How to get to Prague

Above photo: Týn Church in Prague
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Tyn CHurch, Prague

Where is Prague . . .

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is located in the north-west of the country on the Vitava River.

Getting to Prague

From overseas, the most convenient is by air. Prague is also well serviced by train from all the major capital cities of Europe.

From Australia: The most convenient daily one-stopover flights to Prague are via Dubai on Emirates.

From New Zealand: The most convenient two-stopover flights to Prague are on Air New Zealand to Los Angeles connecting on Lufthansa via Frankfurt, or on Thai Airways to Bangkok connecting on Austrian via Vienna.

From the UK: The most convenient flights are on British Airways from London Heathrow and on EasyJet from London Gatwick.

From the USA: The most convenient direct flights from New York to Prague are on Delta Air Lines; Air France flies daily from Los Angeles with a stopover in Paris.

Flight time to Prague, Czech Republic
Brisbane to Prague is 26 hours 5 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Prague is 26 hours 5 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Prague is 25 hours 25 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Prague is 22 hours 20 minutes, with connecting flight

Auckland to Prague is 27 hours 35 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
London to Prague is 2 hours, direct flight
New York to Prague is 8 hours 40 minutes, direct flight
Los Angeles to Prague is 13 hours 05 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
(ˆIncludes layover time.)

Flying in
Prague Airport is located in the suburb of Ruzyne about 18km northwest of the city centre. Taxis are the quickest but most expensive option averaging about 600Kc to the city centre. The trip normally takes about 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

A special Airport Express bus runs to and from Prague's main train station and costs 50Kc per person each way. A city bus (no. 119) stops at both airport terminals and offers a regular service for 25Kc from the airport to the Dejvická metro station (on Line A), just three metro stops from the city centre. Tickets are available from from yellow ticketing machines at the bus stop or from the driver (exact change appreciated).

Entry requirements 
A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days in a half-year period.

Getting around
Prague is easy to get around on foot; local trams offer an inexpensive way of getting around the city – 18Kc for a single ride ticket. Unlimited-use passes are available for 100Kc a day.

Taxis should only be booked from your hotel or over the phone – ProfiTaxi or AAA Taxi are considered the most reputable companies – but not flagged on the street. Car rental is expensive.

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