How to travel from Prague to Vienna

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from Prague to Vienna

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

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To get from Prague to Vienna on Dec 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Vienna from Prague

distanceDistance252 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€23 - €185
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €23 • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • €35 • 4 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings or ÖBB | Euro City (EC)

Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 252 km to Vienna from Prague. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 27 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €23. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings or ÖBB | Euro City (EC) among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Prague to Vienna.

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.

Prague to Vienna Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

By Bus

€21

3:55 h

1 Week Ahead

By Train

€32

3:59 h

2 Weeks Ahead

By Plane

€134

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 travelling 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 travellers choose to save money by taking the bus. However, taking the train is also a popular option for travellers who prefer extra space on the journey.


Travel Tips: Travel from Prague to Vienna

Travel Tips: Travel to Vienna easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Prague to Vienna.
FAQs

Travel from Prague, Czechia to Vienna, Austria is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Vienna from Prague restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic.

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Vienna, Austria?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Prague to Vienna closer to your planned date of departure here.

The restriction level for your return to Prague, Czechia from Austria is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Prague from Vienna restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Czechia:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Prague, Czechia?

You should observe these safety measures in Czechia as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Czechia was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Prague from Vienna closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel from Prague to Vienna 4 different ways: coach, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Prague to Vienna is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around €23 compared to other travel options to Vienna:

A coach is generally €162 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average €185 from Prague to Vienna.

A coach is €12 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Prague to Vienna costing on average €35.

The fastest way to get to Vienna from Prague is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 27 min.

There are alternative travel options to Vienna that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by flight can take you on average 5 h 5 min.

Vienna is approximately 252 km away from Prague.

The average frequency per day from Prague to Vienna is:

  • 16 coaches a day.
  • 10 trains per day.

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

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

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

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

  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can take you to Vienna by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Prague to Vienna for €23.
  • Eurowings can take you to Vienna by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Prague to Vienna for €185.
  • ÖBB | Euro City (EC) can take you to Vienna by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for ÖBB | Euro City (EC) from Prague to Vienna for €35.

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

  • You'll find 13 direct coaches per day with Flixbus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.
  • You can take a direct flight with with direct flights per day.
  • You can take a direct train with ÖBB | Railjet or RegioJet a. S. With 10 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Vienna as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Vienna from Prague.

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

Before travelling from Prague to Vienna, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is €23 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is €185 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average €35 one way.

But we recommend booking Prague to Vienna tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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