Brno is the second-largest city in the Czech Republic and a very popular place to move for students. However, this city is often overlooked by tourists which is a shame because Brno has so much to offer!
There are actually quite a few ways to get between the two cities and no matter if you’re just going for a weekend trip to Brno or backpacking across Europe there are plenty of options to get around from city to city.
One thing we love about Prague and the Czech Republic is how great public transport is and how easy it is to travel between cities. It makes it possible to go to Brno for just a weekend for example if you’re living in Prague. Or if you’re travelling around Europe it is also just super convenient to get from one big city to the other.
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Let’s get right into all the different options on how to get from Prague to Brno. In this post, you will find the different options, ticket prices, links to sites where you can book from, and reasons why we recommend each option.
4 Best Ways to get from Prague to Brno
Prague to Brno is quite a common trip for locals and expats to take. Since it’s a popular route, there are plenty of different options to get between the two cities. Lots of people do this commute weekly and some people even travel daily between the capital and the second largest city.
Below you can find the different options and select your mode of transport based on how much time and the amount of money you want to spend, as well as the convenience of your trip.
Prague to Brno by bus:
Average price: $13 or less one way
Average time:2.5 to 3-hour bus ride
Where to book: Omio (previously known as GoEuro)
Taking the bus from Prague to Brno is definitely one of the better options if you want to just sit back, relax, listen to your favourite podcast, and enjoy a peaceful trip. The ride is quite smooth and the main highway from Prague to Brno is good. Traffic can delay your trip but usually, it’s just a short delay if that happens.
The nice thing about taking the bus from Prague is that the bus station is quite central and easy to get to. It’s the same case when you get to Brno. The bus will drop you off quite central so you don’t have to go anywhere far.
One other thing we wanted to mention is that busses do run quite often so if you miss one there should be another in the next hour or so. We do recommend booking in advance though to guarantee a seat!
Prague to Brno by Train:
Average price: $12 or less one way
Average time: 3-hour train ride
Where to book: Omio
We love trains and love relaxing inside the train carriage, getting work done, and looking outside as the train rolls through different areas of the country. It takes the same amount of time as a bus but we find taking the train from Prague to Brno is much more pleasant. The scenery is beautiful taking the train is the only way to properly experience it.
The trip leaves from Prague’s main train station and drops you off close to downtown Brno so it’s super convenient and trains run super frequently between the two cities. If you’re looking for a nice and relaxing trip to Brno we’d say hop on a train.
Prague to Brno by Rideshare:
Average price: $10 one way (prices vary on the driver)
Average time: 2.5 to 3-hour rideshare
Where to book: Blablacar
If you’re in the mood to make a new friend or want someone to chat with then a rideshare is a good option. We’ve used Blablacar a few times just on day trips from Prague but haven’t taken one to Brno before.
You can always search on the app/website to see if anyone is driving on the day you’re looking to go. One of the benefits of a rideshare is that it is quite cheap and you can usually meet friendly people.
If you’re a little adventurous and comfortable driving with a stranger then give it a go.
Prague to Brno by rental car:
Average price: Anywhere from $25-$50 a day + gas
Average time: 2.5 to 3 hours by car
Where to book: Rentalcars.com
If there are 2+ of you then renting a car may be your best option. That way you can make some stops along the way like Kutna Hora. It’s definitely the most expensive option out of the 5 but if there’s a few of you heading to Brno together this is a good option.
We recommend renting a car through Rentalcars.com and then picking it up from the Prague Airport since it’s usually the cheapest option. We like using Rentalcars.com because it compares the different rental companies and shows you the cheapest and best options!
Another good tip is that the further you book the car rental in advance the more likely you are to get a better discount!
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We hope you have the best trip to Brno and enjoy all the fun attractions and activities you do. We love how close it is to Prague and how easy it is to visit other countries and cities from Prague. This is just one of the many reasons why we love living in Prague.
Dom & Jo
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