A beer at the station!
 

 There's a small, rustic bar at Český Krumlov station.  An ice-cold Kozel hits the spot whilst waiting for the train to Prague...

Český Krumlov is the second most-visited place in the Czech Republic after Prague.  You can see why if you look at the photos on the Visiting Český Krumlov page, which has tips on visiting the city by train.  This page explains how to buy train tickets from Český Krumlov to cities in neighbouring countries at the cheapest prices, buying online direct from the operators, usually with print-at-home tickets.  Click here to buy tickets starting in another city.

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Krakow

 

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Take a moment to read these important tips for buying European train tickets.  It answers all the usual questions, "Do I need to book in advance or can I just buy at the station?", "Can I stop off?", "Are there Senior fares?" and that old favourite, "Should I buy an $800 railpass or just buy a €35 point-to-point ticket online?".  And most important, click here to understand how far ahead you can buy train tickets.

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Guide to Eurail passes (overseas visitors)

Important tips for buying European train tickets

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Český Krumlov to Prague...

Option 1, by direct express train.  Runs once a day...

Option 2, with one easy change at Ceske Budejovice.  Runs every hour or two through the day...

There's more advice on taking the train between Prague and Český Krumlov on the Visiting Český Krumlov page.

The Český Krumlov to Ceske Budejovice local train...

The branch line train to Český Krumlov is 2nd class only, but comes with luggage space, toilet, power sockets and free WiFi.  Private company GWTR took over the line and introduced smart new regional trains in December 2017, the photo below in GWTR's orange & green colours is courtesy of @wanisbunes.  There are no seat reservations and tickets cannot sell out, you hop on and sit anywhere you like.

Český Krumlov station is quite a walk from the old town, but a taxi to the station only costs around 120 CZK, about €3.50.  There's a small rustic bar at the station, an ice-cold Kozel beer hits the spot whilst waiting for your train.  See more photos & information about the Český Krumlov - Prague journey on the Visiting Český Krumlov page.

New GWTR train from Ceske Budejovice to Cesky Krumlov

The express trains linking Prague, Ceske Budejovice & Linz...

These trains have comfortable air-conditioned cars, usually with 6-seater compartments in both classes, although you'll sometimes see open-plan 2nd class cars.  Seat reservation is optional, and indeed most locals don't bother with a reservation.  If you choose not to reserve a seat you simply sit in any unreserved seat.  There's no catering car, a refreshment trolley with tea, coffee, snacks, beer & wine may come down the train especially at the busier northern end of the route, or feel free to take your own food & drink.

First class car on train to Ceske Budejovice   The train to Ceske Budejovice

1st class 6-seater compartments...

 

One of these expresses at Prague Hlavni...

Taking the train from Prague to Cesky Krumlov   2nd class 6-seat compartment

The trains have comfortable air-conditioned cars...

 

2nd class 6-seater compartment...

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Český Krumlov to Vienna...

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Český Krumlov to Linz, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Innsbruck...

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Český Krumlov to Budapest...

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Český Krumlov to Dresden & Berlin...

Český Krumlov to Munich...

Option 1, via Plzen.  Cheapest and easiest to book, but around 50 minutes slower than going via Linz.

Option 2, via Linz.  The fastest route, but needs to be booked in 3 stages rather than 2.

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Český Krumlov to Switzerland..

Option 1, by overnight sleeping-car...

The sleeper train from Zurich to Prague

The sleeping-car to Prague, ready to leave Zurich HB.  Photo courtesy of Shaiq Ali Khan

City Night Line standard (economy) sleeper   City Night Line standard (economy) sleeper in day mode   City Night Line deluxe sleeper, private toilet & shower   Comfortline sleeper corridor

Standard sleeper set up as a 2-berth, with blind down & washstand open.  Each room can be used with 1, 2 or 3 beds.  Enlarge photo.

 

The same sleeper with berths folded away & seats folded out, washstand closed.  Very similar to a deluxe, but without the shower & toilet.

 

Deluxe sleepers are similar to standard ones, but with a bit more floorspace & compact shower & toilet instead of washstand.

 

Just like a hotel, the corridor in a Comfortline sleeping-car.  There's a shower at end of the corridor for standard sleeper passengers.

Option 2, by daytime trains...

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Český Krumlov to Italy...

Option 1, by overnight sleeper to Zurich then daytime trains...

Option 2, via Vienna...

Option 2, via Innsbruck...

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Český Krumlov to Paris...

Option 1, by sleeper train to Zurich then high-speed train to Paris.  The time-effective option that saves a hotel bill...

Option 2, by daytime trains with overnight stop in Munich.  If you prefer daytime trains...

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Český Krumlov to Brussels...

Option 1, via Prague.  The cheapest way, from as little as €31...

Option 2, via Munich...

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Český Krumlov to Amsterdam...

Option 1, via Berlin...

Option 2, via Munich...

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Český Krumlov to London...

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Český Krumlov to Krakow & Warsaw...

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Český Krumlov to all other destinations...

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