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How to get there – Czech Republic & Germany (Elbe)

Destinations (with relevant public transport information)

Prague
1: Eurostar to Paris or Brussels. Overnight stop, then onward connections to Prague
2: Fly to Prague, Dresden or Berlin

Dečin
1: Eurostar to Paris or Brussels. Overnight stop, then onward connections to Prague and local service to Dečin
2: Fly to Prague, Dresden or Berlin, then by local train to Dečin

Bad Schandau
1: Eurostar to Paris or Brussels. Overnight stop, then onward connections to Germany and local services to Bad Schandau
2: Fly to Prague, Dresden or Berlin, then local train to Bad Schandau

Dessau, Meissen and Dresden (finish points for the Elbe cycle path tours) – by train to Berlin, Dresden or Prague airports.
Please see below for more detailed information on options available.

By Rail:

  • The excellent and inexpensive rail network in the area is the best option for all transfers between Berlin, Dessau, Meissen, Dresden, Bad Schandau, Dečin and Prague as required.  Online advance ticket purchases can be made with either German or Czech railways (see Rail contacts below).

 By Air:

  • Berlin Tegel (TXL)
    (frequent express shuttle bus to city centre and main station)
    British Airways – flying from London Heathrow and London City.
    easyjet – flying from Edinburgh, London Gatwick, Manchester.
    flybe – flying from Birmingham
    Ryanair – flying from London Stansted.

  • Berlin Schönefeld (SXF)
    (fast shuttle train to city centre and main station runs every 10 mins)
    easyjet – flying from Bristol, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Luton, Liverpool
    Ryanair – flying from Belfast Int, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, London Stansted and Manchester.

  • Dresden (DRS)
    (Very fast frequent shuttle train to city centre and main railway stations)
    Ryanair – flying from London Stansted.
  • Prague (PRG)
    (Frequent airport shuttle bus connects to excellent, cheap Metro or Tram services for city centre)
    British Airways – flying from London Heathrow and London City.
    easyjet – flying from Belfast Int, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Southend, London Stansted, London Luton and Manchester.
    jet2 – flying from Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle
    Ryanair – flying from Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Stansted and Manchester
    Wizz Air – flying from London Luton

By Car:

Use Ferry or Tunnel. Distances from Calais: Prague 683 miles (toll charge applies to Czech motorways); Dresden 590 miles. 
Long term parking can usually be arranged (we can advise likely charges).

This information is correct as at January 2020.


USEFUL CONTACTS

Rail contacts

www.cd.cz – Ceské Dráhy (Czech Railways – timetables and online ticketing in English)
www.bahn.de or the “DB navigator” phone app – German Railways (excellent website providing timetables and online ticketing in English, including cross-border Czech services)
www.eurostar.com – Eurostar (+44) 03432 186186 (fees apply to most telephone bookings)
www.seat61.com – The Man in Seat 61 (an excellent independent UK site giving information on rail travel across Europe)

Flight contacts (please note: telephone calls made to some airlines are at premium rates)

If you can, it is often worth checking alternative days (days or weeks), as sometimes you can save money by adding an extra day to the start or end of your trip.

www.britishairways.com – British Airways 0844 493 0787
www.easyjet.com – easyjet 0330 365 5000
www.flybe.com – Flybe (bookings online only – no telephone contact number)
www.jet2.com – Jet2 0800 408 1350 (new bookings)
www.ryanair.com – Ryanair 0871 246 0000
www.wizzair.com – Wizz Air 0905 707 0000

Please note that rail and flight contacts are for your convenience and no endorsement is intended.
Some flights are daily; others are only on certain days of the week.  Please check with airlines, particularly for return flights at the end of the holiday.

Airport websites – including local shuttle bus, train and taxi information.
www.prg.aero– Václav Havel Airport Prague
www.berlin-airport.de  – Berlin Tegel & Schönefeld Airports
www.dresden-airport.de – Dresden International Airport

This information is correct as at January 2020.


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    Once you are satisfied, place the booking with us. We will confirm the booking within 24 hours (week days only).
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