Hello all. I'm taking a night train from Munich to Prague on Friday. Have already reserved a couchette and was wondering if there is usually any difficulty with this type of travel (it is in a six person compartment and I am travelling alone). Is it possible to upgrade at the train station and how likely is it that a train will already be booked? Sorry for all the questions but I'm both excited and, as you can guess, a little nervous. Have not taken the train since 1997 in Europe (Poland). Best, Tony
Why would you take a CNL night train from Munich to Prague?
There are 2 direct (no changes) trains that takes only 6 hours and 1 minute. One departs Munich at 06:43 and arrives Prague at 12:45. The 2nd one departs at 16:44 and arrives Prague at 22.45.
The CNL night train takes 10:34 minutes. Departs Munich at 22:07 and arrives Prague at 8:41. Sleeping in a couchette is no more comfortable than sleeping in one of the compartments.
Change the date then change the time to 06:00 and click on later several times and the times are listed. Show detail will indicate each stop.
Thanks for the great replies! I have the ticket already and am supposed to meet my host at the train station in Prague at 8.55 on the mornining of June 9. The reason I am taking the night train is because I will not have accomodations available on the evening of June 8 at present. I could, however, try to scramble and see if I could change the ticket or pick up another one while there. My main concern is safety. Thanks again.
You have good reason to be concerned. I have a American friend that is married to a Czech. Some of the best thieves and pickpockets that prey on tourist hang at the trains stations day and nights. My advice is:
Invest in a bike chain combination lock for your luggage and chain it to your couchette. Put a travel combination lock on all openings of your luggage. Invest in a money belt and keep your money, passport, etc., in it. At the Czech border they will check your passport. You give it to them. I would advise you not giving it to them any earlier.
Good luck but stay on guard in the train and the train stations.
Again, great thanks to all. After further review, and seeing that my girlfriend was going to meet up with me on a later train in the month, I will invest in air tickets from Munich to Prague. This will save potential headaches (though not money). Something I should have considered sooner. Cheers to all. Tony