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There are 11 daily trains from Vienna to Prague. Traveling by train from Vienna to Prague usually takes around 5 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest RegioJet train can make the trip in 4 hours and 25 minutes.
|Distance||156 mi (251 km)|
|Fastest train||4h 25m|
|Trains per day||4|
|Most frequent service||RegioJet|
Which train should you take from Vienna to Prague?
RegioJet is the one and only train line which connects Vienna to Prague. However, there are 11 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
RegioJet train tickets from Vienna to Prague start from £15, and on average cost . Daily there are 11 RegioJet schedules to Prague. RegioJet in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf and one other station. And in Prague trains arrive at Main Railway Station and 2 other train stations.
From Vienna to Prague train travel on RegioJet takes 5 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Prague faster, RegioJet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 25 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, RegioJet offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Prague.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Vienna to Prague 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.
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 Prague?
How long is the train journey from Vienna to Prague?
The distance between Vienna and Prague is approximately 156 miles, or 251 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 25 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 Prague are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Vienna at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Vienna to Prague?
There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Prague. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Prague to 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.
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.
Where is the train station in Vienna?
Main departure 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.
All train stations in Vienna:
Where is the train station in Prague?
Main arrival station: Main Railway Station
There are more train stations and stops in Prague than most cities. Most trains from Vienna will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Prague:
Train stations in Prague:
Main Railway Station
Prague Florenc Bus Station
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