The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Vienna to Prague will cost around £ 47 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 16.
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Of the 24 train that leave Vienna for Prague every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 253 km distance in an average of 4h 26m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3h 57m .
The slowest train will take 6h 3m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 58 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£14|
|Trains depart from:||Vienna|
|Trains arrive in:||Prague|
|Train Companies:||ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, RegioJet|
Taking the train from Vienna to Prague is probably the most convenient and quickest route between these two European capitals. Trains leave almost every hour throughout the week from Vienna's Hauptbahnhof, and take around 4 hours to reach central Prague. With services leaving morning, noon and night, travellers should also be able to find a departure time that suits their schedule whenever they need to leave.
Trains between Vienna and Prague are operated by two companies: RegioJet and OBB RailJet. Both companies offer at least 5 direct services every day and take about the same amount of time to reach their destination.
Travellers can expect trains to Prague from Vienna to take between 3 hours 57 minutes and 4 hours 3 minutes, when no changes are required. If a convenient direct departure is not available, even services with a single change can take as little as 4 hours, so relatively rapid journeys are easy to book.
Departure train stations: There are two departure stations for those leaving Vienna for Prague. Most trains depart from the city's Hauptbahnhof, Vienna's largest rail hub. The station is 5-10 minutes away from central Vienna via the Metro system, while the 69A and 13A buses and tram numbers 18, D and O provide extensive local connections. The other option is leaving from Simmering Bahnhof, around 5 miles from the centre of town. Bus 69A will reach Simmering in 20 minutes from downtown districts, while the U3 Metro takes 8 minutes.
Arrival train stations: The vast majority of trains from Vienna will terminate at Hlavni Nadrazi Station. From there, travellers can quickly reach central Prague via the C line of the city Metro, or head outside to hook up with tram numbers 9, 26 or 5. Most arrivals will prefer to walk into the historic centre, which is just 5-10 minutes away on foot. Other services get into Prague-Liben station. From there, local trains run into Hlavni Hadrazi and take 8 minutes, while the 92 tram takes slightly longer.