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Kraków - Prague Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 2 daily train trips between Kraków and Prague. The average train journey from Kraków to Prague takes 6 hours, but some Leo Express train trips are as short as 5 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance244 mi (393 km)
Fastest train5h 56m
Lowest price$29.87
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceLeo Express
Train lines1

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

The average price for a train ticket from Krakow to Prague is $46.65, Considering the distance of the route, this is an excellent deal. By booking your trip at least 7 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $11.06 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during October. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Kraków to Prague, with the average price at just $40. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to $55. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Which train should you take from Kraków to Prague?

Leo Express is the one and only train line which connects Krakow to Prague. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Leo Express26h 0m$52.16
  • Leo Express is a prominent private train company based in Czechia, offering seamless connections between multiple cities across four countries. With a dedicated team of 320 professionals managing an extensive network of routes, Leo Express provides a multitude of daily trips. The company serves various destinations within the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, and Poland. Passengers can enjoy onboard amenities such as air conditioning, restrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and complimentary refreshments for select ticket holders across different travel classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Kraków and Prague is approximately 244 miles, or 393 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 56 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.

Trains departing from Kraków to Prague tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. 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 Saturday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Kraków at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Kraków twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Prague with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

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 Kraków?

Main departure station: Pawia Train Station

There is one train station in Kraków.

All train stations in Kraków:

  • Pawia Train Station

Where is the train station in Prague?

Praha hl.n.  - CZPRGDEDBN-0

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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-Liben

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