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Zürich to Prague by train

It takes an average of 13h 26m to travel from Zürich to Prague by train, over a distance of around 328 miles (527 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Zürich to Prague and tickets for this journey start from $47.39 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 18m
PriceFrom $47.39
Distance328 miles (527 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train06:03
Last train14:59
Departure stationZürich
Arrival stationPrague
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, Flixbus, ÖBB

Zürich to Prague train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zürich to Prague for Tuesday Jun 29th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:37 18:21 10h 44m, 3 changes
08:03 18:21 10h 18m, 4 changes
08:03 19:21 11h 18m, 1 change
08:37 19:21 10h 44m, 4 changes
09:37 20:21 10h 44m, 3 changes
10:03 21:21 11h 18m, 1 change
10:37 21:21 10h 44m, 4 changes
12:59 04:46 15h 47m, 6 changes
13:37 06:21 16h 44m, 4 changes
13:59 07:11 17h 12m, 5 changes

ÖBB trains from Zürich to Praha

You can travel from Zürich to Praha on ÖBB 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Zürich to Prague

The price of train tickets from Zürich to Prague starts at $47.39 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 Zürich 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 Zürich to Prague

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

The average journey time by train between Zürich and Prague is 13 hours and 26 minutes, with around 15 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 Zürich and Prague by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zürich to Prague is 10 hours and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Zürich to Prague cost?

Train tickets from Zürich to Prague can start from as little as $47.39 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 Zürich to Prague?

No, there are no direct train services from Zürich to Prague. Travelling from Zürich to Prague by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Zürich to Prague leaves at 06:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zürich to Prague leaves at 14:59. 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 Zürich and Prague by train?

Trains travelling from Zürich to Prague cover a distance of around 328 miles (527 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Prague to Zürich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zürich to Prague for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/29/2021. 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 07/28/2021 for travel on 07/28/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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