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Take the train from Prague to Krakow Central in 5 hours 23 minutes

If you want to travel from Prague to Krakow Central by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Prague to Krakow Central by train to take around 6 hours 46 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 5 hours 23 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 14 trains per day running on this route, which spans 244 miles (392 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Krakow Central. ÖBB, Regiojet or Leo Express are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Prague to Krakow Central start from £16.41 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Prague to Krakow Central by train

It takes an average of 6h 46m to travel from Prague to Krakow Central by train, over a distance of around 244 miles (392 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Prague to Krakow Central and tickets for this journey start from £16.41 when you book in advance.

First train

05:19

Last train

21:56

Departure station

Prague

Arrival station

Krakow Central

Journey time

From 5h 23m

Distance

244 miles (392 km)

Frequency

14 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £16.41

Train and bus operators

ÖBB, Flixbus, Leo Express, Regiojet

Prague to Krakow Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Prague to Krakow Central for Tuesday 27th February 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:19 12:53 6h 34m, 1 change
07:19 14:51 7h 32m, 2 changes
09:19 15:28 6h 9m, direct
10:00 15:28 5h 28m, 1 change
11:19 18:38 7h 19m, 2 changes
12:32 19:48 7h 16m, 2 changes
13:19 19:54 6h 35m, 1 change
14:32 20:13 5h 41m, 1 change
14:50 20:13 5h 23m, 2 changes
15:19 22:54 7h 35m, 2 changes

ÖBB trains from Prague to Krakow Central

You can travel from Prague to Krakow Central on ÖBB 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.

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.

Eurocity, RegioJet and Leo Express classes from Prague to Krakow Central

Compare the different travel classes offered by Eurocity, RegioJet and Leo Express when travelling from Prague to Krakow Central.

Onboard services on Eurocity, RegioJet and Leo Express

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Prague to Krakow Central.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take your luggage free of charge onboard all ÖBB Eurocity trains, provided that it is stowed in the luggage racks above or below your seat or in the areas provided for hand luggage.

The pieces of luggage must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 90 x 60 x 40cm. These dimensions can only be exceeded if you’re travelling with skis and snowboards, ski and hiking poles, wind, string or plucked instruments, wheelchairs, or strollers.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

A restaurant carriage is available on most ÖBB Eurocity trains and offers a wide range of snacks and drinks. Vegan and vegetarian options are available too. If you upgrade to First Class, your meal of choice will be served straight to your seat.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Unfortunately, ÖBB Eurocity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. Also, WiFi is not always available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

If you’re travelling with your child, you’ll get a discounted ticket. Children aged 0-5 travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains, while those aged 6-14 get a half-price ticket. Kids aged 15 or over need a full-price ticket.

Many ÖBB Eurocity trains offer special compartments for children in Economy Class – they come with 6 seats and can be booked for any route. Breastfeeding compartments are available too – they have curtains that block the view for more privacy. These seats can’t be booked.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can travel with your bike for free on all ÖBB Eurocity trains, provided that it can be folded and is not larger than 90 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm. You won’t need to book a space for your bike.

If you can’t fold your bike, you’ll need to buy a bike ticket to reserve your space. You can book your ticket up to 6 months in advance from ÖBB Ticketshop online. If possible, we recommend you print out your bike reservation and attach it to your bike where it is clearly visible for the ticket inspector.

PetPetPets

Small pets can travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains if they’re placed in a carrier or cage. If you can’t carry them in a carrier or cage, you’ll need to buy a ticket for them. They must also be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.

Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost and don’t need to wear a muzzle.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

ÖBB Eurocity trains come with accessible toilets. Depending on the type of coach, several wheelchair bays including one seat for an accompanying person can be booked free of charge.

On many trains, the wheelchair bays are in First Class. However, passengers with wheelchairs and the person accompanying them can travel in First Class with their Second Class tickets and can also make use of the at-seat meal service on offer there.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

There are no weight limits when it comes to luggage on Regiojet trains - you can take what you like, so long as you can carry it by yourself.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Choose from a wide range of drinks, snacks and light bites on board - you'll find the full menu on the Regiojet app. A free bottle of water is available for all customers. For passengers travelling with Relax or Business Class tickets, you'll also be offered a free Italian coffee or mint tea (made with real mint leaves) when on board.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Free WiFi is available on board. You can access the entertainment portal using the Regiojet app, or through the built-in screens on more modern Regiojet trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Pushchairs should be folded up to be taken on board. If this isn't possible, you must store your pushchair at the front or back of the carriage.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Bicycles cannot be transported on Regiojet trains.

PetPetPets

It's possible to bring small pets on board Regiojet trains in suitable carriers. Pets are not allowed in sleeper carriages or couchettes. Guide dogs of all sizes are permitted on board.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Dedicated wheelchair spaces are available on Regiojet trains.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

On Leo Express trains, you can take a maximum of 3 pieces of luggage, but the total weight must not exceed 30 kg. You can store your small luggage in the space provided above the seats. Space for large luggage is also available in all travel classes.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

With Leo Express, you can enjoy a varied menu including hot drinks, starters, main courses and desserts, perfect to satisfy small appetites as well as big ones. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Free Wi-Fi is available on all Leo Express trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children aged up to 5 years old travel free on all Leo Express services, if accompanied by someone over 10 years old.

Passengers between the ages of 6 and 17 receive a 50% discount on the adult fare when travelling in the Czech Republic.

For travel outside the Czech Republic, Leo Express offers a 25% discount.

Passengers over the age of 15 must present identification when travelling.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can travel with your bike for an additional cost of €2.

The weight of your bike must not exceed 23kg. In addition, depending on the type of your bike, it must have a maximum length of 180 cm or 150 cm, with a maximum of 60 cm between the centre of the bike and the handlebars.

A Leo Express train can carry up to four bikes, book your ticket as soon as possible to make sure you have a space for yours.

PetPetPets

Small pets can travel on Leo Express trains, provided they are in a cage with dimensions less than 40 x 50 x 50 cm. There’s no need to reserve a place for your pet, but the cage must be able to be placed under your seat.

Larger animals that cannot travel in cages are not allowed on board, with the only exception being assistance dogs, who can travel without any restrictions.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For wheelchair travellers, there is a dedicated wheelchair area at the entrance of carriage C. Leo Express train staff are available to help you get on and off the train.

Toilets for people with reduced mobility are available on all Leo Express trains.

Cheap train tickets from Prague to Krakow Central

The price of train tickets from Prague to Krakow Central starts at £16.41 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 6 hours and 46 minutes, with around 14 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 5 hours and 23 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 £16.41 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 3 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 05:19. 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 21:56. 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.

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