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.
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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Vienna Hbf to Prague is 4 hours and 25 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Vienna Hbf to Prague leaves at 06:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Vienna Hbf to Prague cover a distance of around 157 miles (253 km) during the journey.