Five Best Ways How to Get from Munich to Prague

Five Best Ways How to Get from Munich to Prague

Prague-Munich is one of the most popular destinations for those who visit the Czech Republic. Almost everyone staying in Prague tries to visit Munich for at least a few days.

How to get from Munich to Prague?

What is the fastest way to get there, Munich to Prague train, Munich to Prague bus?

What is the travel distance between Munich and Prague?

How many hours will it take to travel from Prague to Munich?

Is it expensive – driving from Munich to Prague?

Today I want to tell you about five best, fastest and easiest ways to travel from Munich to Prague. You can get from Munich to Prague by train, bus, plane, taxi and private transfer service (this option is considered the most attractive among tourists). Information will be equally useful to those who want to travel from Prague to Munich.

 

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The distance between Munich and Prague is about 380 km. The journey by plane takes approximately 50 minutes, the price of the ticket is from 248 EUR. A bus from Prague to Munich will take you in 5-5.5 hours and you will pay at least 15 EUR.

The train is on the road 5 hours and 45 minutes and this way will cost you from 39 to 119 EUR (depending on the class and carrier). And, finally, the taxi or private transfer will drive you to your destination in 3.5 hours. The taxi will cost you from 300 EUR. So, let’s go into more details.

 

Way № 1: Munich to Prague by train

 

Way № 1: By train

 

One of the most common ways of moving between Munich and Prague is by train. The advantages are obvious – the speed, relative comfort, affordable price, as well as frequency of trains. In addition, a train is much more spacious than a bus.

In addition, a train has an undeniable advantage – the luggage compartment is near your seat and not in a separate compartment, as in a bus. So you will have access to your things throughout the journey.

The trains also give you room to stand up and move around, there are no seatbelts, there are full-size toilets in every car, you’re free to bring your own picnic. All trains are fully air-conditioned with minibar, power sockets at all seats & free WiFi.

Comfortable trains link Munich and Prague in 5 hours 45 minutes every two hours, city center to city center. It is convenient that trains run from Praha Central Station Praha hl.n. (Wilsonova) to the ZOB München (Hackerbrücke) railway station in Munich, which is also located in the city center. I advise you to take a ticket to the 2nd class since the differences from the 1st class are quite insignificant.

 

Here are the two best possible options:

  1. If you travel by Czech railway České dráhy, the train ticket from Munich to Prague will cost you 624 CZK (25 EUR).

Please go to this website, see the prices, buy Munich-Prague tickets in either direction and print your own ticket. It’s pretty easy! Only one name & ID is needed to buy a ticket, even if that ticket covers several people. Please note that children under 5 go free, no ticket needed.

  1. Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains are much more expensive. The prices can violate between 50 and 80 up to 119 EUR.

Find the relevant prices on the official website of the railway operator DB BAHN 

 

NOTE: If you decided to travel from Munich to Prague by train, first go to the official website of the Czech rail operator and check the prices for the ticket in the direction Munich-Prague. The ticket purchased on the website of the Czech rail carrier will be 2 times cheaper.

 

Way 2: Taxi from Munich to Prague

 

Way № 2: By taxi

 

Travel from Munich to Prague by taxi allows tourists to avoid booking tickets in advance, searching for suitable routes, and thinking about transport changes. This distance can be covered by car in 3.5 hours, this journey will cost from 300-312 EUR for an Economy-class vehicle, 800-845 EUR for Business-class, to 780  EUR for a minibus). This travel option will be most suitable for families with children, aged and inexperienced tourists.

Please check the prices and discounts on the following websites for traveling by taxi.

 

Way 3: Private transfer from Munich to Prague by car

 

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Nothing can compete with exploring Europe in a private transfer. With an experienced local English-speaking driver-guide, you will not need to care about reading signboards in unknown languages as he’ll be taking care of it while driving carefully.

The road between Munich to Prague by car is pleasant and comfortable, with possible stops and many places of rest, where you can have a picnic. On the way, it’s worth visiting the Czech city of Pilsen, taking a stroll in the local zoo, admiring the churches and the town hall, or visiting the “medieval” Regensburg with its truly fabulous landscapes.

 

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The main advantage of the trip by car is its mobility. You plan your trip in your own way, stop wherever you want, visit interesting places whenever you like, take pictures, and have a lot of fun. And the whole idea of the country is very different from what the tourists can see from the train or bus window.

Please note that on www.besttrips.eu it is possible to rent a car that is suitable for a problem-free trip at a bargain price. Do not depend on schedules, follow your desires and open the world without losing a day—it’s so amazing!

 

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Way 4: How to get from Munich to Prague bus

 

Way № 4: By bus

 

Buses from Munich to Prague are represented by carriers Eurolines, FlixBus, StudentAgency, etc. It will take 4.4-5.1 hours (depending on carrier). Buses depart from Munich central bus station and arrive either at Prague Main Railway Station or at Prague ÚAN Florenc (please check the websites of the carriers).

