New train from Prague to Poland, among Guardian's 'six of the best' train journeys for 2021

The extension of the route to Przemyśl, Poland starts this weekend, here is everything you need to know about it.

Tom Lane

Written by Tom Lane
Published on 09.12.2020 13:23 (updated on 09.12.2020)

The extension of České dráhy service between Prague and Krakow has been selected as one of the 'six of the best' new train journeys in Europe for 2021.

The line will take passengers from Prague all the way to Przemyśl and starts this Sunday. COVID travel restrictions mean that many won’t be willing or able to use the new service just yet.

It will take 10 hours 50 mins to travel and runs daily.

Jiří Ješeta, Member of the Board and Deputy General Director of České dráhy for Trade said:

"Due to the fact that some restrictions against the spread of coronavirus still apply, some connections will be restricted on selected domestic and international routes in the second half of December. As in previous weeks, we will continuously refine the details of the resumption of operations according to the development of the situation."

The Guardian newspaper has selected the new service as part of its list of “Six of the best new train journeys in Europe for 2021.”

Przemyśl Cathedral with the city in the background. (photo: Wniebowzięcia NMP)
Przemyśl Cathedral with the city in the background. (photo: Wniebowzięcia NMP)

They call the the town of Przemyśl as “an unlikely hub for international connections” and note that the station was voted as Poland’s Station of the Year.

The new line starts on Dec. 13 and will cost travelers around CZK 789 for a ticket.