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Taking the train from Prague to Krakow Central in 6 hours 41 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Prague to Krakow Central? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 7 hours 29 minutes to travel the 244 miles (392 km) from Prague to Krakow Central by train, although you can get there in as little as 6 hours 41 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 10 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel with Leo Express trains during your journey, as they are the main operator of services on this route.

Train tickets from Prague to Krakow Central start from €10.00 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Krakow Central? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Prague to Krakow Central by train

It takes an average of 7h 29m to travel from Prague to Krakow Central by train, over a distance of around 244 miles (392 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Prague to Krakow Central and tickets for this journey start from €10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 41m
PriceFrom €10
Distance244 miles (392 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train04:52
Last train22:18
Departure stationPrague
Arrival stationKrakow Central
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Leo Express, Sindbad

Prague to Krakow Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Prague to Krakow Central for Tuesday 14th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:25 11:48 6h 23m, 1 change
06:02 12:51 6h 49m, 1 change
09:02 16:07 7h 5m, direct
09:18 16:07 6h 49m, 1 change
09:28 16:07 6h 39m, 2 changes
12:25 19:04 6h 39m, 2 changes
13:02 20:06 7h 4m, 1 change
13:25 20:06 6h 41m, 2 changes
16:28 04:35 12h 7m, 2 changes
21:54 04:46 6h 52m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Prague to Krakow Central

The price of train tickets from Prague to Krakow Central starts at €10 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 Prague to Krakow Central 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 Prague to Krakow Central? 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 Prague to Krakow Central take?

The average journey time by train between Prague and Krakow Central is 7 hours and 29 minutes, with around 10 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 Prague and Krakow Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Prague to Krakow Central is 6 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Prague to Krakow Central cost?

Train ticket prices from Prague to Krakow Central can start from as little as €10 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 Prague to Krakow Central?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Prague to Krakow Central without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Prague to Krakow Central each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Prague to Krakow Central leave?

The first train from Prague to Krakow Central leaves at 04:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Prague to Krakow Central leave?

The last train from Prague to Krakow Central leaves at 22:18. 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 Prague and Krakow Central by train?

Trains travelling from Prague to Krakow Central cover a distance of around 244 miles (392 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Krakow Central to Prague. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Prague to Krakow Central.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Prague to Krakow Central for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/14/2021. 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 01/09/2022 for travel on 01/09/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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