Looking down into the main departure hall at Munchen Hbf used by the long distance trains

Praha / Prague / Prag to München / Munich by train



From Praha hl.n. to München Hbf/Munich main station

Travel Information

Final Destination: Munchen

All trains also call at: Plzeň and Regensburg

*These trains also call at Praha-Smichov station after they have departed from Praha hl.n. station.

Praha h.l.n. is on the eastern edge on the city centre and these trains take around 10 mins to cross the city to Praha-Smichov

So the quickest end-to-end journey from Prague city centre is take a Line B Metro to its Smíchovské nádraží station where transfers are available to Praha-Smichov.

Line B calls at Můstek, the closest Metro station to the heart of the old town.

Praha-Smichov station is a functional rather than a beautiful station, but the transfer from the metro isn't any more awkward than at Praha hl.n.

Though the disadvantage of boarding at Praha-Smichov is the train will already have picked up passengers at Praha hl.n station.

7 x trains per day


Book early and save: Yes

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

Finding Tickets:

Wen travelling in this direction from Praha/Prague to Munchen/Munich, you will usually save money by booking tickets on the CD, Czech national railways website

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

Though if you want to compare prices with the DB, German national railways website, on  the DB  booking site look for journeys that have: 0 in the Chg. column.

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

No matter which of the sites you use, 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.


Seat reservations are not available on these trains, so rail pass users can board these trains without having to pay any additonal fees.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
CD *

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.

DB *

DB 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.

Two types of ticket have recently been made available;

  1. Cheaper 'Young' tickets which can only be booked by those aged 15-26 on the travel date.
  2. Flexi Plus tickets, which are now the most expensive type of ticket, but they're the only type of 2nd class tickets which DO include a seat reservation.

On this journey

Good to Know

In Czechia/The Czech Republic, these trains are branded as the 'Zapadni Express'.

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