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There are 7 ways to get from Prague to Vienna by train, bus, rideshare, car, subway, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  4h 2m

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

10€ - 80€

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Bus via Erdberg  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Prague Main station to Vienna Erdberg N958 / ...

21€ - 24€

Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet

10€ - 15€

Rideshare  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the rideshare from Prague to Vienna 331.2 km

15€

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Prague to Vienna 331.4 km

30€ - 50€

Subway, fly  •  2h 57m

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

Shuttle  •  4h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Praha to Wien Eurobusways

60€ - 90€

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International entry into Austria from Czech Republic

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Cyprus, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Czech Republic

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Czech Republic
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Vatican and Iceland
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Czech Republic

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Czech Republic.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vienna is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vienna is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Vienna is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

Yes, entry into Czech Republic from Austria is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Vienna is to bus which costs 270 Kč - 380 Kč and takes 4h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Prague to Vienna is to drive. Taking this option will cost 800 Kč - 1 200 Kč and takes 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Vienna, Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Prague, hl.n. and arriving at Vienna, Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 2m.

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The distance between Prague and Vienna is 253 km. The road distance is 331.4 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs 250 Kč - 2 000 Kč.

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The train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf takes 4h 2m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Prague to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague, ÚAN Florenc station.

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

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The best way to get from Prague to Vienna is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs 250 Kč - 2 000 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus via Erdberg, which costs 500 Kč - 650 Kč and takes 4h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 252.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 2m

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

RegioJet operates a train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf every 2 hours. Tickets cost 10€ - 35€ and the journey takes 4h 2m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Prague Main station to Vienna Erdberg 4 times a week. Tickets cost 17€ - 22€ and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 35€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
18€ - 22€
Business
25€ - 30€
1st Class
26€ - 31€
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Praha-Holesovice to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Railjet
Pražská integrovaná doprava
Phone
+42 023 470 4560
Website
pid.cz
Subway from Staroměstská to Nádraží Veleslavín
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
Pražská integrovaná doprava
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 Prague Main station to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Praha to Wien
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
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 Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Prague to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Vienna, Hbf station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Vienna is 331 km. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Prague to Vienna.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Prague Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Prague to Vienna train tickets online with Omio and Distribusion.

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There are 1705+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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