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Best way to travel between Vienna and Prague

by carinepu Online Now Jun 12, 2013 at 4:55 AM

What is the most effective way to reach Prague from Vienna? Bus or train? If the distance is only 250 kms why does it take nearly four hours to reach Prague? (Does train stop often)? Is a bus ride of 4 hours the way to go, is it a scenic drive?

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    Re: Best way to travel between Vienna and Prague

    by davidjo Online Now Jun 12, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    czech-transport.com/index.ph...
    As you probably already know the train takes at least 4 1/2 and costs 48 Euro and some buses take 4 hours costing 21 Euro. The train stops at 4 or 5 stations which you can see the schedule by clicking on the particular train that you would like to take. If it is a question of money take the bus but if it is a question of comfort take the train. I always prefer to take the train as the windows are large and you can see the countryside wherever you sit, but on a bus you may be stuck in the aisle seat and not see much, and of course on a train you can get up and stretch your legs.

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    Re: Best way to travel between Vienna and Prague

    by lotharscheer Online Now Jun 12, 2013 at 5:30 AM

    The bus is a bit cheaper and about 1/3 of the way not motorway. Student agency has several buses per day to Vienna, they leave from Praterstern / Lasallestrasse 1 (next to the U-Bahn entrance) you can get the ticket from the driver or book online (~ € 19),.

    Blaguss / Westbus / Eurolines leave from VIP Erdberg, Erdbergerstrasse 200a € 22.

    The train with online booking (no change of ticket possible) € 29.

    studentagencybus.com/en/419_...

    https://westbus.at/en

    oebb.at/en/Travelling_abroad...

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  • Re: Best way to travel between Vienna and Prague

    by carinepu Online Now Jun 12, 2013 at 5:47 AM

    I agree with your thinking about the comfort and better view - them maybe the train. Just thought 4 and half hours for 250 kms were a VERY SLOW train, but if the scenery is worthwhile? then this is the option.

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    Re: Best way to travel between Vienna and Prague

    by corysharon Online Now Jun 12, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    carinepu wrote:
    What is the most effective way to reach Prague from Vienna? Bus or train? If the distance is only 250 kms why does it take nearly four hours to reach Prague? (Does train stop often)? Is a bus ride of 4 hours the way to go, is it a scenic drive?

    we took the train and found it pleasant. I heard from others the bus is not the way to go. the seats could be sold out/crowded and uncomfortable. the only negative thing  about the trip is Wien melding train station is a fair distance from the city centre.

     

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    Re: Best way to travel between Vienna and Prague

    by tomas.jedlicka Online Now Dec 15, 2013 at 4:03 AM

    There is a possibility to travel with transfer companies. It is less expensive than plane or regular taxi (obviously more expesive than train and bus) but you travel from door to door, stop anywhere you want and travel time is somewhere around 3 and half hours. If you need any help just write email to my colleagues: info@transferpraha.cz, http://www.transferpraha.cz

     

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  • Re: Best way to travel between Vienna and Prague

    by toimcz Online Now Apr 5, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    Here you can find information how to get by train,bus from Prague to Vienna: http://prague2vienna.eu/

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    Re: Best way to travel between Vienna and Prague

    by TomMichalek Online Now Apr 6, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Best way to travel between Prague and Vienna is with transfer companies as it was written. You will travel across the beautiful countryside of Moravia.
    More information: taxi-prague.com/taxi/austria...

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