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Taking the train from Zagreb to Plzeň in 12 hours 30 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Zagreb to Plzeň? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 14 hours 44 minutes to travel the 298 miles (480 km) from Zagreb to Plzeň by train, although you can get there in as little as 12 hours 30 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 8 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either DB, ÖBB or ČD. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Zagreb to Plzeň start from €49.90 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 Plzeň? 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.

Zagreb to Plzeň by train

It takes an average of 14h 44m to travel from Zagreb to Plzeň by train, over a distance of around 298 miles (480 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Zagreb to Plzeň and tickets for this journey start from €49.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 12h 30m
PriceFrom €49.90
Distance298 miles (480 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
First train07:03
Last train21:27
Departure stationZagreb
Arrival stationPlzeň
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus, ČD, Nomago (Bus), Globtour, Meridian

Zagreb to Plzeň train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zagreb to Plzeň for Tuesday 16th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:03 19:47 13h 44m, 1 change
06:27 18:57 12h 30m, 4 changes
06:27 19:37 13h 10m, 3 changes
06:27 19:58 13h 31m, 2 changes
09:05 00:12 15h 7m, 7 changes
11:47 07:47 20h 0m, 2 changes
20:27 10:57 14h 30m, 5 changes
20:27 11:47 15h 20m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB and IC (Intercity) trains from Zagreb to Plzeň

You can travel from Zagreb to Plzeň on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB and IC (Intercity) 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.

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.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

Cheap train tickets from Zagreb to Plzeň

The price of train tickets from Zagreb to Plzeň starts at €49.90 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 Zagreb to Plzeň 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 Zagreb to Plzeň? 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 Zagreb to Plzeň take?

The average journey time by train between Zagreb and Plzeň is 14 hours and 44 minutes, with around 8 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 Zagreb and Plzeň by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zagreb to Plzeň is 12 hours and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Zagreb to Plzeň cost?

Train ticket prices from Zagreb to Plzeň can start from as little as €49.90 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 Zagreb to Plzeň?

No, there are no direct train services from Zagreb to Plzeň. Travelling from Zagreb to Plzeň by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Zagreb to Plzeň leave?

The first train from Zagreb to Plzeň leaves at 07:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Zagreb to Plzeň leave?

The last train from Zagreb to Plzeň leaves at 21:27. 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 Zagreb and Plzeň by train?

Trains travelling from Zagreb to Plzeň cover a distance of around 298 miles (480 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Plzeň to Zagreb.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zagreb to Plzeň for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/16/2022. 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 09/05/2022 for travel on 09/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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