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Trip Summary

There are 11 daily trains from Berlin to Prague. Traveling by train from Berlin to Prague usually takes around 5 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Railjet train can make the trip in 4 hours and 1 minute.

Distance175 mi (281 km)
Fastest train4h 1m
Lowest price$18.31
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

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

In the last month, $24.95 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin to Prague. 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $42.17 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Berlin to Prague will vary between $25 and $75. Planning a train trip to Prague within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Berlin over the next 7 days is $26. 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

$50$40$30$20$10ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Berlin 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 $31 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Prague in October, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $42 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

$75$60$45$30$153020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Prague from Berlin will be about $42.17 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Prague?

There are 4 train lines with service from Berlin to Prague. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity24h 20m$42.50
Deutsche Bahn87h 5m$40.33
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company35h 8m$41.63
Railjet14h 3m$39.59
  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Berlin to Prague start from $18, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Eurocity schedules to Prague. DB Eurocity in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and one other station. And in Prague trains arrive at Praha hl.n. and 2 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Prague train travel on DB Eurocity takes 4 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Prague faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 1 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 Prague.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • 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 Berlin to Prague start from $19, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Prague. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from S+u Bundesplatz and 5 other stations. And in Prague trains arrive at Praha-Holesovice and 2 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Prague train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Prague faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 1 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 Prague.

  • Railjet

    Railjet

    Railjet is a high-speed intercity train company with trains capable of reaching speeds of 230 kilometers per hour. While these speedy trains will make any trip quick, passengers can still enjoy extra legroom on seats to air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, power outlets, restrooms, and a cafe with snacks and drinks available for purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin 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.

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 Berlin to Prague?

The distance between Berlin and Prague is approximately 175 miles, or 281 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 1 minute.

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?

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Berlin to Prague. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday 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 Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Berlin to Prague?

There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Prague. 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 Prague to Berlin.

City Information

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.

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 Berlin?

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Main departure station: Berlin Central Station

Occupying a grand modern glass and steel building on the River Spree, Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) is around 1.5 km from the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Also referred to as Berlin Central Station, the station is German capital's main railway station (hauptbahnhof). The lower platforms serve train lines that run north-south on Deutsche Bahn. The lower platforms are linked with upper platforms – for east-west services – via escalators and a middle floor containing shops, cafés, and other convenient facilities. It has additional connections with U-Bahn (metro) Line 5 and trams (streetcars). The intercity bus station lies on the opposite side of Europaplatz, with FlixBus providing services across Germany.

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Berlin Central Station

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Bellevue

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

  • Berlin Ostbahnhof

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 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 Masarykovo n.

  • Praha-Bubny

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