FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What documents do I need to travel to Prague?
For stays of less than three months, European citizens only need a passport or national ID. All others require a passport. Citizens of some countries require a visa. See the web page of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mzv.cz.
How can I get to Prague?
By plane, arriving at Ruzyne Airport, PRG, 18 kilometres from Prague (www.prg.aero/cs). By train (TGV) if you are coming from Europe (www.sncf.com) or by bus (www.eurolines.com).
How can I get from the airport to the centre?
There are bus lines that take you to the centre or connect with metro stops (119, 100, 179, 225). There’s also the transfer service, a chauffeur-driven car, to the hotel from €20 for 4 people. Taxi: €20-40.
When is the best time to travel?
Spring and autumn. In summer the heat and humidity increase the thermal sensation. In winter, temperatures are very low, with a maximum of 5ºC.
How can I get around the city?
Public transport (metro, tram and bus) is comfortable and reliable. You can buy tickets in metro stations, newspaper stands and kiosks or newsagents. Taxis are quite pricey; find out beforehand about rates and official companies.
Which are the best areas for accomodation?
The areas around Charles Bridge or the Old Town Square are the best places for walking to the centre. Hotels in Wenceslas Square are the most luxurious.
Is it a good place to visit with children?
Prague is a great destination for children. There are several castles; children will feel like they are in a fairy tale. The will also enjoy the Petřin funicular railway, visiting the zoo, the Toy Musum and the National Aquarium.
Is tipping mandatory?
No, it’s not mandatory, but if you want to avoid a disapproving glance, leave 10% in restaurants (sometimes included in the bill), taxis and to anyone who provides a service.
What are the usual restaurant hours?
Lunch is usually between 12:00 and 15:00 and dinner between 19:00 and 22:30. Restaurants stay open all day. On weekends they stay open later.
Is smoking allowed?
As in the rest of Europe, it is forbidden to smoke in public spaces, unless there is a dedicated space for smokers, which is the case in some restaurants and cafes.