Prague to Wittenberg

Going to Prague in July with some friends, we want to go to Wittenberg for a day trip. Rail will take too long, so we thought about renting a car to drive there. Some of them seem uneasy about renting a car, they brought up the suggestion of a bus trip or a driver. Anyone have any suggestions or information? Thanks!!

Posted by Nestor
Fairfax
44 posts

For a 1 day trip driving would give you the most time in Wittenberg but it still is 3 1/2 hours drive if you don't stop to rest. We drove through Europe for 2 weeks last summer and did fine (have yet to receive any tickets through the mail). Our decision was based on the price of 4 rail tickets versus the cost of renting a car and the flexibility it gave us. Consider the cost of the rental for 1 day, CDW, GPS(if needed), parking fee and fuel (Google estimates about $50) to see if it's worth it. Trains might give you peace of mind and less worries. Have fun!

Posted by Fred
San Francisco
2685 posts

Hi, If you were to go by train, I would suggest breaking up the trip by staying one night in Berlin. Take the Prague-Berlin Hbf direct, ca. 4+ hrs., the next morning take Berlin Hbf. to Lutherstadt Wittenberg on the ICE direct. It's a lot less hectic than doing it all in one day with train transfers.