How to get
No matter the mean of transportation you chose to travel to Prague, you can find here all necessary information concerning your flight, drive, trip by train or coach.
Arriving to Prague by plane
With more than 12.000.000 passengers per year, the international Prague Airport Ruzyne is already one of the main destinations in Europe.
That’s no wonder, if you take into consideration the fact that nowadays discount plane tickets to Prague cost the same or even less than a coach or train ticket from main European cities.
All you have to do is find the right company and book your return tickets in time. And if you take in mind the growing number of companies providing advantageous plane tickets, there won’t be a problem for you to get to Prague right in your favourite season of the year, no matter if you want to travel business or economy class.
The first thing that you see when flying to Prague are the terminals at the Airport Ruzyne.
If you chose to fly to Prague, here is some information about the first place you will see in the beautiful middle-European city:
Airport Ruzyne is situated some 20 km Northwest of Prague, so it should take you about half an hour to get to the centre, depending on the means of transport you chose to use.
Arriving to Prague by coach
If you chose to travel to Prague by international coach/bus, you will most probably arrive at Florenc, Prague’s international bus terminal. The bus terminal is situated in the centre of the New Town (historical part of Prague, called “New Town”, in other words, close to most hotels and other accommodation places.
Means of transport from Florenc:
on foot – depending on how well you know Prague, how much luggage you have or how far your hotel or place of interest is;
by public transport – Bus Terminal Florenc is located at the underground (yellow line B/red line C) and tram station “Florenc” – for further info see public-transport section
taxi – depending on the comfort you prefer and how much you are prepared to spend in Prague:) Taxi cabs can be found just in front of the bus terminal.
Arriving to Prague by train
Domestic services are provided by CD (Czech Railways). There are number of daily connections to Prague from major European cities.
Prague has several train stations, but if you are using an international train you are most probable to get off at the Main Railway Station, called also Wilsonovo Nadrazi (Hlavni Nadrazi) or at Holesovice Station (Nadrazi Holesovice). Both of them are connected by metro (red line C) to the rest of the city.
Other train stations in Prague: Masarykovo nadrazi (station), Vysocanske Station, Smichov Station.
The biggest and busiest is the Main Railway Station (Hlavni Nadrazi), an international rail road hub, where you will find a 24-hour left-luggage service, information desks, exchange offices, food stalls and booking offices. The Main station is situated basically in the centre of Prague, just 5 minutes away from Wenceslas Square and other places of interest. It is also well connected to the rest of the city by public transport, that is by underground (red line C) and trams.
A supplement for fast express trains (rychlik) has to be paid. It is possible to buy plain tickets (jizdenka) or tickets with reservation (mistenka) for a seat, couchette or sleeper.
Driving to Prague and the Czech Republic
Prague has a fairly good road infrastructure, yet this doesn’t mean traffic jams or problems with finding a parking place don’t occur. Also break-ins or vehicle thefts are not excluded. This is why it is mostly advisable to leave your car in safe parking lots, that is in guarded parking places, even if they can be fairly expensive, especially in places close to the city centre.
If you ignored a „No Parking“ sign and you can’t see your car anywhere, it could mean that your car has been towed away or, more dramatically, stolen. In order to get the mystery elucidated, Call 158 or 156 and a police officer will tell you where you have to go to pay the fine and get your car back (that is if indeed it has been just towed away), or will help you declare the theft.
If you find your car clamped, you should call the police at the phone No stated on the bill you find on your windscreen and wait for a police man to come. After paying the fine, the clamp will be removed and you can go. A simple solution to save you from all this trouble would be to Safe Park somewhere further from the centre and use the public transport service. It is cheaper, less stressful and sometimes even faster (e.g. weekday mornings about 8am, when everybody goes to work).
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