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High-Speed trains from Berlin to Prague

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.

Berlin to Prague by train

It takes an average of 4h 03m to travel from Berlin to Prague by train, over a distance of around 175 miles (281 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Prague and tickets for this journey start from €16.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 03m
Price€16.60 - €167.92
Distance175 miles (281 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationPrague
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, union_ivkoni

Berlin to Prague train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Prague for lundi 25 mai 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
13:23 Berlin Südkreuz17:26 Praha-HolešoviceEC 175 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 03m, direct
17:23 Berlin Südkreuz21:26 Praha-HolešoviceEC 179 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 03m, direct
19:35 Berlin Südkreuz11:17 Praha hl.n.ICE 1617 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets15h 42m, 5 changes
20:33 Berlin Südkreuz11:17 Praha hl.n.IC 2275 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets14h 44m, 6 changes
21:35 Berlin Südkreuz11:17 Praha hl.n.ICE 699 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets13h 42m, 7 changes
07:23 Berlin Südkreuz11:26 Praha-HolešoviceEC 171 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 03m, direct
13:23 Berlin Südkreuz17:26 Praha-HolešoviceEC 175 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 03m, direct
17:23 Berlin Südkreuz21:26 Praha-HolešoviceEC 179 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 03m, direct
19:35 Berlin Südkreuz11:17 Praha hl.n.ICE 1617 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets15h 42m, 5 changes
20:33 Berlin Südkreuz11:17 Praha hl.n.IC 2275 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets14h 44m, 6 changes

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

You can travel from Berlin to Prague on Deutsche Bahn 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.

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 Berlin to Prague

Train tickets from Berlin to Prague start at €16.60 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €67.41.
lowest price found
from16.60
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price51.65
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price52.55
on the day
avg. single price67.41

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 4 hours and 3 minutes, with around 3 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 tickets from Berlin to Prague can start from as little as €16.60 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 Berlin to Prague?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Prague without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Berlin to Prague. 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 07:23. 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 17:23. 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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Prague for a typical week day using timetable data for 25/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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