Buy train tickets from Prague to Krakow, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin, Dresden

To buy train tickets in the Czech Republic & Prague to Krakow, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Berlin, Dresden or Munich, see www.cd.cz/eshop  (for English, click EN top right).

This page explains how to travel by train from Prague to other key European cities, and how to buy the cheapest tickets.  Click here to buy tickets starting in another city.

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Before you buy your tickets...

I recommend taking a moment to read these important tips for buying European train tickets.  It answers all the usual questions, such as "Do I need to book in advance or can I just turn up & buy at the station?", "How far ahead can I book?", "Can I stop off?", "Are there Senior fares?" and that old favourite, "Should I buy an $800 railpass or just go online & buy a €35 point-to-point ticket?".

Answering your questions about European train travel...

An introduction to European train travel

 

Senior fares (over 60)

 

Guide to Eurail passes (overseas visitors)

Important tips for buying European train tickets

Youth fares (under 26)

 

Guide to InterRail passes (for Europeans)

How to check European train times

Child fares & child age limits

 

Couchettes & sleepers on night trains

Do I need to book in advance?

Luggage on European trains

 

Train seat numbering plans

How far ahead can I book?

Luggage storage at stations

 

Wheelchairs & special needs

Can I stop off on the way?

Taking a bike by train

 

Real-time service updates

Should I travel 1st or 2nd class?

Taking a car by train

 

Hotels & accommodation

How long to allow for connections?

Taking dogs & pets by train

 

Changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi

How early to arrive at the station?

Maps of the European rail network

 

What to do when things go wrong...



Prague to Českύ Krumlov, Karlovy Vary, Brno & other destinations in the Czech Republic...

Prague to Bratislava from €15...

Prague to Budapest from €19...

Prague to Krakow or Warsaw from €29 in a couchette or €49 in a 2-bed sleeper...
2-bed sleeper on the train from Prague to Krakow   3-bed sleeper on the train from Krakow to Prague   The sleeping-car on the night train from Prague to Krakow

2-berth sleeper

Courtesy Ivor Morgan

 

3-berth sleeper

Courtesy Ivor Morgan

 

The Prague to Krakow sleeper train at Prague Hlavni.  Courtesy Ivor Morgan


Prague to Vienna from €19...

Prague to Berlin from €29, Prague to Dresden from €19...

Prague to Munich, Nuremburg & other German cities from €19...

Prague to Munich by train:

Prague to Nuremburg by train:

Prague to other German cities by daytime train:

Prague to Dortmund, Dusseldorf & Cologne by sleeper train: 


Prague to Amsterdam from €43...
A 1 2 or 3 bed sleeper on the Cologne-Prague overnight train

1, 2 or 3 bed sleeper: The most civilised option, economy with washbasin or deluxe with shower & toilet.

    4-berth couchettes on the sleeper train to Prague

4-berth couchettes:  Ideal for families, much more space per person than 6-berth couchettes.

    6-berth couchettes on the sleeper train to Prague

6-berth couchettes:  A very economical option, far better than a seat for just a few euros more...

  The Kopernikus sleeper train to Prague...

The Phoenix rises...  As evening falls at Prague's Hlavni station, the sleeping-car attendant on the Phoenix greets passengers for Cologne & Amsterdam.

More pictures & information about the Amsterdam to Prague sleeper train.


Prague to Brussels & Bruges from €62...

Prague to Paris from €72...

Option 1, Prague to Paris via Berlin: 

Option 2, Prague to Paris via Cologne:


Prague to London from €92...

Prague to Zurich, Basel, Geneva & Switzerland from €43...

Prague to Venice, Florence, Rome, Milan & Italy...

Prague to Barcelona & Spain...

Prague to Moscow, St Petersburg & Russia from €151...

Option 1, by direct Russian Railways sleeping-car...

Option 2, daily departures with a day in Warsaw.  This option is cheaper.


Prague to Copenhagen from €43, Prague to Stockholm, Oslo & Scandinavia...

Prague to Helsinki...

Prague to Bucharest from €58...

Prague to Belgrade from €34 & Sofia from €74...

Option 1...


Prague to Istanbul & Turkey...

Find hotels in Prague & other cities

 

◄◄ Hotel search & price comparison.

www.hotelscombined.com checks all the main hotel booking sites at once to find the widest choice of hotels & the cheapest seller.  It was named as the World's Leading Hotel Comparison Site at the World Travel Awards 2013 and I highly recommend it, both to find hotels in even the smallest places and to check that another retailer isn't selling your hotel for less!

www.booking.com is my favourite booking site.  It's really clear and you can usually book with free cancellation and so confirm your accommodation at no risk months before train booking opens.

Other hotel sites worth trying...

Backpacker hostels...


Travel insurance & health card...

 

 

Columbus direct travel insurance

Get travel insurance, it's essential...

Never travel overseas without travel insurance from a reliable insurer, with at least £1m or preferably £5m medical cover.  It should also cover cancellation and loss of cash (up to a limit) and belongings.  An annual multi-trip policy is usually cheaper than several single-trip policies even for just 2 or 3 trips a year (I have an annual policy myself).  Here are some suggested insurers.  Seat61 gets a small commission if you buy through these links.

In the UK, try Columbus Direct or use Confused.com to compare prices & policies from many different insurers.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over 65 (no age limit), see www.JustTravelCover.com.

        If you're resident in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or the EU, try Columbus Direct's other websites.

  If you're resident in the USA try Travel Guard USA.

Get a spare credit card, designed for foreign travel with no currency exchange loading & low or no ATM fees...

It costs nothing to take out an extra credit card.  If you keep it in a different part of your luggage so you're not left stranded if your wallet gets stolen, this is a form of extra travel insurance in itself.  In addition, some credit cards are significantly better for overseas travel than others.  Martin Lewis's www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-travel-money explains which UK credit cards have the lowest currency exchange commission loadings when you buy something overseas, and the lowest cash withdrawal fees when you use an ATM abroad.  Taking this advice can save you quite a lot on each trip compared to using your normal high-street bank credit card!

You can avoid ATM charges and expensive exchange rates with a Caxton FX euro currency Visa Card, or their multi-currency 'Global Traveller' Visa Card, see www.caxtonfx.com for info.

Get an international SIM card...

Mobile phones can cost a fortune to use abroad, and if you're not careful you can return home to find some huge bills waiting for you.  I've known people run up a £1,000 bill in data charges just by leaving their iPhone connected during a simple trip to Europe.  However, if you buy a global SIM card for your mobile phone from a company such as www.Go-Sim.com you can slash the cost by up to 85% and limit any damage to the amount you have pre-paid.  It cuts call costs in 175 countries worldwide, and you can receive incoming calls and texts for free in 75 countries.  It's pay-as-you-go, so no nasty bills when you get home.  It also works for laptop or PDA data access.  A Go-Sim account and any credit on it doesn't expire if it's not between trips, unlike some others, so a Go-Sim phone number becomes your 'global phone number' for life.

 


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