Student Agency Bus from Vienna to Prague
Fast and comfortable connection between Vienna and Prague
Czech company Student Agency offers a relatively fast and convenient kind of transport between the capitals of Austria and the Czech Republic several times every day. Contrary to what the name could suggest, you don’t need to be a student to go with the bus.
The journey from Vienna to Prague takes about five hours with only one stop in Brno (the second largest Czech city). In some rare cases, you may need to switch buses in Brno, but the steward would tell you in such case. There are also direct buses from Vienna to Prague (these buses don’t go over Brno and have no stops between Vienna and Prague).
Service on board
Every Student Agency bus has a steward on board who offers you warm drinks (free included in the ticket’s price) and answers your questions (all stewards speak English). You may also take newspapers or magazines for free, but these are only in Czech.
You can also borrow headphones and listen to music or watch a movie. Sometimes there are Czech movies with English subtitles, which could be a nice experience of the Czech culture or a nice introduction to Prague if you are coming for the first time.
Student Agency tickets and booking
It is highly recommended to book tickets online at least few days prior to departure. One-way trip from Vienna Praterstern to Prague costs EUR 16; from Schwechat Airport it costs EUR 24. From Vienna Praterstern to Brno it is EUR 8 each. There is no discount for return tickets (they are simply twice the one-way tickets).
Note that you must pay the tickets shortly after the booking; otherwise your booking is cancelled. The best is to pay immediately with a card. Usually it is possible to cancel the booking till 2 hours prior to departure with no extra charge.
Wien Schwechat Airport
In Vienna the bus line starts at Vienna International Airport in Schwechat. Student Agency buses depart from a stop in front of the arrivals area of the airport. Student Agency buses can be easily recognized by their characteristic yellow colour and Student Agency logo written in red and blue. It takes about half an hour to the second stop at Praterstern close to Vienna city centre.
Wien Praterstern stop
Praterstern is a major traffic hub in the centre of Vienna just at the entrance to the famous Prater amusement park with the Riesenrad. The Praterstern station is easily accessible by S-trains or metro (U-Bahn) lines U1 and U2, as well as several tram and bus lines.
The bus stop for Student Agency and other long distance buses is located in Joseph-Roth-Gasse about 3-5 minutes walk from Praterstern train station. When you arrive at Praterstern station by a train or U-Bahn, follow the signs to the exit to Lassallestrasse. The bus stop is round the corner behind the building of Bank Austria. When you come few minutes prior to departure, you can easily find the place thanks to a group of waiting passengers.
Prague Florenc station
The end station in Prague is located in the city centre at the biggest international bus terminal Praha-Florenc. It is only about 15 minutes walk to the Old Town and even less to some of Prague’s big hotels like Hilton or Marriott. Florenc is an important hub of Prague public transport network with numerous bus and tram lines and metro lines B and C.
See more information about buses between Vienna and Prague.