|Prague Main Train Station (Praha hlavní nádraží) is the busiest and most important passenger railway station in the Czech Republic.|
It is located 5 minutes walk from the top of Wenceslas Square and 15 minutes from the Old Town Square.
The station is a domestic and international transport hub, handling train services to destinations throughout the Czech Republic, and Central and Eastern Europe, including Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine.
The railway terminus opened in 1871. The station building and hall, a significant Art Nouveau monument, was built between 1901 and 1909, then extended between 1972 and 1979.
In recent years, the station has undergone major renovation. Original features, such as the lofty dome, stained glass windows, and carved faces of women representing Prague as the 'Mother of Cities', have been restored to their original magnificence. New areas, to accommodate modern 21st century life, have been added.
Reflecting the different eras of its construction, Prague Main Train Station is split over several levels and areas. Facilities for travellers include 24 hour luggage storage, bookshops and newsagents, pharmacies and toiletries shops, and restaurants and fast food outlets.
There are also currency exchange offices and cashpoints (ATMs), plus a Public Transport Information Centre.
Its metro station is Hlavni nadrazi (line C).
There is a tram stop 350m away: exit the railway station, and with the park in front of you, turn right and walk down the slope.
Note: While most international train passengers bound for Prague will arrive at Prague Main Train Station (Praha hlavní nádraží), some train services from the North and the West of the country, such as from Berlin or Dresden, terminate at Prague Holesovice Train Station (Nadrazi Praha-Holesovice).
Train Times & Ticket Reservations
Check train times and book tickets at České dráhy (Czech Railways). Information is in English and Czech.
Alternatively, purchase train tickets in advance or on the day of travel from any Prague railway station. Tickets are generally available right up to the time of departure.