How to get there

The principal Czech airport is the Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague-Ruzyně, which meets all European standards and has three terminals. Prague is linked by over 60 airlines. The average flight time from London to Prague is 1 hour 45 minutes.

  • London (LHR, STN, LGW, LCY, SEN) – Prague, approx. 95 direct flights (weekly), carrier: British Airways, Ryanair, EasyJet, SmartWings, Wizz Air, BA CityFlyer, Flybe
  • Birmingham – Prague, approx. 7 direct flights (weekly), carrier: Czech Airlines, Jet2.com
  • Bristol – Prague, approx. 7 direct flights (weekly), carrier: easyJet
  • East Midlands – Prague, approx. 2 direct flights (weekly), carrier: Jet2.com
  • Edinburgh – Prague, approx. 8 direct flights (weekly, carrier: easyJet, Ryanair
  • Glasgow – Prague, approx. 2 direct flights (weekly), carrier: Jet2.com
  • Liverpool– Prague, approx. 4 direct flights (weekly), carrier: Ryanair
  • Manchester Prague, approx. 10 direct flights (weekly), carrier: easyJet, Jet2.com
  • Newcastle Prague, approx. 2 direct flights (weekly), carrier: Jet2.com

 

Other airports with direct flights from the UK are Brno, Ostrava and Pardubice:

  • London (STN) – Brno, approx. 8 direct flights (weekly), carrier: Ryanair
  • London (STN) – Ostrava, approx. 3 direct flights (weekly), carrier: Ryanair
  • London (STN – Pardubice, approx. 3 direct flights (weekly), carrier: Ryanair


Transport within the country

By car

In the Czech Republic you can rent a car from 50 GBP/day. The traffic drives on the right, speed limits are: motorway/outside of municipalities/in municipalities – 80/55/30 mph. The dense road network is dominated by 19 motorway sections totalling 770 miles.

Public transport

Train and bus transport is widely used, including a network of cycle buses. Tourists can also use cableways and passenger boats. Larger towns have extremely efficient public transport networks. A good service is provided by the information transport system IDOS, which is a software interface for searching for connections between different types of public transport, including combinations (www.idos.cz).

Taxi

The average price per kilometre in a taxi is CZK 20 (GBP 0.75). The final amount to be paid depends on the city, Prague usually being the most expensive.