1. Munich to Prague Flixbus, the prices violate from 20 EUR to 28 EUR for direct express. Please visit and check current prices.

 

2. StudentAgency buses are operated by RegioJet and Deutsche Bahn. They depart from the Munich bus station ZOB—Hackerbrücke. Prices are from 14 EUR to 27 EUR. For checking available seats and prices, visit this website.

 

3. The journey by Eurolines is more expensive – 50-57 EUR. But there are more amenities needed for a comfortable trip in the bus: free high-speed WiFi extended legroom and comfortable seat, 3 x LCD, 220V power. Please check the prices and book here. 

 

NOTE: The bus ticket from Munich to Prague can also be purchased at the ticket offices of Munich’s main train station, the ticket price is almost identical to the train.

 

Way 5: Direct flights from Munich to Prague

 

Way № 5: By plane

 

If you do not want to waste time and do not suffer from aerophobia, then you can use the plane to get from Munich to Prague. Direct flights between Munich and Prague are provided by Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa CityLine.

The travel time is only 50 minutes (although it is worth considering that you will have to get to the airport and from there, check-in for a flight, hand over the luggage, stay in a line, etc.).

The ticket price for one adult is from 99 EUR in autumn and winter months, and from 114 to 194 EUR in spring and summer.

Please always check the availability off flights from Munich to Prague one way and prices here and here. 

Planes depart from Munich airport 4 times a day, there are no night flights. From the Prague airport “Vaclav Havel” you will need to get to the city, which is 17 km away. Taxis and public transport are always available for this purpose.

 

Conclusion

For the convenience of travelers, Munich—Prague destination can be reached by different modes of transport. Each has its pros and cons, as well as differences in price and duration.

Buses are cheap, but they go for a relatively long time. On the contrary, the fastest way is to fly by airplane, but at the same time it’s costly and you will need to book tickets in advance and go through check-in and lines. Traveling by taxi or private car is also very fast and comfortable way.

So if you are looking forward to having a really fast and comfortable way from Munich to Prague, be sure that traveling in a private car with a local English-speaking driver, using our service, is an ideal solution for you.

Now you are familiar with all the “transport secrets” of traveling from Munich to Prague. We think that the problem of how to get from Prague to Munich and back will be solved quickly, and the trip will bring you pleasure!

Decide what is the priority for you: price or time, and start your fascinating journey!

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Comments (8)

  • kathy Tarver Reply

    My daughter will be in Munich from August 24 – 25 till Sept 2.My boyfriend and I would like to fly into Munich possibly the same day or a couple of days later.
    wen would like to stay close to its center in Munich for several days. Then we all would like to go to Prague. I have researched the 5 different ways to get there. Is there anything that you could add that would be the best way to go? From Prague where would we fly out of?

    June 28, 2018 at 11:42 pm
    • Russ Bily Reply

      Hello Kathy,

      Thank you for your comment and time to study our blog post. Actually, we discover all ways how you can travel between Munich and Prague in that post, you just need to choose the transport that feet into your budget. From Prague we have flights to every European capital so you can find your destination easily, I recommend to buy tickets early and you will get a better price. If you will need help with car transfer please feel free to contact us any time or browse on our blog.

      Have a nice time in Europe!
      Regards
      Ruslan

      June 29, 2018 at 4:38 pm
  • Anna-Marie Reply

    Thank you for great post and information. We will be traveling from Munich to Prague in July 2019, can you help me to organize this trip with some sightseeing along the way? Can you please recommend best places to visit on the way from Munich to Prague?

    Thank you

    March 22, 2019 at 6:08 pm
    • Nataly K Reply

      Thank you for a great question Anna-Marie, On the way from Munich to Prague we have many great place to visit. Below you will discover our list of secret stops between European capitals to help you create own customized transportation itinerary.


      1. Private transfer from Munich to Prague with stop in Stop in Regensburg

      Regensburg is a medieval city in Bavaria, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regens rivers. The main attraction of Regensburg is the gothic Cathedral of St. Peter. It was built almost 600 years and today it rises near the embankment on Cathedral Square in the Old Town.
      The Old Town itself is also fascinating with medieval streets and a lot of antique shops. Among other attractions, there are the Old Town Hall and the Imperial Reichstag, the Orthodox church of the Holy Trinity, the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis (the residence of an ancient princely family).

