Useful Information

Prague

Prague is the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic, situated in the middle of Bohemia on the Vltava River.

It saw its first golden age under the rule of Charles IV in the 14th century. Prague was, at that time, the third largest city in Europe and witnessed something of an explosion in construction: Charles University, the New Town, the Charles Bridge, and Saint Vitus Cathedral were all built during this period. It took the city 11 centuries to get the look we know today. 

Facts and figures

Population 1,250,000 inhabitants (+ 6 million tourists come every year)
Area 496 sqm
Geographical location 50°05'19"N a 14°25'17"E (city center)
Height above sea level 235 metres
Language Czech

How to travel to Prague

Thanks to its unique location in the heart of Europe, Prague has always been a traffic hub and a strategic place for international meetings.

The largest and best-connected airport is called Václav Havel Airport Prague and it´s located approximately 10 km from Prague’s city centre. This airport has three terminals.

Travel from the airport by public transport

The city bus number 119, which brings passengers from the airport to Nádraží Veleslavín metro (underground) station is the cheapest option.

The 119 bus ends at Nádraží Veleslavín metro station, travel time to Nádraží Veleslavín is about 17 minutes, with interval time 5 to 20 minutes (depending on the hour). At Nádraží Veleslavín station, you get on a metro and to the city centre.

  • Basic fare - 40 CZK (€ 1.60) - ticket can be used for up to 90 minutes on all means of public transport
  • Ticket valid for 1 day - 120 CZK (€4.90)
  • Airport express fare - 100 CZK (€ 4.10) for one-hour use on this line only

Public transport tickets can be purchased:

  • At public transport counters in the arrival halls of Terminals 1 & 2 at the Airport
  • From automatic ticket machines placed at bus, tram stops and metro stations
  • At newsstands

Travel from the airport by taxi

The easiest way is to use the Uber, Bolt or Liftago taxi via the app on your phone. Uber and Bolt can be driven by a driver without taxi licences, so they are much cheaper than Liftago.

The price for one kilometre varies around 25 CZK. However, the price of these services is determined by circumstances such as the choice of car, demand or the local traffic situation.

Practical information:

Please find some important information below that can be useful when traveling to the Czech Republic.

Important telephone numbers

General emergency 112
Ambulance/ First aid 155
Police 158
Fire brigade 150
COVID-19 Info Hotline 1221

Electricity

Electricity in the Czech Republic is 220 volts, 50 Hz AC. Plug sockets are round with two round-pin sockets. If you are coming from the UK, Ireland or US you will need a plug converter.

Insurance

The registration fees do not include the insurance of participants against personal accidents, sickness, cancellations by any party, theft, loss or damage to personal possessions.

Participants are recommended to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation but also theft and loss of personal belongings.

Climate

Prague has a continental climate: summers are very hot and winters bitterly cold. The average temperature in September is 15°C, made up of lows of 8.5°C. The highest temperature can be 20°C.

Showers can put a damper on your sightseeing – keep this in mind when packing for travel to Prague.

Banking & Currency

The Czech monetary unit is the crown (Kč) and one Euro equals ± 24 Czech Crowns. Banknotes range from 100 to 5 000 Kč, coins from 1 to 50 Kč. Majority of shops, restaurant and hotels accept payment by credit card or in Euro.

 

 

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