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Distance between Prague and Salzburg

Driving non-stop from Prague to Salzburg

How far is Salzburg from Prague? Here's the quick answer if you are able to make this entire trip by car without stopping.

Nonstop drive: 237 miles or 381 km

Driving time: 4 hours, 22 minutes

Realistically, you'll probably want to add a buffer for rest stops, gas, or food along the way. To get a better idea of how long this trip would really be, scroll down to calculate how many hours it would take if you drive with stops.

Flying non-stop from Prague to Salzburg

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Prague, Czech Republic and Salzburg, Austria. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 171 miles or 275 km

Flight time: 50 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 66 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.4x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/5th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. Scroll down to see a more realistic calculation that takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Prague to Salzburg road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Salzburg, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 3.5 hours on the road


Start in Prague.

Drive for about 58 minutes, then stop in Tabor and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 33 minutes then stop in Hluboka nad Vltavou and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 1 hour then stop in Linz and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 43 minutes then stop in Gmunden and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 4 hours and arrive in Salzburg.

To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:

Prague to Salzburg airports and flights

In the quick calculation above, we assumed you had a private plane and just wanted to know the time in the air from city to city. But for most of us, we're going to be flying on a commercial airline (whether it's first class or coach). So that means we really need to account for all the extra travel time getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, and making it to the destination.

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Prague Václav Havel Airport (PRG)

Arrival airport: Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart (SZG)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 27 minutes

Getting to your destination: 4 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an actual flight from PRG connecting through VIE and arriving at SZG flying on Austrian Airlines AG dba Austrian. We can figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, time to taxi on the runways, and an average layover time of about 2 hours.

Initial flight time: 51 minutes

Connecting airport: Vienna International Airport (VIE)

Connection flight time: 50 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Prague to Salzburg including time spent getting to and from the airports, roughly 2 hours at the departure airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, plus the connecting flight with a 2-hour layover.

Total travel time: 6 hours

Plan a trip to Salzburg

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Salzburg, Austria. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Salzburg. A great place to eat might be Augustinerbräu - Kloster Mülln. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Salzburg like Festung Hohensalzburg. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Salzburg like Must do in Salzburg . Click the button below to explore Salzburg in detail.

How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Salzburg to Prague, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Prague, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Prague!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 237 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 22 minutes
flight distance is 171 miles
flight time of 50 minutes
326 Prague travel answers
97 Salzburg travel answers

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