Prague as one of the most beautiful cities in the world has much more to offer than just Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter and the astronomical clock in the Old Town Square. There are plenty of other spots that can give you an intense experience of Prague’s everyday contemporary life. Climb the Prague hills and enjoy the views, stroll along the banks and isles of the Vltava river. Enjoy chilling in local cafés, restaurants and pubs.
Prague has a specific atmosphere, amazing architecture, and plenty of interesting places to see and explore.
Each of Prague’s districts has its own characteristic atmosphere and unique charm.
Do not forget to check the Bohemia Design Market, where you can find original products made in limited editions by talented Czech artists and independent designers.
GETTING AROUND PRAGUE
The airport is about 30 minutes from the city centre when using public transportation.
You can catch a taxi to the city, but it is quite expensive and you can do the same with the public transport ticket for less than two euros.
Buy the transportation ticket before entering the bus ( there are big yellow ticket machines on the bus stop), when you get on the bus do not forget to validate the ticket.
Bus stations are right in front of the hall of the airport and you can catch here these buses:
bus no. 119 - this is the best choice because it goes straight in the direction to the city centre along the Evropská street and ends at metro station Nádraží Veleslavín where you can change for the green metro line A, it takes about 20 minutes from the airport to Veleslavín and then 10 minutes to the centre by metro
bus AE (Airport express) - direct line going every half an hour to the main train station, you need to buy a special ticket.
bus no. 191 - heads to metro station Anděl located on yellow line B, takes about 50 minutes
bus no. 510 - this bus goes during the night in intervals of one hour, leave it after 13 minutes at station Divoká Šárka and change for the night tram no.51 that goes to the centre
Metro is the backbone of public transport in Prague and so the fastest and most reliable way how to travel around the city. Stations are not so far from each other and cover all the major districts and places. Prague metro has 3 lines (line A green, line B yellow and line C red ).
To find your Metro connection click here.
The other city travel options are Tram & Bus → Prague public transportation webpage
Train: there are four big train stations in Prague where all the important trains start or end their journeys: Main train station (Hlavní nádraží) - the biggest and busiest train station in Prague situated directly in the city centre. Masaryk's train station (Masarykovo nádraží), Smichov train station (Smíchovské nádraží), Holesovice train station (Nádraží Holešovice).
→ Train webpage
Prague funicular runs from the Lesser Town up to the top of Petřín Hill and Petrin Lookout Tower, where you can find a mirror maze, a church and an observatory with a telescope open for public use.
The funicular railway forms part of the Prague public transport network, so a single ticket for travel on trams, buses and the metro is also valid on the funicular.
If you arrive on foot, tickets for travel can be purchased at the base of the funicular,
which is a 10-15 minutes stroll from Charles Bridge in one direction, and the same from the National Theatre in the other.
The walk is one of the best ways how to discover the beauty of Prague :-)
MAP OF PRAGUE
You can open the downloadable and printable map of Prague by clicking on this link
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