Munich to Prague by bus? No thanks!

Busse? Nein Danke!

Train tickets from €15

Go 1st class from €35......

Buy train tickets from Munich to Prague

Buy Munich to Prague train tickets from €15 at www.cd.cz/eshop

Four comfortable civilised trains link Munich & Prague in 5h45 every day, city centre to city centre.  You can use these trains to go from Nuremburg to Prague too, with one easy change at Schwandorf.  Booked in advance, 2nd class starts at just €15, much cheaper than the bus - or go 1st class from €35.

Unlike a cramped long-distance bus, the trains give you room to stand up and move around, there are no seatbelts, there are full-size toilets in every car, you're free to bring your own picnic, beer or bottle of wine as the lovely Czech countryside rolls by.  The Czech EuroCity trains even have a bistro car with draught beer on tap - and you'll see the place where all Pilsner beer originated on the way!  A rail pleasure, not an autobahn endurance test.

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  What are the trains & the journey like?

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Train times...

 Munich ► Prague

 

 Prague ► Munich

Days of running:

Mon-Sat

daily

daily

daily

Days of running:

daily

daily

daily

daily

Which type of train?

German

German

Czech

Czech

Which type of train?

Czech

Czech

German

German

Train name:

Jan

Hus

Albert

Einstein

Karel

Čapek

Franz

Kafka

Train name:

Karel

Čapek

Franz

Kafka

Jan

Hus

Albert

Einstein

 Munich Hbf depart:

04:55

09:01

12:44

17:02

 Prague Hlavni depart:

05:12

09:12

13:12

17:12

   Nuremburg depart:

 05:36*

 09:43*

 13:43*

 17:43*

 Plzen depart:

07:00

11:00

15:00

19:00

 Regensburg depart:

06:23

10:31

14:19

18:35

 Regensburg arrive:

09:30

13:30

17:36

21:33

 Plzen arrive:

08:57

12:57

16:57

20:59

   Nuremburg arrive:

 10:14*

 14:14*

 18:14*

 22:22*

 Prague Hlavni arrive:

10:41

14:41

18:41

22:41

 Munich Hbf arrive:

11:18

15:05

19:15

23:05

* = to/from Nuremburg you make one easy change of train at a little station called Schwandorf.  Always check times at www.cd.cz/eshop.

Bistro = train with bistro-bar car.  Hbf = Munich Hauptbahnhof, the main central station.

 

A meal on the train from Munich to Prague - far more civilised than the bus!

 

Far more civilised than a cramped bus...  A meal in the bistro of the Karel Čapek from Munich to Prague.

How to buy tickets in advance from €15, or 1st class €35...

How to buy tickets for €30 with unlimited availability, even on the day of travel...

What are the trains & journey like?

The Czech trains Franz Kafka & Karel Capek ...

The Czech EuroCity train from Prague to Munich

Smart modern air-conditioned cars on the Franz Kafka EuroCity train from Prague to Munich...

2nd class compartment   2nd class open saloon car

Choose a 2nd class compartment car...

 

...or a 2nd class open-plan car.

1st class car   Bistro car on the Prague to Munich train

1st class car, in half of the bistro coach...

 

The bistro car...

Expertly poured beer on the Prague to Munich train   A beer on the train

Draught beer on tap!  The bistro on the Czech trains has Urquell draught beer on tap.  You don't get that on a bus...

Beautiful scenery from the Prague to Munich train

Sit back with breakfast in the bistro and watch beautiful Czech countryside roll past...

Plzen station   Through the forests of Bohemia

Above left, the train calls at the magnificent Plzen station - there's time to stretch your legs on the platform while the locomotive is changed.  Plzen gives its name to Pils or Pilsner beer, as in 1842 the world's first blond lager Pilsner Urquell inspired the style of beer that now accounts for over two thirds of the beer made worldwide, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilsner.  The train continues, running through occasional Bohemian forests, above right...

More scenery from the Prague to Munich train

More beautiful Czech countryside.  You'll cross the Danube just before Regensburg.  Beats the bus, any day...

A table for two in 1st class   Food & drink served at seat in first class

A table for two in 1st class...

 

Food & drink served at seat on proper glass & china.

The Prague to Munich Franz Kafka EuroCity train at Regensburg

The bistro/first class car of the Franz Kafka EuroCity train from Prague to Munich at Regensburg...

The German trains Jan Hus & Albert Einstein...

The German trains have carriages provided by the Vogtlandbahn (Alex) which are much older than the cars used on the Czech trains.  They are not air-conditioned, but still comfortable.  There's no bistro car, so bring your own provisions, although a trolley may appear for parts of the journey.  On the plus side, the carriage windows open, for fresh air and reflection-free photography.  These trains are only classified Express in the Czech Republic, not EuroCity...

Alex train from Munich to Prague   1st class compartment

An Alex car at Prague Hlavni...

 

1st class 5-seater compartment...

2nd class car on train from Munich to Prague   2nd class compartment

2nd class car...

 

2nd class 6-seat compartment...

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Travel tips...

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