The clear direction signage on the platforms/tracks at Wien Hbf

Praha / Prague / Prag to Wien / Vienna by train

How to take a train from Prague to Vienna by travelling on the Railjet services



Option 1: travelling on a Railjet

Travel Information

Final Destination: Graz or Wien

Check the location of your final destination in Wien/Vienna as the trains heading to Graz call at Wien-Meidling station after they have called at Wien Hbf

If you're heading to the south west corner of the city, or the area on the ring road around the Opera House - then it's likely that you'll have a faster and more convenient journey if you book tickets to Wien-Meidling station.

Wien Meidling is connected to line U6 of the Vienna Metro, which serves the western side of the city centre.

All trains also call at: Pardubice, Breclav and Brno

These Railjet (rj) trains depart Praha in even hours between 04:48 (Mon-Sat); 06:50 (Sunday) and 17:50.

Most of the trains used for this service are the Czech (CZ) Railjets, but the Austrian (OBB) Railjets are used on some departures.

Mon - Sat: 7 x trains per day
Sunday 6 x trains per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 6* months ahead of the travel date; *3 months ahead onCD which is the Czech Railways ticket booking service.

The ticket prices are usually cheaper on the CD website, but remember that the prices on the CD website will be in CZK, Czeck koronas/crowns, but the prices on the OBB, Austrian Railways, website will be in euros.

Our general guide to Czech train tickets is available here - and we have also published a guide to booking tickets on the CD website.

Our step by step guide to booking tickets on the PC version of the OBB (Austrian national railways) website is available HERE.

Trains operated by RegioJet now offer an alternative service on this route, but ticket prices can best be compared by looking the prices up for those trains on the RegioJet website.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
OBB from €19

OBB Guide

OBB is the national rail operator and its booking service offers journeys by express trains within Austria, as well as international journeys which don't involve making a connection outside of Austria.

It pays off to book online, as the discounted 'Sparscheine' tickets are only ever made available on the website, and when making international journeys to and from Austria, these Sparscheine tickets tend to be cheaper.
OBB can offer particularly good value for money when travelling with children on international rail journeys, but something to watch out for when travelling between Austria and Germany on daytime trains, is that reservations are an optional extra; but if you book 1st class tickets with the Germany railways website DB, the reservations are complimentary.

OBB often takes a unique approach to its booking path, but a key thing to keep in mind is that the first price you will see for any journey is that of a Second Class seat.
The costs of upgrading to first class, a reservation, or a sleeping cabin etc, is then added to this price.

CD from 524 czk

CD Guide

CD is the national rail operator in Czechia and its very smart online booking service sells tickets for all express train services which it operates within Czechia, as well international journeys by EC, Railjet, SuperCity and overnight trains.
Some express trains, both within and to/from Czechia are operated by LeoExpress and Regiojet and these cannot be booked with CD.

CD also sells international tickets involving changes of train outside of Czechia for end-to-end journeys:

  • to Belgium
  • destinations in Germany not served by direct trains
  • to Paris
  • to Arhus, Copenhagen and Odense in Denmark
  • to destinations in Italy served by the overnight trains from Austria
  • to Luxembourg
  • to destinations in the The Netherlands, including Amsterdam, which are on the route of the direct trains from Berlin
  • to destinations in Romania, including Bucuresti served by the direct day and night trains from Budapest.

In addition to tickets, seat reservations, reservations for bicycles, plus reservations for couchettes and sleeping cabins, can also be booked online with CD, with no booking fees.

On this journey

Good to Know

Though trains operated by RegioJet now offer an alternative service on this Prague/Praha to Vienna/Wien route.

To check how these services compare it can worth clicking the 'Orange' train info buttons.

Option 2: travelling on a Regiojet

Travel Information

Final Destination: Wien

All trains also call at: Pardubice, Breclav and Brno

Mon - Sat = 4 x trains per day
Sun = 3 x trains per day


Book early and save: No - not on these Regiojet trains

Online bookings open: 4 weeks ahead of the travel date

Tickets must be booked online.

Reservations are compulsory - seats will be assigned when making a booking

Rail passes are NOW valid on these trains.

Before making a booking on these RegioJet trains it be worth comparing ticket prices with the alternative service of Railjet trains.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Regiojet from €15

Regiojet Guide

On this journey

Good to Know

These RegioJet trains now compete with the Railjet services on the Prague/Praha to Vienna/Wien route.

These Regiojet trains take the same route as the Railjet trains.

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