The citizens of the USA and the European Union do not need an entry visa for the Czech Republic.
Visitors from other countries, when unsure, should contact their Czech consulate to inquire about
the required visa practice.
Please note a somewhat changed situation after the Czech Republic has joined the Schengen (more details).
Currency in the Czech Republic is Koruna (CZK), smaller unit is Halir (not used in cash, 1 Koruna = 100 Halir).
The exchange rates are about 23 CZK per US dollar and 26 CZK per Euro (June 2019).
Up-to-date exchange rates of the Czech National Bank are given here.
You can also use the OANDA currency convertor.
Major payment cards are accepted in most shops and other places.
Prague public transport consists of three underground (i.e. subway, tube, metro) lines A, B, and C connecting city center with edge parts and numerous tram and bus lines. You can also enjoy funicular railway to the Petřín Hill.
For each journey in Prague public transport you need a ticket that costs CZK 32 (for up to 90 min travel) or CZK 24 (up to 30 min).
The tickets are available at vending machines or newspaper agents, and also at bus drivers (for somewhat higher price). The ticket is valid (after validation in vehicle) for any number of transfers.
In Prague trams you can also buy your ticket from a vending machine placed inside the vehicle using your contactless payment card. The ticket bought in this way is already validated.
More information on routes, tickets, fares, time tables, etc
you can find on the web site of
Prague Public Transit Co. Inc. (Dopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy)
By train: you can get out either at the Main Station ("Hlavní nádraží") or at the station "Nádraží Holešovice".
To get to the center 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 (Vaclav Havel Airport Prague).
To get to the center of Prague from the Airport you can take either:
Shared shuttle services:
Departures from the airport: usually each 30 minutes, price about CZK 150.
Booking in advance is recommended.
Private vehicle (minibus) services:
Departure at any time, price about 600-800 CZK per vehicle.
Booking in advance is recommended.
The price per km: about CZK 25-30.
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.
Bus No 119 takes you to the Metro station Nádraží Veleslavín (line A). (see also our www page Venue)
Bus No 100 goes to the Metro terminal Zličín (line B).
If you travel from the airport by public transport you need to buy a ticket (preferably valid for 90 min, see above).
Fire Department: 150
Unified Emergency call: 112
Other Prague emergency and important numbers you will find
The weather in Prague has continental character. In the middle 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
Many important practical information you can find at
Prague Official Tourist Portal.
Description on Prague attractions and monuments is available
Culture events in Prague are listed
Panorama views of Prague:
Interactive map of Prague:
Interesting maps and other geographic information on Prague:
Description on Prague attractions and monuments is available here.
Culture events in Prague are listed here.
Panorama views of Prague: Virtual Prague.
Interactive map of Prague: Google maps.
Interesting maps and other geographic information on Prague: Geoportal Praha.
Official pages of the Czech Republic: www.czech.cz.
Tourist destinations, activities and events in the Czech Republic: www.czechtourism.com.
Interactive map of the Czech Republic is here.