Train from Vienna to Prague

Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Prague

Showing times and prices for Aug 19

Cheapest

24

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55

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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12:50PMVienna7h38 08:28PMPrague
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11:45AMVienna7h42 07:27PMPrague
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03:45PMVienna6h40 10:25PMPrague
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05:10PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h31 09:41PMPrague
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03:10PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h32 07:42PMPrague
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Train schedule from Vienna to Prague

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11:10AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h32 03:42PMPrague
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11:45AMVienna7h42 07:27PMPrague
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12:50PMVienna7h38 08:28PMPrague
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01:10PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h31 05:41PMPraha-Holesovice
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Fastest train times from Vienna to Prague

Showing times and prices for Aug 19

Fastest Journey

4 h 31 m

Average

5 h 34 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

253 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Vienna for Prague every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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01:10PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h31 05:41PMPraha-Holesovice
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02:10PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h32 06:42PMPrague
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Overview: Train from Vienna to Prague

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price$18 (€17)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 9 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersÖBB | Regionalzug, RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, RegioJet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | Nightjet or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.

Trains from Vienna to Prague cover the 156 miles (252 km) long route taking on average 4 h 31 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Regionalzug, RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, RegioJet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | Nightjet or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $13 (€12), but the average price of train tickets is $18 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Prague.

Train providers: Student Agency, ÖBB Nightjet and ÖBB from Vienna to Prague trains

Find the best trains to Prague from Vienna with Omio's travel partners Student Agency, ÖBB Nightjet and ÖBB from $13 (€12). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

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RegioJet is the leading bus company in the Czech Republic. Choose from the following ticket fare options for your next train to Prague from Vienna: Low Cost, Standard, Fun & Relax, Relax and Business.

Are you making plans to travel between Vienna and Prague? Why not take a train with Student Agency? Omio can show you current Student Agency train times, tickets, travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Vienna to Prague trains all in one place. On the Student Agency train, you can expect to travel 156 miles (252 km) to Prague from Vienna. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Vienna and Prague, you can quickly see if the Student Agency ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way Student Agency train to Prague from Vienna, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

Train information from Vienna to Prague with Student Agency:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 47 min
  • Student Agency frequency: 3 a day

ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip between Vienna and Prague by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.

Looking for trains between Vienna and Prague? ÖBB is one of the best companies to travel with on the 156 miles (252 km) trip between Vienna and Prague. As an official travel partner of ÖBB, Omio quickly shows you the latest ÖBB train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Vienna to Prague routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable ÖBB train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Prague from Vienna, you can quickly see if the ÖBB ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Vienna - Prague train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with ÖBB!

    Find cheap tickets for ÖBB Nightjet trains from Vienna to Prague on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Vienna to Prague train schedule from ÖBB Nightjet, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 156 miles (252 km) journey between Vienna and Prague, including information on baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains between Vienna and Prague in the Omio app, you can check to see if the ÖBB Nightjet trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. Check the ÖBB Nightjet train schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Prague from Vienna and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train from Vienna to Prague with ÖBB Nightjet!

      Trains from Vienna to Prague

      The trains from Vienna to Prague run very frequently. There is a train operating this route more or less every hour on every day of the week. There is more than one train company operating the routes with both direct journeys, as well as ones that require passengers to switch trains at some point before arriving in Prague. The journey can take as little as about 4h 25min.

         

      Vienna to Prague Train Time: Daily Departures

      This train route from Vienna to Prague has high frequency. There are more or less at least 20 different trains making this trip per day, seven days a week. Some of these journeys have changes and other are direct. The first train of the day departs from Vienna at around 6:06 a.m. Running more or less once an hour, the last train leaves Vienna at approximately 11:00 p.m. and is a night train, putting passengers in Prague the following morning.

      How long is the journey by train from Vienna to Prague?

      The duration of the journey from Vienna to Prague by train depends on the type of train the route is operated by, as well as on if passengers have to change trains at any point along the way. The shortest train for this route takes about 4h 25min. However, the journey can take up to more or less 9h 46min.

