There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Pilsen by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague Main station 366 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Plzeň, Pilsen N83 / ...

$24 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Vídeň, U2 Stadion, Busterminal Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse to Praha, ÚAN Florenc Rj
  2. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Plzeň Divadlo Alfa Leo Express

$19 - $25

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof to Ceske Velenice Sp
  2. Take the train from Ceske Velenice to Ceske Budejovice
  3. Take the train from Ceske Budejovice to Plzen hl.n.

$31 - $49

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Pilsen 259.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Prague, bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG) VIE - PRG
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Zličín to Plzeň, Pilsen

$102 - $302

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.

$127 - $406

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

You can take a bus from Vienna to Pilsen via Prague, Prague Main station in around 6 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Pilsen via Ceske Velenice and Ceske Budejovice 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
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof to Ceske Velenice
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Ceske Velenice to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cd.cz
Train from Ceske Budejovice to Plzen hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freising to Plzen hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Plzeň, Pilsen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague Zličín to Plzeň, Pilsen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vídeň, U2 Stadion, Busterminal Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse to Praha, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Plzeň Divadlo Alfa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$5 - $7
Bus from Praha Zličín to Plzeň CAN
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $7

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Vienna and Pilsen is 278 km. The road distance is 416 km.

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Pilsen is to bus which costs 15€ - 21€ and takes 8 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Vienna to Pilsen is to fly and bus which takes 4 h 9 min and costs 85€ - 260€.

No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Pilsen. However, there are services departing from Wien Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof and arriving at Plzen hl.n. via Ceske Velenice and Ceske Budejovice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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 Main station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Vienna to Pilsen, including transfers.