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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Košice to Prague. Traveling by train from Košice to Prague usually takes around 9 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Leo Express train can make the trip in 8 hours and 53 minutes.

Distance321 mi (516 km)
Fastest train8h 53m
Lowest price£19.36
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Košice to Prague?

In the last month, £40.76 was the average price of a train ticket from Košice to Prague. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 7 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £8.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Košice to Prague by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £17 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Košice to Prague in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £41 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Košice to Prague?

2 train services operate from Košice to Prague. FlixTrain usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain39h 15m£44.47
Leo Express49h 26m£40.85
  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 3 daily trips to Prague from Košice. The train usually departs from Staničné námestie in Košice and arrives at Kurta Konráda 495/8 in Prague after about 9 hours and 15 minutes.

  • Leo Express

    Leo Express

    Leo Express train tickets from Košice to Prague start from £19, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Leo Express schedules to Prague. Leo Express in Košice leaves from Staničné námestie 9 . And in Prague trains arrive at Praha hl.n. and one other train station.

    From Košice to Prague train travel on Leo Express takes 9 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Prague faster, Leo Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 53 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Leo Express offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Prague.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Košice to Prague during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Košice to Prague?

The distance between Košice and Prague is approximately 321 miles, or 516 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 53 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Košice to Prague on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Košice at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Košice to Prague?

There are 6 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Košice to Prague.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Prague to Košice.

City Information

Prague

With storied churches and beautiful castles, Prague was once the hidden gem of Europe, and it has now revealed its beauty to the world. Prague’s prized landmark is the majestic Prague Castle, which is the largest castle complex in the world. The castle is an amalgamation of many different architectural styles, making it a very special destination to visit. You might even get to see the president of Czechia as well, since it is his office! If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy the vibe of the city, head for the Old Town Square, which has seen very few changes since its conception in the 12th century. If you are not afraid of a little hiking, head to Petrin Hill, which is one of the largest green areas in the city. The area also houses the Rose Garden and Seminary Garden, featuring more than 2,100 trees.

Prague’s food scene is not as well-known as other famous cities’, but the local dishes such as knedlíky or bramboráky will pleasantly surprise you. La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers amazing Czech dishes. For local beers, don’t hesitate to check out U Medvídku.

Praha hlavní nádraží is the largest international train station in Prague and it’s located right in the heart of the city. Not too far from the train station is Prague’s central bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Václav Havel Airport Prague.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Košice?

Main departure station: Staničné námestie

There are two stations in Košice where you can board the train to Prague.

All train stations in Košice:

  • Staničné námestie

  • Staničné námestie 9

Where is the train station in Prague?

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Main arrival station: Praha hl.n.

Praha hlavní nádraží (or h.l n) translates to Prague Main Railway Station. The large station first opened in 1871, but a major redesign in 1909 gave it its current distinctive look. The art nouveau architecture welcomes passengers reaching Prague on Deutsche Bahn and RailJet trains, as well as local commuter lines. Public restrooms, retail stores, restaurants, and a car park are available on-site. Plus, the station is only a few blocks away from Prague's legendary Old Town, with many museums and hotels along the way.

Train stations in Prague:

  • Praha hl.n.

  • Kurta Konráda 495/8

  • Praha-Liben

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