazing Czech dishes. For local beers, don’t hesitate to check out U Medvídku.

Praha hlavní nádraží is the largest international train station in Prague and it’s located right in the heart of the city. Not too far from the train station is Prague’s central bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Václav Havel Airport Prague.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Gelsenkirchen?

Main departure station: Gelsenkirchen Hbf

There are two stations in Gelsenkirchen where you can board the train to Prague.

All train stations in Gelsenkirchen:

  • Gelsenkirchen Hbf

  • Bahnhofsvorpl 5

Where is the train station in Prague?

Prague Florenc Central Bus Station  - CZPRGDEFLX-0

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Main arrival station: Prague Florenc Bus Station

Prague Florenc Central Bus Station is the city's largest and busiest bus station. The station complex is fully equipped with all the modern amenities you could ask for, including information services, luggage storage, public toilets, restaurants, and shops. Bus lines including FlixBus and RegioJet stop at the station, and Prague's central train station is less than 2km away for connections to rail travel. Right outside the bus station, you'll find the Florenc Metro stop, a hotel, several restaurants, and excellent shopping.

All train stations in Prague:

  • Prague Florenc Bus Station

  • Central Bus Station

  • Hradčanská

  • Prague Anděl Ostrovského 34/1

  • Main Railway Station

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  • Aviatická 1017/2

  • Tomíčkova

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