Between Praha and Decin

Praha / Prague / Prag to Dresden by train



From Praha hl.n. to Dresden Hbf

Travel Information

Departing from Prague/Praha/Prag:

On Sunday to Friday between around 06:21 and 18:21 trains depart every other hour, but on Saturdays the final EC train departure of the day is at around 16:21**.**

Final Destination: Hamburg or Berlin or Leipzig

All trains also call at: Praha-Holešovice, Děčín andBad Schandau

Sun - Fri = 7 x trains per day
Sat = 6 x trains


Online bookings usually open: 3 months ahead of the travel date


Book 1st class ticket journey tickets on DB or Trainline and your seat reservation is included - but they're optional when booking 2nd class tickets, or if you will be travelling with a 1st or 2nd class rail pass.

Opting to reserve is particularly recommended if you will be travelling during the summer, or won't be taking the first train of the daty.

Finding Tickets:

When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct trains.

On the DB booking site look for journeys that have:

- 0 in the Chg. column

- EC (and only EC) in the Products column.

Use the earlier/later buttons to search for the cheapest ticket prices.

Trains departing at different times can be cheaper than others leaving on the same day, so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.

Though it can be worth comparing ticket prices across the different agents on this route - tickets can be cheaper on the CD (Czech Railways) compared to the DB (German Railways) website - and vice versa.

Our guide to booking train tickets (and reservations) on the DB (German national railways) website is available HERE.

We have also published a guide to booking tickets on the CD website.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
DB Bahn from €14

DB Bahn Guide

DB is the national railway operator in Germany, so its website can be used for booking journeys by German express trains; the ICE and IC trains and it doesn't charge booking fees.
It also sells tickets for journeys by direct trains on all international routes from Germany regardless of whether DB is operating the train service.

It also sells an extensive range of end-to-end journeys which involve making connections both within Germany and in neighboring countries, but journeys between Germany and Britain cannot be booked on DB.

A key feature of DB website worth keeping mind is that it offers 1st class ticket purchasers complimentary seat reservations on journeys both within and to/from Germany.

Seat reservations for daytime in both 1st and 2nd class can also be booked separately from tickets.

Trainline from €14

Trainline Guide

CD from 386 CZK

CD Guide

CD is the national rail operator in Czechia and its very smart online booking service sells tickets for all express train services which it operates within Czechia, as well international journeys by EC, Railjet, SuperCity and overnight trains.
Some express trains, both within and to/from Czechia are operated by LeoExpress and Regiojet and these cannot be booked with CD.

CD also sells international tickets involving changes of train outside of Czechia for end-to-end journeys:

  • to Belgium
  • destinations in Germany not served by direct trains
  • to Paris
  • to Arhus, Copenhagen and Odense in Denmark
  • to destinations in Italy served by the overnight trains from Austria
  • to Luxembourg
  • to destinations in the The Netherlands, including Amsterdam, which are on the route of the direct trains from Berlin
  • to destinations in Romania, including Bucuresti served by the direct day and night trains from Budapest.

In addition to tickets, seat reservations, reservations for bicycles, plus reservations for couchettes and sleeping cabins, can also be booked online with CD, with no booking fees.

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesRiver views

Good to Know

Don't assume that you have to board the train at Praha hl.n.

These trains also call at Praha-Holešovice and this station has easier connections (by tram) from some parts of the city, particularly those by the river.

Though if you will be boarding at Holešovice, you should reserve, the trains can fill up on departure from Praha hl.n.

Between Praha and Decin Between Praha and Decin
Between Praha and Decin Between Praha and Decin
Between Praha and Bad Schandau Between Praha and Bad Schandau
Between Decin and Bad Schandau Between Decin and Bad Schandau

For virtually the entire journey the train travels through the beautiful Elbe River valley, but sit on the right of the train (when facing the direction of travel) for the best views.

This journey is so fabulous that it's featured on the Daily Telegraph's list of Best Train Journeys that can be completed in a day.

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