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Journey Information

There are 31 intercity buses per day from Prague to Vienna. Traveling by bus from Prague to Vienna usually takes around 4 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance156 mi (251 km)
Shortest duration3h 54m
Cheapest price$20.24
Trips per day28
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Prague to Vienna?

$24.48 is the average price of a bus ticket from Prague to Vienna. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Prague to Vienna by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around C$27 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Prague to Vienna?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Prague to Vienna that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 30 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur14h 53m$24.76
FlixBus304h 24m$29.58
  • Arda Tur

    Arda Tur

    Book Arda Tur from Prague to Vienna from $24. There are 1 Arda Tur schedules from Prague to Vienna and you can expect on average to pay for a Arda Tur ticket to Vienna. In Prague, Arda Tur departs to Vienna from Prague Florenc Bus Station and no other station. In Vienna, Arda Tur arrives at Stadioncenter and no other station.

    An average trip on Arda Tur from Prague to Vienna takes 4 hours and 53 minutes , while the fastest available Arda Tur trip will get you to Vienna in 3 hours and 54 minutes .

    On weekends, Arda Tur offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Vienna.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 30 trips from Prague to Vienna, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 24 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to travel from Prague to Vienna?

The best way to travel from Prague to Vienna depends on your priorities. The time you’ll spend on a bus is almost as fast as taking the train. Bus tickets start at 270.05 CZK ($11.74), and the travel time is a bit longer than 4 hours. There are 38 daily bus trips, though, so if you want more options when it comes to departure and arrival times, a bus is the best option.

As for train travel, there are 8 daily train trips from Prague to Vienna, and you can get to Vienna in as few as 4 hours for an average price of 471.55 CZK ($20.50).

What money is used in Prague?

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, uses the Czech koruna (CZK). It’s also sometimes referred to as the Czech crown or krone. The Czech Republic is part of the European Union, but the euro is not widely accepted.

What is the best time of year to go to Vienna?

The best times of year to visit Vienna are late summer through early fall, and the Christmas season. September and October are good months to visit because the weather will likely still be warm or pleasantly cool, without the crowds and higher prices of the summer peak season. Room prices may be higher during the Christmas season, but the magical, fairy tale-like atmosphere and Christmas markets make that worth it to many.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Prague to Vienna during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Prague to Vienna?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 251 kilometers from Prague to Vienna. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 54 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by buses from Prague to Vienna on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Prague?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Prague to Vienna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 31 scheduled buses that travel from Prague to Vienna every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 28 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Prague to Vienna; ticket prices start at $27.78.

City Information

Prague

With storied churches and beautiful castles, Prague was once the hidden gem of Europe, and it has now revealed its beauty to the world. Prague’s prized landmark is the majestic Prague Castle, which is the largest castle complex in the world. The castle is an amalgamation of many different architectural styles, making it a very special destination to visit. You might even get to see the president of Czechia as well, since it is his office! If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy the vibe of the city, head for the Old Town Square, which has seen very few changes since its conception in the 12th century. If you are not afraid of a little hiking, head to Petrin Hill, which is one of the largest green areas in the city. The area also houses the Rose Garden and Seminary Garden, featuring more than 2,100 trees.

Prague’s food scene is not as well-known as other famous cities’, but the local dishes such as knedlíky or bramboráky will pleasantly surprise you. La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers amazing Czech dishes. For local beers, don’t hesitate to check out U Medvídku.

Praha hlavní nádraží is the largest international train station in Prague and it’s located right in the heart of the city. Not too far from the train station is Prague’s central bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Václav Havel Airport Prague.

Vienna

Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Reubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.

For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Prague?

Main departure station: Main Railway Station

Buses to Vienna leave from 3 stations in Prague.

All bus stations in Prague:

  • Main Railway Station

  • Prague Florenc Bus Station

  • Tomíčkova

Where does the bus arrive in Vienna?

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Main arrival station: Erdberg

The Erdberg station is located in front of the Vienna International Busterminal (VIB). Some buses use a curbside stop on the street level, including the FlixBus routes that use the station. The indoor station is not always open, so be prepared to wait for the bus outside, without access to restrooms or other amenities, just in case. Across the street is the Erdberg Metro station, so you can easily connect to Vienna's U-Bhan and get anywhere else in the city.

Bus stations in Vienna:

  • Erdberg

  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

  • Stadioncenter

  • Hütteldorf

  • West Train Station

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