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Travelling from Prague to Vienna by train

The train is the easiest, most comfortable way to travel from Prague to Vienna, not to mention the cheapest! Avoid the hustle and bustle of the airport in a high-spec Railjet train. Railjet services run direct from Praha hl.n station to Wien Hbf station in Vienna, taking just over four hours. Oh, and did we mention that Railjets have draught beer on tap?

Arriving into Wien Hbf, you’ll be well placed to explore Vienna. Schönbrunn Palace, former residence of the Habsburg Royal Family and one of the most iconic buildings in Austria, is less than half an hour away on public transport. While you’re there, pay a visit to Schönbrunn Zoo, which is located next to the Palace. From here, head into central Vienna for a wander around the MuseumsQuartier. Keen to learn more? Read on to discover lots of useful information, including ticket prices and FAQs.

Prague to Vienna by train

It takes an average of 4h 40m to travel from Prague to Vienna by train, over a distance of around 156 miles (251 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Prague to Vienna and tickets for this journey start from €10.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 02m
Price€10.70 - €154.20
Distance156 miles (251 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
Departure stationPrague
Arrival stationVienna
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet

Prague to Vienna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Prague to Vienna for Tuesday 14th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:20 11:56 4h 36m, 1 change
08:44 12:49 4h 05m, direct
09:20 13:22 4h 02m, direct
09:44 13:49 4h 05m, 1 change
10:44 14:49 4h 05m, direct
11:20 15:56 4h 36m, 1 change
12:44 16:49 4h 05m, direct
13:20 17:22 4h 02m, direct
14:44 18:49 4h 05m, direct
15:44 19:49 4h 05m, 1 change

ÖBB trains from Prague to Vienna

You can travel from Prague to Vienna on ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Prague to Vienna

Train tickets from Prague to Vienna start at €10.70 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €31.58.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price23.42
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price30.71
on the day
avg. single price31.58

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Prague to Vienna by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Prague to Vienna? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Prague to Vienna take?

The average journey time by train between Prague and Vienna is 4 hours and 40 minutes, with around 18 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the train from Prague to Vienna travel?

OBB trains from Prague to Vienna can travel at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h). The fastest journey time from Prague to Vienna by train is 4 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Prague to Vienna cost?

The average train ticket price from Prague to Vienna usually costs around €30.71 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as €10.70 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Prague to Vienna?

Yes. There are 10 direct ÖBB trains that travel from Prague to Vienna each day with an average journey time of 4 hours and 40 minutes.

What time does the first train from Prague to Vienna leave?

The first train from Prague to Vienna leaves at 00:01 from Prague Main Railway station. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Prague to Vienna leave?

The last train from Prague to Vienna leaves at 19:44 from Prague Main Railway station. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Prague and Vienna by train?

Trains travelling from Prague to Vienna cover a distance of around 156 miles (251 km) during the journey.

Which train companies operate between Prague and Vienna?

All trains travelling from Prague to Vienna are operated by ÖBB – the national train company in Austria.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Vienna to Prague. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Prague to Vienna.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Prague to Vienna for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 29/06/2020 for travel on 22/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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