Salzburg to Prague by bus? No thanks!

Busse? Nein Danke!

Train tickets from €19

Go 1st class from €39......

Buy train tickets from Salzburg to Prague

Buy Salzburg to Prague train tickets from €19 at www.cd.cz/eshop

Comfortable civilised trains link Salzburg & Prague in 5h45 every day, city centre to city centre with one easy change of train at Linz.  Booked in advance, 2nd class starts at just €19 - treat yourself to 1st class from €39.

Unlike a cramped long-distance bus, the trains give you room to stand up and move around, there are no seatbelts, there are full-size toilets in every car, power sockets, and you're free to bring your own picnic, beer or bottle of wine as the lovely Austrian and Czech countryside rolls by...

  Train times

  How to buy tickets

  What are the trains like?

  Travel tips:  Luggage, bikes, choosing your seat...

  Trains from Salzburg to other European cities

  Trains from Prague to other European cities

  Trains between other European cities

Train times via Linz...

The fastest, cheapest & most direct option is shown below, but there are many more departures as explained in the How to buy tickets section...

Major improvements were made in December 2016 as shown below.  Prague-Linz trains were increased from 2 to 5 per day and journey time cut by 40 minutes...

 Salzburg ► Prague

 

 Prague ► Salzburg

Train type:

Railjet

Railjet

Railjet

Railjet

Train type:

REx

REx

REx

REx*

 Salzburg Hbf depart:

05:12

10:12

14:12

17:08

 Prague Hlavni depart:

06:02

10:02

14:02

18:02

 Linz Hbf arrive:

06:28

11:28

15:28

18:12

 Linz Hbf arrive:

10:07

14:07

18:07

22:07

   Easy change at Linz

REx REx REx REx

   Easy change at Linz

Railjet

Railjet

Railjet

Railjet

 Linz Hbf depart:

06:52

11:52

15:52

18:35

 Linz Hbf depart:

10:32

14:32

18:32

22:32

 Prague Hlavni arrive:

10:57

15:57

19:57

22:57

 Salzburg Hbf arrive:

11:48

15:48

19:48

23:48

* = 2nd class only between Prague & Linz.

Changing trains at Linz is a simple matter of stepping off one train, walking to another train and stepping on.  In the Salzburg to Prague direction, the Railjet usually arrives at platform 7, nip down the escalators through the subway and up an escalator onto platform 1 for the Regional Express to Prague.  In the Prague to Salzburg direction, the Regional Express from Prague usually arrives on platform 1, nip through the subway to platform 6 for the Railjet to Salzburg.  But always check the departure screens!  Remember that on a through ticket, in the event of a delay and missed connection, you are legally entitled to later onward travel, so no worries!

How to buy tickets www.cd.cz/eshop...

Tip 1:  In the search results, which departure should I choose?

Tip 2, how about a stopover in Linz, Vienna or Cesky Krumlov?

What are the trains like?

Step 1:  Salzburg to Linz in 1h16 by fast modern Railjet...

Restaurant car, at-seat food & drink orders taken in 1st class, free WiFi in all classes, power sockets...

The morning RailJet from Munich has arrived in Budapest.   Economy class seats on the Munich-Vienna RailJet train

Railjets are ÖBB's (Austrian Railways) premier trains...  More photos, video & information about Railjets.

 

Economy class on RailJet, in open saloons with picture windows.  Some seats around tables, most unidirectional.

  Premium class seats on the Munich-Vienna RailJet train   Railjet restaurant car

Railjet first class, with black leather seats...

 

Business class...

 

Bistro-restaurant car...

Step 2, by Czech regional express (REx) train from Linz to Prague in 4h50...

A train from Linz to Prague

A regional express train from Linz to Prague.  The train may have a refreshment trolley for part of the journey, but it's a good idea to take a picnic and maybe some wine or beer...

2nd class 6-seat compartment on Prague to Linz train   First class car on train from Prague to Linz

2nd class 6-seat compartment.

 

Plush 1st class compartments with power sockets...

Scenery seen travelling from Prague to Salzburg by train

Between Linz and Prague the train snakes through farmland and occasional forest.  It calls at the southern Bohemian city of Ceske Budejovice - more familiar by its former German name, Budweis - home of the original Budweiser beer.

Lavender field from the train   A 1st class compartment all to ourselves

No cramped bus seats here.  We've a 1st class 6-seat compartment all to ourselves so can spread out & chill...

More scenery going from Prague to Salzburg by train

The Bohemian countryside keeps on rolling by...

Prague Hlavni station

Prague Hlavni station, just 15 minutes walk from the old town.  See Prague station information.

Prague old town   Charles Bridge, Prague

Prague Hlavni is only 15 minutes walk from the old town, 20 minutes walk from the Charles Bridge...

Travel tips...


 


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