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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Žatec by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Rj / ...
  2. Take the bus from Praha-Zličín to Žatec, Červený hrádek 560674

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Bus  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Main train station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station RegioJet 32 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Praha-Zličín to Žatec, Červený hrádek 560674

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Bus via Prague Airport (PRG)  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Prague Main station 060 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zličín to Žatec,aut.nádr. 405

Train  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Most 604 / ...

Drive  •  4h 30m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Žatec 419.1 km

Fly, bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG) VIE - PRG
  2. Take the bus from Zličín to Žatec,aut.nádr.

Vienna to Žatec by bus

The bus journey time between Vienna and Žatec is around 8h 12m and covers a distance of around 451 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 37m. Operated by FlixBus, Dopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy, akciová společnost and ČSAD Česká Lípa a.s., the Vienna to Žatec bus service departs from Vienna Erdberg and arrives in Žatec,aut.nádr.. Typically 58 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

58 Weekly Buses
8h 12m Average Duration
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Austria → Czech Republic
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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 Žatec is 1221.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Žatec 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: 24 Jan 2023
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Žatec is to bus which costs €15 - €23 and takes 7h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Žatec is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Žatec. However, there are services departing from Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Žatec,aut.nádr. via Hlavní nádraží, Terminál 1 and Zličín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Žatec. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Zatec via Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and Most. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 42m.

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The distance between Vienna and Žatec is 312 km. The road distance is 419.1 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Žatec without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 31m and costs €23 - €29.

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It takes approximately 7h 31m to get from Vienna to Žatec, including transfers.

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

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Vienna to Žatec train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Žatec is to bus which takes 7h 57m and costs €15 - €23. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €27 - €40 and takes 8h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Žatec.
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  • Distance: 312.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 31m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Žatec, Ústecký kraj, Czech Republic?

You can take a bus from Vienna to Žatec via Prague Florenc Central Bus Station, Hlavní nádraží, Sídliště Řepy, and Praha-Zličín in around 7h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Žatec via Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and Most in around 8h 42m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 400 Kč - 8 000 Kč
Train operators
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 Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 1 800 Kč
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna Central Train Station to Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
230 Kč - 850 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
230 Kč - 340 Kč
1st Class
550 Kč - 850 Kč
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Most
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
180 Kč - 310 Kč
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
180 Kč - 230 Kč
Business
250 Kč - 310 Kč
1st Class
260 Kč - 310 Kč
Bus operators
Autobusy KAVKA, a.s.
Phone
776 665 566
Website
kavka-bus.cz
Bus from Praha-Zličín to Žatec, Červený hrádek
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100 Kč - 150 Kč
Schedules at
kavka-bus.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna Main train station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
250 Kč - 350 Kč
Website
RegioJet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
420 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
ČSAD Česká Lípa a.s.
Phone
484 846 611
Email
info@csadcl.cz
Website
csad-cl.cz
Bus from Zličín to Žatec,aut.nádr.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
ČSAD Česká Lípa a.s.

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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 Žatec bus services, operated by ČSAD Česká Lípa a.s., arrive at Žatec,aut.nádr. station.

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Vienna to Žatec train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Most station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Žatec is 419 km. It takes approximately 4h 30m to drive from Vienna to Žatec.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Žatec. Prices start at 2 000 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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