Traveling between Amsterdam and Prague

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Jun 21st, 2018, 03:57 AM
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Traveling between Amsterdam and Prague

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We will be in Amsterdam for 5 days and then Prague for 4. Can anyone suggest how to get from one place to the other.

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Jun 21st, 2018, 06:22 AM
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Train, bus or fly. Flying would be quicker, as it takes around 10-11 hours, and a couple of changes, by train, and 13 hours and up by bus.
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Jun 21st, 2018, 07:06 AM
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If you want to cut a day off each you could easily stop by trainfor a few days somewhere like Rothenburg or Nurnberg or Munich - for lots on trains check www.bahn.de/en - German Railways official site; www.seat61.com; BETS-European Rail Experts and www.ricksteves.com.
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Jun 21st, 2018, 12:34 PM
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Fly
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Jun 21st, 2018, 02:19 PM
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EasyJet usually has the best rates.
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Jun 22nd, 2018, 08:00 AM
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Too bad the Amsterdam-Prague overnight train was scrubbed recently or could have been neat.
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Jun 22nd, 2018, 08:36 AM
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It was scrubbed years ago Pal. There is talk of new overnight trains, in an alliance with Austrian railways, but so far only talk.
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Jun 22nd, 2018, 09:31 AM
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Because nobody wants to do that and it doesn't make sense economically.
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Jun 22nd, 2018, 09:48 AM
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Well the idea is to get more European journeys made by train rather than plane, for the sake of the envirnoment. Sleepers then become an attractive option for covering a lot of ground.
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Jun 22nd, 2018, 01:50 PM
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Not sure sleepers with just two or one persons would be much better than flying but if put 4-6 people in a couchette economy p.p. would be much higher. But anyway, Prague is too far from Amsterdam to be viable - but yes for shorter routes like Amsterdam-Berlin or Amsterdam-Munich, etc. yes.
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Jun 23rd, 2018, 01:16 AM
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A sleeper train would hold more than a plane with less of a carbon footprint. They are aiming at younger people than most Fodorites. Prague is an ideal sleeper destinnation. It will be interesting to see if anything comes of the talks.
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Jun 23rd, 2018, 11:41 AM
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I think they'll have to 'sleep on' that idea for a long while. With that over and out.
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Jul 16th, 2018, 07:36 AM
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A flight is 1h30min, driving is about 9h, train is minimum 10h 30min and bus is minimum 12h.

Prices for flights can change drastically, depending on the day of travel and the day of booking, but if time is an important factor for you, you will probably want to fly. EasyJet, Czech Airlines and Smartwings offer direct flights and might have interesting prices. KLM offers direct flights as well, but they are usually more expensive.

I find the search engine Travelinho.com very useful to get an overview of all possibilities.

Hope it helps.
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Jul 16th, 2018, 07:50 AM
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For people who like to read studies:

Is the end near for Europe’s passenger night trains?
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Jul 16th, 2018, 08:07 AM
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For people who like to read studies:

Is the end near for Europe’s passenger night trains?
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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Jul 16th, 2018, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by montannito View Post
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!
Pressure on European railway companies through the EU has led to night trains being seen as desirable again. Dutch and German railways are in talks to bring back the Amsterdam - Berlin night service in some way. Amsterdam - Copenhagen would also be ideal, btw
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Jul 16th, 2018, 09:26 AM
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so, is it good night for night trains or not?
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Jul 16th, 2018, 08:21 PM
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With so little time, strongly recommend flying. Did this via train once and it was looong.
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Jul 16th, 2018, 10:15 PM
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so, is it good night for night trains or not?
I think they'll be back. Recently a lot of articles in the papers about short haul european flights, how damaging they are to the environment, and how a good long distance train system, including night trains, could replace most of this. IF freight transport isn't given the priority it has now so trains can be more frequent and IF fares come down. The EC has now taken this on.
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Jul 17th, 2018, 12:36 AM
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Amsterdam-Berlin in 6h22 from €39.90 with things to see on the way: https://www.seat61.com/trains-and-ro...n-by-train.htm

Berlin-Prague in 4h28 from €19.90 with great scenery between Dresden and Prague along the River Elbe with a proper waiter-service restaurant car: https://www.seat61.com/trains-and-ro...e-by-train.htm

City centre to city centre, no airports, no flights, no hassle. Chill-out time...

And you get to see a bit of Berlin as you pass through: The Reichstag is just 10 min walk from the station, the Brandenburg Gate just 15 minutes.
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