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Trip Summary

There are 108 daily trains from Munich to Prague. Traveling by train from Munich to Prague usually takes around 9 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest alex train can make the trip in 5 hours and 37 minutes.

Distance186 mi (300 km)
Fastest train5h 37m
Lowest price$21.85
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines5

Which train should you take from Munich to Prague?

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express26h 10m$89.00
Deutsche Bahn409h 52m$69.26
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company689h 2m$88.88
Non-federally owned railway company110h 17m$98.87
alex15h 58m$47.70

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Munich 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.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Munich to Prague. 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 Munich to Prague?

The distance between Munich and Prague is approximately 186 miles, or 300 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 37 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 Munich to Prague are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Wednesday 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 Munich at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Munich to Prague?

There are 108 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 Munich. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Munich to Prague for $19.86.

City Information

Munich

Boasting a quaint beauty that has withstood the test of time, Munich is a vibrant city where the old meets the new. One of the most noticeable events in the city is Oktoberfest. The festival is the largest beer festival in the world, and it is here that you can enjoy a huge variety of beers, as well as local specialties and themed entertainment. For those who want to learn more about the city’s architectural history, consider visiting the Church of Our Lady, which features two unique dome-topped towers, forming an eye-catching part of Munich’s skyline. If you simply wish to enjoy a stroll around town, the English Garden, with its signature Chinesischen Turm, will offer the reprieve you need.

Among the local favorites in the city are Spatenhaus and Haxnbauer, both of which serve authentic hearty Munich dishes. For a more affordable dinner, you could check out the beer gardens such as Seehaus Biergarten or Augustinerkeller.

München Hauptbahnhof, located at the center of Munich, is the principal train station in the city serving all Deutsche Bahn trains that pass through town. Munich’s Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to catch a bus by FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Sindbad. The main airport is the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, which lies 19 miles northeast of the city center.

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 Munich?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Munich where you can board the train.

Train stations in Munich:

  • München-Aubing

  • München-Freiham

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München-Westkreuz

  • München-Langwied

  • München Leienfelsstr.

  • München-Allach

  • München-Neuaubing

  • München-Pasing

  • München-Untermenzing

  • München-Obermenzing

  • München-Moosach

  • München-fasanerie

Where is the train station in Prague?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Prague:

  • Praha Masarykovo n.

  • Praha-Holesovice

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