Berlin to Prague: Transport Guide

With beautiful castles, towers, and romantic bridges, Prague is a perfect destination to visit after your trip to Berlin

In this travel guide, you’ll find useful information about traveling from Berlin to Prague, including timetable, ticket prices, and booking tips.

 

Getting from Berlin to Prague

The distance between Prague and Berlin is about 281 km (175 miles), and you can travel between two cities easily by train and bus. 

The travel duration is about 4 to 4.5 hours, depending on your choice of transport.

The cheapest way to travel to Prague is by train. At the moment, there’s no direct flight from Berlin to Prague.

TypeTimeCostTickets
Train4h 05m$28 (€23)Check train tickets
Bus4h 30m$22 (€18)Check bus tickets

Travel tips

 

Berlin to Prague train

Taking a train from Berlin to Prague is a comfortable and convenient option.

How long does the train take?

Deutsche Bahn (DB) offers several trains to Prague per day, taking about 4 hours 20 minutes on average.

The fastest train will take you to Prague in 4 hours 05 minutes. 

If you travel at night, you can consider taking a sleeper train in the evening, which takes about 9.5 to 12 hours. 

How much is the train ticket to Prague?

If you book in advance, train ticket prices from Berlin to Prague start from $28 (€23). The train prices change depending on the date, route, and usually very high if you book on the same day. 

What are the train departure and arrival stations?

All trains leave Berlin station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof) and arrive at Prague Station, conveniently located in the city center.

From Prague Station, you can easily visit the city’s famous landmarks such as Prague Castle or Old town square.

Taking the Train from Berlin

To reach Berlin Hauptbahnhof, you can take Berlin S-Bahn from Alexanderplatz or the Berlin Zoo Station. You can also take buses, trams, and taxis to the train station. 

Info
Journey time4h 05m
PriceFrom $28 (€23)
Distance175 miles (281 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train6:17 am
Last train8:40 pm
Departure stationBerlin Hbf
Arrival stationPrague Hl.n.
ChangesDirect trains available
OperatorsDeutsche Bahn
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Berlin to Prague bus

Taking a bus from Berlin to Prague is a cost-effective way to travel between two cities.

How long is the bus?

Flixbus, Regiojet, Eurolines offer daily buses to Prague, and the journey takes about 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours.

The earliest bus departs from Berlin at 12:15 am, while the latest one leaves the station at 11:59 pm. 

The fastest buses by FlixBus arrive in Prague in 4 hours and 30 minutes. 

How much does the bus cost?

The bus ticket price starts at $22 (€18). However, prices can vary depending on the time of day and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

What are the bus departure and arrival stations?

Buses traveling from Berlin to Prague depart from Berlin’s Zentraler Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) and arrive at Prague’s UAN Florenc bus station.

Info
Journey time4h 30m
Price$22 (€18)
Distance175 miles (281 km)
Frequency40+ buses per day
First bus12:15 am
Last bus11:59 pm
Departure stationBerlin’s Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof (ZOB)
Arrival stationPrague’s UAN Florenc
OperatorsFlixbus, Regiojet, Eurolines