How to Get to Prague

How to Get to Prague

By Airplane

Prague airport Ruzyne is a modern airport located on the outskirts of Prague and approximately 17 km of the city centre. There are two spacious terminals with a wide range of restaurants, shops and kiosk along with many services available for the passengers.

Buses, taxi and transfer service operate at the airport offering a clean, comfortable and speedy way to get you to your hotel, clinic or simply to the city centre. The travel time to the city centre is less than 30 minutes. You can find more information on the official website of Prague airport:


By Train

From the rest of the Europe, there are plenty of railway lines that connect Prague with the rest of the continent. Prague’s main train station (or Hlavni Nadrazi) is located in the very centre of the city, a short walk from the Old Town, Charles Bridge, and the Wenceslas Square.

The Czech Republic is part of the EuroRail network, several train passes are available from Rail Europe. RailEurope offers three passes. The Czech Flexipass – good for Czech Republic only, valid for any 3 days unlimited train travel in a 15 day period and. The European East Pass – is good for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, and Poland; 5 travel days out of 30; additional days are available. Austria ‘n’ Czech Pass – good for the Czech Republic and Austria; 4 days of unlimited travel within a 2-month period.


By Bus

The European bus network Eurolines operates a bus line between almost all European capitals and Prague. Buses arrive at Prague international bus station Florenc, which is located very close to the city centre. Florenc is an important public transport hub and is served by two metro lines (B and C). There are also several tram and bus lines.


By Car

The speed limit is a maximum of 130 km/h in the Czech highway. There are also 24-hour emergency phone lines every 1.5 kilometers along the motorways. Driving is a lot safer in Prague than in other European cities, as seatbelt are compulsory for drivers and passengers; headlights are compulsory in the winter and fines are very high for all motoring offenses. If you want to drive in the Czech Republic, you must hold an international driving licence.

The main routes into the city of Prague are the D1/D2 motorways. There is no longer any need to avoid this route, as delays at the Slovak border have eased. If you are traveling from Belgium, you need to follow the E40 to Cologne, the E31 to Heidelberg and then join the E50 to Prague. If you are travelling from Paris, the E50 will lead you right to the city, while from Berlin, the E55 will take you to Prague.


By Boat

From Berlin: The Elbe River flows through eastern Europe’s most interesting and existing cities.7 night cruises travel from Berlin to Prague or vice versa and are an excellent and hassle free way to enjoy the cities and villages along the way. From Berlin to Prague, a cruise on the River Elbe shows you some of eastern Germany’s most impressive historic cities and finest scenery. You’ll experience the renaissance of Berlin; you’ll marvel at the baroque splendor of Dresden. Exquisite palaces and beautifully landscaped gardens await you as you drink up the breathtaking scenery along the mystic Elbe.

And that’s only the beginning. Your odyssey down the Elbe offers you the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther, visit the opulent residences of the Saxon Monarchs and tour the famous Meissen porcelain factory. End your trip with an exploration of Prague with its massive Hradcany Castle complex and wonderful architecture.


From Paris:

Discover the romance of Paris and Prague and all the quaint small towns in between on this 12-day journey, including two nights each in Paris and Prague and a scenic river cruise along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers.


From Amsterdam:

Reveals the cities, towns and famous castles that lie on the banks of the Rhine and Main Rivers. See Holland’s windmills and Amsterdam’s charming canals, and enjoy the medieval atmosphere of towns like Miltenberg, Wurzburg and Bamberg. Explore the area’s museums, sample local cuisine, the opportunities are endless on this midsummer journey along two of Europe’s most famous rivers. After your cruise, disembark in Nuremberg and take a comfortable ride through the scenic European countryside to spectacular, historic Prague a city you will never forget.


Written and contributed by ApartPlan