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Travelling from Berlin to Prague by train

Planning to travel from Berlin to Prague by train? You've come to the right place!

The train from Berlin to Prague usually takes 5h 57m, but can take just 4h 3m on the fastest services. You'll be travelling direct on this route with Deutsche Bahn. On board, you'll find comfortable seating, space for luggage and, on most services, free WiFi as standard.

You’ll be going conveniently from city centre to city centre, meaning you can step off the train and step into Prague’s magic little world of history. From the famous 14th century Charles Bridge to the stunning Astronomical Clock, architecture lovers won’t go wanting. These fantastic attractions and much, much more are reachable on foot from Prague’s main train station.

Travelling First Class from Berlin to Prague

If you want to travel in style, why not choose a First Class train ticket from Berlin to Prague? DB's ICE trains have a First Class ticket that offers wider, more comfortable seating and free newspapers, complimentary hot and cold drinks and snacks during the journey. You'll also get access to the DB lounges in all available stations.

Want to find out more about First Class train travel in Europe? Check out our guide to First Class v Second Class on European trains.

So what are you waiting for? Search for cheap train tickets from Berlin to Prague in our Journey Planner today, or keep reading for FAQs and money-saving tips.

Berlin to Prague by train

It takes an average of 7h 45m to travel from Berlin to Prague by train, over a distance of around 175 miles (281 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Prague and tickets for this journey start from €18.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 3m
PriceFrom €18.90
Distance175 miles (281 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train07:16
Last train23:33
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationPrague
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus

Berlin to Prague train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Prague for Monday 4th July 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
17:17 Berlin Südkreuz21:26 Praha-HolešoviceEC 179 Deutsche Bahn 4h 9m, direct
20:26 Berlin Hbf (tief)06:16 Praha Masarykovo n.IC 2275 Deutsche Bahn 9h 50m, 4 changes
21:35 Berlin Südkreuz09:01 Praha-HolešoviceICE 699 Deutsche Bahn 11h 26m, 4 changes
00:57 Berlin-Lichtenberg10:35 Praha hl.n.ODEG 93998 9h 38m, 4 changes
03:09 Berlin Ostbahnhof11:01 Praha-HolešoviceRE 18647 Deutsche Bahn 7h 52m, 4 changes
07:16 Berlin Hbf (tief)11:26 Praha-HolešoviceEC 171 Deutsche Bahn 4h 10m, direct

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

You can travel from Berlin to Prague on Deutsche Bahn, EC (Eurocity) and 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.

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.

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.

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 Berlin to Prague

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Prague starts at €18.90 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 Berlin 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Prague is 7 hours and 45 minutes, with around 13 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 Berlin and Prague by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Prague is 4 hours and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Prague cost?

Train ticket prices from Berlin to Prague can start from as little as €18.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Prague?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Prague without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Berlin to Prague each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Berlin to Prague leaves at 07:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Berlin to Prague leaves at 23:33. 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 Berlin and Prague by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Prague cover a distance of around 175 miles (281 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Prague to Berlin. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Berlin to Prague.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Prague for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/04/2022. 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 10/07/2022 for travel on 10/07/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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