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. With a Eurail Pass you can simply hop on board this train .
Prague to Vienna Train Cost
|Booking Period||Average Price|
|1 Day in Advance||$35.71|
|1 Week in Advance||$24.55|
|2 Weeks in Advance||$26.00|
|1 Month in Advance||$23.73|
Railjet is the most modern bullet train owned by Austrian Federal Railways (OBB) and Czech Railways (CD) that connects Austria and Czech Republic with the rest of Europe.
Vienna to Prague Train Information
|Avg. Train Duration:||4 hours 3 minutes|
|Trains depart from:||Vienna|
|Trains arrive in:||Prague|
|Train Companies:||ÖBB | Euro City (EC), RegioJet a.s., ÖBB | Railjet|
Top 10 Things to Avoid in Prague Sightseeing. Wasting Time Waiting for the Cuckoo. Charles Bridge in the Middle of the Day. Getting around. Getting Pickpocketed on the 22 Tram. Getting Ripped off by Taxis. Shopping and money. Tacky Souvenir Shops. Rip-off Exchange Offices. U Fleku’s Pushy Waiters. Wenceslas Square Sausages. Restaurants on Old Town Square.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Train tickets from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna start at €9.98 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 €51.58.
Vienna to Salzburg Hbf by train
|Journey time||From 2h 15m|
|Price||€1 – €112.80|
|Distance||156 miles (251 km)|
|Frequency||41 trains per day|
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.
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 .
The best times to visit Prague are the spring and early fall when the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds . Because of the city’s generally chilly climate, the warmer summer months (average high temperatures hover in the low to mid-70s) see the largest influx of tourists – which means higher hotel rates.