      2. Private transfer from Munich to Prague with stop in Stop in Plzen

      Pilsen is a must-stop for both history and beer lovers. Especially if you like beer, then you cannot miss the famous “beer capital” of the Czech Republic, the home to Pilsner Urquell. Besides drinking beer and visiting Pilsner Urquell Brewery and Museum, you can walk around the historical city center.
      A few things to notice when you visit the town square are the Town Hall, colorful buildings, three modern fountains in it that represent a camel, angel, and greyhound, St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, the third largest synagogue in the world, and other.
      It’s not really surprising that Pilsener was chosen as Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2015. The city has a lot of museums and other cultural sites throughout the city like West Bohemia Museum, Museum of Religious Art of the Pilsen Diocese, Patton Memorial Pilsen, Museum of Ghosts.
      You may also want to visit Pilsen Underground Museum. In general, Pilsen isn’t a place to spend a week, but for a day, it is a very lovely trip.

      3. Private transfer from Munich to Prague with stop in Stop in Karlstejn Castle

      The gothic Karlstejn Сastle is one of the most beautiful and visited castles in the Czech Republic. As you already know, there are many castles in the Czech Republic, but if you stay in Prague for several days, then you have to choose which one to visit. Karlstejn Castle is a win-win option.


      The castle was as a symbol of the power of the Roman Empire and, at the same time, became a fortress for the storage of the most important state documents, jewels, and sacred relics.
      The Karlstejn Castle is located on the rock, on the bank of the Berounka River, and has several floors.
      Over the years, the castle has become a beautiful cultural monument that receives hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. A trip with a tour of the castle and lunch will take no more than half a day, but you will enjoy it.


      These stops below are ideal if you are looking at ways how to see more on the way from Munich to Prague or Prague to Munich and visit beautiful small cities and Castles.


      If you are a plan to use regular public transportation, you can get a bit “frustrated” and I recommend to hire private local driver, so please feel free to contact us if you will need help with trip planning to Eastern Europe.


      March 23, 2019 at 2:31 pm
  • Rajeev Reply

    Hi, we considering Munich to Prague flight but also interesting going from munich to prague by train, can you help us to find best solution on how to get from munich or prague?

    Thanks
    Rajeev

    March 23, 2019 at 2:43 pm
    • Nataly K Reply

      Rajeev, thank you for your comment, I will be happy to help you. So, Munich to Prague flight it will be the best option if you have limited time for your Munich Prague Vienna Budapest tour, this is one of the popular destinations for our clients and getting from Munich to Prague by plane will be a good decision. Please check out skyscanner.com or lufthansa.com/flights/flight-munich-prague and try to find flights from Munich to Prague one way.

      Munich to Prague cheapest way is travel by train, from Munich to Prague distance is only 350km or 5 hours 45 minutes by train, if you want you can buy from Munich to Prague night train and in this case, you will save couple hours for discovering Prague city. Munich to Prague train schedule has every two hours from city center to city center, also you can travel on the train Prague to Munich Germany. One of the popular company is leo express Munich to Prague and we recommend to use this company, also please keep in mind that you need to buy tickets at list one month up front and you will get a good price. I hope my answer will help you make a decision on how to get from Munich to Prague.

      March 23, 2019 at 3:09 pm
  • Jenny Bryce Reply

    What roads would be scenic driving from Prague to Munich in a private car

    April 4, 2019 at 10:54 am
    • Nataly Reply

      Dear Jenny, thank you for your question, we will be happy to help you.

      Most travelers who value own time and want to explore more Europe use door to door transfers to make vacation unforgettable and comfortable.

      Below you will discover our list of secret stops from Prague to Munich to help you create own customized transportation itinerary.

      These stops below are ideal if you are looking at ways how to see more on the way from one country to another and visit beautiful small cities and Castles.


      Stop in Karlstejn Castle
      The gothic Karlstejn Сastle is one of the most beautiful and visited castles in the Czech Republic. As you already know, there are many castles in the Czech Republic, but if you stay in Prague for several days, then you have to choose which one to visit. Karlstejn Castle is a win-win option.


      The castle was as a symbol of the power of the Roman Empire and, at the same time, became a fortress for the storage of the most important state documents, jewels, and sacred relics.
      The Karlstejn Castle is located on the rock, on the bank of the Berounka River, and has several floors.
      Over the years, the castle has become a beautiful cultural monument that receives hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. A trip with a tour of the castle and lunch will take no more than half a day, but you will enjoy it.


      Stop in Plsen
      Pilsen is a must-stop for both history and beer lovers. Especially if you like beer, then you cannot miss the famous “beer capital” of the Czech Republic, the home to Pilsner Urquell. Besides drinking beer and visiting Pilsner Urquell Brewery and Museum, you can walk around the historical city center.

      Stop in Regensburg
      Regensburg is a medieval city in Bavaria, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regens rivers. The main attraction of Regensburg is the gothic Cathedral of St. Peter. It was built almost 600 years and today it rises near the embankment on Cathedral Square in the Old Town.

      If will need help with your private transfer from Prague to Munich please feel free to contact us via the form on our website.

      April 4, 2019 at 6:31 pm

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