Travelling to Prague is dependent mainly on your point of origin and your preferred mode of transportation.
Whether you’re taking a plane, a train, a bus or your own car, getting to Prague should prove to be a worthwhile decision and moreover the city is connected to other European cities through roads and rail networks. But in the meantime, you can study the options we have listed just for you:
- Plane to Prague
Your first stop on Prague if you’re coming in by plane is Ruzyne, Prague’s international airport about 12 miles northwest of Prague’s center. Shuttle minibuses that run every 30 minutes can bring visitors from the airport to the center of the city. There are also local buses that leave every 10 minutes form the airport. Taxis also standby for passengers but fare can be a bit expensive and drivers may be unlicensed.
- Taking a Train
For those coming from other European cities, travel by train is a hassle-free option. It usually takes 4 hours, 30 minutes for visitors from Vienna in Austria. If you’re in the cities of Munich and Berlin in Germany and you wish to go to Prague by rail, it will take you about 5 hours and 30 minutes to reach your destination. You’ll spend about 10 hours along the rail going to Prague if you are coming from Paris.
Booking seats in advance is highly suggested. Trains make a good mode of transportation getting to Prague because of their reliability and on-time schedules. Travel may not be quick but journeys are usually more comfortable and better value for money.
Journey by busKnowing how to get to Prague by bus has its pay off compared to a train ride. Bus rides getting to the city is quicker. Prague-bound Londoners can take the 30-hour ride with Eurolines. Despite limited facilities, these buses do provide toilets and reclining seats.
Aside from Eurolines, people coming from London can take Kingscourt Express to get to Prague in about 21 hours. Daily bus connecting Prague and Vienna is available and travel takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes. There is also a weekly service to Warsaw and four times a week travel to Munich. Available in either Florenc Station or the coach park at Elivského Station are international buses/coaches bound for Prague.
- Cruising by car
Speed drivers have to take note that speed in Prague motorways are limited to 81 mph at a maximum. Seat belts are also required to be used by both drivers and passengers making driving in Prague relatively safer than in any other European countries. Fines can be very high for road offences made by motorists. An international driving license is also required if you prefer to drive to the city. The D1/D2 motorways serve as gateways to Prague. Slovak border delays have been reduced so you don’t have to evade this route. If you wish to drive from Belgium, you may take the E40 to Cologne, the E31 to Heidelberg and then join the E50 to Prague. Driving from Paris to Prague means having to take the E50 to reach the city. If you’re coming form Berlin, getting to Prague means taking the E55.
Now you choose which one you find more convenient!
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