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About the train journey from Zermatt to Prague

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The train from Zermatt to Prague usually takes 16 hours 58 minutes on average to travel 672 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 13 hours 4 minutes. You can expect to find 28 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Zermatt and Prague, you'll need to make 2 changes on your way to Prague. You can choose to travel with ICE, DB or ÖBB to get to Prague. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Zermatt to Prague in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $79.55.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Prague, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Zermatt to Prague by train

It takes an average of 16h 58m to travel from Zermatt to Prague by train, over a distance of around 417 miles (672 km). There are normally 28 trains per day traveling from Zermatt to Prague and tickets for this journey start from $79.55 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 13h 4m


417 miles (672 km)


28 trains per day


2 changes


From $79.55

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, SBB CFF FFS, Regiojet, ÖBB

Zermatt to Prague train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zermatt to Prague for Tuesday Apr 4th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:37 04:57 21h 20m, 4 changes
09:13 04:46 19h 33m, 7 changes
09:13 04:57 19h 44m, 6 changes
10:37 04:46 18h 9m, 8 changes
11:13 07:01 19h 48m, 5 changes
11:37 07:01 19h 24m, 6 changes
12:37 08:01 19h 24m, 7 changes
12:37 08:17 19h 40m, 6 changes
14:37 09:17 18h 40m, 3 changes
15:13 09:17 18h 4m, 4 changes

Deutsche Bahn, SBB, ÖBB and EC (Eurocity) trains from Zermatt to Prague

You can travel from Zermatt to Prague on Deutsche Bahn, SBB, ÖBB and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Zermatt to Prague

The price of train tickets from Zermatt to Prague starts at $79.55 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Zermatt to Prague 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Zermatt to Prague

Want to know more about your journey from Zermatt to Prague? 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 Zermatt to Prague take?

The average journey time by train between Zermatt and Prague is 16 hours and 58 minutes, with around 28 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 Zermatt and Prague by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zermatt to Prague is 13 hours and 4 minutes.

How much does the train from Zermatt to Prague cost?

Train tickets from Zermatt to Prague can start from as little as $79.55 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 Zermatt to Prague?

No, there are no direct train services from Zermatt to Prague. Travelling from Zermatt to Prague by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Zermatt to Prague leave?

The first train from Zermatt to Prague leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Zermatt to Prague leave?

The last train from Zermatt to Prague leaves at 22:13. 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 Zermatt and Prague by train?

Trains travelling from Zermatt to Prague cover a distance of around 417 miles (672 km) during the journey.

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