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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Prague by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane, subway or shuttle

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Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n. RegioJet / ...

260 Kč - 2 500 Kč

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Bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague Main station 060 / ...

270 Kč - 600 Kč

Rideshare  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Prague 329.2 km

451 Kč

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Prague 329.6 km

850 Kč - 1 300 Kč

Fly, subway  •  2h 40m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG) VIE - PRG
  2. Take the subway from Nádraží Veleslavín to Staroměstská

1 338 Kč - 7 852 Kč

Shuttle  •  4h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Wien to Praha Eurobusways

1 600 Kč - 2 300 Kč

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Prague is to rideshare which costs 17€ and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Prague is to fly and subway which costs 50€ - 300€ and takes 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Prague, Prague Main station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Prague, hl.n.. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Vienna and Prague is 253 km. The road distance is 329.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Prague without a car is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs 10€ - 95€.

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The train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n. takes 4h 3m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Vienna to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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Vienna to Prague train services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna, Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Prague is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs 10€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 22€ and takes 4h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Prague.
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  • Distance: 252.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 3m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic?

RegioJet operates a train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n. every 2 hours. Tickets cost 260 Kč - 950 Kč and the journey takes 4h 3m. Austrian Railways (ÖBB) also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague Main station hourly. Tickets cost 470 Kč - 600 Kč and the journey takes 4h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 300 Kč - 7 500 Kč
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
260 Kč - 950 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
260 Kč - 370 Kč
1st Class
600 Kč - 950 Kč
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
1 800 Kč - 2 500 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
470 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
270 Kč - 380 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Wien to Praha
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
1 600 Kč - 2 300 Kč
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
451 Kč
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Vienna to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague, Prague Main station.

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Vienna to Prague train services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Prague, hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Prague is 330 km. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Vienna to Prague.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Vienna to Prague train tickets online with Distribusion.

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Book your Vienna to Prague bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 3094+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at 2 250 Kč per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Vienna and Prague. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs 12€.

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