How to Book Train Travel From Vienna to Prague


You can book train travel from Vienna to Prague directly from Austria's national railway system OBB. Eurail passes between Vienna and Prague are also an option. You can choose between one-way tickets and inter-country passes, which would allow more train travel when you reach Prague. Read on to learn how to book train travel from Vienna to Prague.

Get to Know Prague Before You Leave Vienna

  • Understand that Prague is one of the most beautiful and culturally relevant cities in Europe. Rebuilt in the 17th century after a great fire, Prague's baroque structures remain impressive.

  • Plan a walking tour of Prague's architecture. Prague is home to numerous examples of Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings, which unlike much of the rest of Europe, survived WW II.

  • Decide to visit one of Prague's many museums such as the National Museum, which showcases historical and scientific artifacts.

  • Make plans to take in a performance by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Rudolifinum.

Choose the Ticket or Railpass Best for You From Vienna to Prague

  • Try to obtain a Sparescheine fare between Vienna and Prague. Sparscheine fares are ultra-discount tickets offered by OBB in limited quantities. See the Resources section below for a link to OBB.

  • Choose between a seat and a compartment for the four to five-hour trip. Sparescheine fares include these options as well. Check the OBB Web site to view the availability of these low fares.

  • Decide to go with a Eurail pass instead of booking on OBB. Look into a Eurail Select Pass to continue traveling to other European countries by train after your visit to Prague. You can choose from up to five countries when you book this pass; Austria and the Czech Republic would be two of them. See the Resources section below for a link to Eurail.

Book Your Train Travel From Vienna to Prague

  • Book travel aboard OBB trains at the Vienna Sudbahnhof (Southern Train Station) to pay cash for your tickets.

  • Choose from manned and automatic ticket counters inside the Sudbahnhof in Vienna.

  • Book your tickets at OBB online if you have time for them to be mailed to you.

  • Visit the Eurail Web site to book a Eurail pass. Note that the pass will be honored on OBB trains within Austria as well. You can also book train travel from Vienna to Prague by calling Rail Europe at (888) 382-RAIL or by visiting the link below.

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