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Journey Information

There are 68 intercity buses per day from Prague to Vienna. Traveling by bus from Prague to Vienna usually takes around 5 hours and 9 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€10.82
Trips per day42
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines3

Price trends for buses from Prague to Vienna

Monthly average prices

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What bus companies travel from Prague to Vienna?

There are 3 bus lines from Prague to Vienna available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 43 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur14h 48m€15.90
FlixBus434h 54m€22.62
RegioJet316h 2m€25.18
  • Arda Tur is a Bulgarian intercity coach company serving a large number of cities in Bulgaria as well as destinations across Europe, like Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany. Onboard, you’ll find extra legroom, air conditioning, restrooms, complimentary WiFi and power outlets. There are also snacks and drinks available for purchase as well.

  • 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 43 trips from Prague to Vienna, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 54 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Book RegioJet from Prague to Vienna from €12. There are 31 trips per day offered by RegioJet from Prague to Vienna and you can expect on average to pay for a RegioJet ticket to Vienna. In Prague, RegioJet departs to Vienna from Praha hl.n. and 2 other stations. In Vienna, RegioJet arrives at Wien Hbf and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on RegioJet from Prague to Vienna takes 6 hours and 2 minutes , while the fastest available RegioJet trip will get you to Vienna in 3 hours and 54 minutes .

    On weekends, RegioJet offers 31 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Vienna.

Frequently Asked Questions

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).

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.
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.

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 251 kilometers from Prague to Vienna. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 54 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Prague to Vienna at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 02:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Prague to Vienna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 68 scheduled buses that travel from Prague to Vienna every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 42 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 €19.79.

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?

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Main departure station: Prague Florenc Bus Station

Prague Florenc Central Bus Station is the city's largest and busiest bus station. The station complex is fully equipped with all the modern amenities you could ask for, including information services, luggage storage, public toilets, restaurants, and shops. Bus lines including FlixBus and RegioJet stop at the station, and Prague's central train station is less than 2km away for connections to rail travel. Right outside the bus station, you'll find the Florenc Metro stop, a hotel, several restaurants, and excellent shopping.

All bus stations in Prague:

  • Prague Florenc Bus Station

  • Central Bus Station

  • Praha hl.n.

  • Aviatická 1017/2

  • 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 Hbf

  • Central Station

  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

  • Wien Dörfelstraße (Meidling Bahnhof)

  • Stadioncenter

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