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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Prague to Vienna. Traveling by train from Prague to Vienna usually takes around 7 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest RegioJet train can make the trip in 5 hours and 51 minutes.

Distance156 mi (251 km)
Fastest train5h 51m
Lowest price$27.40
Most frequent serviceRegioJet
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Which train should you take from Prague to Vienna?

RegioJet is the one and only train line which connects Prague to Vienna. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
RegioJet27h 44m$29.68
  • RegioJet

    RegioJet

    RegioJet train tickets from Prague to Vienna start from $27, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 RegioJet schedules to Vienna. RegioJet in Prague leaves from Prague Airport . And in Vienna trains arrive at Wien Hbf .

    From Prague to Vienna train travel on RegioJet takes 7 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Vienna faster, RegioJet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 51 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, RegioJet offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Vienna.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Prague to Vienna?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Prague to Vienna, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Prague to Vienna?

The distance between Prague and Vienna is approximately 156 miles, or 251 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 51 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains 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 Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Prague at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Prague to Vienna?

Trains leave the station in Prague twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Vienna to Prague.

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 is the train station in Prague?

Main departure station: Prague Airport

There is one train station in Prague.

All train stations in Prague:

  • Prague Airport

Where is the train station in Vienna?

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Main arrival station: Wien Hbf

Wien Hauptbahnhof is the central station in Vienna, located in the Favoriten district. The station is a relatively new addition to the city and is thus completely modern. The station features 12 platforms and 20 tracks for use by RailJet and Deutsche Bahn trains, among others. Local connections include bus lines and Vienna's subway, the U-Bahn. The station's main hall contains shops, food stalls, restrooms, and free WiFi in some areas.

Train stations in Vienna:

  • Wien Hbf

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