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Prague - Kraków Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Prague to Kraków. Traveling by train from Prague to Kraków usually takes around 6 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest Leo Express train can make the trip in 6 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance244 mi (393 km)
Fastest train6h 45m
Lowest price$26.65
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceLeo Express
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Prague to Kraków?

Leo Express is the one and only train line which connects Prague to Krakow. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Leo Express36h 50m$52.19
  • Leo Express

    Leo Express

    Leo Express train tickets from Prague to Kraków start from $27, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Leo Express schedules to Krakow. Leo Express in Prague leaves from Praha-Liben and one other station. And in Krakow trains arrive at Pawia Train Station .

    From Prague to Kraków train travel on Leo Express takes 6 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Krakow faster, Leo Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Leo Express offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Krakow.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How long is the train journey from Prague to Kraków?

The distance between Prague and Kraków is approximately 244 miles, or 393 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 45 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 Prague to Kraków 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 Friday. Friday 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 Prague at 3:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Kraków?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Prague to Kraków.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kraków 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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Prague?

Main departure station: Praha-Liben

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

All train stations in Prague:

  • Praha-Liben

  • Praha hl.n.

Where is the train station in Kraków?

Main arrival station: Pawia Train Station

Kraków has one train station.

All train stations in Kraków:

  • Pawia Train Station

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