PUBLIC TRANSPORT TICKETS
Adult 30-minute ticket: 24 CZK
Adult 90-minute ticket: 32 CZK
Children 6-15 y 30-minute ticket: 12 CZK
Children 6-15 y 90-minute ticket: 16 CZK
Children under 6: free
SHORT TERM PASSES
24-hour pass: 110 CZK/55CZK children
3-day pass (72 hours): 310 CZ
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LOCAL CURRENCY - CZECH CROWN
1 EUR is aprox. 25 CZK
1 USD is aprox. 22 CZK
TIPS WHEN VISITING PRAGUE
PRAGUE PERFECT TOUR
PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Best Times To Go
Prague is gorgeous in spring, when the trees blossom and the city shrugs off the cold of winter. Fall can be equally beautiful with long sunny days and warm weather. Traveling over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter you will find the city with many tour groups from Germany and Italy. You might consider coming in low season, between November and March, when the crowds are few and you can enjoy the entire city by yourself.
The Tourist Seasons
Prague is at its peak Tourist Season the beginning of April and lasts through to the end of October. These are the busiest months and are generally very warm, although temperatures and weather do fluctuate. This season is perfect for strolling through the many streets of the City Center, relaxing in the parks and gardens, or enjoying a genuine Bohemian meal in one of the many outdoor restaurants.
However, as many tourists visit Prague during peak season, it often becomes crowded in the historical parts of the city. This is especially true at famous places like Prague Castle, Old Town Square, and the Charles Bridge.To avoid the massive tourist crowds, organize your daily schedule to rise early in the morning and enjoy the special charm of an empty downtown. You will then be able to spend the tourist rush hours on the less famous and visited locations.
Consider traveling to Prague during the off-season.The biggest advantage of visiting Prague between November and March is a quieter downtown without large tourist groups and an abundance of accommodations with substantially lower prices. Most of the monuments are open to the public all year round and many cultural festivities take place during the winter months. Be prepared for cold! November and March have many warm days, but between December and February, the weather is often freezing. Despite the cold, you will discover that the city of Prague beholds a winter charm. You will see the Bohemian palaces, castles, churches, and city streets covered with snow to be absolutely gorgeous. A cup of tea, coffee, or hot wine in a quaint restaurant to be most relaxing. Spending an evening at a historic theater enjoying a live concert to escape the dark and cold outside can be very romantic and charming.
Prices are at their lowest between November and March and at their highest between April and October. Hotels offer reasonable prices in July and August, but can be very busy. You can book your hotel in Prague online with Central Prague Hotels.
There are many cultural events throughout the year. There are more festivals take place in the spring and summer months, but you still have a wide choice of concerts and theater performances at any time of the year . Please be aware that many theaters close during the summer holidays, including the National Theatre, Estates Theatre and State Opera. If you desire to hear classical music, you can attend a concert in a historical church or a concert hall, but chose well as they all do not offer the same quality performance.
Vaclav Havel Airport is situated 15 km North-West from the centre of Prague. We can arrange your pick-up or you may simply use Taxis, Buses (No. 119 to station Dejvická, Metro Line A // No. 179 station Nové Butovice metro line B), or the Shattle Bus at Cedaz station to Náměstí Republiky station.
Main Train/Rain Station - (Hlavní nádraží)
is situated on the outskirts of the centre of Prague and it is easily accessible from all parts of the city. Metro: Station Hlavní nádraží, line C Trams: no 5, 9, 26
Do not exchange your money here. The exchange rate is HORRIBLE at the station.
Florenc Bus Station
is the main bus station in Prague. It is situated on the outskirts of the centre of Prague and it is easily accessible from all parts of the city. Metro: Station Florenc, Metro Lines B & C Trams: No. 8 & 24
Line A – Green/Color Line B – Yellow color/Line C – Red Color
Where to change the lines: Station Museum (A and C) Station Můstek (A and B) Station Florenc (B and C). The Metro runs from 5am till midnight.
Daily operation is 4:30 to 0:15, there are a few night trams running from 0:15 to 4:30.
Buses operate outside the city center, usually from 4:30 to midnight. There are few night-time buses in operation.
As Prague has a bad reputation for taxi services we recommend you to use yellow taxis AAA or ask for your hotel taxi.
Walking in Prague Bring comfortable walking shoes! In the historical city center, most of the city’s highlights and attractions are within walking distance. Distances are short and walking (or Segway!) is the best way to see Prague. There are many pedestrian zones in the historical part of town making walking the only way to access certain locations. It is easiest to use the Subway (Metro Lines A and B passes through City Center) or Tram when moving from the New Town (Wenceslas Square) to the Prague Castle, but be prepared for considerable walking… which will require comfortable shoes!
Money & Currency
The safest and most cost convenient way to obtain Czech currency is from an ATM. Banks and large financial institutions will generally give you better foreign exchange rates. To exchange currency, we recommend “Exchange” on the corner of Kaprova Street near Old Town Square. Their exchange rates are fair and they do not charge outrages fees. Most of the exchanges you see on the street will charge 9 or 10% commission. An ATM will charge perhaps 2 or 3% off the exchange rate. Never exchange money on the street with strangers!
Like much of Europe, many of the public restrooms in Prague charge an entrance fee. The cost is usually around 10 Kc (about $0.50). It doesn’t hurt to keep a bit of extra change in your pocket.
Czech cellphones operate on a GSM band of 900 / 1800 MHz. This is the same standard in use throughout Europe. Be sure to check if your mobile phone is “Tri-Band” or “Quad-Band” as well as unlocked. Having an unlocked phone will allow you to purchase a local pre-paid SIM card and instantly make local calls!
Almost everyone in Prague speaks some English. We recommend that you start with greeting “Good Day” in Czech (“Dobry den” or “DOH-brie DEN”). You may also use “Ahoy!” which is informal and similar to “Hello!” It also never hurts to use “Please” (‘Prosim’ or ‘PRO-seem’) and “Thank You” (‘Děkuji’ or ‘Deck-oo-yee’). Of course, many of you will also want to know how to order a nice cold glass of beer!! (‘Pivo’ or “PEE-VO”).
Dining in Prague
When visiting Prague, be sure to try authentic Czech cuisine! Typically consisting of dumplings, pork, cabbage, duck, pork knee, smoked pork, goulash, sirloin, and potato or goulash soup. Ask your guide for recommendations on places to eat! When dining, you can expect to pay for things that might normally be complimentary in North America, such as the bread plate or glass of water. Avoid tourist-trap prices. Many of the restaurants in the Old Town Square are overpriced. Many restaurants post their menus and prices at the entrance. The price of a coffee or beer is a good way to measure how fair their prices are. A cup of coffee or serving of beer should be around 30 Kč.
Tipping is not necessary, but always appreciated! 10% is considered generous.