Between around 06:21 and 12:21 these EC trains depart from Prague/Praha every other hour; there are no longer any overnight trains on this route.
Final Destination: Hamburg-Altona or Kiel
All trains also call at: Praha-Holešovice, Berlin Hbf, Hamburg-Dammtor
Arriving in Hamburg:
All of these trains wlll call at two stations adjacent to Hamburg city centre - Hamburg Hbf and Hamburg Dammtor.
So it can be worthwhile working out which of these stations in the city, will suit your needs best, before making the journey.
4 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
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.
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.
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.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €29|
|cd.cz||from 938 CZK|
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.
For the first phase of the journey, between Prague and Dresden the train travels through the beautiful Elbe River valley - sit on the right of the train (when facing the direction of travel) for the best views.
However, once the train has left Dresden behind, it will spend more than 4hours travelling across a largely flat, featureless landscape - so having something to read or watch with you, is highly recommended.
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