      What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Vienna to Prague?

      Departure train station: The trains for this route depart from the Vienna Central Station. The Vienna Central Station is located directly south of the inner Old Town of the city, about 2 miles (3 km) away. There is a direct subway line that takes you to the Vienna Central Station, from downtown, in approximately 15min. At the station there are various facilities available, such as restaurants and bakeries, as well as drug stores and car rental agencies.

      Arrival train station: These trains arrive at the Main Prague Railway Station (Praha Hlavní), the Praha-Libeň Railway Station or the Praha-Holešovice Railway Station. The Main Prague Railway Station is located near the city center, just east of Old Town Prague. You can most likely walk into town in under 20min. This station has a few stores and cafes as well as a hotel. The Praha-Libeň Railway Station is a small station located farther northeast out of the city center, about 6 miles (10 km) away. It has a tobacco store and an ATM. The Praha-Holešovice Railway Station is north of the center of Prague, more or less 3 miles (5 km) away from Old Town Prague. It’s a small station with a café and tobacco store.

      Prague Carlos Bridge River Vltava. Source: Shutterstock

      Which train companies travel from Vienna to Prague?

      The trains going from Vienna to Prague are operated by two companies, either the Austrian Federal Railway, ÖBB, or a private owned Czech provider called RegioJet. ÖBB offers a variety of different types of ÖBB trains, like the long-distance ÖBB Euro City and InterCity, the high-speed ÖBB Railjet and the regional ÖBB Regionalzug.

      The ÖBB Railjet is the only train with this provider that has routes that don’t require any changes before arriving in Prague. The RegioJet trains are long-distance trains that do not have any changes for any of the options offered for the route from Vienna to Prague. The ÖBB Railjet and the Regiojet routes are generally the fastest options to get to Prague by train.

      ÖBB trains from Vienna to Prague

      ÖBB is the main provider for train routes from Vienna to Prague. ÖBB is the Austrian Federal Railway. There are about 20 ÖBB trains or more going from Vienna to Prague daily. There are multiple different types of ÖBB trains on this route. There are various daily long-distance trips with either ÖBB Euro City or InterCity, as well as high-seed routes with ÖBB Railjet. However, there are just a couple regional ÖBB Regionalzug trains a day. ÖBB Railjet is the only ÖBB train that offers direct trips from Vienna to Prague. The other types of ÖBB require either one or two train changes.

      Regiojet trains from Vienna to Prague

      Regiojet has about four trips a day making the journey from Vienna to Prague. All of these routes are direct and don’t require passengers to change trains at any point along the way. The Regiojet trains all arrive at the Main Prague Railway Station (Praha Hlavní). The journeys take a total of about 4h 30min with Regiojet. The departures out of Vienna Central Station are more or less every four hours starting at around 6:39 a.m.

      Train Vienna to Prague: Services on Board

      Depending on which provider you book your tickets with, you’ll have access to different class options. For instance with ÖBB, the Euro City, Railjet and Regionalzug have both First Class and Second Class options in their trains. As for the ÖBB InterCity trains, the only option is traveling in Second Class. Regiojet offers a wider selection of classes including Lowcost, Standard, Relax and Business Class. Traveling on ÖBB or Regiojet trains you’re are not limited to a specific luggage allowance. The requirement is that the luggage must not exceed certain dimensions and it must fit in the luggage designated areas.

      Bikes are allowed on ÖBB trains as long as the passengers make a reservation for it. The Regionalzug trains are the only ones that don’t require a reservation for bikes. However, Regiojet trains on this route do not allow bikes. Most ÖBB trains and Regiojet trains allow small pets onboard without a fee as long as they are in a carrier. There are services with both providers offering help to passengers with reduced mobility, and trains are equipped with platforms to help wheelchairs on board, as well as accessible seating.

      How to find cheap train tickets from Vienna to Prague?

