Passport / Visa
The Czech Republic can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
Best Time to Visit
Prague is appealing in any season and has lots to offer throughout the year. The city is at its busiest during the summer months of July and August. Late spring and early fall are a little less crowded, whereas the slowest times are during the cold months of November, January, February, and March, so if you don't mind the cold and prefer fewer tourists, this would be a good time for you to travel to Prague.
If you are thinking of coming to Prague in early spring, try to schedule your trip around Easter when Prague is decorated and Easter markets are open.
Ruzyne Airport is located 20 kilometres to the northwest of the city centre. There are minibuses with shared fares. They take you to Metro A Station Dejvická and to Metro B station Námešti Republiky in Central Prague.
The cheapest solution is to go by bus. Number 119 will drop you at the Metro A station Dejvická, and bus number 100 at Metro B station Zličín (change to Metro B to get to the city centre). You can buy a transfer ticket, valid for 75 minutes, in the flight terminal or at the ticket vending machine at the bus stop. The bus runs between 4 am and midnight.
The Airport Express runs via Terminal North 1 – Terminal North 2 – Nádraží Holešovice Metro and train station (change to metro line C to get to the city centre).
Address: K Letišti 6/1019, Prague
Phone: +420 220 111 888 / +420 220 111 111
The underground, buses and railway operate daily from 4 am to 12.15 am (night service every 30 minutes). Tickets can be purchased in tobacco shops and ticket vending machines and are valid for 1 hour. You can choose to get an e-ticket or receive it as a text message.
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For tourists, a taxi journey in Prague often turns out to be an expensive treat. If you want to travel by taxi then call a reliable taxi firm, such as AAA. Their phone number is 140 14.
Phone: +420 222 333 222 / 14 014
The Main Post Office is located at Jindřišká 14, Praha 1 and is open every day from 2 pm-12 am.
Address: Jindřišká 909/14, Prague
Phone: +420 221 131 111
A pharmacy, which is available around the clock, can be found by calling:
+420 224 946 982.
Address: Vodičkova 40, Prague
Phone: +420 224 235 847
Country code: +420
Area code: there is none; it is already included in every local telephone number.