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from Vienna to Prague

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

Our recommendation

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

06:39AMVienna4h25 11:04AMPraha, Hlavní Nádraží
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$151One-way
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06:39AMVienna4h25 11:04AMPraha, Hlavní Nádraží
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$151One-way
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02:39PMVienna4h38 07:17PMPraha, Hlavní Nádraží
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$151One-way
03:10PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h28 07:38PMPrague
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$191One-way
09:10AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h28 01:38PMPrague
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$191One-way

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Tue
Sep 21
$88ÖBB | InterCity
$32Flixbus
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Wed
Sep 22
$15RegioJet a.s.
$19Flixbus
$168Eurowings
Thu
Sep 23
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$254Austrian Airlines
Fri
Sep 24
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$168Eurowings
Sat
Sep 25
$15RegioJet a.s.
$19Tourist Service
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Sun
Sep 26
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$254Austrian Airlines
Mon
Sep 27
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$202Austrian Airlines
Tue
Sep 28
$15RegioJet a.s.
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$254Austrian Airlines
Wed
Sep 29
$15RegioJet a.s.
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$168Eurowings
Thu
Sep 30
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$202Austrian Airlines
Fri
Oct 1
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$168Eurowings
Sat
Oct 2
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$202Austrian Airlines
Sun
Oct 3
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$168Eurowings
Mon
Oct 4
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$193Eurowings
Tue
Oct 5
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$346Swiss
Wed
Oct 6
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$168Eurowings
Thu
Oct 7
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$202Austrian Airlines
Fri
Oct 8
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$168Eurowings
Sat
Oct 9
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$132Austrian Airlines
Sun
Oct 10
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$202Austrian Airlines
Mon
Oct 11
$15RegioJet a.s.
$12ArdaTur
$193Eurowings

Travel Information from Vienna to Prague

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $181
cheapestCheapest modeBus • () • 5 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesArdaTur, Austrian Airlines or ÖBB | Euro City (EC)

Travel 156 miles (252 km) by bus, flight or train between Vienna and Prague. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this trip, with tickets costing about (). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are ArdaTur, Austrian Airlines or ÖBB | Euro City (EC) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Vienna to Prague.

How to Travel from Vienna to Prague

Anyone wishing to travel from Vienna to Prague will find that taking the bus is usually the most convenient way to travel. Buses depart regularly for Prague and arrive at their destination in 3 hours. Taking the train adds an extra hour on the journey time as trains generally travel directly to Prague in about 4 hours. Travelers can also choose to fly from Vienna International Airport, as there are several airlines that carry passengers between the cities, but the journey time takes approximately 3.5 hours.

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

Vienna to Prague Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€17

4:30 h

2 Weeks Ahead

trains

€28

5:39 h

1 Month Ahead

flight

€142

0:50 h

2 Weeks Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Prague


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Taking a bus is the cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Prague. Buses traveling from Vienna to Prague depart from Vienna's Erdberg station and take at least 4 and a half hours to arrive at Prague's UAN Florenc bus station. Over 20 buses travel from Vienna to Prague every day, with the earliest bus departing Vienna at 5:40 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Vienna to Prague include Flixbus, Eurolines, Hellö, and ArdaTur.


Fastest way to travel from Vienna to Prague


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Vienna to Prague. Flights travel from Vienna International Airport and arrive at Prague's Václav Havel Airport after 50 minutes of flight time. Taking a flight is still the fastest way to travel from Vienna to Prague when traveling to and from Vienna and Prague's airports is factored into the total travel time. 5 direct Austrian Airlines flights travel from Vienna to Prague every day, with the first departing at 4:45 a.m.


Most popular way to travel from Vienna to Prague


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Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Vienna to Prague. Buses traveling from Vienna to Prague are usually an hour faster than taking the train while also being €11 cheaper on average. Similarly, while taking a flight is 15 minutes faster than traveling from Vienna to Prague by bus, most travelers choose the bus which is €125 cheaper on average.


How to get from Vienna to Prague

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Vienna to Prague, 88,91% 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 Vienna to Prague 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 Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czechia allowed?

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

Can travelers from Austria enter Czechia?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

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

Conditions of entry into Czechia:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 9/20/21. 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 Vienna and Prague.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Vienna, Austria from Prague, Czechia?

Return travel to Vienna, Austria from Czechia is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Czechia?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Austria from Czechia?

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Austria?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Austria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Vienna, Austria was last verified on 9/19/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Vienna from Prague.

What are the ways to get from Vienna to Prague?

There are 3 ways to get from Vienna to Prague: bus, flight or train.

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

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

This is compared to other ways of getting to Prague:

A bus is $168 (€134) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Vienna to Prague costing on average $181 (€144).

A bus is generally $6 (€5) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $19 (€15) from Vienna to Prague.

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

The fastest way to get to Prague from Vienna is by travel with an average travel time of 0 h 0 min.

Other travel options to Prague can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 5 min.

In comparison, getting to Prague by flight can take on average 50 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 25 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Vienna and Prague?

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

How many services a day are there from Vienna to Prague?

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Prague is:

  • 6 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Prague from Vienna, what are the departure and arrival points in Vienna and Prague?

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

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

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

  • You can travel by bus from Vienna to Prague with ArdaTur, and you can find ArdaTur Vienna to Prague tickets for $13 (€10) on Omio.
  • You can travel between Vienna and Prague by flight with Austrian Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $181 (€144) with Austrian Airlines from Vienna to Prague.
  • You can take a train from Vienna to Prague with ÖBB | Euro City (EC). Cheap tickets can be found for $19 (€15) with ÖBB | Euro City (EC) from Vienna to Prague.
Is it possible to travel directly to Prague from Vienna?

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

  • You can find 6 direct trains per day to take to Prague with ÖBB | Railjet or RegioJet a. S.

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

Where should I go next after I travel from Vienna to Prague?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Vienna to Prague often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Budapest or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Vienna and Prague itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Prague and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Vienna to Prague one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $13 (€10) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $181 (€144) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $19 (€15) one way.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Vienna
Prague
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Wien Westbahnhof
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