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There are 60 daily trains from Frankfurt to Prague. Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Prague usually takes around 9 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 6 hours and 59 minutes.
|Distance||255 mi (411 km)|
|Fastest train||6h 59m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
What is the price of a train ticket from Frankfurt to Prague?
In the last month, $51.03 was the average price of a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Prague. 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 $45.83 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Frankfurt to Prague 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 $59 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Frankfurt to Prague in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $81 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
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 Frankfurt am Main will be about $45.83 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Frankfurt to Prague?
There are 3 train lines with service from Frankfurt am Main to Prague. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 37 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity-Express||2||8h 33m||$115.48|
|Deutsche Bahn||37||9h 28m||$88.99|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||26||9h 41m||$81.92|
DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Frankfurt to Prague start from $115, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Prague. DB Intercity-Express in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Frankfurt-Rödelheim and one other station. And in Prague trains arrive at Praha hl.n. .
From Frankfurt to Prague train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 8 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Prague faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 59 minutes.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Frankfurt to Prague start from $28, and on average cost . Daily there are 26 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Prague. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Frankfurt-Unterliederbach and 22 other stations. And in Prague trains arrive at Praha hl.n. and 2 other train stations.
From Frankfurt to Prague train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 9 hours and 41 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 6 hours and 59 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 44 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Prague.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Frankfurt am Main 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Frankfurt to Prague?
How long is the train journey from Frankfurt to Prague?
The distance between Frankfurt and Prague is approximately 255 miles, or 411 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 59 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 departing from Frankfurt to Prague tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Frankfurt at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Frankfurt to Prague?
There are 60 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Prague to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.
Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the center of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.
Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood near the city's train station.
The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on bus carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.
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.
Where is the train station in Frankfurt?
Main departure station: Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Frankfurt where you can board the train.
All train stations in Frankfurt:
Central Train Station
Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf
Where is the train station in Prague?
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 Masarykovo n.
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