About traveling from Prague to Vienna

Prague and Vienna are two of the most picturesque cities in central Europe, and both are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites for their rich culture and historic architecture. Prague, the Czech capital, is famed for its cobbled streets, well-preserved buildings, and foamy beer. Vienna, the capital of Austria, is known as the City of Music for its famed composers, and is home to some rich architectural ensembles courtesy of the Habsburg dynasty.

Between Prague and Vienna are some exceptional sights, including the Slav-centric Sázava Monastery, the UNESCO-listed towns of Kutna Hora and Trebic, the excellent dry wines at Sonberk Winery, the wine-loving village of Mikulov, and the incredible opulence of Lednice Chateau. The easiest way to visit these sites is to book a private car transfer with Daytrip.

How to get from Prague to Vienna

After enjoying the fairy-tale beauty of Prague (not to mention downing a brew or two), many travellers head to the Austrian capital of Vienna to see the seat of the Habsburgs and the home of Freud, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Fortunately, you have several transportation options if you’re travelling from Prague to Vienna. For travellers on a budget, the bus or train is the cheapest way to travel from Prague to Vienna. The fastest way to travel from Prague to Vienna is by car, which is also the best way to travel from Prague to Vienna as it is the most convenient. It’s also possible to travel by plane, but this is the slowest and most expensive option.

Prague to Vienna by train

To travel from Prague to Vienna by train, you will need to depart from Prague Hlavni Nadrazi and purchase a ticket to Wien Hauptbahnhof, which is Vienna’s central train station, or Vienna Simmering Bahnhof. The earliest train is at 5:20 AM, and the last train is at 4:20 PM, with trains departing every 3 to 4 hours. The train from Prague to Vienna is operated by Czech Railway, Austrial Railways, and RegioJet, with train tickets costing €15-20 on average for the 4 hour trip. The distance from Prague to Vienna is about 300 kilometers.

Trains have bathrooms on board, and usually offer a dining car.

Prague to Vienna by train
Time intervals3-4 hours
First/Last Departure 5:20 AM / 4:20 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€30-40
Duration~4 hr
Operating CompaniesRegioJet

Prague to Vienna by bus

To travel from Prague to Vienna by bus, you can depart from Prague’s Florenc or Hlavni Nadrazi, and arrive in Vienna’s International Busterminal (VIB) Station Erdberg or Südtiroler Platz. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. The earliest bus departs at 2:35 AM, and the last bus is at 11:55 PM, with 2 busses leaving every hour. The bus from Prague to Vienna is run mostly by Flixbus, with bus tickets from Prague to Vienna costing between €15-€18. The journey lasts a little over 4 hours.

Prague to Vienna by bus
Time intervals2 per hour
First/Last Departure 2:35 AM/11:55 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€30-€36
Duration~ 4hrs
Operating CompaniesFlixbus, RegioJet

Prague to Vienna by plane

To travel by plane, head to Prague International airport, and catch a flight to Vienna. As usual with flights, you’ll want to buy your tickets in advance.

For travelling such a short distance, only direct flights make sense. The plane tickets cost around €125 for the 50 minute flight from Prague to Vienna. It’s recommended to arrive at the airport 2 hours before the flight, making this an expensive and inconvenient option.

Prague to Vienna Flights
Departure times
8:10 AM, 11:25 AM, 3:15 PM, 6:40 PM, 9:20 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€250
Duration~50 min
Operating CompaniesAustrian Airlines

Prague to Vienna Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Prague to Vienna. You will be picked up at your accommodation, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Vienna, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

Book a Private Car Transfer from Prague to Vienna

Going the other direction? Check our guide on How to get from Vienna to Prague

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