      In general, for this route from Vienna to Prague, the train tickets are more affordable if you travel with Regiojet as opposed to ÖBB. Not only are the prices cheaper, but they are also some of the fastest routes since they don’t have any train changes before Prague. If it’s possible, book your tickets in advance to have access to more affordable prices before they increase, the closer it is to the departure date. If you’re flexible with your dates, this will also allow you to choose the route and day that is more affordable, with lower demand, than others.

      Prague Tram Plaza Cathedral. Source: Shutterstock

      To Prague by train—travel tips

      Prague is a Czech city famous for its medieval castles, and baroque and gothic cathedrals. If you’re starting off in Old Town, you’ll find Prague’s Astronomical Clock in the heart of it. Explore the streets of the Old Town and make your way to and over the iconic Charles Bridge crossng the Vltava river.

      On the other side of the river you’ll come across the Prague Castle where you can enjoying walking around the grounds. In New Town there is the Wenceslas Square and the National Museum.

      If you’re looking to go somewhere romantic, head to the Malá Strana neighborhood for a fairy-tale getaway with courtyard cafes and walled gardens. While you’re visiting Prague try a few typical dishes like their own version of a hotdog, “Grilované klobásy" , a “Chlebíčky" sandwich or a classic chimney cake for dessert on-the-go. Karlín is a neighborhood known for its eateries and inventive restaurants.

      Train tickets from Vienna to Prague: when to book to save $

      Time Price Savings
      1 week earlier 22 €
      2 weeks earlier 22 €0%
      3 weeks earlier 22 €0%
      1 month before 22 €0%
      2 months earlier 21 €5%
      3 months earlier 19 €16%


      Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Vienna - Prague. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

      The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

      • Buying your train ticket from Vienna - Prague 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 0% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
      • If you book a ticket Vienna - Prague with 2 months in advance you save up to about 5% compared to the initial price.
      • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 16%.
      • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

      Travel Tips: Trains from Vienna to Prague

      Travel by train to Prague easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Vienna to Prague.
      FAQs

      Travel by train between Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czechia is: Fully open.

      Is international entry into Prague from Vienna restricted?

      International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

      Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Czechia from Vienna?

      Entry Requirements:

      • There are no current restrictions

      What are the safety rules to follow in Prague, Czechia?

      The government of Czechia has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

      • Physical distance required: metre (s) ( feet)
      • Face mask required: Mandatory

      The above information was last checked on 8/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Prague from Vienna closer to your date of departure here

      Return travel from Czechia to Austria is: Fully open.

      Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Vienna from Prague?

      Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic

      Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Prague?

      Requirements for reentering:

      • There are no current restrictions

      What are the safety rules to follow in Vienna, Austria?

      The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

      • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
      • Face mask requirement: Recommended

      Last checked on 7/28/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Vienna from Prague.

      Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Vienna to Prague to cost as little as $13 (€12)  in the next 7 days.
      The train price between Vienna and Prague is on average $18 (€17)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
      The Vienna to Prague train distance is approximately 156 miles (252 km).
      The train time to Prague from Vienna is on average 4 h 31 min  for the 156 miles (252 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Vienna and Prague by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

      Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Wien Westbahnhof   and arrive in Prague.

      Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Wien Westbahnhof and need to travel around 4.3 miles (7 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

      Passengers arriving in Prague most often arrive at Prague and need to travel around 2.2 miles (3.6 km) from this train station to the city center.

      For the trip from Vienna to Prague you can take a train with ÖBB | Regionalzug, RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, RegioJet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | Nightjet or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Vienna and Prague on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
      Yes, there are 9 direct trains per day from Vienna to Prague with ÖBB | Railjet or RegioJet a. S. And you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
      On average, there are 11 trains a day from Vienna to Prague. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
      The first Vienna to Prague train departs at 4: 39 AM   and the last train from Vienna to Prague leaves at 9: 55 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Vienna to Prague on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
      You can find trains from Vienna to Prague to cost on average $18 (€17) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Vienna to Prague train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

      Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

      Vienna
      Prague
      The major railway station for departures from Vienna is Wien Westbahnhof. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Wien Westbahnhof for your journey from Vienna to Prague.

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