We will look for answers to the questions that arise most often among tourists planning a trip to Prague.
Where are the information centers for tourists located in Prague.
- Tourist Information Center - Staroměstská radnice (Staroměstská radnice, Old Town Hall) is located on the Old Town Square. Address: Staroměstské náměstí 1, Praha 1- Staré Město.
- Tourist Information Center - Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí) is located in the kiosk in the center of the square. Address: Václavské náměstí (corner with Štěpánská street), Praha 1- Nové Město.
- Tourist Information Center - Na Můstku is located in the city center, at the intersection of Na Můstku and Rytířská streets. Address: Rytířská 12, Praha 1- Staré Město.
How much is a ticket on public transport (metro, tram, bus).
Tourists often use the simple tickets when traveling in the subway (tram, bus).
Ticket price for 2018:
- A single trip ticket is valid for 30 minutes after validation - 24 CZK.
- Ticket for 90 minutes - 32 Czech crowns. (The ticket is valid for metro, trams, buses and the funicular for 90 minutes after marking.)
- Ticket for 24 hours for all transport - 110 CZK.
- Ticket for the 3rd day - 310 CZK.
Tickets can be purchased at ticket vending machines, at the metro ticket offices, at Dopravní podnik information centers, as well as at some hotels, travel agencies, tourist information offices and other places. Keep in mind: ticket offices are not available at all metro stations, ticket machines accept only coins.
(There are also new type ticket machines that also support modern payment methods.)
On video: buy tickets for public transport in Prague.
Vaclav Havel airport in Prague
How to get to the Vaclav Havel airport in Prague?
We offer several options:
- Get on the metro to the Nádraží Veleslavín station. The station is located on the green line of the metro (line A), then take the bus number 119.
- The Airport Express bus leaves from the Central Railway Station (Praha Hlavni Nadrazi) from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm to the airport. The stop is located on the Wilson street. You can buy a ticket from the driver. The cost of the ticket is CZK 60 (2018).
- You can also order a transfer 🚕 (taxi, minibus) both to and from the airport. This is a convenient form of transport, but it is more expensive.
Guided tours in Prague
Where to buy a guided tour in Prague?
Guided tours can be bought in many places in Prague.
If you bought a package tour, then it will be offered to you by a representative of your tour operator already in place in Prague.
Several travel companies offer excursions on Wenceslas Square. Go from the National Museum (Muzeum metro station) down the square, and you will surely see advertising signs. There is also a tourist informations point.
If you want to make a river tour by boat - there is a pier right next to the Charles Bridge.
Read more about Prague tours here.
From where buses Prague - Karlovy Vary depart from?
Intercity buses (to Karlovy Vary, Munich, Vienna, Dresden) can depart from different places. Most often it is the bus station Praha Florenc ÚAN. (But there may also be another place, for example, an airport, a central train station.) Check when buying a ticket (if you will be buying on the Internet.)
The Praha Florenc bus station is located in the central part of the city, about 1.5 kilometers east of the Old Town Square. Address: Křižíkova 6, Prague. The nearest metro Station: Florenc.
(You can buy a bus ticket online, for example, here.)
Places for shopping
Can you recommend places to shop in Prague?
Prague has many shops and several large shopping centers. The most convenient places for shopping for tourists: go to Na příkopě street. It runs from Wenceslas Square to the Republic Square (Náměstí Republiky). Here you will find many popular chain stores.
Go to the opposite of the National Museum of Wenceslas Square edge (metro station Můstek). The street Na příkopě is laid in the northeast direction. Turning a little to the left at the end of the street, you will reach the Republic Square, where the large shopping center "Palladium" is located (metro station Náměstí Republiky).
Opposite the shopping center there is also a "Kotva" department store (Czech goods). The distance from Republic Square to Old Town Square is about 600 meters.
Where to find a toilet in Prague?
In the tourist center of Prague there are a lot of toilets. Toilets are available: at subway stations, in cafes and restaurants, in shopping centers, in hotels.
Most public toilets in the center of Prague are paid. The cost was 10 CZK in most places in 2018. (On the Wenceslas Square, at the intersection with Opletalova Street, there is also an automatic toilet for 5 kroner.) We recommend to have a small amount of coins with you for this purpose. In large shopping centers (Palladium, Letnany), toilets were free in 2018.
The best area to stay for tourists
Which area of the city is the best for tourists accommodation?
In most cases it will be more convenient for you if you choose a hotel in the city center, in the administrative district "Prague 1". The main attractions of the city are located there. You can walk on foot in the old town at any time of the day if you will be living there. It is the best area to stay for tourists in Prague.
At the same time, public transport in Prague is functioning quite well. You can find a cheaper hotel if you choose a district away from the city center.
See also the recommendations here.
Where to find a good restaurant in Prague?
It will not be a problem for you to find a cafe or restaurant in Prague. In Prague, there are catering establishments of any price category, including popular chain cafes like McDonalds and Starbucks. Food courts are available in large shopping centers. Tourists are most often recommended to try in Prague: Trdelnyks (cakes with a hole, sold directly on the street), Breeding knee (Pečené vepřové koleno, baked pork knuckle) and Czech beer.
For those who prefer the best. In 2019, several Prague restaurants confirmed their high rating and were noted in the Red Michelin guide rating.
For example, previously obtained Michelin stars confirmed:
- Restaurant La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise (address - Haštalská 18, Staré Město, Praha 1, 400 meters from the Palladium shopping center)
- Restaurant Field (address: U Milosrdných 12, Staré Město, Prague).
- Four Prague places were awarded the Bib Gourmand. These are restaurants with good food at affordable prices.
In 2019, recommendations were received:
- Restaurant Divinis (address: Týnská 1053/21, Staré Město, Prague, 200 meters from the Old Town Square).
- Eska (address: Pernerova 49, Karlín, Praha, near the Křižíkova metro station).
- Sansho (address: Petrská 1170/25, Nové Město, Prague).