You can take a train from Salzburg to Prague via Linz Hbf in around 6h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salzburg to Prague via Český Krumlov and Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov in around 7h 1m.
There are motorways or main roads leading to Prague from every major border crossing. The journey from the border to Prague takes usually (traffic depending) approx. 2-3 hours. Traffic rules and regulations don’t differ much from those in other European countries.
The average journey time by train between Salzburg Hbf and Prague is 8 hours and 38 minutes, with around 12 trains per day.
Be aware that driving in the Czech Republic can be dangerous due to poorly repaired roads, lack of safe infrastructure and poor or inadequate signage. Before you set off on a road trip, study the maps carefully so you have an idea in mind on where you are going. If the weather is poor, take it easy.
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.
Suggested Stay: 1-2 Full Days (12-48 Hours). Important Winter Hours: Ice Cave Tours & Salt Mine Tours are both closed for part of the Winter.
Prague can be a very cheap city to visit but it can also be very expensive . It depends where you pull out your wallet. Because there are so many tourists and almost all of them visit the same few sites, it is just good business sense for a shop or restaurant owner to raise their prices and collect as much as they can.
OVERALL RISK : LOW. The location score shows that Prague is a very safe city, and most visitors to the Czech Republic experience no difficulties. Pickpocketing is an issue in Prague, and not only for tourists. The usual precautions like keeping an eye on your wallet and securing your bags are necessary.
No, you do not need to rent a car in Prague ; in fact, you should NOT rent a car in Prague . When we visited Prague , we stayed in a hotel near Old Town Square, and walked everywhere. All of the adjoining countries are easy to get to by train or car .
The best time to visit Salzburg is from September to October when summer crowds have tapered off and you can enjoy the beautifully pruned gardens in comfortable temperatures. Although the hills begin to sing and bloom in spring, March and April are still a bit chilly.
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.
It is absolutely worth the side trip! It is definitely worth the side trip. I thought Salzburg was very beautiful. I spent a lot of time just wandering through the old town which has square after square with fountains and interesting architecture.
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.
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 .
Safety should be one of the factors you consider when choosing a country to study abroad in. Fortunately, the Czech Republic is considered one of the safest destinations according to the Global Peace Index 2019.