Visiting Czech Republic
Visiting Czech Republic - Transportation Options
If you want to visit Czech Republic in the shortest amount of time, your best option is to fly into Prague International Airport (PRG), located 10 km northwest of the city. Prague is a major flight hub with direct routes to most key airports in the world. Momondo is a convenient way to find the cheapest flights to Czech Republic from wherever you are in the world.
Train & Bus
Getting to Czech Republic by rail and bus is cheap and reliable thanks to a sophisticated train and bus network offering direct services to Prague from major European cities. This is an effective way to connect from nearby destinations such as Budapest, Krakow, Berlin and Vienna. Go Euro is my favourite booking resource and helps me easily find the cheapest and fastest trains and busses throughout Europe.
With a decent network of highways connecting major cities and towns, travel by car provides faster transit between points of interest. This is a particularly good option for transportation if you are interested in nature and want to venture off the beaten track. Another bonus of visiting Czechia by road is that traffic is that roads are uncongested outside of Prague, meaning you will deal with little traffic when entering the country.
Note that in order to drive on Czech roads, drivers are required to purchase a special sticker available at border crossings, petrol stations and post offices. There are 3 types of stickers: 1 week, 1 month and 1 year and should be placed in the lower left corner of the windshield. For more information click here.
You will also need to be carrying either a driver’s license, ID card (if you’re from the EU), or passport, along with vehicle documents. If you are renting, the car company should provide these to you including an insurance card and road worthy certificate.