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Vienna-České Budějovice Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Vienna to České Budějovice. Traveling by train from Vienna to České Budějovice usually takes around 9 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest RegioJet train can make the trip in 9 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance101 mi (163 km)
Fastest train9h 20m
Lowest price£26.66
Most frequent serviceRegioJet
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Which train should you take from Vienna to České Budějovice?

RegioJet is the one and only train line which connects Vienna, to České Budějovice,, Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
RegioJet19h 58m£26.66

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vienna to České Budějovice 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 Vienna to České Budějovice?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Vienna to České Budějovice, 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 Vienna to České Budějovice?

The distance between Vienna and České Budějovice is approximately 101 miles, or 163 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 20 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?

Trains from Vienna to České Budějovice are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Vienna at 23:00 and arrives in České Budějovice around 9 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Vienna to České Budějovice?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. 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 transfer 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 České Budějovice to Vienna. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vienna to České Budějovice for £20.96.

City Information

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 Vienna?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Vienna.

Where is the train station in České Budějovice?

Arrival stations

České Budějovice has one train station.

Need a return trip from České Budějovice to Vienna?

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