Take the train from Berlin to Prague and go from one majestic hub of history to another (considerably more medieval) one. With a journey time of just over four hours, this train route is comparable to air travel when you take airport transfer times into account. In fact, the train may even be quicker (it’s certainly less stressful!) – just bring your bags and go. No hassle, no check-in queues!
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 lover’s won’t go wanting. These fantastic attractions and much, much more are reachable on foot from Prague’s main train station.
Taking the train between these two cities is a popular journey with locals and tourist alike, so, why not join them and book your ticket above? If you’re still not convinced, check out our FAQs and view train times below.
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.
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.
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.§
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!
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 Berlin and Prague is 6 hours and 14 minutes, with around 11 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 Berlin to Prague is 3 hours and 58 minutes.
Train tickets from Berlin to Prague can start from as little as €18.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Prague without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Berlin to Prague. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Berlin to Prague leaves at 06:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Berlin to Prague leaves at 22:30. 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 Berlin to Prague cover a distance of around 175 miles (281 km) during the journey.