There are 6 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  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 962 / ...

10€ - 22€

Rideshare  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the rideshare from Prague to Vienna 327.9 km

15€

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Prague to Vienna 327.9 km

30€ - 50€

Subway, fly  •  2h 52m

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

59€ - 164€

Shuttle  •  4h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Praha to Wien Eurobusways

60€ - 85€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Vienna is to rideshare which costs 386 Kč and takes 4h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Vienna is to subway and fly which costs 1 500 Kč - 4 400 Kč and takes 2h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, Prague Main station station and arriving at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Prague, hl.n. and arriving at Vienna, Hbf. Services depart every two hours, 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 327.9 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 260 Kč - 2 100 Kč.

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

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Prague to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Prague, Prague Main 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 260 Kč - 2 100 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 270 Kč - 600 Kč and takes 4h 5m.

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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. Railjet also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg every 4 hours. Tickets cost 17€ - 22€ and the journey takes 4h 5m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 240€
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€
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 Hlavni Nadrazi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Railjet
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, Prague Main station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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€ - 14€
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€ - 85€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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 50 min.

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Prague to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 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 328 km. It takes approximately 3h 26m 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 Distribusion.

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

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There are 2020+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 87€ 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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