1. Prague to Salzburg by train . Unfortunately, there are no direct trains from Prague to Salzburg . Your best options are going with only one change via Vienna, Linz, or Munich, although it’s all a bit pricey, and you can expect a long journey of at least 6-7 hours.
The average journey time by train between Prague and Salzburg Hbf is 7 hours and 34 minutes, with around 14 trains per day.
Traveling the scenic route from Vienna to Prague is a great experience in itself, and it is the most convenient option: It is a fast, reliable and comfortable connection between the two cities. Vienna and Prague are connected by the modern, high-speed Railjet trains .
Where to buy tickets In information centers and selling points at most of the metro stations. In yellow ticket vending machines at metro stations and some surface transit stops. In newspaper shops in the whole area of Prague .
Best Things To Do in Salzburg #1. Dom zu Salzburg (Salzburg Cathedral) #2. Altstadt ( Old Town ) #3. Mirabellgarten (Mirabell Gardens) #4. Festung Hohensalzburg (Hohensalzburg Fortress) #5. Schloss Hellbrunn ( Hellbrunn Palace ) #6. Mozarts Geburtshaus ( Mozart’s Birthplace ) #7. Salzburg Museum. #8. Mozarts Wohnhaus (Mozart’s Residence)
It is absolutely worth the side trip! It is definitely worth the side trip. I thought Salzburg was very beautiful. I spent a lot of time just wandering through the old town which has square after square with fountains and interesting architecture.
The best time to visit Salzburg is from September to October when summer crowds have tapered off and you can enjoy the beautifully pruned gardens in comfortable temperatures. Although the hills begin to sing and bloom in spring, March and April are still a bit chilly.
Read that the Westbahn railway service between Salzburg and Vienna is scenic but rather expensive. It is only scenic as the train goes through Salzburg and into Germany.
You can take a train from Salzburg to Prague via Linz Hbf in around 6h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salzburg to Prague via Český Krumlov and Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov in around 7h 1m.
Vienna is far more significant historically and culturally, with many world class museums. On the other hand Prague looks much more beautiful and a better place than Vienna for just wandering around and hanging out, the nightlife is better too. Not to mention it is much cheaper than Vienna if budget is an issue.
To really see Prague, it’s best to visit for four to five days . That will allow you to see all the main sites and get a sense of the city’s culture.
Is there a direct train between Kraków and Prague ? Yes, there is a direct train departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi. Services depart once daily, and operate every day.
Tickets are on sale at metro stations, newsagents, Public Transport Information Centres, and from orange/yellow ticket machines at major tram and bus stops. Tickets can also be purchased from ticket machines inside trams with a contactless card.