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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Berlin to Prague. Traveling by train from Berlin to Prague usually takes around 6 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Railjet train can make the trip in 4 hours and 4 minutes.

Distance175 mi (281 km)
Fastest train4h 4m
Lowest price$21.85
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines5

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

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 17 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Prague from Berlin will be about $57.84 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Prague?

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity24h 18m$40.52
Deutsche Bahn87h 11m$42.98
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company24h 44m$37.73
Non-federally owned railway company14h 16m$52.06
Railjet14h 4m$34.79

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.

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 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 6 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 4 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?

Trains from Berlin to Prague are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

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 9:00pm. 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 10 scheduled trains on most days. 7 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Berlin to Prague for $16.14.

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?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Berlin where you can board the train.

Train stations in Berlin:

  • Rigaer Straße

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Bellevue

Where is the train station in Prague?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Prague than most cities. Most trains from Berlin will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Prague:

Train stations in Prague:

  • Praha-Holesovice

  • Praha Masarykovo n.

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