Buy train tickets from Munich to Prague

Train tickets from €15

Go 1st class from €35......

Munich to Prague by bus? No thanks!

Busse? Nein Danke!

Munich to Prague by train from €15 at www.cd.cz...

Comfortable civilised trains link Munich & Prague in 5h45 every couple of hours, 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.

From December 2017 the service is increased from 4 to 7 trains each way per day and all trains become fully air-conditioned with minibar, power sockets at all seats & free WiFi.

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.  A rail pleasure, not an autobahn endurance test.

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  What are the trains & the journey like?

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  Watch the video:  Prague to Munich by train

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Train times 2018 - new expanded service!

 Munich ► Prague

Days of running:

Mon-Sat

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

 Munich Hbf depart:

04:43

06:42

08:43

10:43

12:43

14:43

16:44

   Nuremburg depart:

04:34*

 07:38*

 09:43*

 11:43*

 13:43*

 15:43*

 17:43*

 Regensburg depart:

06:14

08:14

10:14

12:14

14:14

16:14

18:14

 Plzen arrive:

08:50

10:50

12:50

14:50

16:50

18:50

20:50

 Prague Hlavni arrive:

10:31

12:31

14:31

16:31

18:31

20:31

22:31

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

IMPORTANT, ENGINEERING WORK 2018:  This route is affected by work on the line from 1 March to 30 May and from 28 July to 10 September 2018.  Buses will replace trains over part of this route.  To avoid buses and travel by train all the way, simply check times at www.cd.cz clicking 'More options' then 'Travel via' and entering 'Cheb' in the via box.  This will bring up journeys with a change at Nuremberg & Cheb with cheap fares from €16, Munich-Nuremberg by swish ICE with free WiFi, then by air-conditioned German regional train to Cheb, a simple cross-platform interchange onto a Czech express for Prague.

 Prague ► Munich

Days of running:

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

 Prague Hlavni depart:

05:33

07:33

09:33

11:33

13:33

15:33

17:33

 Plzen depart:

07:10

09:10

11:10

13:10

15:10

17:10

19:10

 Regensburg arrive:

09:45

11:45

13:45

15:45

17:45

19:45

21:49

   Nuremburg arrive:

 10:14*

 12:14*

 14:14*

 16:15*

18:14*

20:14*

22:22*

 Munich Hbf arrive:

11:18

13:17

15:18

17:17

19:16

21:18

23:18

Buy tickets in advance from €15 each way...

Buy tickets on the day for €36, unlimited availability...

What are the trains & journey like?

Train with Munich-Prague advertising branding

A Länderbahn car with Munich-Prague advertising branding.  Now 7 trains per day!  Courtesy of Ali

1st class compartment on Munich to Prague train   Corridor on Munich to Prague train

A rather nice 1st class compartment in an Alex Länderbahn car - though not vastly different from 2nd class!

 

The corridor in a Länderbahn car.  The compartments open off this.  Photos courtesy of Ali

The Czech EuroCity train from Prague to Munich

Smart modern Czech Railways air-conditioned cars on the train from Prague to Munich...

2nd class compartment in a Landerbahn car   2nd class open saloon car

In 2nd class, choose a Länderbahn compartment...

 

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

Air-conditioned Landerbahn car on train to Prague

An air-conditioned Länderbahn car at Munich Hbf... This & Länderbahn 2nd class photos courtesy of Ming Chun Tang

Beautiful scenery from the Prague to Munich train

Sit back 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...

Munich to Prague by bus or train?  What experienced travellers say...

Travel tips...

Watch the videoPrague to Munich by train...

The video shows the pre-December 2017 train service, when there was a bistro car on two of the 4 trains per day.  Now there are 7 trains per day and all have more modern cars like the 2nd class ones shown in the video and all have a minibar, but not a separate bistro car.



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