I'm traveling with 3 friends in Europe in a few weeks and we are looking for the fastest/most direct train that runs from Prague to Munich on Tuesday, September 30th. Preferably something that leaves late morning or early afternoon. We have tried looking at several websites; however, it hasn't been very clear to us what we're looking at so any guidance is greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!
there are few options:
CD train: (leaves at 9:15, takes around 6hours, price 20 euro if you buy in advance, but I m not sure you can achieve this price online from other country than Czech)
StudentAgency bus: (fast but overnight bus), price around 30euro if you buy early
DeutscheBahn bus: (less than 5 hours, direct, leaving at morning 10:15, around 40 euro)
When I was there in March 2012 I could only take a bus from Prague to Munich as a train was not offered. It was about 4 hours. Do check www.bahn.de and look for the English version to give you the information. That's how I found out about bus rather than train.
The best website to find train is: Bahn
This website is Austrian and is the most complete and recommended for travelers because it permanently updated.