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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.
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.
From 13h 4m
417 miles (672 km)
28 trains per day
|Train and bus operators|
Deutsche Bahn, SBB CFF FFS, Regiojet, ÖBB
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.
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.
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.§
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.
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!
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.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Zermatt to Prague is 13 hours and 4 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Zermatt to Prague leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Zermatt to Prague cover a distance of around 417 miles (672 km) during the journey.