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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n. Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Plzen hl.n. Ex / ...

$26 - $42

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Prague - Main Station to Plzen

$17 - $25

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 366 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Plzeň, Pilsen 851

$24 - $40

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Pilsen 259.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Prague, train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG) VIE - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha-Smichov to Plzen hl.n.

$109 - $305

Fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Munich (MUC) VIE - MUC
  2. Take the train from Freising to Plzen hl.n.

$128 - $403

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Pilsen is to bus and train which costs 14€ - 22€ and takes 7 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Pilsen is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Pilsen. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Plzeň, Pilsen via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Pilsen. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Plzen hl.n. via Praha hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 52 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Pilsen is 278 km. The road distance is 415.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Pilsen without a car is to train which takes 5 h 52 min and costs 22€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Vienna to Pilsen, including transfers.

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

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Vienna to Pilsen train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Pilsen is to train which takes 5 h 52 min and costs 22€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Pilsen.
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  • Distance: 173.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Vienna to Pilsen via Praha hl.n. in around 5 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Pilsen via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Plzen hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
cd.cz
Train from Prague - Main Station to Plzen
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha-Smichov to Plzen hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freising to Plzen hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Plzeň, Pilsen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Vienna International Busterminal to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
elines.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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