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There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to České Budějovice by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Wien Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof to Ceske Velenice
  2. Take the train from Ceske Velenice to Ceske Budejovice

Train via Linz

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Český Krumlov

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to České Budějovice

Fly, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG)
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Ceske Budejovice

Vienna to České Budějovice by train

49 Weekly Trains
4h 8m Average Duration
775 Kč Cheapest Price
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Austria → Czech Republic
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International entry into Czech Republic from Austria

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Conditions of entry into Czech Republic from Austria

  • There are no current restrictions
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Frequently Asked Questions


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

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in České Budějovice is 1221.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in České Budějovice is mandatory.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1221.

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

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to České Budějovice is to bus which costs €32 - €37 and takes 5h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to České Budějovice is to drive which costs €35 - €60 and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to České Budějovice station. However, there are services departing from Vienna and arriving at Ceske Budejovice Central Bus Station via Cesky Krumlov Spicak Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to České Budějovice. However, there are services departing from Wien Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof and arriving at Ceske Budejovice via Ceske Velenice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 8m.

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It is 164 km from Vienna to České Budějovice. It is approximately 201 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Vienna to České Budějovice without a car is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs €30 - €45.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Vienna to České Budějovice, including transfers.

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Vienna to České Budějovice bus services, operated by Bean Shuttle, depart from Vienna station.

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Vienna to České Budějovice train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to České Budějovice is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs €30 - €45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €32 - €37 and takes 5h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to České Budějovice.
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  • Distance: 163.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 8m

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

You can take a train from Vienna to České Budějovice via Ceske Velenice in around 4h 8m. Alternatively, Bean Shuttle operates a bus from Vienna to Český Krumlov 4 times a day. Tickets cost 700 Kč - 800 Kč and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
3 200 Kč - 14 000 Kč
Train operators
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 Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof to Ceske Velenice
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
700 Kč - 950 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
800 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
500 Kč - 750 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Ceske Velenice to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
65 Kč - 110 Kč
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
65 Kč - 85 Kč
Business
85 Kč - 110 Kč
1st Class
90 Kč - 110 Kč
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
200 Kč - 340 Kč
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
200 Kč - 250 Kč
Business
280 Kč - 330 Kč
1st Class
280 Kč - 340 Kč
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
950 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
650 Kč - 1 000 Kč
Website
Railjet
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
700 Kč - 1 000 Kč
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
850 Kč - 1 200 Kč
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
800 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Arriva CZ
Phone
+420 725 100 725
Email
info@arriva.cz
Website
arriva.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Unknown
Arriva CZ
Bus operators
Bean Shuttle
Website
beanshuttle.com
Bus from Vienna to Český Krumlov
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
700 Kč - 800 Kč
Website
Bean Shuttle

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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 České Budějovice bus services, operated by Bean Shuttle, arrive at Český Krumlov station.

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Vienna to České Budějovice train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Ceske Budejovice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to České Budějovice is 201 km. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Vienna to České Budějovice.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are 89+ hotels available in České Budějovice. Prices start at 2 500 Kč per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs €3 - €11.

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