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|Kutna Hora Hlavni||Prague||01:31||HK$210|
|Hranice Na Morave||Prague||02:53||HK$428|
The national railway company of the Czech Republic is known as the České dráhy or the Czech Railways in English. The Czech Republic has over 9,000 km of railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in the Czech Republic can be booked in advance. International trains connect the Czech Republic with neighbouring countries such as Germany and Poland. Book train tickets to visit main cities of Czech Republic by train. Czech Republic cities including Prague, Břeclav and Ostrava are all served by trains.
Everyone’s heard of the splendour of Prague, but enjoy the city delights beyond the capital city and you’re seeing the true Czech Republic. Hop on the České dráhy (Czech Railways) trains from Prague’s train station Hlavní nádraží, to experience this fledgling country built on ancient lands. Cities at the top of your list should include České Budějovice, Liberec and České Kladno.
Dramatic castles sporadically line the Czech landscape just awaiting your investigation. If you’re looking for some action take the train from Prague or Liberec to the Krkonoše or ’Giant Mountains’ – perfect for skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
Stock up on good-value Bohemian crystal, china, wooden toys, marionettes, garnets, jantar (amber) and antiques, you can pick them up all over the Czech Republic.
Eat & Drink
Dumplings and sauerkraut are the delicious traditional fare. Klobasa (sausage) varies from region to region and is a tasty accompaniment to the many Czech beers on offer. If you’re fancying something a little stronger try Absinth, but best to stick with one!
A booze cruise with a difference – take a train south of the Czech Republic to Moravia and cycle the Moravian Wine Trails. Stop off at the vineyards to sample the wines at the historic villages of Mikulov and Valtice.
Rail Pass benefits in Czech Republic
1st class pass holders get free access to the CD lounges in main railway stations of the Czech Republic.
10% discount on the daily rate for stay at the A&O hotel and hostel in Prague.
Special ticket to travel on board the Expressbus from Prague-Nürnberg when you are a holder of a Eurail Pass. Keep in mind that reservations are not included and must be purchased at an additional price in Prague or Nuremburg.
Museums and Attractions
- 20% discount when visiting the CD railway museum in Luzna u Rukovnika
- Special fare when renting a bike at CD Bike
- Get a free gift in the Rock Shop for purchases over € 25. Hard Rock Cafe Prague, Male Namesti, 142/3.
If you have a Global Pass, you only need a seat reservation to board the international IC bus. Otherwise if you have a rail pass which is not valid in a country where the bus operates, you will need a reservation and a ticket. Routes are Munchen – Prague/ Strasbourg-Mannheim-Nurnberg - Prague.