About traveling from Prague to Hallstatt
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 Prague and Hallstatt 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 Prague to Hallstatt
Getting from Prague to Hallstatt can be somewhat of a challenge, although certainly well worth the journey. There is no direct route from Prague to Hallstatt, but for travelers on a budget the cheapest way to travel from Prague to Hallstatt is by bus or train. For time and convenience, the best way to travel from Prague to Hallstatt is by car.
Prague to Hallstatt by train
To travel from Prague to Hallstatt by train, you’ll need to get to the Praha hl.n. station and purchase a Standardpreis ticket to Hallstatt Bahnhof. 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 Prague to Hallstatt, you will have to transfer at least once on this 380 km journey. The earliest train is at 6:50 AM, and the last train is at 11:31 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.
|Prague to Hallstatt by train|
|Time intervals||2 per hour|
|First/Last Departure||6:50 AM to 11:35 PM|
|Avg. Price 2 persons||€48-150|
Prague to Hallstatt by bus
There’s no direct bus from Prague to Hallstatt, but for 60 EUR you can book a seat in a Bean Shuttle that will take you from Prague to Hallstatt via Cesky Krumlov. The Bean shuttle leaves from both the prague city center and the prague airport at 9:00 AM, 1 PM and 4:30 PM daily and will drop you off at the Lahn Seestrasse bus stop in Hallstatt. Since there’s only three 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 Prague to Hallstatt by bus, as all other options would require a change of service and a combination of train and bus.
|Prague to Hallstatt by bus|
|Time intervals||3 per day|
|First/Last Departure||9:00 AM, 1 PM, 4:30 PM|
|Avg. Price 2 persons||€120|
|Operating Companies||Bean Shuttle|
Prague to Hallstatt by Private Car Transfer
For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Prague to Hallstatt. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Prague and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Hallstatt and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!
Going the other direction? Check our guide on How to get from Hallstatt to Prague