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Transport, Getting There

This category includes all information about using public transport in Prague, like buses, trains and taxis, as well as information on how to get to Prague from the UK by car, train, coach or plane.

Getting there by air. Most people travel to the city by air on one of the many daily low cost flights from Europe’s major cities.

By rail. Prices for rail travel are generally far more expensive than air travel and journeys may take much longer than by plane or car. Purchasing a rail pass or a ticket in advance can help minimise costs.

Getting around. Prague is a simple city to get around, especially in the centre, which is relatively small and compact. The best way is to take trams or just walk.

Our Tip: Cheap door-to-door Prague Airport Shuttle service recommended by lonely planet.

Police Officers have Revealed False Taxi Drivers in the Centre

When checking taxi drivers in the centre of Prague in March 2011, police officers revealed five persons with forged documents. They were all handed over to the police on suspicion of committing forgery and fraudulent alteration of an official instrument. Police officers from the special TAXI group together with metropolitan …

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Domestic Transport

The Czech Republic’s train and bus network is surprisingly cheap and efficient. While the quality may not be anything to brag about, both systems (except the privately owned firms like the Student Agency) are comprehensive and normally run completely on time. The bus service is the most extensive and lots …

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Are You Travelling Without a Ticket?

It will be More Expensive! Prague Increases Fines to CZK 1500. The campaign against stowaways in Prague’s public transport continues. The Transport Company has decided to increase the cost of fines for those who are caught by ticket inspectors. If you pay on the spot, the fine remains the same …

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Bicycles and Cycling in Prague

Prague offers an increasing quantity of specifically marked bicycle lanes, such as the lengthy and popular route which follows the River Vltava from the National Theatre (south of the centre), and the route which begins round Prague Zoo and tracks the Vltava northwards towards Germany. But due to the heavy …

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Cars Rental in Prague

A car is not necessary in Prague as much of the city is off-limits to cars and parking is mostly by permit only. If you’re heading out of town, car rental can be good option, but can be as well expensive. You can easily arrange car rental from some local …

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Getting to Prague by Car

The quickest way of taking your car to the Prague from Britain is via the Channel Tunnel (Euro Tunnel). The most direct route from Calais to Prague is via Lille, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt and Nuremberg, entering the Czech Republic at the Waidhaus – Rozvadov border crossing – a journey of …

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