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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  4h 6m

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

€21 - €24

Cheapest option

Train via Vienna, Simmering  •  4h 11m

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

€13 - €38

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Wien Hbf Rj / ...

€13 - €38

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, line 25000 train  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the subway from Staroměstská to Nádraží Veleslavín
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Vienna (VIE) PRG - VIE
  3. Take the line 25000 train from Wien Hbf to Wien Haidestrasse

Prague to Vienna by bus and subway

The journey time between Prague and Vienna is around 4h 33m and covers a distance of around 338 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 11m. Operated by FlixBus and Wiener Linien, the Prague to Vienna service departs from Prague Main station and arrives in Stephansplatz. Typically 59 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 33m
Fastest journey time:
4h 11m
Journey distance:
338 km
Services per week:
59
Cheapest price:
€21
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:20
Last service departs at:
21:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Prague to Vienna bus and subway schedules

Czech Republic → Austria
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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: All visitors

Restricted for: Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Czech Republic

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Czech Republic
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malawi, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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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

Frequently Asked Questions


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.

No, returning to Czech Republic from Austria is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Vienna is to rideshare which costs 369 Kč and takes 4h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Vienna is to drive which costs 800 Kč - 1 200 Kč and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Prague, hl.n. and arriving at Stephansplatz via Simmering. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 11m.

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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 bus which takes 4h 6m and costs 500 Kč - 650 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Prague to Vienna, including transfers.

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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 bus which takes 4h 6m and costs 500 Kč - 650 Kč. Alternatively, you can train via Vienna, Simmering, which costs 320 Kč - 1 000 Kč and takes 4h 11m.

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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 train services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Vienna, Simmering station.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 252.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Prague Main station to Vienna Erdberg every 4 hours. Tickets cost €17 - €22 and the journey takes 3h 55m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Simmering every 2 hours. Tickets cost €9 - €35 and the journey takes 3h 55m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Simmering
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €35
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €35
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€18 - €23
Business
€26 - €31
1st Class
€26 - €31
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
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 Wien Haidestrasse
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
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 Prague Main station to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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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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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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