Berlin to Prague by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $23.06
  2. 30 day advance $25.16
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 5m
  • Distance
    281 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 21m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Berlin to Prague by train

Fast trains from Berlin to Prague take around 4 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 281 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Berlin and Prague.

1. Are there direct trains from Berlin to Prague?

Direct trains from Berlin to Prague have been found.

We usually find around 38 direct trains on the route from Berlin to Prague every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 37 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Berlin to Prague?

The Berlin to Prague train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Berlin to Prague train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Prague is usually scheduled to depart Berlin around 06:56 and the last train is around 17:16. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Berlin around 06:53, and the last at 17:16.

What's the Berlin to Prague train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Berlin to Prague are $23.06.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $25, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Berlin to Prague train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Berlin to Prague by train.

Help with booking alerts

Which train companies operate between Berlin and Prague?

More than one train company operates on the route from Berlin to Prague, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Euro City
  • EuroNight
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercités
  • Night train
  • Railjet

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Prague to Berlin by train

Other journeys to Prague View all journeys to Prague


It is an easy journey by train from Berlin to Prague – two European capitals which are as different as chalk and cheese. Comfortable EuroCity trains link the two cities. The trains that serve this route are operated by either the Czech or Hungarian Railways.

The journey from Berlin to Prague splits neatly into two sections with Dresden the midway point. The run from Berlin to Dresden is through largely forested country which has its own pacific beauty. At Dresden the route joins the Elbe Valley which is then followed upstream across the German-Czech border to Prague. This second stretch of the journey is superb, particularly the first hour south from Dresden. Sit on the left-hand side of the train for the best views.

Berlin to Prague

EuroCity trains leave from the lower level of Berlin Hauptbahnhof every two hours for the journey to Prague. These trains also stop at Südkreuz station in Berlin before heading south out of the city. On reaching Prague, the train serves two stations. The first stop is at Holesovice in the northern suburbs of the city. We recommend staying on to Praha hlavní nádrazí, which is much more convenient for the city centre.

Most trains on the Berlin to Prague route make four or five stops on the journey between the two capitals. Dresden is the only large city through which you will pass on this route.

Buy train and bus tickets for UK and Europe - the easy way

  • Easy, fast and cheap
  • Pay in EUR, GBP, USD or CAD
  • Cheaper UK tickets with Pricehack

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to receive top tips, train news and travel inspiration straight to your inbox

Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.