Higher-quality long-distance trains

Express trains

Express (Ex) trains offer fast travel between regions.

Express (Ex) trains stop only at the most important stations or stops, and provide fast connections between regions in the Czech Republic, as well as to foreign destinations. They offer travel in 1st and 2nd carriage class as well as optional seat reservations. The trains are able to transport bicycles, prams and strollers, as well as other bulky luggage. On selected express (Ex) trains, you can purchase refreshments using the in-seat service. Some express (Ex) trains are commissioned and co-financed by the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic. Other express (Ex) trains have not been commissioned and are co-financed at ČD’s own commercial risk.

Pocket timetables for ČD long-distance trains

Map of ČD inland long-distance connections

168 kB (pdf) Pocket timetables for ČD long-distance trains



2nd class

1st class

air-conditioning (on selected trains)

WC (an accessible WC with changing table on selected trains)

seat reservations possible

in-seat refreshment service or refreshment vending machines (on selected trains)

free wireless internet connection (on selected trains)

230V electrical sockets (on selected trains)

ladies‘ compartment (on selected trains)

reserved seats for passengers travelling with children under 10 (on selected trains)

children’s cinema (on selected trains)

transport of oversized luggage (until capacity is exhausted)

carriage suitable for transporting passengers using wheelchairs (on selected trains)

carriage suitable for transporting passengers using wheelchairs, equipped with a platform lift (on selected trains)


Bee 238 passenger carriage

You can make use of Bee 238 carriages on regular fast (R) trains operating between Prague and Luhačovice and then on long distance trains between Prague and Žilina.

Photo-gallery of the vehicle


2nd class (compartment arrangement)



seat reservations possible

230V electrical sockets

audio-visual information system





seats for passengers using wheelchairs


spaces for bicycles


Introduction Trains Express Bee 238 passenger carriage