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

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To get from Prague to Vienna on Jun 22 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:49AMPraha, Hlavní Nádraží4h32 01:21PMVienna
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$151One-way
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10:00AMPrague5h40 03:40PMVienna
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$141One-way
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03:46PMPraha, Hlavní Nádraží4h35 08:21PMVienna
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$151One-way
12:49PMPraha, Hlavní Nádraží4h32 05:21PMVienna
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$151One-way
04:30PMPrague4h35 09:05PMVienna
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$191One-way

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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
Is international travel between Prague, Czechia and Vienna, Austria allowed?

Travel between Prague, Czechia and Vienna, Austria is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Czechia enter Austria?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open 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:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine

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: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 6/20/21. 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 between Prague and Vienna.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Czechia from Vienna, Austria?

The current restriction level for returning to Prague, Czechia from Austria is: Restricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Prague, Czechia from Vienna, Austria?

Reentering Czechia is currently allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Prague from Vienna?

  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • COVID-19 test 5 days after arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test

Which rules do I need to follow in Prague, Czechia regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Czechia must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 6/20/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Prague from Vienna here.

How do I get from Prague to Vienna?

There are 3 ways to travel from Prague to Vienna including taking a bus, flight or train.

How many miles from Prague to Vienna would I travel?

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

When traveling between Prague and Vienna, where do I depart from Prague and where do I arrive in Vienna?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Prague Vaclav Havel Airport and arrive in Vienna International Airport.
  • Buses mostly depart from Praha, Hlavní Nádraží and arrive in Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Trains from Prague to Vienna most often leave from Prague, Praha, Zličín and arrive in Wien Hauptbahnhof.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Prague to Vienna?

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

  • You can take a flight from Prague to Vienna with Austrian Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for $210 (€162) with Austrian Airlines from Prague to Vienna.
  • You can take a bus from Prague to Vienna with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $16 (€12) with Flixbus from Prague to Vienna.
  • You can go to Vienna from Prague by train with ÖBB | Euro City (EC). You'll see cheap train tickets for $19 (€15) with ÖBB | Euro City (EC) from Prague to Vienna on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Prague to Vienna?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with.
  • You can take a direct bus with Eurolines Germany, Flixbus or Arda Tur.
  • You can travel directly by train with ÖBB | Railjet.

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 to Vienna from Prague.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Prague to Vienna?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Prague to Vienna often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Budapest, Munich or Bratislava. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Prague and Vienna itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Vienna and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets to Vienna from Prague online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $210 (€162) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $16 (€12) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $19 (€15) one way on average.

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.

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

The cheapest way to go to Vienna from Prague is by taking a bus, which costs on average $16 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Vienna:

A bus is $194 (€150) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Prague to Vienna costing on average $210 (€162).

A bus is generally $3 (€2) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $19 (€15) from Prague to Vienna.

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

The fastest way to get to Vienna from Prague is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

Other travel options to Vienna can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 10 min  on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 27 min  on average.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Prague
Vienna
Prag, Busbhf. Florenc
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