About traveling from Hallstatt to Prague

Whether you are traveling to Hallstatt, a quaint lakeside town in central  Austria, or Prague, the “city of a thousand spires,” you will surely leave feeling like you’ve stepped out of a fairy tale. 

The journey between Hallstatt and Prague is rich in both beauty and history. Travel back in time by stopping in the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov and have your fill of the time-honored pork knuckle for lunch, or take some pictures in the breathtaking spa town, Bad Ischl in central Austria. You’ll have the opportunity to visit these wonderful Central European towns and more by taking a private car transfer with Daytrip for your journey from Hallstatt to Prague. 

How to get from Hallstatt to Prague

Getting from Hallstatt to Prague can be somewhat of a challenge, although certainly well worth it. There is no direct route from Hallstatt to Prague, but for travelers on a budget the cheapest way to travel from Hallstatt to Prague is by bus or train. For time and convenience, the best way to travel from Hallstatt to Prague is by car. 

Hallstatt to Prague by train

To travel from Hallstatt to Prague by train, you’ll need to get to the Hallstatt Bahnhof station and purchase a Standardpreis ticket to Praha hl.n. You can  buy a Sparschiene ticket for as little as 35 EUR if you book in advance, or, you can purchase a full-flex Standardpreis ticket for 75 EUR. These tickets can’t sell out and are good for any train that day,  a good option if you’re not sure about your itinerary. Since there’s no direct train route from Hallstatt to Prague, you will have to transfer at least once on this 380 km journey. The earliest train is at 9:07 AM, and the last train is at 1:07 PM with trains departing every hour. If you’re able to catch a train with only one stop, the trip will take you as little as 7 hours. However, most options require at least 2 or 3 stops, making the transfer by train about 8 hours on average.

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

Hallstatt to Prague by train
Time intervals2 per hour
First/Last Departure 9:07 AM to 1:07 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€48-150
Duration~7-9 hours
Operating CompaniesOBB

Hallstatt to Prague by bus

There’s no direct bus from Hallstatt to Prague, but for 60 EUR you can book a seat in a Bean Shuttle that will take you from Hallstatt to Prague via Cesky Krumlov. The Bean shuttle leaves from the Lahn Seestrasse bus stop in Hallstatt at 8:45 AM and 12:00 PM daily, and will drop you off in Prague at the Na knizeci stop in the city center, or at the airport. Since there’s only two departures per day, you definitely want to book your seat in advance from the Bean Shuttle’s website. The trip takes about 6 hours in total for the 380 km ride. In terms of shuttle transfers, this is the most direct option to get from Hallstatt to Prague by bus, as all other options would require a change of service and a combination of train and bus. 

Hallstatt to Prague by bus
Time intervals2 per day
First/Last Departure8:45 AM/12 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€120
Duration~6 hr
Operating CompaniesBean Shuttle

Hallstatt to Prague by Private Car Transfer

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

Book a Private Car Transfer from Hallstatt to Prague

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


  1. Sooi Peng Tan


    My family of 5 would like to travel from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel, Each with 1 check in luggage & 1 carry on.
    What kind of vehicle (Model of car) will your offer?
    Thank you

    • Team Daytrip

      Hi Sooi,

      For 5 passengers with 5 checked bags and 5 carry-ons, you will receive a van comparable in size to a Mercedes Vito. Team Daytrip 🙂

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