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...

Option 1, by EuroCity daytime train...

Restaurant car on train EC277 from Prague to Budapest   On board chef!

Comfortable, spacious, civilised, and tickets as cheap as €19...  Head for the restaurant car on the Prague to Budapest EuroCity train for a meal and a beer or glass of wine while you watch the countryside fly by...  A main dish cooked by the on-board chef costs as little as €11.  Photos courtesy of Thomas Gigon.

Option 2, by EuroNight sleeper train...


Prague to Krakow or Warsaw from €29 in a couchette or €49 in a 2-bed sleeper...

Option 1, by direct sleeper train...   For the daytime option, see below.

Czech sleeping-car as used on the train from Prague to Krakow   2-bed sleeper on the night train from Prague to Krakow   Washbasin in sleeper compartment

A smart modern air-conditioned Czech sleeping-car now operates this route, with 1, 2 & 3 bed compartments with washbasin (pictured above, courtesy of Vagonweb).  The sleeper fare includes a morning tea or coffee.  For more photos see www.vagonweb.cz/fotogalerie/CZ/CD_WLABmee.php.  A Czech couchette car also operates most of the year, usually a smart ex-ΦBB (Austrian Railways) one, see the photos at www.vagonweb.cz/fotogalerie/CZ/CD_Bcmz834.php

Option 2, direct Prague to Warsaw EuroCity daytime train... 


Prague to Vienna from €19...

Blue Czech Railjets...

Some Prague to Vienna trains use blue Czech (CD) Railjets like this, others use red Austrian (ΦBB) Railjets like the ones further below.  See virtual tour inside a blue CD (Czech Railways) Railjet.  You can check the train formation at www.vagonweb.cz, which will also show you whether your departure is scheduled to be a blue Czech CD railjet or a red Austrian ΦBB railjet.  Click the UK flag then 'composition' then look under 'Czech Republic' and 'rj'.  Click the camera logo under each car to see more photos of what the trains are like.

Czech Railjet train from Prague to Vienna   1st class seat on Cezh Railjet

A blue Czech Railways railjet...  Courtesy Cortney Lollar

 

1st class...  Courtesy David Malone

Restaurant car   Economy (2nd class) seating

Restaurant car...  Courtesy David Malone

 

Economy (2nd) class...  Courtesy Cortney Lollar

Red Austrian Railjets...

The morning RailJet train has arrived in Vienna.   Premium class seats on the Munich-Vienna RailJet train   Economy class seats on the Munich-Vienna RailJet train

"The RailJet has landed..."  An Austrian Railjet at Vienna.  More photos & info about Austrian Railjets.

 

Business class costs €15 more than normal 1st class...

 

Economy class on an ΦBB RailJet, in open saloons with large picture windows.  Some seats are around tables, some unidirectional.


Prague to Salzburg from €25...

Prague to Berlin from €29 or Dresden from €19...
  Lunch in the restaurant car of the Jan Jesenius from Berlin to Prague

The Jan Jesenius seen at Dresden...

 

The Hungarian dining-car on the Jan Jesenius...

Lunch in the restaurant car of the Jan Jesenius from Berlin to Prague   2nd class 6-seat compartment on the Jan Jesenius   1st class 6-seat compartment on the Jan Jesenius

Lunch in the restaurant car...

 

2nd class compartment

 

1st class compartment


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

Munich to Prague by bus? No thanks!

Busse? Nein Danke!

Train tickets Prague to Munich from €19 www.cd.cz/eshop...

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 €62...

Option 1:  By comfortable sleeper train Phoenix...

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 sleeping-car attendant on the Phoenix greets passengers for Cologne at Prague Hlavni.

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

ICE3 second class ICE3 first class High-speed ICE3 train at Cologne

ICE3 2nd class.  All seats in both classes have power sockets for laptops & mobiles...

ICE3 1st class, with real leather seats.  Staff provide at-seat service of drinks & food.

Cologne to Amsterdam by high-speed ICE.  More ICE info.

Option 2:  By daytime trains, with or without an overnight stop in Berlin...


Prague to Brussels & Bruges from €62...

Prague to Paris from €58...

Option 1, Prague to Paris via Cologne...

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...

Step 1, take the City Night Line sleeper train Phoenix from Prague to Cologne...  Above, the sleeping-car of the Phoenix seen at Prague Hlavni.

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

A Thalys for Amsterdam about to leave Brussels Midi...   Second class seats on board a 'Thalys' high-speed train to Cologne 1st class seats on Thalys

Step 2, take a 186mph Thalys train from Cologne to Paris...

 

2nd class (Comfort 2) on Thalys...

1st class (Comfort 1) on Thalys...

Option 3, Prague to Paris by daytime trains from just €58...


Prague to London from €92...

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

Option 1:  By comfortable direct sleeper train...

Sleeping-car room - Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   4-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   6-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train  

A sleeping-car as used on the Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train

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

 

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

 

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

 

Take the City Night Line sleeper train direct from Prague to Zurich!

More pictures & information about these trains...

