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Trip Summary

There are 11 daily trains from Prague to Berlin. Traveling by train from Prague to Berlin usually takes around 6 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest DB Eurocity train can make the trip in 4 hours and 17 minutes.

Distance175 mi (281 km)
Fastest train4h 17m
Lowest price€18.86
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

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

In the last month, €28.14 was the average price of a train ticket from Prague to Berlin. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €32.71 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€58€38€19JulJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Prague to Berlin will vary between €28 and €47. Planning a train trip to Berlin within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Prague over the next 7 days is €28. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€48€38€29€19€10ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Prague to Berlin by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €28 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Prague to Berlin in October, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €46 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

€72€58€43€29€143020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Berlin from Prague will be about €32.71 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Prague to Berlin?

There are 4 train lines with service from Prague to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 9 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity14h 18m€36.59
Deutsche Bahn98h 16m€39.49
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company35h 46m€33.28
Railjet14h 36m€32.40
  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Prague to Berlin start from €19, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Berlin. DB Eurocity in Prague leaves from Praha hl.n. . And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Prague to Berlin train travel on DB Eurocity takes 4 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 17 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Eurocity offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Prague to Berlin start from €19, and on average cost . Daily there are 9 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn in Prague leaves from Praha hl.n. . And in Berlin trains arrive at Rigaer Straße and 7 other train stations.

    From Prague to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 8 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 17 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 15 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Prague to Berlin start from €19, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Prague leaves from Praha hl.n. and 2 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Bellevue and 5 other train stations.

    From Prague to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 17 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • Railjet

    Railjet

    Railjet train tickets from Prague to Berlin start from €19, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Railjet schedules to Berlin. Railjet in Prague leaves from Praha hl.n. and one other station. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and one other train station.

    From Prague to Berlin train travel on Railjet takes 4 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Railjet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 17 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Berlin on a weekend there is typically one Railjet scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Prague.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Prague to Berlin 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Prague to Berlin?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Prague to Berlin. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Prague to Berlin?

The distance between Prague and Berlin is approximately 175 miles, or 281 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 17 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?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Prague to Berlin. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Prague at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 Prague to Berlin?

There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Berlin. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

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.

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Prague?

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Main departure 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 parking 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.

All train stations in Prague:

  • Praha hl.n.

  • Praha-Holesovice

  • Praha-Bubny

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