How to get from Prague to Vienna?

The article is about how to get from Prague airport to Vienna: distance, time in the road, stops and price.

Prague — Vienna. How to get from the airport to the destination?

It's pretty easy to get from Prague to Vienna, and you can choose one of the available transportation options like cars, planes, trains or buses. Sure, if it comes to how to get to the destination, you first think about planes. And indeed, 320 kilometers (that is the distance between Prague airport and Vienna airport) will be covered in one hour. Still, the air fare is not that low for ordinary tourists: around EUR600. By train you can get from Prague to Vienna for around four hours. The train ticket price can reach up to EUR 30-40. The cheapest option is to go by bus (from EUR16), although the trip can take 5-6 hours. The road trip by car can cost you at least EUR255 for a 3.5-4 hour trip.

To save some money on the train trip, you should buy an electronic ticket in advance; the price for adults is around EUR20. There is also such an option like the unlimited weekend travel ticket called SONE+ that is available for two or three people at a time. The price for a one-way ticket is around EUR50. If you choose to go by plane, please note that in comparison with trains, buses or taxis that will bring you to the city centre, you will also need to choose any suitable option to leave the airport that will add some 30 minutes to the trip time and extra EUR5 for a tube ticket.

From Prague to Vienna. Trip around the old Europe

Of course, all tourists who come to Prague want to visit Vienna as well, since the distance is only 330 kilometers between the cities. And you can find lots of exciting attractions in the capital of Austria! A lot of great architectural sights, like Belvedere palace, or Vienna Opera, or Liechtenstein Museum, or the Fool's Tower, and so on and so forth. Vienna has more than 80 museums for any preferences, cozy restaurants and coffee bars, where you can taste strudel and some other local cuisine dishes.

Train Prague — Vienna

Train Prague — Vienna
Price

€21

Waiting time

2 hrs

Duration

4,5+ hrs

Clients

Ind. tourist

The main train station of Prague is located almost in the city centre, near Wenceslas Square, so the trip to the train station will not take much time, up to 30 minutes by public transport. The time of the train trip Prague - Vienna takes over four hours, yet it can depend on the carrier company, although it might be longer anyway. The longest trip is the night route — around seven hours. On the one hand, you'll be in Vienna in the morning, on the other hand — you have to buy a berth ticket to have enough sleep, and it's a little more expensive than a regular ticket. Anyway, it can be good to go by train Prague - Vienna: the trains are clean and spacious and have a dining car. It's better to buy tickets on the official website of the Czech Republic rails; they start selling tickets two months before the trip. The price for a train ticket is EUR20 for an adult (second class), and EUR40 in the first class.

Train Prague — Vienna:

direct train

Schedule:

09.50 AM - 07.50 PM

Route:

Hlavní Nádraží Station - Hauptbahnhof

Duration:

4 hrs 30 min (3 hrs 59 min to Vienna, 30 – subway)

Waiting time:

2 hrs

Comfort level:

High: spacious interior, large windows, a dining car

Price:

€21 (1 - to station, 20 - to Vienna)

Clients:

individual tourist with hand-luggage who knows the route and language and travels without children

How to find the platform of the train:

A train to Vienna leaves from the Main train station in Prague, which can be reached by tram №5, 9, 26, or red (C) metro line.

Bus Prague — Vienna

Bus Prague — Vienna
Price

€17

Waiting time

1 h

Duration

4,5-5 hrs

Clients

Ind. tourist

Buses from Prague to Vienna is the cheapest option to reach the capital of Austria. For the convenience of tourists, several carriers work on the route; the most popular of them are Student Agency and EuroLines. The road takes around four hours, and the price for a bus is EUR16. Studen Agency buses are very comfortable: a/c and w/c available. There are night routes as well.

Buses from Prague to Vienna:

Student Agency and EuroLines

Schedule:

03.30 AM - 23.55 PM

Route:

Bus Florence - Brno - Bus Stadion

Duration:

4 h 30 min (3 h 55 min – bus, 35 – subway)

Waiting time:

1 h

Comfort level:

High: chairs, toilet, free drinks, sockets, Wi-Fi

Price:

€17 (1 - to bus station, 16 – bus)

Clients:

individual tourist with hand-luggage who knows the route and language and travels without children

How to find the bus stop at airport:

To reach the largest bus station in Prague can be a branch subway B and C, either before the same name tram stop (№8 and 24).

Plane Prague — Vienna

Plane Prague — Vienna
Price

from €600

Waiting time

2-3 hrs

Duration

1 h

Clients

Ind. tourist

This option is pretty fast and convenient, yet the most expensive one. Austrian carrier works on this route. The time in the road is around one hour if you go without changes, and the cost is around EUR600 one way. They have about five direct routes per day. Please consider the fact that first you'll have to go from Vienna airport to the destination by public transport or taxi, and that will take some time, too.

Plane:

Austrain

Schedule:

several flights during the day

Route:

"Vaclav Havel" - "Schwechat"

Duration:

1.5 h (1 h – plane, 30 min – subway from Schwechat to Vienna)

Waiting time:

2-3 hrs

Comfort level:

High: spacious lounge, drinks on board

Price:

€ 600, including transportation from the airport to Vienna

Clients:

for wealthy tourists, families with children, businessmen

How to get from the airport Schwechat to Vienna :

If you want to get to hotel in Vienna, use our Airguide KiwiTaxi « How to get from the airport to Vienna », to select the optimal route Airport Schwechat.

Taxi from Prague to Vienna

Taxi from Prague to Vienna
Price

€255

Waiting time

5 min

Duration

3,5-4 hrs

Clients

Family

You can choose another good way to get from Prague to Vienna and book a taxi. You can spend around four hours going from Prague to Vienna by car. Intercity transfer in Europe is a good option for the tourists who are willing to get from Prague to Vienna with comfort but not willing to give over EUR600 air fare. Tourists can choose a comfortable car with a/c and Wi-Fi and only pay around EUR255 for the whole family.

Schedule:

24/7

Route:

to the hotel/ any address

Duration:

3,5-4 hrs

Waiting time:

5-10 min (if you take it at the airport on first-come-first-serve basis)
If you book a transfer in advance you will be picked up at once. The driver will meet you with a nameplate.

Comfort level:

If you take it at the airport: air-conditioner, without stops and other passengers
If you book a transfer in advance: child seats, water, english speaking operator, online payment

Price:

from €255

Clients:

families with children, inexperienced tourists, disabled persons, older tourists, tourists with a lot of luggage or who arrives at night time

How to find a taxi stand from Prague Airport to Vienna:

Taxi parking is located opposite the exit from the building of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

How to get from Prague airport to Vienna:

How to get from Prague airport to Vienna

Prague - Vienna route is a common route for tourists arriving to Europe with valid Schengen Visas to enjoy original architecture and the spirit of Old Europe. So if you choose this, you will face no problem going from Prague to Vienna, just prepare well for that. Have an easy trip!

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