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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Prague by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane, subway or shuttle

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Train

  1. Take the train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Prague Main station

Train via Bhf. Meidling S+U

  1. Take the train from Wien Meidling to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Prague

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to Prague

Fly, subway

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG)
  2. Take the subway from Nádraží Veleslavín to Staroměstská

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Wien to Praha
Austria → Czech Republic
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International entry into Czech Republic from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Czech Republic with the above exceptions. Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Czech Republic from Austria

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or testing after arrival no earlier than day 5 and no later than day 14
This applies to arrivals from Austria
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or testing after arrival no earlier than day 5 and no later than day 14
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

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Rules to follow in Czech Republic

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Considerations leaving from Austria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Czech Republic from Austria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Prague is 1221.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Prague is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Prague is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1221.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Czech Republic.

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Last updated: 22 Dec 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Vienna to Prague is to rideshare, which costs €17 and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Prague is to fly and subway which costs €25 - €150 and takes 2h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Prague Main station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Prague, hl.n.. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Vienna and Prague is 253 km. The road distance is 334.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Prague without a car is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs €10 - €80.

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The train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n. takes 4h 3m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Vienna to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna Erdberg station.

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Vienna to Prague train services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna, Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Prague is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs €10 - €80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €22 and takes 4h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Prague.
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  • Distance: 252.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 3m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic?

RegioJet operates a train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n. every 3 hours. Tickets cost 240 Kč - 900 Kč and the journey takes 4h 3m. Railjet also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna Erdberg to Prague Main station 4 times a day. Tickets cost 440 Kč - 550 Kč and the journey takes 4h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2 600 Kč - 6 500 Kč
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
240 Kč - 900 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
240 Kč - 350 Kč
1st Class
550 Kč - 900 Kč
Train from Wien Meidling to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
250 Kč - 900 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
250 Kč - 350 Kč
1st Class
550 Kč - 900 Kč
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 1 900 Kč
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Meidling to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
1 300 Kč - 1 900 Kč
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
440 Kč - 550 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
250 Kč - 360 Kč
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Wien to Praha
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
1 500 Kč - 2 200 Kč
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
423 Kč
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Vienna to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague Main station.

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Vienna to Prague train services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Prague, hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Prague is 334 km. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from Vienna to Prague.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Vienna to Prague train tickets online with Omio and Distribusion.

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Book your Vienna to Prague bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 1672+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at 2 000 Kč per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Vienna and Prague. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs €3 - €11.

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