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Berlin to Prague by train

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.

Berlin to Praha hl.n. by train

It takes an average of 6h 56m to travel from Berlin to Praha hl.n. by train, over a distance of around 175 miles (281 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Praha hl.n. and tickets for this journey start from €15.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 13m
Price€15.70 - €209.40
Distance175 miles (281 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationPraha hl.n.
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, union_ivkoni

Berlin to Praha hl.n. train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Praha hl.n. for Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
17:23 Berlin Südkreuz21:36 Praha hl.n.EC 179 Deutsche Bahn (DB) 4h 13m, direct
20:33 Berlin Südkreuz06:10 Praha hl.n.IC 2275 Deutsche Bahn (DB) 9h 37m, 3 changes
21:35 Berlin Südkreuz08:10 Praha hl.n.ICE 699 Deutsche Bahn (DB) 10h 35m, 4 changes
21:47 Berlin Südkreuz09:10 Praha hl.n.RE 3373 Deutsche Bahn (DB) 11h 23m, 5 changes
04:35 Berlin Südkreuz11:10 Praha hl.n.ICE 501 Deutsche Bahn (DB) 6h 35m, 4 changes
07:23 Berlin Südkreuz11:36 Praha hl.n.EC 171 Deutsche Bahn (DB) 4h 13m, direct
08:33 Berlin Südkreuz15:10 Praha hl.n.IC 2173 Deutsche Bahn (DB) 6h 37m, 3 changes
08:37 Berlin Südkreuz15:10 Praha hl.n.ICE 505 Deutsche Bahn (DB) 6h 33m, 4 changes
10:33 Berlin Südkreuz17:10 Praha hl.n.IC 2175 Deutsche Bahn (DB) 6h 37m, 3 changes
10:37 Berlin Südkreuz17:10 Praha hl.n.ICE 507 Deutsche Bahn (DB) 6h 33m, 4 changes

Deutsche Bahn and EC (Eurocity) trains from Berlin to Praha hl.n.

You can travel from Berlin to Praha hl.n. 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 Praha hl.n.

Train tickets from Berlin to Praha hl.n. start at €15.70 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 €62.11.
lowest price found
from15.70
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price40.76
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price42.66
on the day
avg. single price62.11

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 Praha hl.n. 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 Praha hl.n.? 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 Praha hl.n. take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Berlin and Praha hl.n. by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Praha hl.n. is 4 hours and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Praha hl.n. cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Praha hl.n.?

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.

What time does the first train from Berlin to Praha hl.n. leave?

The first train from Berlin to Praha hl.n. leaves at 04:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin to Praha hl.n. leave?

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.

What's the distance between Berlin and Praha hl.n. by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Praha hl.n. 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 Praha hl.n. to Berlin.
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 Praha hl.n. for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/06/2020. 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 01/06/2020 for travel on 02/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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