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Driving Distance

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Driving Distance

We've been to Prague before, stayed 4 nights and enjoyed the city. Now thinking about a Christmas Market cruise that ends in a hotel stay Prague for 2 nights. A motorcoach would take us from Nuremberg to Prague. I'm trying to determine how long it would take to drive from Nuremberg to Prague through the Bohemian Forest. I've tried to search for info online and the info is conflicting. Thanks for any help!

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1. Re: Driving Distance

Normally with good traffic and some fast driving the drive would take c. 4 hours directly from Prague to Nuremburg, but going through the Bohemian Forest (Šumava) would more than double that time, and probably even more in the winter as the roads can be treacherous, to say the least. Plus you would pay a hefty drop-off fee - the cost of hiring a car (minus fuel) for that journey would be about $700. It's a beautiful journey, though - www.viamichelin.com is the best journey planner, but be aware that the times given are the best case scenario assuming no other traffic and no stops. Obviously you would want to stop off at places like Ceský Krumlov or Hluboká so I would give 12 hours for the whole journey (including stops).

The train (or in this case an express bus operated by Czech/German railways) takes c. 4 hours and costs €26 https:/… (not available until 60 days before departure) - it costs something similar the other way as well www.db.de . I know that these cruise companies can sometimes bump up the cost a bit, and the express bus would be way more comfortable than any motor coach (and probably better view as well upstairs)

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I'm doing that trip next week so when I get back, if someone hasn't already let you know I'll send a posting. I'm estimating about 3 hours but we'll see!

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3. Re: Driving Distance

3 hours is extremely optimistic and assumes no other traffic on the road. But let us know how you got on.

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4. Re: Driving Distance

Hi, back from one big road trip and can let you know that for us Nuremberg to Prague took just over two and half hours, although we had no stops on the way and if you want to stop in the forest it obviously would take longer. The drive was lovely in parts and the road was super with few cars. We may have three lanes on our motorways in England but the dual carriage motorway was good because the volume of traffic was not that high in comparison. I also found the Czech drivers to be mostly careful and good. Do be warned though, if you're in the fast lane, it is strictly for overtaking so you're expected to overtake quickly as people come up behind you fast and flash you on.

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