Located at the very heart of Europe, Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and is thus easily reached by almost every means of transport.
Many national and budget airline companies fly to Prague Václav Havel Airport.
There are flights from London, taking 2 hours, and other cities including Manchester and Edinburgh. Flights from New York take around 8 hours.
There are regular direct flights to Prague from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the USA. Connecting flights are available for destinations in Australia, India, Canada, New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa. Carriers include Aer Lingus Air Transat, Air Canada, British Airways and Czech Airlines.
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Reaching Prague by train is ideal for those with more time to spend traveling and who don’t mind lower levels of comfort.
What’s more, you can discover the places that the train passes through on the way. For example, several German cities of interest are located en route from London to Prague.
The official website of German national railway company Deutsche Bahn has an English version and offers you the option to book your tickets online.
International trains arriving in Prague usually stop at the main station ( Praha Hlavní nádraží ), which is located in the city centre and just minutes away from Wenceslas Square.
If you’re travelling to Prague for a week or more, coach is the cheapest option and you won’t find a lower cost way of getting to the city.
The London to Prague bus takes 14 hours and a ticket ranges in price from around EUR 50 to EUR 200, depending on how far in advance you book and the season.
Praha Florenc is the main bus station and serves for domestic and international arrivals and departures, and lies near the historic centre of Prague.
The Czech Republic may see pretty far away from the United Kingdom, but the Czech capital is only 1,280 kilometres from London, from where the journey can be covered in approximately 13 hours.
Although there are no road tolls in the Czech Republic, if you are using the motorway, you must pay for a motorway sticker, which should be placed on the windscreen of your vehicle.
Where do I buy the motorway sticker?
Motorway stickers are on sale in most petrol stations and vary depending on the length of stay in the Czech Republic. They come in 10-day, 1-month and 1-year versions.
Price list :
10-day : CZK 310 / approximately EUR 12.50
1-month : CZK 440 / approximately 17.50 EUR – valid from the date marked on the sticker to the corresponding date of the following month
1-year : CZK 1,500 / approximately EUR 58: the sticker is valid for 14 months, i.e. not just a calendar year but all of December of the previous year and all of January of the subsequent year
Don’t get fined!
If you get caught driving on a motorway without a motorway sticker, you’re liable to a fine of CZK 5,000 / approximately EUR 200.
Some highway code rules in the Czech Republic:
Attention: trams have priority over vehicles!
Here is a list of documents that you must have if you’re driving in the Czech Republic:
If you hire a car in the Czech Republic, you should check if it contains an up-to-date road first aid kit, in accordance with the highway code (the road first aid kit is obligatory in all vehicles registered in the Czech Republic). You risk a fine of CZK 2,000 / approximately EUR 80.
In the Czech Republic, the road first aid kit must contain:
You can find information about parking in Prague here.