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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

Money and costs

Currency
Koruny (Kč)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated March 14, 2019 11:19AM 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

°C°F
mmin
CZE
Karlovy Vary
Go May–Sep
Mar – May
1235436
0.27
0.01
Jun – Aug
21107051
0.2
0.01
Sep – Nov
943827
0.1
0.0
Dec – Feb
0-52215
0.03
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Brno
Go May–Sep
Mar – May
1555941
0.17
0.0
Jun – Aug
25147657
0.27
0.01
Sep – Nov
1465642
0.13
0.0
Dec – Feb
2-33626
0.1
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Český Krumlov
Go Apr–Oct
Mar – May
1555941
0.2
0.01
Jun – Aug
24147657
0.33
0.01
Sep – Nov
1465642
0.17
0.0
Dec – Feb
3-33727
0.07
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Prague
Go Apr–Oct
Mar – May
1666043
Jun – Aug
1695038
Sep – Nov
1365643
Dec – Feb
504130
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

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.

Flights to Czech Republic

The best price found from United States to Czech Republic is on August 1st, 2019, travelling with Frontier Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

ICT
Wichita Mid-Continent
from $561.00
PRG
Prague

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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