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Paris to Prague by train

The journey from Paris to Prague by train is 548.68 mi and takes 21 hr 19 min. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:26 PM and the last at 4:16 PM. It is possible to travel from Paris to Prague by train for as little as $52.33 or as much as $132.39. The best price for this journey is $52.33.

Lowest Price$52.33
Journey Duration21 hr 19 min
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price$52.33
Highest Price$132.39
First Departure12:26 PM
Last Departure4:16 PM
Distance548.68 mi
CarriersOUIGO, FlixBus

Paris to Prague Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Jun 21, 2024

Traveling from Paris to Prague by train

The average train journey duration from Paris to Prague is 21 hr 19 min. The distance between the two main stations is 548.68 mi. There are approximately 4 trains connecting Paris and Prague per day. The cheapest train ticket for this route costs around $52.33. If you're traveling from Paris to Prague by train, you'll depart from Paris - Orly Airport,Paris - Gare De Lyon,Paris Gare du Nord,Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2C,Paris, Porte Maillot,Paris Montparnasse 3 Vaugirard,Paris La Défense,Paris Beauvais-Tillé Airport stations. These stations are well connected to local transportation networks, making it easy to reach them from anywhere in Paris. You will arrive at Praha-Vysochany,Prague - Zličín,Prague, Hlavni nadrazi,Praha Liben,Prague (Černý Most),Praha Holesovice,Prague UAN Florenc,Ruzyne International Airport,Praha Masarykovo nadrazi stations in Prague. While there may not be a direct connection between all the stations on this route, Virail provides both direct routes and transfer connection information to reach your destination. Also, please arrive 30 minutes before your train departure to ensure optimal boarding conditions.

The transportation is provided by the railway company SNCF, and you can take several types of trains, such as TGV INOUI, Intercités, TER, and OUIGO. Hop on the high-speed TGV INOUI trains for a direct and swift journey. For added convenience, enjoy seamless connections by combining TGV INOUI with TER trains or quickly transition from budget-friendly OUIGO services to TGV INOUI. You can also travel on the Intercités de Nuit trains for an eco-friendly and memorable overnight journey to Prague. 

Discover Prague: A Beautiful Blend of History, Culture, and Cuisine

Stepping off your train in Prague, you'll likely find yourself at Praha Hlavní nádraží, the city's central train station. The station is centrally located and connects to the local tram and metro networks, making it an ideal starting point for exploring the city.

Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is a treasure trove of Gothic and Baroque architecture, fairy-tale streets, and rich cultural experiences. From the historic Prague Castle to the stunning Charles Bridge and from the vibrant Old Town Square to the unique Dancing House, Prague is a city that continually surprises and delights.

Things to do/see in Prague

  1. Visit the magnificent Prague Castle and take in the panoramic city views.
  2. Stroll across the iconic Charles Bridge and admire the 30 statues lining it.
  3. Explore Old Town Square and admire the Astronomical Clock.
  4. Take a river cruise on the Vltava for a unique city perspective.
  5. Visit the unique Dancing House, a modern architectural marvel.
  6. Climb up to the Petřín Lookout Tower for stunning views.
  7. Explore the Jewish Quarter and its rich history and beautiful synagogues.
  8. Stroll through the beautiful Wallenstein Gardens.
  9. Visit the fascinating Museum of Communism.
  10. Wander around the charming neighborhood of Malá Strana.

Things to eat/drink in Prague:

  1. Try trdelník, a traditional Slovak rolled pastry.
  2. Savor svíčková, a marinated sirloin dish served with creamy sauce.
  3. Enjoy goulash, a hearty stew made with meat and vegetables.
  4. Try Czech dumplings, a staple side dish often served with meat and sauce.
  5. Taste some traditional Czech beer, renowned worldwide for its quality.
  6. Indulge in palacinky, thin Czech pancakes often filled with jam, fruit, or cream.
  7. Enjoy a plate of chlebíčky, open-faced sandwiches popular in the Czech Republic.
  8. Taste medovnik, a delicious honey cake traditional in the region.
  9. Try pickled cheese (nakládaný hermelín), a Czech pub snack staple.
  10. Don't miss out on tasting Becherovka, a traditional Czech herbal liqueur.

Day trips from Prague

The surrounding regions of Prague offer numerous opportunities for day trips. Visit the beautiful town of Kutná Hora, famous for its historic center and the unusual Bone Church. Explore Český Krumlov, a fairy-tale town with a stunning castle, or delve into history with a visit to the Terezín Concentration Camp. The scenic Karlštejn Castle and the spa town of Karlovy Vary are also excellent options for day excursions from Prague.

Prague Travel Tips

Public transportation in Prague is efficient and covers most city areas, making it easy to navigate. Consider purchasing a transport pass for unlimited travel within a specific timeframe. Remember to validate your ticket before you start your journey. While the city center is best explored on foot, tram rides offer a unique perspective on the city's scenic routes. If you're visiting in summer, remember that Prague can get crowded, so booking attractions in advance is a good idea.

We are happy to help you plan your journey from Paris to Prague. We check thousands of destinations by train, bus, and plane to assist you in finding the best price. If you want to see the best prices for all modes of transportation between Paris and Prague, you can browse our convenient price calendar below and find the option that suits your needs.

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Cheap train tickets from Paris to Prague
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Paris to Prague.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Paris to Prague, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Paris to Prague.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $25.36 to $205.25 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 88% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Paris to Prague

The cheapest Paris - Prague train tickets can be found for as low as $97.45 if you’re lucky, or $157.69 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $375.64.

Find the best day to travel to Prague by train

When travelling to Prague by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

Ticket types and facilities from Paris to Prague

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by OUIGO when traveling from Paris to Prague.

Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
Services on board OUIGO and FlixBus from Paris to Prague
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Paris to Prague CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Paris to Prague by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Paris and Prague are 61.81kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Paris and Prague? By taking the train between Paris and Prague you will save 114.79kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 4.42kg compared to a bus and 79.47kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Paris to Prague?
A train ticket from Paris to Prague is $91.95. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $52.33.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Paris to Prague?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Paris to Prague is $52.33. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Paris and Prague by train?
Paris to Prague is 548.68 mi.
How long does the train between Paris and Prague take?
Paris to Prague is on average 21 hr 19 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 15 hr 19 min.
Which companies operate from Paris to Prague?
The train journey from Paris to Prague is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: OUIGO and FlixBus.
How many train connections per day go from Paris to Prague?
Paris to Prague has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Paris to Prague leave?
The earliest train from Paris to Prague departs at 12:26 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Paris to Prague depart?
The latest train from Paris to Prague departs at 4:16 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Paris to Prague in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $52.33 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Paris to Prague by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Paris and Prague is 15 hr 19 min.
Is there a direct train from Paris to Prague?
Yes, there is a direct train between Paris and Prague.
What are the CO2 emissions for Paris to Prague by train?
The train journey from Paris to Prague creates 61.81kg of CO2 emissions.

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