How to travel from Prague to Vienna

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from Prague to Vienna

You can get from Prague to Vienna by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Prague to Vienna on Nov 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:00PMPraha, ÚAN Florenc4h40 07:40PMVienna
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07:00AMPraha, ÚAN Florenc7h55 02:55PMVienna
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11:00AMPraha, ÚAN Florenc4h50 03:50PMVienna
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06:00PMPraha, ÚAN Florenc4h30 10:30PMVienna
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03:12PMPrague4h37 07:49PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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Travel Information between Prague and Vienna

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $126
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $26 (€24) • 3 h 54 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $126 (€115) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings or RegioJet a. S.

Travel 156 miles (252 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Prague and Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $26 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Prague to Vienna.

How to Travel from Prague to Vienna?

The route from Prague to Vienna is well-served by bus, train, and plane. Traveling by plane may take just under 1 hour. Buses tend to be the cheapest option. For those that prefer to travel overnight, there is a convenient night train service that operates every day of the week.

Trains from Prague to Vienna | Buses from Prague to Vienna | Flights from Prague to Vienna

Prague to Vienna Travel Comparison

Average Price Travel Time Cheapest Time to Book
Bus €16 3:55 h 1 Week Ahead
Train €23 3:59 h 2 Weeks Ahead
Flight €99 0:45 h 1 Month Ahead


What is the best way to travel from Prague to Vienna?

Cheapest way to travel from Prague to Vienna

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Prague to Vienna. Buses traveling from Prague to Vienna depart from Prague's Hlavní Nádraží bus station and take approximately 4 hours to arrive at either Vienna's Stadion Center or Stadion Erdberg bus station. Over 30 buses travel from Prague to Vienna every day, with the earliest departing at 3:15 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Prague to Vienna include Infobus, Flixbus, Eurolines and Regiojet.

Fastest way to travel from Prague to Vienna

Flying is the fastest way to travel from Prague to Vienna. With only 45 minutes of flight time, taking a flight is at least 3 hours faster than taking the train or bus. However, when travel to and from Prague and Vienna's airports is taken into consideration, taking a flight takes nearly the same amount of time as the train or bus. Flights traveling from Prague to Vienna depart from Prague's Václav Havel Airport and arrive at Vienna International Airport. Austrian Airlines fly directly from Prague to Vienna at least 5 times per day.

Most popular way to travel from Prague to Vienna

Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Prague to Vienna. Considering that buses, trains, and flights all require approximately the same amount of time to travel from Prague to Vienna, most travelers choose to save money by taking the bus. However, taking the train is also a popular option for travelers who prefer extra space on the journey.

How to get from Prague to Vienna

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Prague to Vienna, 87,32% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Prague to Vienna and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

Travel between Prague, Czechia and Vienna, Austria is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Czechia enter Austria?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Vienna from Prague?

Conditions of entry into Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Vienna, Austria?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Austria has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Prague to Vienna.

The restriction level for your return to Prague, Czechia from Austria is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Prague from Vienna restricted?

Entry into Czechia is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Prague from Vienna?

Conditions of reentry into Czechia:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Prague, Czechia?

You should observe these safety measures in Czechia as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Czechia was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Prague from Vienna closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Prague to Vienna. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Vienna from Prague is by taking a bus, which costs on average $26 (€24).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Vienna:

A bus is generally $100 (€91) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $126 (€115) from Prague to Vienna.

Taking a bus is usually $7 (€6) less than taking a train to Vienna, which costs on average $33 (€30) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Vienna from Prague is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

Other travel options to Vienna can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 54 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 43 min   of travel time.

The Prague to Vienna distance is around 156 miles (252 km).

The average frequency per day from Prague to Vienna is:

  • Around 17 buses per day.
  • 9 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Vienna from Prague as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Prague to Vienna:

  • Buses mostly leave from Praha, Hlavní Nádraží and tend to arrive in Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Flights from Prague to Vienna most often leave from Prague Vaclav Havel Airport and arrive in Vienna International Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Prague at Prague and arrive in Vienna at Wien Westbahnhof.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Prague to Vienna:

  • You can take a bus from Prague to Vienna with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Cheap tickets can be found for $26 (€24) with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Prague to Vienna.
  • You can take a flight from Prague to Vienna with Eurowings. Cheap tickets can be found for $126 (€115) with Eurowings from Prague to Vienna.
  • You can travel to Vienna from Prague by train with RegioJet a. S. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $33 (€30) with RegioJet a. S. From Prague to Vienna.

Yes, there are direct services available from Prague to Vienna with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, ArdaTur or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. With 14 direct buses per day.
  • You can take a direct train with ÖBB | Railjet or RegioJet a. S. With 9 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Vienna as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Prague to Vienna.

Your trip from Prague to Vienna doesn't have to end in Vienna. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Budapest, Munich or Bratislava. If you’d like to add Budapest, Munich or Bratislava to your Prague to Vienna tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Vienna today!

When planning your trip from Prague to Vienna, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $26 (€24) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $126 (€115) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $33 (€30) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Prague to Vienna online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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