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Comfortable trains link Munich & Prague in 5h38 every 2 hours, centre to centre.  You can use these trains to go from Nuremburg to Prague too, with one easy change at Schwandorf.  Booked in advance, fares starts at just €15 - or go 1st class from €35.  Unlike a cramped long-distance bus, trains give you room to move around, there are no seatbelts, full-size toilets in every car, and 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.

The train service was increased from 4 to 7 trains each way per day in 2017 and all trains are now air-conditioned with refreshment trolley, power sockets at all seats & free WiFi.

COVID-19 UPDATE:  These trains are running normally.  More COVID-19 travel info.

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Train times 2021

 Munich ► Prague

Days of running:

Mon-Sat

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

 Munich Hbf depart:

04:44

06:44

08:43

10:43

12:43

14:43

16:43

   Nuremburg depart:

05:35*

 07:38*

 09:43*

 11:43*

 13:43*

 15:43*

 17:43*

 Regensburg depart:

06:15

08:15

10:14

12:14

14:14

16:14

18:14

 Plzen arrive:

08:47

10:47

12:47

14:47

16:47

18:47

20:47

 Prague Hlavni arrive:

10:21

12:21

14:21

16:21

18:21

20:21

22:21

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

 Prague ► Munich

Days of running:

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

 Prague Hlavni depart:

05:43

07:43

09:43

11:43

13:43

15:43

17:43

 Plzen depart:

07:11

09:11

11:11

13:11

15:11

17:11

19:11

 Regensburg arrive:

09:45

11:45

13:45

15:45

17:44

19:45

21:49

   Nuremburg arrive:

 10:14*

 12:14*

 14:14*

 16:15*

18:14*

20:14*

22:22*

 Munich Hbf arrive:

11:19

13:18

15:18

17:18

19:18

21:18

23:21

How much does it cost?

How to buy tickets...

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Nuremberg-Prague...

Route map...

Munich to Prague train route map

 

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Highlighted = Munich-Prague train route.

Red = high-speed lines.  Black = conventional lines. 

Green = scenic sections of line.

Reproduced from the European Rail Map with kind permission of the European Rail Timetable people.

I recommend buying a copy of this Rail Map, www.europeanrailtimetable.eu with shipping worldwide.

European Rail Timetable and map

What's the journey like?

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 seats on a Munich to Prague train

The trains are clearly marked and easy to find, just look at the departure screens...

 

Czech Railways 2nd class open-plan car with power sockets & free WiFi.  These Czech seats would be my own preference!  Larger photo.

Munich to Prague train at Prague Hlavni

Länderbahn Alex cars on the 17:43 Prague to Munich, about to leave Prague on a winter's evening in January 2020...

2nd class 6-seat compartments on a Munich to Prague train   2nd class 6-seat compartment on Munich to Prague train

2nd class compartments in the Landerbahn Alex cars with power sockets & WiFi.  One of the two Alex cars should have first class compartments, which look remarkably similar to 2nd class, but with carpet, a larger table and slightly plusher seats.  On this occasion, both cars were 2nd class.  Click the images for larger photos.

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...

Travel tips...

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

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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