Prague Flight Tickets Flight4.com makes it easy to search, compare and book low cost flight tickets from around the world, with cheap discount airfares on many worldwide departures direct to Prague - PRG the capital of the Czech Republic. You can also search and compare airfares using our dedicated European and UK departures only search, with cheap deals on both scheduled airlines and low cost budget carriers. Direct services to Praga (Ruzyne - PRG) are provided by National Carriers Czech Airline CSA (OK) and British Airways (BA) both airlines operating out of London Heathrow (LHR). Other airlines include Ryan Air, FlyBE, Smart Wings, Wizz Air and Budget airlines operating from the United Kingdom to Prague include Easyjet departing London Gatwick and Stansted (STN). Flying time to Prague from London is approximately2hrs.
Prague Airport - Ruzyne International Airport (PRG). The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) north west of Prague city centre. Transfers: Unfortunately there are no direct metro or train link’s into the city. Transfers include The Airport Express bus which runs between the airport and Hlavni Nadrazi - Prague's main train station, which is located in the heart of the city, journey time approximately 20 – 30 minutes. Public transport Bus No. 179 runs between the airport and Nove Butovice, which is a stopping point on the yellow or B metro line for the city, journey time approximately 45 minutes. Alternatively, Prague Airport Transfers (flat rate taxis) operate a private transport service at a fixed price to most city locations including Prague hotels. For groups of up to four passengers you will pay approximately 550 CZK, or 780 CZK for up to eight passengers. Taxis are also available from outside the Arrivals Terminal.
General Transport: Prague has a very efficient public transportation systems. Transportation options include the Metro, Trams and Buses. The metro covers most of the city so getting around is quick and convenient. The Tram system is easy to navigate and provides a great opportunity for sightseeing. A tourist pass may be your best option, it will save you both time and money when using the different modes of transport and is valid for the full duration of the period selected. Short-term tourist passes (24hr or 3 day) are sold at the tourist information centers or main Metro stations. Car Hire is a popular method of transport if you plan to explore further afield than just the city. The Czech countryside can be a delight to discover with great terrain for hikers, cyclists and cross-country skiers where you will find hundreds of kilometers of marked trails networking the landscape.
You will find an abundance of traditional and Bohemian medieval spa towns and relaxed Moravian wine villages, most of which cater well for the traveller and provide good standards of hotel accommodation. Car Hire: All major car rental companies are represented, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
When to visit: The best times to visit Prague are the spring and autumn when the weather is milder and the crowds are fewer, the Christmas markets are fun and certainly will help you get into the festive spirit. Prague has a generally chilly climate with warmer summer months, which tend to have the largest influx of tourists and higher hotel rates.Flights to Prague
The City of a Hundred Spires
Prague is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world, picturesquely sited on the banks of the River Moldavia. The city of Prague is westernised and cosmopolitan. Take a step back in time in this beautiful city full of spires, medieval buildings, gothic churches, baroque domes and renaissance palaces. Prague has been magnificently preserved to reflect the importance of the city as a centre of the 14th century Holy Roman Empire.
Places to visit in Prague: History comes alive in the narrow and medieval cobbled streets of the old town 'Staromestske Namesti', the old town square served as a market place as early as the 12th century. Visit the art nouveau buildings surrounding Wenceslas Square, focal point of the 'Velvet Revolution' or the Castle area 'Hradcany' containing the spectacular St.Vitus cathedral, visit also the Royal palace, St George's Basilica and the Zlata Ulicka (Golden lane).
Prague Attractions: Cross the fortified medieval Charles Bridge for a reflective view of the city and meet the musicians, puppeteers and street entertainers, watch the procession of figures on the 400 year old astronomical clock in the old town square. There's lots to see in Prague so plan your time well.
Getting Around Prague and Public Transport: Prague's city centre is compact and easy to explore on foot. Prague's public transportation network is cheap and well integrated, in general, Prague has an efficient subway and tram trolley bus service. A single travel ticket permits travel on all trams, buses and the metro system (see oppositefor further information). Taxis - ask your hotel to book a taxi service that maintains official seat rates.
Prague Christmas Markets: Prague at Christmas time is full of magic and romance not to mention great festive shopping. Prague shines extra bright at christmas, just like a Dickensian chocolate box scene with enchanting christmas fairy lights and victorian style gas lamps. The market stalls are all packed with festive goodies including beautifully crafted christmas decorations, candles, traditional Czech crafts and bohemian glassware.
Shopping: The main shopping areas are around Wenceslas Square and the attractive 'Na prikope' pedestrian mall. Good buys include Bohemian crystal and china also paintings, puppets and Czech crafts are popular.
Nightlife in Prague: There are many beer cellars and gardens serving excellent Czech draught beer, all of which have a lively atmosphere. Prague offers a wide choice of restaurants and cafes serving anything from international cuisine to good hearty Czech meals.
Cost of living in Prague: Food and drink prices in Prague are generally lower than in Western Europe but are increasing. Beer and wine in ordinary pubs is still cheap but cloths and other consumer goods are average for Europe.
What to buy on a budget: Leather jackets, handbags, lace, silver and prescription glasses.Flights to Prague, Czech Republic
Useful Tips, Destination Information and Travel Inspiration
Czech Republic The Czech Republic is home to the capital city of Prague – one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, as charming now as it was centuries ago. Watch history come alive in the narrow, medieval cobbled streets and the ornate Baroque facades around the old town. The Czech Republic is divided into two geographic and cultural sections, Bohemia and Moravia. Bohemian medieval spa towns and the relaxed Moravian wine villages have changed little over the centuries and are often seen as living museums. When travelling through the countryside look out for the many castles, and elegant chateaux's which are generally open to the public.
For the cheapest flights and airfares to Prague book your seats in advance to take advantage of the early booking deals. Airlines operating direct scheduled services to Prague from the UK include British Airways and Czech Airlines (recently rated as the "Best Airline Based in Central and Eastern Europe).
Climate: Summers are warm but often damp and winters can be cold and wet. Winds from the east can bring with them bitter cold. Currency: The official currency is the Czech crown, locally known as the Koruna (CZK), which is divided into100 haler. Tipping: Tipping in restaurants is optional and service charge is not usually added to bills. Gratuities of 10% are expected if the service is good. Taxi drivers are usually tipped by rounding up the fare at the end of the journey. Major Gateways: Prague Ruzyne (PRG) Typical flying time from the UK: 1 hr 50 mins. Safety Caution: Petty theft is a growing problem especially in Prague with Pickpocketing being extremely common around the main tourist attractions. ID or passports should be carried at all times.
Top Attractions Major Events: Wenceslas Square Old Town in Prague. Charles Bridge in Prague. The Hall of Masks in Cesky Krumlov. Tepla Monastery in Marianske Lazne and Spilberg Castle in Brno. Major Events: Prague Spring Festival, a major international classical music festival which takes place in various venues around Prague, plus the Autumn International Music Festival of classical music.