FAQ

How to get conveniently from Prague Airport to the Prague City Center? 

By BUS 119

Leaves from Prague Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2

Route: From Prague Airport to Nádraží Veleslavín (metro A, green line) to the Můstek/ Museum stations (both metro A, green line)

Interval: 5 to 20 minutes

Travel time: app 36 minutes

Fare: per PIT tariff, 90 minute ticket: 32 CZK, all-day ticket (24 hours): 110 CZK, three-day ticket (72 hours): 310 CZK, purchase tickets from the vending machines at the airport or from the info centre at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2

By BUS AE (Airport Express)

Leaves from Prague Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2

Route: From Prague Airport – Nádraží Veleslavín (metro A) – Náměstí republiky (on request) – Masarykovo nádraží­ (on request) – Hlavní nádraží (Main train station – metro C), which is the final stop.

Interval: 30 minutes

Travel time: 33 minutes

Fare: the regular PIT tariff is not valid, ticket from Prague Airport to Hlavní nádraží­: 60 CZK; ticket from Prague Airport to Nádraží Veleslavín: 40 CZK, purchase tickets from the driver only!

Info centres of the Prague Public Transit at Prague Airport offer all the relevant information on the operation of public transport in Prague, including routes, timetables and fares.

Prague Airport Info centre, Terminal 1, arrivals hall and Terminal 2, arrivals hall: open daily from 7.00 a. m. to 9.00 p. m.

 

Currency

In the Czech Republic only the Czech crown (Česká koruna – CZK) can be used. With the exception of at duty free shops, foreign currency is not accepted in the CR. Some supermarkets, hotels, etc. will accept payment in euros, but very few do so.

 

ATM withdrawal

You can withdraw money in cash at any ATM in Prague and at Prague Airport. Several also give you the option of choosing size of bank notes (200, 500, 1000, 5000).

Average consumption is approx. 1000 CZK a day / person.

Please, check your foreign fee with your bank. The foreign fee or transaction fee is a fee charged by the card issuer (financial institution, stored value provider) to the consumer for conducting a transaction outside of their network of machines in the case of a financial institution.

 

Exchange rate

The Czech crown exchange rate is roughly 1 USD = 20 CZK, 1 EUR = 27 CZK, 100 JPY = 17 CZK

Since 2013, exchange offices are obliged to issue so-called „pre-contractual information“, a document describing in writing the process of the transfer, which is given to the customer for approval before he or she hands money over to the assistant. This document is binding for the currency exchange office.

For precise calculation of your rate, use this simple calculator

 

Are credit cards widely accepted?

Major credit cards are widely accepted in the Czech Republic, especially in the capital Prague and other tourist destinations. If you visit smaller towns or villages, credit cards are accepted in some shops but much less in restaurants. Credit cards are also accepted at railway stations of major cities (usually just one counter accepts payment by credit card ).

 

What kind of electric appliances can be used in the Czech Republic?

The voltage in the CR is 220V, frequency 50Hz. In the Czech Republic there is only one type of electrical socket, into which appliances equipped with a 2-pin plug (the so-called Europlug or type C) or 3-pin plug (type E ) can be plugged.

 

Will I be able to communicate in the Czech Republic?

Yes, quite easily. Most Czechs speak at least two foreign languages. Young people speak English plus some other foreign language. Second in popularity is German, while Spanish, Russian and French are not spoken so widely. Older people tend to speak rather German and Russian, less English. For Russian-speaking visitors: it is not quite true that Czechs refuse to speak Russian. They are merely afraid of mixing up Russian and Czech vocabulary, resulting in an awkward hotchpotch, so opt for English instead.

 

What are the most famous Czech souvenirs?

The Czech Republic is known for its beer, unique liquors such as Becherovka or Fernet, glass, garnet jewellery and „perní­k“ cakes.

 

Are tips given in the Czech Republic?

Just as in other European countries, the habit of giving tips also exists in the CR. Tips of around 10 % are given to waiters and taxi drivers, around 2 USD to porters, etc. However, tipping is not obligatory and it is quite common to express one´s dissatisfaction with the service provided by not tipping or giving only a small tip.