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Express Train from Olomouc to Prague

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Express Train from Olomouc to Prague

Hi Everyone,

Can someone help me figure out how to book a train from Olomouc to Prague next week? I heard there's an express train, is that the best way?

Thanks a lot!

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1. Re: Express Train from Olomouc to Prague

SC Pendolino is the fastest....roughly every two hours during the day, check the timetable..

http://www.cd.cz/en/#

You can buy tickets through CD eshop....(for English click 'en' top line right)

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2. Re: Express Train from Olomouc to Prague

Not exactly express...it only saves you about 15mins.

My choice is the newer more modern/nicer trains and service either RegioJet or LeoExpress.

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3. Re: Express Train from Olomouc to Prague

If LeoExpress, then only Premium Class, or at least not Economy. That is a horrible example of misunderstanding, what a train is/should be. :-) The fastest is Pendolino (15 mins. is about 10% travel time). Or if you don't mind the time that much, then a ride of some train with a proper sit-down dining car can be a nice experience (check www.idos.cz for details and seek for a "fork and knife" symbol). Most of them are only about 10 minutes slower than the Pendolino, and without the annoying obligatory reservation (you can use any train that day, no check-in, even if the ticket is purchased online /for domestic rides/). Actually, as it is less than 2,5 hours from Prague, one can spend all the time in the dining car quite easily. :)

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4. Re: Express Train from Olomouc to Prague

:-) I like the idea of spending the time in the dining car very much!!

I misunderstood something I read elsewhere, I thought the usual time from Oloumac to Prague is 3 hours and the express train makes it 1.5 hours.

How about pricing? Does it make a difference booking now or just buying on the day?

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5. Re: Express Train from Olomouc to Prague

cheaper if you buy ahead but still affordable the day of-..buying an open ticket you are not restricted to a specific time

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6. Re: Express Train from Olomouc to Prague

You can check DISCOVER OLOMOUC website. They have usefull information about how to get from / to Olomouc.

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7. Re: Express Train from Olomouc to Prague

Great info. I would like to travel from Prague to Olomouc. Hoping to travel next year.

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8. Re: Express Train from Olomouc to Prague

Well, the info is the same, buy tickets from Czech railways, usually no difference in price for domestic trips on the day or via eshop.

For next year's timetable you have to wait for a month at least, or thereabouts.

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9. Re: Express Train from Olomouc to Prague

Just did this route SAT. ticket via RegjoJet going 220kc. ... returned on LEO with no pre-purchase, just boarded and the cost was more....just over 300kc

to the older posts-shortest is 2hr 3min..on the Pendolino....it saves about 10mins..so no express in CZ. Otherwise, the other services rang from from 2hr 11min - 2hr 27min

Use RegjoJet, LEO...assigned seating, nice newer wagons, attendants, free coffee/ tee

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10. Re: Express Train from Olomouc to Prague

My husband and I will be taking this route on August 1st and I love the idea of spending the majority of the trip in the dining car. Two questions though - 1) will it be difficult to find seating in the dining car if we chose a mid-day train? And 2) is there a secure place for our luggage if we do this? Thanks!

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