Trains from Vienna to Prague

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Vienna to Prague Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:241
Trains arrive in:Prague
Trains depart from:Vienna
Train Ticket Price:14
Distance:253 Kms
Train Companies:ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, RegioJet

Trains from Vienna to Prague

Trains in Europe are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. ÖBB offers 5-8 direct daily trains from Vienna to Prague, including an overnight service. The first train leaves Vienna in the early morning, with trains every two hours until the overnight departure late in the evening. Journey times between the two capitals are usually around four hours; however, the night service takes slightly longer.

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Vienna to Prague Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Vienna to Prague when you book in advance

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Vienna to Prague Trains: General Information

Travelers can offset some of cost of Vienna to Prague train tickets by checking the prices and booking ahead of time.

  • autobus All Vienna to Prague trains are run by ÖBB.
  • autobus Most Vienna to Prague trains are direct, depart from Wien Hbf and arrive at Hlavni Nadrazi train station.
  • autobus The Vienna to Prague train journey takes as little as 3 hours and 59 minutes to arrive in Prague.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Vienna to Prague train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Vienna to Prague trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 47% cheaper to book a Vienna to Prague train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Vienna to Prague train costs are 53% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Vienna

Trains from Vienna to Prague depart from Vienna's main station, Wien Hauptbahnhof, located on the south side of the city center. Public transport links to the center and tourist sites include the S-Bahn suburban railway and the U-Bahn Metro, both with stops at the main station. Tram routes 0 and 18 stop next to the main station entrance. Bus routes 13A, 69A, and N66 also serve the station, with stops by the station concourse and on Arsenalstrasse and Weyringergasse. Taxi ranks are located at the station and nearby on Favoritenstrasse.

Getting into Prague by Train

Prague remains one of the most romantic and atmospheric European capitals, thanks to a well-preserved medieval Old Town, a dramatic castle and attractive old bridges over the Vltava river. Prague's beer-halls, or pivnice, are a significant attraction, serving hearty Slavic fare and some of the best beer in Europe. Trains from Vienna to Prague arrive at the main railway station, Praha Hlavní Nádraží, located on the eastern side of the city center. Public transport options include the metro, offering routes around the city and a two-stop connection to Praha Holesowice station. Tram lines 9, 5 and 26 stop close to the main station entrance, providing connections to the old town. An express bus service links the station with Prague airport. There is a taxi stand by the entrance on Wilsonova.

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