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Travel Information to Prague from Vienna

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $144
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 4 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $144 (€120) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesArdaTur, Austrian Airlines or RegioJet a. S.

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 156 miles (252 km) to Prague from 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 $12 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are ArdaTur, Austrian Airlines or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Vienna to Prague.

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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.

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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

What are the international travel restrictions for Czechia due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling to Prague from Vienna?

Travel from Vienna, Austria to Prague, Czechia is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Prague from Vienna restricted?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
  • Unvaccinated travellers are required to take a PCR test between days 5 and 7 after arrival
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Prague, Czechia?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 1/13/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Vienna to Prague closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Vienna, Austria from Prague, Czechia due to COVID-19?

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:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)

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 1/16/22. 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?

You can travel to Prague from Vienna 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

How do I get from Vienna to Prague the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Prague from Vienna is by taking a bus, which costs on average $12 (€10).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Prague:

Taking a bus is usually $132 (€110) less than taking a flight to Prague, which costs on average $144 (€120) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $2 (€2) less than taking a train to Prague, which costs on average $14 (€12) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Vienna to Prague?

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

Other travel options to Prague can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 5 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Prague by train can take on average 4 h 35 min.

What is the distance between Vienna and Prague?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day 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, where do I depart from Vienna and where do I arrive in Prague?

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Vienna to Prague depart from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) to Praha, Hlavní Nádraží.
  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Vienna to Prague depart from Vienna International Airport to Prague Vaclav Havel Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Prague, Praha, Zličín.

Which travel companies can take me from Vienna to Prague?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Vienna to Prague, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with ArdaTur for buses to Prague. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ArdaTur Vienna to Prague tickets on Omio for $12 (€10).
  • Austrian Airlines can take you to Prague by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Austrian Airlines from Vienna to Prague for $144 (€120).
  • RegioJet a. S. Can take you to Prague by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for RegioJet a. S. From Vienna to Prague for $14 (€12).

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Vienna to Prague?

Many of our customers traveling from Vienna to Prague don't make Prague their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Prague are Berlin, Budapest or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Prague to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy tickets from Vienna to Prague 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 $12 (€10) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $144 (€120) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $14 (€12) one way on average.

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.