I love being in First Class now! For my European Trip, I booked all First Class seats for my connections from city to city, except for the first leg from Zurich to Salzburg because I arrived a day later than anticipated and missed my originally booked First Class train. To get to Berlin, I booked a First Class Prague to Berlin train and it was only 15 USD more to upgrade my ticket from 2nd class to 1st class. It often costs only a bit more than 2nd class, and I totally think the extra space is worth it!
From Prague to Berlin, it is serviced by a Eurocity Train by České Dráhy (CD). That is the main railway operator for the Czech Republic. I booked through České Dráhy (CD), and you can also book on DB Bahn (Germany). I recommend you compare prices on both. For mine, the České Dráhy (CD) site was cheaper. But I was doing a random search for November, and the DB Bahn site was actually cheaper!
For train traveling in Europe, I refer a lot to The Man in Seat 61, as his site is quite helpful on details about European trains.
First Class Prague to Berlin:
Journey Time: 4 hours, 29 minutes
You can reserve seats ahead of time at booking but there is a fee of about 3 USD per seat. Or, you can choose any empty seat that is not reserved when you board. I reserved ahead of time, and I’m happy I did as a lot of the seats had seat reservations on them!
While not as nice as Austria’s Railjet, it was still a decently comfortable train. First Class has a 1-2 layout, versus a 2-2 layout in Second Class. and I reserved all the 1’s for my family! My parents had two seats facing each other with a table, and I was right behind them.
There is complimentary wifi until you hit the German border, then there’s no wifi at all 🙁
There’s a cafe car in the middle of the train and quite a lot of people were eating there when I went to take a visit!
Also, they served complimentary water bottles! Woo hoo!
Even though 4 hours and 29 minutes seems really long, the First Class Prague to Berlin train ride went by really quickly! Comfortable seats and a smooth ride make this a great way to get from Prague to Berlin. I’m really starting to like trains now, despite the fact that I love airplanes! They are just so convenient and send you to the center of the city!
MY EUROPEAN TRIP REPORT:
Check out the rest of my European 2017 Summer Trip here!
- Hilton Innsbruck
- Wyndham Grand Salzburg
- Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna
- Marriott Prague
- Waldorf Astoria Berlin
- The Delta Flight That Caused Me To Arrive A Day Late
- No In Flight Entertainment For 9 Hour Flight
- Main Cabin TXL-JFK
- Comfort Plus JFK-LAX
- Railjet Reviews
- Railjet Business/First Class Lounges
- CD Train Review: Prague to Berlin First Class