Railjet train from Prague to Vienna

Buy Prague-Vienna
train tickets at

www.cd.cz

or

www.oebb.at

from €19

= $21 or Ł15

From €29 in first class

From €44 in business class

Buy Regiojet tickets from €15

at www.regiojet.com.

Vienna to Prague in 3h58 from €19...

Modern air-conditioned Railjet trains with restaurant car link Vienna Hauptbahnhof with Prague Hlavni every couple of hours taking just 3h58 from city centre to city centre with free WiFi and draught beer on tap.  It's as fast as flying, but much cheaper and far more enjoyable - and vastly superior to a cramped long-distance bus.  These excellent Railjets are jointly run by CD (Czech Railways) and ÖBB (Austrian Railways). 

And from 10 December 2017 there's a new kid on the block.  Private open-access operator Regiojet will start running up to four daily trains in competition with CD's & ÖBB's railjets.  This page explains both options.

  Train times

  Should you choose a Railjet or Regiojet?

Railjet service, provided by national train operators CD & ÖBB:

  How much does it cost?

  How to buy tickets

  What's it like on board the Railjet trains?  

  Travel tips

New Regiojet service:

  How much does it cost?

  How to buy tickets

  What's it like on board the Regiojet trains?  

Train times Prague ► Vienna

 Prague ► Vienna - CD/ÖBB national rail operator service

 

Mon-Sat

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

sleeper

 Prague Hlavni depart:

04:49*

06:51

08:51

10:51

12:51

14:51

16:51

18:51

23:57

 Vienna Hbf arrive:

08:49*

10:49

12:49

14:49

16:49

18:49

20:49

22:49

07:00

 Prague ► Vienna - new RegioJet service

 

Mon-Sat

daily

daily

daily

 Prague Hlavni depart:

05:21

09:21

13:21

16:21

 Vienna Hbf arrive:

09:23

13:23

17:23

20:23

Train times Vienna ► Prague

 Vienna ► Prague - CD/ÖBB national rail operator service

 

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

sleeper

 Vienna Hbf depart:

07:10

09:10

11:10

13:10

15:10

17:10

19:10

22:10

 Prague Hlavni arrive:

11:07

13:07

15:07

17:07

19:07

21:07

23:14

06:04

 Vienna ► Prague - new RegioJet service

Operator:

RegioJet

RegioJet

RegioJet

RegioJet

Days of running:

Mon-Sat

daily

daily

daily

 Vienna Hbf depart:

06:30

10:30

14:30

18:30

 Prague Hlavni arrive:

10:42

14:42

18:42

22:39

Times shown above apply from 10 December 2017 onwards into 2018.  The Regiojet trains are all-new, starting 10 December 2017.

* = New early train for 2018, starts running from 10 December 2017.

Sleeper = sleeping-car & couchettes, see here for Vienna-Prague, see here for Prague-Vienna.

Always check times for your date of travel at www.cd.cz or www.oebb.at or (for Regiojet) www.regiojet.com.

Should you choose CD/ÖBB's railjets or private operator Regiojet?

1.  Travelling with the national rail operators CD & ÖBB...

How much does it cost?

How to buy tickets...

What's it like on a Czech Railjet train?

The Prague-Vienna train service is operated jointly by Czech Railways (CD) & Austrian Railways (ÖBB).  Most departures are operated by blue Czech Railways Railjet trains as shown below, a couple are operated by red Austrian Railways Railjet trains as shown on the Austrian Railjet page - I explain how to check whether your departure will be Czech or Austrian railjet in the travel tips section below.  Railjets are capable of 230 km/h (143 mph), but usually don't exceed 160 km/h (100 mph) in the Czech Republic.  They're push-pull trains, which means they have a powerful electric locomotive at one end and a driving cab at the other, so they can go in either direction.  See virtual tour inside a Czech Railways railjet...

Czech Railjet train to Vienna at Prague Hlavni station

A blue Czech Railjet train from Prague to Vienna, boarding at Prague Hlavni...

Economy seats on a Prague to Vienna Railjet train   1st class seats on a Czech Railjet train

Economy (2nd) class...  Mainly unidirectional seating but with some tables for 4.  All seats have power sockets & free WiFi...

 

First class...  Mainly unidirectional, but with some tables for 2 & tables for 4 as shown here.

Restaurant car on a Prague-Vienna railjet train   Business class on a Czech railjet train

Restaurant car for snacks, meals, beer, wine, tea & coffee.  You don't need to reserve, just turn up & sit down.  There's waiter-service at tables or order at the counter & take back to your seat.

 

Business class = premium 1st class.  Just 6 seats at one end of the 1st class car.  Same seats but very different layout from business class on Austrian railjet.

Prague to Vienna railjet train at Prague Hlavni station

Travel tips...

  Draught beer on Prague to Vienna train!
 

The restaurant car has draught beer on tap!

  Luggage rack on Prague to Vienna railjet train
 

There are luggage racks in several locations within each car - plenty of room for large suitcases, accessible throughout the journey...

 
 

On-board TV screens tell you the train number, car number, destination, calling points and even the speed of the train...

Draught beer on Prague to Vienna train!

The restaurant car has draught beer on tap!

Luggage rack on Prague to Vienna railjet train

There are luggage racks in several locations within each car - plenty of room for large suitcases, accessible throughout the journey...

On-board TV screens tell you the train number, car number, destination, calling points and even the speed of the train...

2.  Travelling on the Regiojet trains...

How much does it cost?

How to buy tickets...

What are the trains like?



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