Cologne to Prague by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:18
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 25m

Travelling from Cologne to Prague by train

The fastest trains from Cologne to Prague take around 8 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 538 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Prague.

Journeys between Cologne and Prague usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Cologne to Prague every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 27 departures. The duration is normally about 8 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Prague is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:18 and the last train is around 00:02. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:18, and the last at 23:53.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Cologne to Prague train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Prague by train.

Which trains operate between Cologne and Prague?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Cologne to Prague, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Alex
  • EuroNight
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Night train
  • Nightjet
  • Railjet
  • Regional-Express

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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