Berlin and Prague are two must-see capitals in Europe, just four and a half hours away from each other by train. With so many scenic sites passing right by your window, the time will just fly by, plus, you can disembark knowing you picked the greener way to travel! Deutsche Bahn’s EC (Eurocity) trains will get you there in comfort, with plenty of room for both you and your bags, plus with stops in major cities being its only ports of call (and none of those long security and customs lines you can expect at an airport), it’s a fabulously efficient way to travel.
The perfect trip for lovers of beer, Berlin and Prague both have a solid claim to the ‘best beer in Europe’ crown, with Prague pipping Berlin at the post if you want to party on a budget. The city is a popular pre-wedding destination for just this reason, but don’t worry, there’s lots more to the city than staggering stag dos! Prague Castle is right out of a storybook, and the cobbled streets of the old town perfectly match the magical theme, although you’ll also find a buzzing hipster scene too, with bars and eateries offering tasty treats. Ready to go? Check out route information for Berlin to Prague below, including train times and FAQs.
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.
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 Praha hl.n. 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 Praha hl.n. is 6 hours and 56 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Praha hl.n. is 4 hours and 13 minutes.
Train tickets from Berlin to Praha hl.n. can start from as little as €15.70 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 Praha hl.n. without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Berlin to Praha hl.n.. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Berlin to Praha hl.n. leaves at 04:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Berlin to Praha hl.n. leaves at 21:47. 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 Praha hl.n. cover a distance of around 175 miles (281 km) during the journey.