How to travel from Vienna to Prague

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from Vienna to Prague

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

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To get from Vienna to Prague on Nov 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:10PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h32 06:42PMPrague
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06:39AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h35 11:14AMPrague
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02:39PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h40 07:19PMPrague
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03:45PMVienna4h45 08:30PMPraha, ÚAN Florenc
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10:39AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h40 03:19PMPrague
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201One-way

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Travel Information from Vienna to Prague

distanceDistance156 miles (252 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $156
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $30 (€28) • 4 h 26 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $156 (€146) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or ÖBB

Travel 156 miles (252 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Vienna and Prague. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $30 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or ÖBB 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.

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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

International travel from Vienna, Austria to Prague, Czechia is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Czechia if coming from Austria?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Prague if traveling from Vienna?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Prague, Czechia due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Czechia must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Vienna and Prague.

The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Czechia is: Unrestricted.

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

Reentering Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. 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 Vienna from Prague here.

There are 4 travel options from Vienna to Prague: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Prague is by taking a train with an average price of $30 (€28).

This is compared to other travel options to Prague:

A train is generally $12 (€12) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $43 (€40) from Vienna to Prague.

A train is generally $126 (€118) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $156 (€146) from Vienna to Prague.

The quickest way to travel to Prague from Vienna is by flight, which takes on average 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Prague by bus can take on average 3 h 55 min.

In comparison, getting to Prague by train can take on average 4 h 26 min.

Prague is approximately 156 miles (252 km) away from Vienna.

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Prague is:

  • 14 buses per day.
  • Around 11 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Prague from Vienna 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 Vienna to Prague:

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Prague by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Vienna to Prague for $43 (€40).
  • Eurowings can take you to Prague by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Vienna to Prague for $156 (€146).
  • Travel with ÖBB for trains to Prague. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ÖBB Vienna to Prague tickets on Omio for $30 (€28).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. With 14 direct buses per day.
  • You can find around 9 direct trains per day and travel with ÖBB | Railjet or RegioJet a. S.

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

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 cost $43 (€40) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $156 (€146) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $30 (€28) 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.

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