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Essential information

At a glance

Best time to go
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Czech crown (Koruna česká; Kč)

Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: €15
  • Self-catering and lunch specials: €15
  • Admission to major tourist attractions: €10
  • Double room: €120–160
  • Three-course dinner in casual restaurant: €30
  • Concert ticket: €10–30
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in luxury hotel: €260
  • Seven-course tasting menu in top restaurant: €90
  • Private guided tour of Prague with driver: €200

When to go and weather

Getting to Prague

Prague sits at the heart of Europe and is well served by air, road and rail.

If arriving by air from outside the EU’s common border and customs area, the Schengen Zone, you must go through passport control. This includes arrivals from Ireland and the UK. If arriving from a European hub within the Schengen Zone, such as Amsterdam or Frankfurt, you will not pass through passport control in Prague.

If arriving overland by train, bus or car, note that the Czech Republic is surrounded on all sides by EU Schengen Zone-member countries and there are no passport or customs checks on the border.

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

Flights to Prague

The best price found from United States to Prague is on October 2nd, 2019, travelling with Southwest Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

Washington Ronald Reagan
from $258.00

Getting around Prague

Central Prague is easily managed on foot (though be sure to wear comfortable shoes). For longer trips, the city has a reliable public-transport system of metros, trams and buses. The system is integrated, meaning that the same tickets are valid on all types of transport, and for transfers between them.

  • Walking Central Prague is compact, and individual neighbourhoods are easily explored on foot.
  • Tram Extensive network; best way to get around shorter distances between neighbourhoods.
  • Metro Fast and frequent, good for visiting outlying areas or covering longer distances.
  • Bus Not much use in the city centre, except when travelling to/from the airport; operates in areas not covered by tram or metro.
  • Taxi Relatively cheap but prone to rip-off drivers.

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