Local Information


The citizens of the USA and the European Union do not need entry visa for the Czech Republic. Visitors from other countries, when unsure, should contact Czech consulates to enquire about the valid visa practice.


Currency in the Czech Republic is Koruna (CZK), smaller unit is Halir (1 Koruna=100 Halir).
The exchange rates are about 26 CZK per US dollar and 32 CZK per Euro (February 2004).

Up-to-date exchange rates of the Czech National Bank are given here.

The OANDA convertor: www.oanda.com

Payment cards are accepted in many places, especially in the city centre.

Public transport

Prague public transport consists of three underground (tube, Metro) lines A, B, C, connecting city centre with edge parts and numerous tram and bus lines. You can also enjoy funicular railway to the Petrin hill.

More information on routes, tickets, fares, time tables, etc you can find on the web site of Prague Public Transit Co. Inc..

Arrival to Prague

By train: you can get out either at the Main Station ("Hlavni nadrazi") or at the station "Nadrazi Holesovice".

To get to the centre of Prague from train stations: The best choice is to use underground. Both stations are on line C of Prague underground.

By plane: you land at the Prague Ruzyne International Airport.

To get to the centre of Prague from Airport you can take either:

Shuttle service:

- to a coach terminal - downtown, close to the Metro station "Namesti republiky"
Departures from the airport: each 30 minutes, price CZK 90.

- to any other place in Prague
Departure at any time, price about 700 CZK per vehicle.

Taxi: The price per km: CZK 25 or so.
The price from the airport to the city should not exceed CZK 600-800, depending on the destination.
Please check the price with the driver before you get in.
Further information on Prague taxi transport.

Public transport: Bus No. 119 takes you to the Metro terminal Dejvicka (line A).
You will get out just in front of the Diplomat hotel within 20 minutes - see Accomodation
You can use the standard public transport tickets, cost CZK 12, available at newspaper agents or vendor machines.

Emergency phone numbers

Free calls: Police : 158
Ambulance: 155
Fire Department: 150
Unified Emergency call: 112

Other Prague emergency and important numbers you will find here.


The weather in Prague has continental character. In the end of July the maximum day temperatures reach usually 25 to 30 Centigrade and fall down to 15-20 Centigrade during night.

Actual information on weather in Prague you can find here.

General information on Prague

Many important practical information you can find at www.prague.cz or

on the www pages of Prague Information Service: www.pis.cz

Description on Prague attractions and monuments is available here.

Culture events and historical monuments in Prague: www.heartofeurope.cz.

Interactive maps of Prague: here or here.

General information on Czech Republic

Official pages of the Czech Republic: www.czech.cz.

Tourist regions of the Czech Republic: www.czechtourism.com.

Interactive map of the Czech Republic is here: here.