Shortest travel time:
4 h 25 m
Longest travel time:
4 h 38 m
Lowest train ticket cost:
24
Avg. daily departures:
9
Earliest departure:
06:39
Latest departure:
19:10
Vienna
Vienna train stations
Vienna Hauptbahnhof
Alfred-Adler-Straße 107, 1100, Vienna, Austria
Vienna Meidling
Eichenstraße 25, 1120, Vienna, Austria
254 km
Prague
Prague train stations
Prague Main Station
Wilsonova 8, 110 00, Prague, Czechia
Praha-Holešovice
Partyzánská 1546/26, 17000, Prague, Czechia

Vienna to Prague Train Information

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.

Why should I 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.

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.

Vienna to Prague Train Timetable

Train type
Fastest trip
Longest trip
Earliest
Latest
Departures
Morning trains
4 hrs 25 min
4 hrs 34 min
06:39
11:10
4
Afternoon trains
4 hrs 28 min
4 hrs 38 min
14:39
17:10
3
Evening trains
4 hrs 25 min
4 hrs 28 min
18:39
19:10
2

Trains on Vienna - Prague Route

Brand name
Train type
Travel time
Price from
Departures
Rating
High-speed train
4 hrs 28 min
24
5
High-speed train
4 hrs 25 min
28
4
9.3 / 10 based on 53 reviews

Vienna to Prague Train Review & Rating

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

Peter Gordman about traveling from Vienna to Prague