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train from passau germany to prague

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train from passau germany to prague

After departing viking river cruise at passau, how do I get the train to prague

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1. Re: train from passau germany to prague

You don't, if you are in a hurry, as they closed the direct rail link down in 1945. It is possible to get the train, and very cheaply with a Bayern-Boehmen Ticket which is €34 for a group of up to 5 passengers - that will get you as far as Plzeň, and can be bought on the day, in combination with a regular ticket from Plzeň to Prague which is about €6 and can be bought in advance here https://www.cd.cz/eshop/ or on the train itself (but only in Czech Crowns) - therefore for five passengers it is about €12 each, but it involves several changes and takes about 6.5 to 7.5 hours. You can also do it with one change, but it will take 8.5 hours or more that way. It also costs more.

If you are in a hurry (it takes about 4.5 hours by road) you have to get a private transfer which is expensive and is only really economical if there is a group of you - you could ask this company for a quote http://www.prague-airport-shuttle.com/ - the owner is a regular contributor here and has invariably good reviews.

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2. Re: train from passau germany to prague

in my experience, people usually hire a private driver for the trip

perhaps email several companies and compare their prices

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3. Re: train from passau germany to prague

Or there is another way if you're up for a bit of adventure. One can ride the bus from Passau to Nové Údolí which is at the Czech border outside Haidmühle. Then take the train into Český Krumlov, they have retimed the conx so there is no longer the 3 hour layover. You have the rest of the day sightseeing spend the nite there and the next day ride the Student Agency Bus into Prague. 8-D

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4. Re: train from passau germany to prague

Snydley, that is a great suggestion -- except perhaps they will have too much luggage (having gone on a river cruise) for that kind of trip.

I love the train ride from Nove Udoli to Cesky Krumlov -- you go through such lovely countryside. That is a great suggestion for someone who truly wants to see another side of the Czech Republic.

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