The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Vienna to Prague will cost around € 64 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only € 29.
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3 h 57 m
4 h 8 m
Trains per day
Of the 10 train that leave Vienna for Prague every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 253 km distance in an average of 4 h 8 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3 h 57 m .
The slowest train will take 4 h 47 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 5 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||20 €|
|Trains depart from:||Vienna|
|Trains arrive in:||Prague|
|Train Companies:||ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, RegioJet|
Trains in Europe are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. ÖBB offers 5-8 direct daily trains from Vienna to Prague, including an overnight service. The first train leaves Vienna in the early morning, with trains every two hours until the overnight departure late in the evening. Journey times between the two capitals are usually around four hours; however, the night service takes slightly longer.
Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Vienna to Prague trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:
Trains from Vienna to Prague depart from Vienna's main station, Wien Hauptbahnhof, located on the south side of the city center. Public transport links to the center and tourist sites include the S-Bahn suburban railway and the U-Bahn Metro, both with stops at the main station. Tram routes 0 and 18 stop next to the main station entrance. Bus routes 13A, 69A, and N66 also serve the station, with stops by the station concourse and on Arsenalstrasse and Weyringergasse. Taxi ranks are located at the station and nearby on Favoritenstrasse.
Prague remains one of the most romantic and atmospheric European capitals, thanks to a well-preserved medieval Old Town, a dramatic castle and attractive old bridges over the Vltava river. Prague's beer-halls, or pivnice, are a significant attraction, serving hearty Slavic fare and some of the best beer in Europe. Trains from Vienna to Prague arrive at the main railway station, Praha Hlavní Nádraží, located on the eastern side of the city center. Public transport options include the metro, offering routes around the city and a two-stop connection to Praha Holesowice station. Tram lines 9, 5 and 26 stop close to the main station entrance, providing connections to the old town. An express bus service links the station with Prague airport. There is a taxi stand by the entrance on Wilsonova.