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

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Train  •  6h 4m

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

$19 - $40

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Bus FlixBus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 060 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Plzeň 609702 / ...

$23 - $45

Bus Arda Tur  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Stadioncenter to Pilsen Central Bus Station Haskovo - Nuernberg 05:45 / ...

$23

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Pilsen 259.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, bus  •  4h 17m

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

$108 - $303

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Pilsen is to bus which costs 20€ and takes 8h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Pilsen is to fly and bus which costs 90€ - 270€ and takes 4h 17m.

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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 via Praha ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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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 6h 4m.

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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 6h 4m and costs 16€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m 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 6h 4m and costs 16€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 6h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Pilsen.
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  • Distance: 173.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 4m

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 6h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Pilsen via Praha ÚAN Florenc in around 6h 45m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
55m
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.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
regiojet.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
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
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
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Plzeň, Plzeň
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague Zličín to Plzeň, Plzeň
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Vienna International Busterminal to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Plzeň
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $14
Schedules at
elines.cz
SAD Lucenec
Phone
047/5631385
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Praha to Plzeň
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Pilsen Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5
Website
Arda Tur
Bus from Vienna Stadioncenter to Pilsen Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20
Website
Arda Tur
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Pilsen, CAN
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
regiojet.com

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Vienna to Pilsen bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, arrive at Plzeň station.

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Vienna to Pilsen train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Plzen hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Pilsen is 416 km. It takes approximately 4h 20m to drive from Vienna to Pilsen.

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Tunisair and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are 129+ hotels available in Pilsen. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 11€.

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