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Travelling from Vienna to Prague by train

The average train time from Vienna to Prague is 4h 40m, although it takes just 4h 3m on the fastest high-speed Railjet services. There are around 22 trains per day running from Vienna to Prague, the first train leaves Vienna Hbf at 05:23 and the last train leaves at 22:10.

  • All trains depart from Vienna Hbf station.
  • All trains arrive into Prague Central Station.

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

Want to learn more about travelling from Vienna to Prague? Start your search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for train times, FAQs about the journey and tips on how to find cheap train tickets from Vienna to Prague.

Vienna to Prague by train

It takes an average of 5h 36m to travel from Vienna to Prague by train, over a distance of around 156 miles (251 km). There are normally 30 trains per day travelling from Vienna to Prague and tickets for this journey start from €11.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 31m
PriceFrom €11.90
Distance156 miles (251 km)
Frequency30 trains per day
First train05:23
Last train22:16
Departure stationVienna
Arrival stationPrague
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, ÖBB, Flixbus

Vienna to Prague train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vienna to Prague for Tuesday 12th July 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:39 14:22 4h 43m, 1 change
09:39 14:28 4h 49m, direct
10:10 14:53 4h 43m, direct
10:20 15:42 5h 22m, 1 change
12:10 16:52 4h 42m, direct
13:10 17:58 4h 48m, 1 change
13:39 18:22 4h 43m, 1 change
13:39 18:26 4h 47m, direct
14:10 18:42 4h 32m, direct
14:20 19:19 4h 59m, 2 changes

ÖBB trains from Vienna to Prague

You can travel from Vienna 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 to Prague

The price of train tickets from Vienna 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 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 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 to Prague take?

The average journey time by train between Vienna and Prague is 5 hours and 36 minutes, with around 30 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 and Prague by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Vienna to Prague is 4 hours and 31 minutes.

How much does the train from Vienna to Prague cost?

Train ticket prices from Vienna 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 to Prague?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Vienna to Prague without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Vienna 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 to Prague leave?

The first train from Vienna to Prague leaves at 05:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Vienna to Prague leaves at 22:16. 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 and Prague by train?

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Prague to Vienna. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Vienna to Prague.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Vienna to Prague for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/12/2022. 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 09/06/2022 for travel on 09/06/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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