Getting There by AirThe air gate to the Czech Republic is Prague International Airport (PRG) with daily connection from/to major European cities. From/to other destinations you will have to transfer, usually in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris or London. The airport had been named Ruzyne Airport according to the surrounding part of the city and has been renamed to Vaclav Havel Airport in memory to the famous president Vaclav Havel on October 1, 2012. The airport is located on the northwest edge of the city. Find it on the map.
Terminal 1 is used for flights out of the Schengen Area, Terminal 2 for flights within the Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). Both terminals are located next to each other in 5 minutes walking distance.
Find there post office, bank and exchange counters, car rental agencies counters, accommodation agency counters, fast food (McDonald's, KFC, Subway) and restaurants. Prices are above the prices in the city center by 200%. The cheapest self-service restaurant is located in the upper level of the arrival hall of the Terminal 1. You can get lunch there under 100 Kc ($6). For Airport Information dial 220-111-111.
To reach the city center use the cars, shuttle vans or buses leaving the airport from in front of the Arrival Terminal:
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Getting There by BusBus is the cheapest way to travel across Europe. Czech Republic has connection from/to major European cities several times a week. Most international buses arrive to Florenc Bus Station at Metro Station Florenc. A few buses go to Roztyly Bus Station at Metro Station Roztyly.
National Timetable Information System. There are bus and train schedules from/to all big European cities and throughout the Czech Republic. Remember, all dates are shown in Czech format there. So, for example for June 7, 2012 fill out the 7.6.2012. You can also get bus schedules information by phone 221-895-344 or 900-144-444 or by email.
Getting There by TrainIt is easy to get to the Czech Republic from all major European cities by train. Remember, in summer the international trains tend to be full and you should book your seat at least a few weeks ahead. Most international trains arrive at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi (Main Station) at metro station Hlavni Nadrazi. A few go to Praha Holesovice at metro station Nadrazi Holesovice or to Praha Smichov at metro station Smichovske Nadrazi or to Praha Masarykovo Nadrazi at metro station Namesti Republiky.
The best facilities has the Praha Hlavni Nadrazi (Main Station). There is exchange office, accommodation agency, showers, left-luggage office, day-use lockers, fast food and a some shops.
Be careful. Stations are magnet for pickpockets, crazies and at night it can be a bad place. If you arrive after midnight, store your bags and take a long walk inside until morning. Do not walk outside the stations at night; the parks in front could be dangerous. Taking taxi from stations can be also risky. Wait the morning and take metro instead, it runs from 4:30 am till midnight and it is safe in Prague.
Czech Railways. There are train schedules from/to all big European cities and throughout the Czech Republic. Remember, all dates are shown in Czech format there. So, for example for June 7, 2012 fill out the 7.6.2012. You can also get train schedules information by phone 840-112-113 or by email.
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