254 km
Departure station:
Vienna Hauptbahnhof
Alfred-Adler-Straße 107, 1100, Vienna, Austria
Arrival station:
Wilsonova 8, 110 00, Prague, Czechia
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High-speed train
3 hrs 57 min

Planning to travel from Vienna to Prague? Travel to Austria and the Czech Republic on a convenient Vienna to Prague train. Direct high-speed RailJet trains run by the Austrian Federal Railways OBB depart from the Central Station in Vienna and take you to the Central Station in Prague in about 4 hours reaching the maximum speed of 143 mph, there are up to 7 daily departures depending on the weekday. Wien Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in Vienna, Austria, located in the Favoriten district. Praha hlavní nádraží is the largest and most important railway station in Prague in the Czech Republic. Located in Vinohrady, it was originally opened in 1871 and named Franz Josef Station after Franz Joseph I of Austria.

Is it worth it taking the overnight train vs day train?

The biggest advantage of taking the high-speed Railjet trains from Vienna to Prague is the short duration of the train ride. It takes almost twice as many hours on the regular overnight train if you compare it to the time on the road of the high-speed one. The latest daily departure of the bullet train is around 8 p.m. and it arrives at about 12 a.m., whereas the overnight train leaves at around midnight and arrives only at about 7 in the morning. Moreover, the fast day trains are more modern, better-equipped and comfortable to travel in than the overnight trains.

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Why you should visit Vienna and Prague

Seeing two of the most sought-after central Europe capitals is a great idea, especially when keeping in mind the short and easy connection between the two cities on a bullet train from Vienna to Prague. Vienna, the capital of Austria and its largest city, is referred to as Europe’s capital of culture and boasts unique architecture, fun cultural events, cozy coffee houses, great wineries, and spectacular Viennese charm. The historic center of Vienna is famous for its baroque and rococo style architecture, including famous Baroque castles and gardens. What's for Prague, it is known as the “Jewel in the Crown” of central Europe and is renown for its beautiful well-preserved old town and tasty beer. Although the Prague city center is compact and all its main attractions could be visited on foot, the city is often called an open area museum.

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Vienna to Prague Train Review & Rating

Found the journey splendid. It was a hassle free and enjoyable experience

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