Slower than 30 years ago. Longer train journey times between Prague and Brno
Longer travel time for Prague - Vienna and Prague - Bratislava / Budapest trains.
As of 23 April, there will be a change in the timetable between Prague and Brno. This will result in an extension of journey times for most Czech Railways connections, according to the timetable on the Czech Railways website, which states closures as reason for the extension.
The new Czech Railways’ closure timetable provides for the extension of journey times on all long-distance trains of the Ex3 line (Vindobona to Vienna, Metropolitan to Bratislava and Budapest). The Ex3 line trains will now depart from Prague at :53 or :56 and arrive at Brno at :18. The journey time will be extended from 3 hours and 8 minutes to 3 hours 22–26 minutes. In the opposite direction, the journey time should be the same as before, 3 hours and 6 minutes. The restrictions will last until the end of August.
Due to the closures on the route via Ceska Trebova, long-distance trains from Prague to Brno have had to run via Vysocina since last spring. According to historical timetables, despite the modernisation of some sections between Havlickuv Brod and Brno, trains are running slower than in the past.