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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘ahoj’
(uh-hoy)
Czech
Plug combo ce
Electricity
230V/50hz
Apr-Jun
Best time to go
Spring
Thursday
HRS
14
14
MINS
15
15
Current Time
GMT +2

Money and costs

Currency
Koruny (Kč)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated April 25, 2019 9:07AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€70
  • Dorm bed: €12
  • Self-catering and lunch specials: €12
  • Admission to major tourist attractions: €10
Midrange
€70–180
  • Double room: €100–140
  • Three-course dinner in casual restaurant: €25
  • Concert ticket: €10–30
Top end (more than)
€170
  • Double room in luxury hotel: €230
  • Seven-course tasting menu in top restaurant: €90
  • Private guided tour of Prague with driver: €200

Visas

Generally not needed for stays of up to 90 days.

Get the latest visa advice for Czech Republic from our community.

When to go and weather

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Getting to Czech Republic

The Czech Republic lies at the centre of Europe and has good rail and road connections to surrounding countries. Prague's international airport is a major air hub for Central Europe.

Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Getting around Czech Republic

Transport in the Czech Republic is reasonably priced, quick and efficient. For timetables throughout the country, head to IDOS (http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz).

Train Affordable, with extensive coverage throughout the country and frequent departures.

Car Useful for travelling at your own pace or for visiting regions with minimal public transport. Cars can be hired in every major city. Drive on the right.

Bus Similar to trains in terms of price and travel time. Useful for moving between major cities and destinations where train service is poor.

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