Czech Republic

From the Czech Republic to international cities

The best-connected city in the Czech Republic is Prague. From Prague, there are direct daytime trains to other Czech cities. Prague is also close to several great destinations such as Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Vienna and Budapest.

Prague - Vienna

There are two ways to get from Prague to Vienna. One option is to go via the eastern part of the Czech Republic. Another option is to go via Linz, an Austrian city, west of Vienna. All direct trains usually take four hours and 45 minutes (the night train takes just over six hours and requires a reservation). The second route is perfect if you want to start out by exploring the many castles of the Czech Republic, or the beautiful Danube hills west of Vienna.

Stopover in Linz

When traveling from Prague to Vienna, why not make a stop in the small city of Linz? Linz seized the reins as European Capital of Culture in 2009, and in 2014 Austria’s third-largest city became a Unesco City of Media Arts. Sitting astride the Danube, Linz is not only a contemporary hub but also harbours a charming Altstadt filled with historic baroque architecture.

Prague - Berlin

There are two ways to get from Prague to Vienna. One option is to go via the eastern part of the Czech Republic. Another option is to go via Linz, an Austrian city, west of Vienna. All direct trains usually take four hours and 45 minutes (the night train takes just over six hours and requires a reservation). The second route is perfect if you want to start out by exploring the many castles of the Czech Republic, or the beautiful Danube hills west of Vienna.

Stopover in Dresden

When traveling from Prague to Berlin, Dresden is a well-worth stopover. With half a million residents, it is a beautiful baroque city rebuilt from the ashes of World War II. Dresden has a number of great museums, and you can enjoy the architectural treasures including Dresden Castle, the Bruhlsche Terrasse (Bruhl's Terrace) and the Frauenkirche. 

Prague - Munich

There is one direct train, the Ex-Express, that departs from the Praha hl.n. station and arrives at München Hbf after 5h33 of travel. 

Traveling in the Czech Republic

Many people who travel to the Czech Republic only think of Prague. Given how famous the capital city is, this is understandable. But with several incredible destinations just a short train ride away, there’s every reason to embark on trips to some of these convenient day trips within the Czech Republic. 

  • Český Krumlov, there is a direct train from Prague to Český Krumlov. It leaves from Prague Hlavni at 08:02 and takes approximately 3 hours. The direct train returns at 14:02. There are also easy connections by rail at other times throughout the day.
  • Kutná Hora, there is a direct train from Prague to Kutna Hora that takes approximately 1 hour.  
  • Poděbrady, there are direct trains departs and returns regularly throughout the day with a journey time of approximately 50 minutes.
  • Český ráj (Bohemian Paradise), there are direct trains depart approximately every 2 hours. The journey takes about 1h 45 min.
  • Olomouc, there are regular direct trains that take no longer than 2h 30 min.
  • Karlštejn Castle, there are direct trains that take approximately 40 minutes.

With an Interrail Pass

Traveling to the Czech Republic with an Interrail Pass? Make sure to get the most out of your pass and check out the Interrail Pass benefits in the Czech Republic.

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