The fastest and most comfortable way to travel from Prague to Vienna is by taking the EuroCity train . This modern and luxurious train will get you to your destination in 4 hours and 25 minutes. It departs 8 times per day. For actual travel times, check out our timetable.
Train tickets from Vienna to Prague start at $13.57 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you’re booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $64.86.
Traveling the scenic route from Vienna to Prague is a great experience in itself, and it is the most convenient option: It is a fast, reliable and comfortable connection between the two cities. Vienna and Prague are connected by the modern, high-speed Railjet trains .
Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Prague to Vienna . Buses traveling from Prague to Vienna depart from Prague’s Hlavní Nádraží bus station and take approximately 4 hours to arrive at either Vienna’s Stadion Center or Stadion Erdberg bus station.
The capital city of Prague is the most expensive city in the country, and it is still cheaper than many European cities . After Prague , the most expensive cities in the country are Brno and Olomouc. Global consulting firm Mercer’s Cost of Living Ranking places Prague 83rd out of 209 cities worldwide.
If you are short on time, Prague will be the better choice seeing as it’s a smaller, walkable city with better day trip options. If you have a little more time and happen to love food, Budapest will give you a few more options to fill your days, plus, the thermal spas are world-class.
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
Vienna is far more significant historically and culturally, with many world class museums. On the other hand Prague looks much more beautiful and a better place than Vienna for just wandering around and hanging out, the nightlife is better too. Not to mention it is much cheaper than Vienna if budget is an issue.
To really see Prague, it’s best to visit for four to five days . That will allow you to see all the main sites and get a sense of the city’s culture.
Read that the Westbahn railway service between Salzburg and Vienna is scenic but rather expensive. It is only scenic as the train goes through Salzburg and into Germany.
Is there a direct train between Kraków and Prague ? Yes, there is a direct train departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi. Services depart once daily, and operate every day.
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.
Between the two, we preferred Vienna by far. If you are wondering how many days in Vienna you will need, I would say you will want at least two full days to explore. Ideally you would stay up to five days , especially if you want to take any day trips from Vienna , but 3 days in Vienna is really the sweet spot.
You can explore the following cities and sights along the journey from Vienna to Prague or from Prague to Vienna : Cesky Krumlov – No. 1 UNESCO site after Prague . Cesky Krumlov Castle. Lunch in Cesky Krumlov with a breathtaking view. Melk Abbey (surcharge) Prague Tours and Day trips from Prague .
All Munich to Vienna trains are run by Deutsche Bahn. Most Munich to Vienna trains are direct, depart from Munich Hbf and arrive at Wien Hauptbahnhof train station. The Munich to Vienna train journey takes as little as 4 hours and 38 minutes to arrive in Vienna .