A SuperCity train awaits departure from Praha

Praha / Prague / Prag to Oloumuc by train



From Praha hl.n. to Oloumuc hl,n.

Journey Summary

Travel Time
2hr 2min - 2hr 27min
Travel Information

Between Praha and Oloumuc, the Czech national rail operator, CD offers:
SuperCity (SC) services
EC services (which will be heading to Poland)
IC services
Ex services

And these train services operated by CD also compete with trains operated by both RegioJet AND Leo Express.

Typical journey times:

SC: 2hr 2min - 2hr 6min
IC: 2hr 2min
EC: 2hr 20min
Ex: 2hr 27min
RegioJet: 2hr 13min
Leo: 2hr 9min

As will be seen there's generally little difference in the journey times, though the Ex trains are only worth taking if the tickets are exceptionally cheap - the on board experience on those trains is also a tad more basic than the other services provided by CD.

On board features:

If you can find tickets at similar prices (see the Ticketing Info below) then it can be worth clicking on those train links above - to see what will be offer on board each train service.

Wheelchair spaces and some form of on-board catering is available on all the trains.

But here's a summary:

Restaurant = only available on the EC trains

Entertainment Portal (which is mainly in Czech) - the SC, RegioJet* and Leo Express trains (*only some seats)

Bistro bar = the EC, IC and SC trains.

1 - 3 x CD trains per hour
1 x RegioJet train per hour
9 x Leo Express trains per day


Not only does the Czech national rail operator CD, provide multiple different services on the Prague to Oloumuc route, it also has competition from both RegioJet and Leo Express services.

If you want to compare all the services, in terms of the prices and the departure times, the best method is to look up the journey on each operator's respective website.

The Czech version of the Trainline webite features the trains of all three operators, plus buses, but it doesn't seemingly offer the cheapest prices for CD's trains.

Though the prices on CD will be in Czeck korunas (CZKs), but the prices on Regiojet and Leo Express are displayed in €s.

Book early and save: Yes*

Online bookings open: Up to 8 weeks ahead (CD); 4 weeks ahead (RegioJet), 6 months ahead (Leo Express)

Note that you can compare the prices of all three operators from around 4 weeks ahead, when the tickets for the RegioJet trains are placed on sale.

If you look up this journey 4 weeks ahead, then it's highly likely that the cheapest* tickets for the CD and LeoExpress trains will still be available - this is not a route on which you need to book more than a month ahead to make savings.

*This is also a route on which the national rail operator CD, České dráhy, offers limited numbers of ‘Special Offer’ tickets, also known as ‘Akcni jizdenka’ tickets.

Though 2nd/standard/economy class tickets prices tend  to vary across the operators by less than the equivalent of €5  - AND you will also typically save less than €5 by booking 2nd/standard/economy class tickets in advance online.

Our general guide to Czech train tickets is available here - and we have also published a guide to booking tickets on the CD website.

Seat Reservations:

Seats will be assigned if you book tickets to travel on CD's Supercity trains, though you can opt to choose specific seats on a seating plan.

On the Ex, EC, IC and Regional services operated by CD, you can opt to add a complimentary seat reservation when booking, or if you opt to subsequently add a reservation to an existing booking you can pay a 75 CZK fee.

When making these reservations you can choose to use the seating plan - which also indicates which seats are forward facing.

When booking tickets on the RegioJet and Leo Express trains, you select a specific seat (s) from a seating plan that is part of the booking path - there is no charge for having these assigned/reserved seats.

On the Leo Express booking path, you can see which seats are forward facing.

Comparing the on board experiences:

The CD, Leo Express and RegioJet websites go the extra mile to inform prospective ticket purchasers, of the on-board facilities that will both be available on each specific departure AND the additional benefits of booking the respective classes of service.

It's worth paying attention to this information, booking a 2nd class ticket for a journey by a CD train, particularly a SuperCity or EC service, will provide a different travel experience to, for example, travelling in Low Cost class on a RegioJet train.

Note that Leo Express and RegioJet don't brand their tickets as 1st or 2nd class.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
CD from 199 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.

Regiojet from €10 approx

Regiojet Guide

Leo Express from €10
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