Option 2:  By comfortable leisurely daytime trains via Munich from €48...


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

Taking the train from Prague to Venice...

Simply hop on a Prague to Vienna Railjet train, have dinner in Vienna, then board the sleeper to Venice (pictured below).  Wake up as you roll over the causeway into central Venice, walk out of Venice Santa Lucia station to see vaporettos and gondolas on the Grand Canal right outside!

The morning RailJet train has arrived in Vienna.   Premium class seats on the Munich-Vienna RailJet train   Economy class seats on the Munich-Vienna RailJet train

1. Prague to Vienna by Railjet.  Some Prague-Vienna trains use Austrian (ΦBB) Railjets like this, some use blue Czech (CD) ones.  More photos & info.

 

Business class costs €15 more than normal 1st class...

 

Economy class on RailJet, comfortable open saloons with large picture windows.  Some seats are around tables, some unidirectional.

1 or 2 bed sleeper on EuroNight train to Vienna   1 or 2 bed sleeper in day mode   The Cologne-Vienna sleeper train is an Austrian Railways (OBB) EuroNight train

2. Vienna to Venice by EuroNight train. Sleepers are the comfort option, with proper beds in 1 or 2-bed compartments, see here in night & morning modes.  Breakfast is included.

 

This is the sleeping-car or schlafwagen on the Austrian EuroNight train.  More pictures & information about these EuroNight trains (the Venice-Vienna train is identical to the Cologne-Vienna one)...

   

Austrian couchette car or liegewagen.  Couchettes are the economical option, flat bunks with rug & pillow.

 

6-berth couchettes, the cheapest option...

 

4-berth couchettes, ideal for families...


Prague to Barcelona & Spain...

 

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...

Step 1, take the City Night Line sleeper train Phoenix from Prague to Cologne...  Above, the sleeping-car of the Phoenix seen at Prague Hlavni.

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

A Thalys for Amsterdam about to leave Brussels Midi...   Second class seats on board a 'Thalys' high-speed train to Cologne 1st class seats on Thalys

Step 2, take a 186mph Thalys train from Cologne to Paris...

 

2nd class (Comfort 2) on Thalys...

1st class (Comfort 1) on Thalys...

TGV Duplex at Paris Gare de Lyon   Upper deck second class on board a TGV Duplex.

Step 3, by TGV Duplex from Paris to Barcelona... These 200 mph double-deckers link Paris with Barcelona.  Watch TGV Duplex video.

 

2nd class table for 4 on TGV Duplex upper deck...

Mt Canigou in the Pyrenees

Mt Canigou & the Pyrenees...  One of the highest peaks in the mighty Pyrenees, the 2,784m (9,137 feet) high Mt Canigou dominates the skyline on the right all the way from Perpignan to Girona, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CanigouMore photos of what to see on the Paris-Barcelona train journey.


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

Option 1:  Prague to Copenhagen by daytime trains in a single day, from €68...

ICE3 second class ICE3 first class Copenhagen-Cologne ICE on the Rodby-Puttgarten ferry

ICE 2nd class.

ICE 1st class with leather seats.

The ICE on board the ferry.

125 mph tilting 'X2000' from Copenhagen to Stockholm, at Copenhagen station 2nd class seats on the X2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm The self-service buffet on the X2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm...

A 125 mph SJ2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm....

 

2nd class seating on the SJ 2000.  All seats have power sockets for laptops & mobiles...

 

Self-service buffet car on the SJ 2000 to Stockholm.

More information about SJ 2000 trains

Option 2:  By comfortable daytime trains with an overnight stop in Hamburg...


Prague to Helsinki...

Prague to Kiev & Ukraine...

Option 1, via Warsaw...

Option 2, via Budapest...


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

Option 1, by direct Russian Railways sleeping-car once or twice a week...

One of Russian Railways new international sleeping-cars   A 2-berth or 4-berth compartment in daytime mode

The direct Prague to Moscow sleeping-cars are new, built in Austria in 2014.  Each compartment converts from comfortable sofas to equally comfortable beds and can be used as either 1st class 2-berth with two lower berths or as 2nd class 4-berth with all four berths in use.  There are a shower and toilets at the end of the corridor.  Compartments have electronic key-card locks, and the cars are very smooth-riding.  The sleeper attendant can serve lovely Russian tea for around €0.50 a glass.  Highly recommended!

Option 2, by daily trains with a day in Warsaw.  This option is cheaper as well as more frequent.


Prague to Bucharest from €58...

Prague to Zagreb from €48...

Prague to Ljubljana from €48...

Option 1, in one leisurely day...

Option 2, with an overnight stop in Vienna...


Prague to Belgrade from €34...

Prague to Athens & Greece...

Option 1, overland by train through the Balkans, an adventure...

Option 2, by train to Italy then cruise ferry...


Prague to Istanbul from €105, to Sofia from €74...

Option 1, via Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia...  This is the option I'd recommend.  Prague to Istanbul takes little over 48 hours by train.

Option 2, via Budapest & Bucharest...


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...


 


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