Travelling by train in the Czech Republic

Map of Czech Republic with capital Prague

Your Czech Republic rail pass will give you access to a true rail adventure. The Czech Republic consists of three historical regions: Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silezia, each with its own culture, traditions and sights – and each accessible with your Eurail Czech Republic Pass. The charms of Prague (Praha) are known the world over, and the entire country is rich in history. Hop aboard and see what awaits you in your Czech rail adventure.

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Trains in the Czech Republic
Places to visit
Events
Eurail passes for the Czech Republic
Pass benefits in the Czech Republic
 

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Charles Bridge, Prague

Charles Bridge, Prague

View of old city of Cesky Krumlov

View of old city of Cesky Krumlov

Spa in Mariánské Lázne

Spa in Mariánské Lázne

Cave Kulna, Moravian Karst

Cave Kulna, Moravian Karst

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary

the Czech Republic quick facts

 
  • Capital: Prague

  • Population: 10.5 million

  • Language: Czech

  • Currency: Czech koruna (CZK)

  • Dialing code: +420

Trains in the Czech Republic

 
Logo of Czech railway CD

České dráhy (Czech Railways) provides efficient train service to almost every part of the country. All Czech cities, towns and most villages have train stations, and are interconnected to make rail travel convenient.

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Places to visit

 
Pilsner Urquell brewery, Plzen (Pilsen)
Pilsner Urquell brewery, Plzen (Pilsen)

Beer paradise: Plzeň

With nearly 500 different kinds of beer, it’s no surprise that it’s the Czech national drink. But you may be surprised to learn that Plzeň is the birthplace of Pilsener beer. While in the Czech Republic, be sure to sample some of the world’s finest light and dark ales, and tour the breweries of Plzeň to see where it all began. Plzeň was built at the convergence of four rivers, so there’s plenty to do outdoors too.

The world-famous Pilsner Urquell Brewery (Plzeňský Prazdroj) is a 5-minute walk from station Plzeň hlavní nádraží.

Little church in Holasovice
Little church in Holasovice

Charming Bohemian villages

Don’t miss Holašovice, a 13th century South Bohemian village, where two dozen farmhouses feature lovely gardens and beautiful Baroque architecture. If you like seafood, this is also the place to be. The pretty town of Český Krumlov, also located in the South of Bohemia, features 300 historical buildings and is home to many festivals, including the International Music Festival and the Festival of the Five-Petalled Rose.

Český Krumlov has only one train station. From there, you should be able to reach the sights on foot, or with a taxi.

Vineyard in Frankovka
Vineyard in Frankovka

Intoxicating Central and Southern Moravia

The town of Kroměříž in Central Moravia is nestled at the foot of the Chřiby hills. Be sure to see the well-preserved Baroque chateau and its lovely gardens. The wines of the Czech Republic are well worth exploring. And Southern Moravia, with its extensive vineyards and lovely hillsides, is also great for cycling, hiking and sightseeing. Don’t miss White Carpathians Biosphere Reserve (Bílé Karpaty).

Take the train to the Luhačovice station, and you’ll be within walking distance of the entrance to the Biosphere Reserve.

Old Town Square of Prague
Old Town Square of Prague

Multi-faceted Prague

The Czech capital of Prague (Praha) is one of the most stunning cities in the world. In fact, the city’s historic center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From Wenceslas Square, the heart of modern Prague, to Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world, the city is teeming with attractions to entice any traveler. Cruise the Vlatva River – especially at night – to see the sights at their best. 

From Praha Masarykovo nádraží station you can get to the outer edge of the historic old town in Prague.

Spa Bristol in Karlovy Vary
Spa Bristol in Karlovy Vary

Tantalizing spa towns

The Czech Republic has three world-famous spa towns: Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary), Marienbad (Mariánské Lázně) and Franzensbad (Františkovy Lázně). Relax and unwind, and when you’re done, be sure to visit the areas’ historical sites, including the stunning castles and chateaus. Hundreds of years of history are alive and well in these charming towns.

From station Františkovy Lázně, it is less than 10 minutes to the Aquaforum spa and bathhouse.

Events

 
Prague Fringe Festival
Prague Fringe Festival

Prague Fringe Festival

May 23 - May 31, 2014

This fringe festival is modelled on the successful Edinburgh Fringe Festival and brings together more than 200 artists of music, dance, theater and comedy.

The festival is held in venues across the city, which are within walking distance of the main train station or can be reached by metro.

United Islands Festival, Prague
United Islands Festival, Prague

United Islands

June 19 - June 21, 2014

This 3-day festival is one of the music highlights of the summer with some international acts and plenty of Czech bands in full swing.

The festival can be reached by metro from the city center.

Olomouc Beer Festival
Olomouc Beer Festival

Olomouc Beer Festival

June 26 - June 29, 2014

Each year Olomouc hosts the Czech Republic’s biggest beer festival. Spread over 4 days, there’ll be unlimited beer, Czech cuisine and a selection of local and international bands attending.

From Olomouc’s main train station it is best to take a short taxi journey to the festival.

Eurail passes for the Czech Republic

 

Most popular passes with the Czech Republic

Eurail Global Pass from USD$536

The Eurail Global Pass is the flexible and value-for-money train pass that lets you explore up to 27 countries by rail. Hop on board comfortable trains that take you right to the center of Europe's cities. One day you're relaxing on a gondola ride in Venice and the next you're discovering Prague's fairy-tale castle.

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Eurail Czech Republic Pass from USD$88

The Eurail Czech Republic Pass is the flexible way to explore this Eastern European gem. Fall in love with the fairy-tale views from Charles Bridge in Prague and go beer tasting in Plzen, home to pilsner beer. 

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Eurail Czech Republic - Germany Pass from USD$324

The Eurail Czech Republic-Germany Pass is your key to discovering these two fascinating countries. Soak up the fairy-tale atmosphere of Prague´s old town and visit Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin. 

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All Eurail passes with the Czech Republic

Here's a list of all Eurail passes for your travels through this country:

Eurail passes Prices from
USD$ 380
USD$ 536
USD$ 88

Pass benefits in the Czech Repubilc

 

Check out the extra discounts and offers for Eurail pass holders in the Czech Republic, including a discount on a bus service to Nürnberg (Germany).

 


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