Prague to Vienna Train

​Prague Hlavni and Vienna Hbf are connected by modern air-conditioned Railjet trains every couple of hours, offering free WiFi. The trip is as fast as flying, but much cheaper and more enjoyable - and far better than a long-distance bus.
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Train from Prague to Vienna

254 km
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4 h 25 m

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Prague to Vienna Railway Map

Are you looking for the most convenient option to travel between Vienna and Prague? Consider you found what you were searching for! Operated by the Austrian Federal Railways, Vienna to Prague train called Railjet departs from Vienna Main Train Station and covers the whole route of 254 kilometers (158 miles) in approximately 4 hours. Thanks to the short duration of the ride, this variant saves you lots of time that can be spent on the exploration of the most significant city landmarks.

The price for the train tickets from Vienna to Prague depends on several factors, such as preferable coach class (economy, first, or business), chosen travel date, and departure time. In general, prices start at 62 USD.

Train Information for Prague to Vienna

The following information about train stations will help you plan your journey smoothly from Prague to Vienna

Prague Main Station

Wilsonova 8, 110 00, Prague, Czechia
Vienna Hauptbahnhof
Alfred-Adler-Straße 107, 1100, Vienna, Austria
Prague to Vienna Railjet Train Coach Classes
In general, economy (2nd class) is enough for most travelers. First class might not be much more expensive than 2nd class, but you should see what prices you get because 1st class might not be much more expensive. In the 2nd class section, the seats are arranged 2+2 across the car width, mostly unidirectional with a couple of tables for 4 people, perfect for families. Refreshment trolleys can be found in most trains, or you can dine in the restaurant cars.
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In first class, leather seats are arranged as 2+1 across the car's width, rather than 2+2 in economy. Solo seats are available on one side of the aisle, while tables-for-2 are available on the other side. There is no food or drink included, but orders are placed at your seat and food is brought to you, so you do not need to visit the restaurant car.
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Business class is the most luxurious class. The Czech Railjets have just six luxurious leather cradle seats arranged 1+1 across the car width in a small area at one end. Several semi-compartments are available in the Austrian Railjets, which have 16 leather cradle seats. Food is not included, but stewards will take your orders from the restaurant car menu and deliver them to your seats.
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FAQ: What to Know About Prague - Vienna Train

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Tips on the Prague to Vienna Train Route
  • Train boarding
    Check-in is not required, just be on board when the doors close a minute before departure time.
  • Luggage
    There are no weights or measurements on luggage, so you can take it in with you and put it on any suitable rack near your seat.
  • Food & drink
    ÖBB Railjets have a restaurant car and 1st class customers can order food and drink directly from the restaurant car menu and pick them up at their seat. There is, of course, no restriction on you bringing food and drinks along, even a bottle of beer or wine.
  • Power sockets and WiFi
    In all classes of Railjets trains, WiFi and power sockets are available for free

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