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Vienna to Prague by train

It takes an average of 5h 06m to travel from Vienna to Prague by train, over a distance of around 156 miles (251 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Vienna to Prague and tickets for this journey start from €9.62 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 03m
Price€9.62 - €86.80
Distance156 miles (251 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationVienna
Arrival stationPrague
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet

Vienna to Prague train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vienna to Prague for Wednesday 27th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:57 Wien Meidling15:47 Praha hl.n.ICE 228 ÖBB Get tickets8h 50m, 3 changes
11:22 Wien Meidling19:47 Praha hl.n.ICE 26 ÖBB Get tickets8h 25m, 3 changes
13:22 Wien Meidling21:47 Praha hl.n.ICE 90 ÖBB Get tickets8h 25m, 3 changes
15:22 Wien Meidling05:47 Praha hl.n.ICE 22 ÖBB Get tickets14h 25m, 3 changes
15:37 Wien Meidling07:47 Praha hl.n.Railjet Xpress 168 ÖBB Get tickets16h 10m, 5 changes
19:22 Wien Meidling11:47 Praha hl.n.Intercity 94 ÖBB Get tickets16h 25m, 3 changes
19:37 Wien Meidling11:47 Praha hl.n.Railjet Xpress 762 ÖBB Get tickets16h 10m, 5 changes
06:57 Wien Meidling15:47 Praha hl.n.ICE 228 ÖBB Get tickets8h 50m, 3 changes
11:22 Wien Meidling19:47 Praha hl.n.ICE 26 ÖBB Get tickets8h 25m, 3 changes
13:22 Wien Meidling21:47 Praha hl.n.ICE 90 ÖBB Get tickets8h 25m, 3 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

Train tickets from Vienna to Prague start at €9.62 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 €47.88.
lowest price found
from9.62
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price36.44
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price41.31
on the day
avg. single price47.88

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 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 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 6 minutes, with around 6 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 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Vienna to Prague cost?

Train tickets from Vienna to Prague can start from as little as €9.62 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Vienna to Prague?

No, there are no direct train services from Vienna to Prague. Travelling from Vienna to Prague by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Vienna to Prague leaves at 06:39. 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 18:39. 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.
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 Vienna to Prague for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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