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Prague to Krakow Central by train

It takes an average of 7h 39m to travel from Prague to Krakow Central by train, over a distance of around 244 miles (392 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Prague to Krakow Central and tickets for this journey start from $6.85 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 43m
Price$6.85 - $79.38
Distance244 miles (392 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationPrague
Arrival stationKrakow Central
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Leo Express

Prague to Krakow Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Prague to Krakow Central for Sunday Jan 17th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:08 Praha hl.n.13:51 Kraków GłównyLEO Express 1231 LEO Express Get tickets6h 43m, 1 change
08:08 Praha hl.n.15:53 Kraków GłównyLEO Express 1251 LEO Express Get tickets7h 45m, 2 changes
10:23 Praha hl.n.17:13 Kraków GłównyEurocity 115 Ceske Drahy Get tickets6h 50m, direct
13:08 Praha hl.n.20:03 Kraków GłównyLEO Express 1237 LEO Express Get tickets6h 55m, 2 changes
14:23 Praha hl.n.21:10 Kraków GłównyEurocity 117 Ceske Drahy Get tickets6h 47m, 1 change
16:23 Praha hl.n.23:11 Kraków GłównyEurocity 145 Ceske Drahy Get tickets6h 48m, 2 changes
17:40 Praha hl.n.04:01 Kraków GłównyIntercity 515 Ceske Drahy Get tickets10h 21m, 2 changes
17:50 Praha hl.n.04:01 Kraków GłównyRegioJet 1017 RegioJet Get tickets10h 11m, 4 changes
21:50 Praha hl.n.05:41 Kraków GłównyRegioJet 1021 RegioJet Get tickets7h 51m, 2 changes
04:57 Praha hl.n.12:24 Kraków GłównySchnellzug 883 Ceske Drahy Get tickets7h 27m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Prague to Krakow Central

Train tickets from Prague to Krakow Central start at $6.85 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $37.64.
lowest price found
from$6.85
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$18.97
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$20.44
on the day
avg. single price$37.64

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Prague to Krakow Central by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Prague to Krakow Central

Want to know more about your journey from Prague to Krakow Central? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Prague to Krakow Central take?

The average journey time by train between Prague and Krakow Central is 7 hours and 39 minutes, with around 12 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Prague and Krakow Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Prague to Krakow Central is 6 hours and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from Prague to Krakow Central cost?

Train tickets from Prague to Krakow Central can start from as little as $6.85 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Prague to Krakow Central?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Prague to Krakow Central without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Prague to Krakow Central each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Prague to Krakow Central leave?

The first train from Prague to Krakow Central leaves at 04:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Prague to Krakow Central leave?

The last train from Prague to Krakow Central leaves at 21:50. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Prague and Krakow Central by train?

Trains travelling from Prague to Krakow Central cover a distance of around 244 miles (392 km) during the journey.

Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Prague to Krakow Central for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/17/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/05/2021 for travel on 11/29/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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