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Taking the train from Vienna to Prague

Planning a trip from Vienna to Prague? Jump on a direct train and avoid the hassle of a long drive and city-centre parking. High-speed ÖBB trains will whisk you over to the Czechia capital in under four hours. Spend the duration of your journey enjoying scenic European country views from the comfort of your seats. For roomier seats and complimentary snacks, opt for First Class tickets for your journey. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet some friendly locals with insider recommendations to offer! Ask around to find the best local spot for goulash in the city.

Arrive into Prague’s well-connected train station and spend your time wandering through the city’s many historic squares. Don’t miss the gorgeous views from the iconic Charles Bridge.

Want to find out a little more before booking? Find all the FAQs and train times for this popular route below.

Vienna Hbf to Prague by train

It takes an average of 5h 14m to travel from Vienna Hbf to Prague by train, over a distance of around 157 miles (253 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Vienna Hbf to Prague and tickets for this journey start from €11.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 25m
PriceFrom €11.90
Distance157 miles (253 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train06:06
Last train23:00
Departure stationVienna Hbf
Arrival stationPrague
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, ÖBB, Flixbus

Vienna Hbf to Prague train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vienna Hbf to Prague for Tuesday 19th October 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:02 Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)10:04 Praha hl.n.RegionalExpress 2300 ÖBB Get tickets5h 2m, 1 change
06:06 Wien Hbf10:38 Praha hl.n.Eurocity 106 ÖBB Get tickets4h 32m, 1 change
06:39 Wien Hbf11:04 Praha hl.n.RegioJet 1030 RegioJet Get tickets4h 25m, direct
07:10 Wien Hbf11:38 Praha hl.n.Railjet 70 ÖBB Get tickets4h 28m, direct
08:10 Wien Hbf12:38 Praha hl.n.Eurocity 104 ÖBB Get tickets4h 28m, 1 change
09:10 Wien Hbf13:38 Praha hl.n.Railjet 72 ÖBB Get tickets4h 28m, direct
10:39 Wien Hbf15:13 Praha hl.n.RegioJet 1032 RegioJet Get tickets4h 34m, direct
11:10 Wien Hbf15:38 Praha hl.n.Railjet 74 ÖBB Get tickets4h 28m, direct
12:00 Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)17:14 Praha hl.n.RegionalExpress 2328 ÖBB Get tickets5h 14m, 1 change
13:10 Wien Hbf17:33 Praha-HolešoviceRailjet 256 ÖBB Get tickets4h 23m, direct

ÖBB trains from Vienna Hbf to Prague

You can travel from Vienna Hbf to Prague 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 Vienna Hbf to Prague

The price of train tickets from Vienna Hbf to Prague starts at €11.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Vienna Hbf to Prague 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Vienna Hbf to Prague? 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 Vienna Hbf to Prague take?

The average journey time by train between Vienna Hbf and Prague is 5 hours and 14 minutes, with around 20 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Vienna Hbf and Prague by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Vienna Hbf to Prague is 4 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Vienna Hbf to Prague cost?

Train ticket prices from Vienna Hbf to Prague can start from as little as €11.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Vienna Hbf to Prague?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Vienna Hbf to Prague without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Vienna Hbf to Prague each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Vienna Hbf to Prague leaves at 06:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Vienna Hbf to Prague leaves at 23:00. 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 Vienna Hbf and Prague by train?

Trains travelling from Vienna Hbf to Prague cover a distance of around 157 miles (253 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Prague to Vienna Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Vienna Hbf to Prague.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Vienna Hbf to Prague for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/19/2021. 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 11/13/2021 for travel on 11/13/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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