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The Czech Postal Service (Česká Pošta; www.cpost.cz) is efficient, though post offices can be tricky to negotiate since signage is only in Czech. For mailing letters and postcards, be sure to get into the proper line, identified as 'listovní zásilky' (correspondence).

Prague's main post office is centrally located not far from Wenceslas Square in Nové Město. It uses an automated queuing system: take a ticket from one of the machines in the entrance corridors – press button No 1 for stamps, letters and parcels; then watch the display boards in the main hall – when your ticket number appears (flashing), go to the desk number shown.

  • A standard postcard or letter up to 20g costs about 20Kč to other European countries and 30Kč for destinations outside Europe.
  • Buy stamps at post offices but be sure to have the letter weighed to ensure proper postage.