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Pražský Semmering

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Why locals love it

This is very old and traditional rail leading through Prague. It is not only a practical connection between downtown and outskirts but also a beautiful and romantic ride. It takes you to places which not even locals know much about. This train is part of Prague public transit so you don´t need any special ticket! Just hop on!

Why you should visit it

This is an experience you wouldn´t expect in city like Prague. The train ride starts from Main Train Station and takes you to Prague suburbs. You will see downtown (panorama of Prague Castle, or Vyšehrad) and also much of Prague nature, mountains, lovely valley and lesser known Prague quarters. You will also cross 25 m high historical viaduct.

Special tip

The name Semmering is derived from the very first mountain railway in Europe - built in Austrian Alps in the 19th century.

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Hi! Am travelling to prague from 11th june to 17th june. Does this train still run on weekdays? Or is it only the motor train on saturdays and sundays? Appreciate a response. Many thanks
bhavita
Traveller
June 7, 2019
Still on working days as far as I know.
Dana
Local Guru
June 7, 2019
Thank you Dana. Do i follow the rest of comments for the station where the train srarts from or is there a website where i can check for details?
bhavita
Traveller
June 7, 2019
Unfortunately I don´t know any website in English but you can still go to the train station and ask for directions:)
Prague Behind the Scenes
Local
June 7, 2019
Okay! Thank you
bhavita
Traveller
June 7, 2019
Hi - Hope all okay - What days does the Pražský Semmering train run - We are visiting next week and was juts checking Many Thanks Iain
Iain
Traveller
February 13, 2019
Platform 1a on departure board look for rudna or prhay. After 30 mins get of at Zlicin. All included on a prague 24 hour ticket. Enjoy the ride on this one coach train.
Mark
Traveller
April 12, 2018
Hi Alex, just to be clear, it is just for the scenic ride and back. There is nothing to see/nowhere to go once we stop at Žlicin, just get on train back to Prague?
Zita
Local
June 17, 2018
Sorry I meant Mark. Or Dana.
Zita
Local
June 17, 2018
Hello Zita, yes exactly at Zličín there is literally nothing:-) Just go back - for your way back I recommend to take a tram, it goes more often than the train. Just buy for your way back ticket (32 CZK).
Dana
Local Guru
June 17, 2018
hi Dana , how long does it take and what does it cost ?
Anju
Traveller
April 2, 2018
Hi Anju, the train ride from Main train station to Zličín takes aprox. 30 minutes. It costs 32 CZK / one ride. If you take the regular motor train. Sometimes on weekends there are other connections which cost a bit more. But I always take the regular one where you can use the public transport tickets (32 CZK). The best is to ask at the station about the actual fares. Dana
Dana
Local Guru
April 2, 2018
Hello Dana, Thank you for your useful informations. Just to be sure, is a 32CZK ticket enough for a round-trip until Zličín (+ return to Praha main station) or should I buy a 40CZK ticket ? It's not very clear on PID's website. Thanks, S
S
Traveller
July 14, 2018
how can I find the train on the main railway station?
Markus
Local
March 6, 2018
Hello Markus, rather always ask the staff to make sure. This train station is huge.
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Local
March 6, 2018

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