Czech Republic

Best time to go and how to get there

Czech Republic: When to Go

PRAGUE

Avoid crowds and heat exhaustion by booking late Spring or catching the last rays in October. Both are busy times of year for festivals and cultural events. If you fancy a Christmas break, wrap up warm and take advantage of clear streets and off-season prices. What could be more festive than being serenaded by musicians in the Old Town Square beneath the huge Moldavian Christmas tree with a glass of Medovina, a honey-infused mulled wine.

May-June: every year the Prague Spring International Music Festival is a major date on the international classical music scene. A wealth of world-class concerts championing home-grown composers in venues throughout the city.

October: Four + Four Days in Motion (Annual Festival of Theatre in Prague). An eight-day extravaganza of drama from around the world staged in offbeat settings.

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TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Getting There

NB, please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning.

PRAGUE: BY AIR

From the UK: carriers include British Airways, easyJet, Czech Airlines, Jet2, Wizz Air and Ryanair.

Within Europe: try Lufthansa, germanwings, Brussels Airlines and easyJet.

From the USA: Czech Airlines and Delta Air lines.

Getting Around


PRAGUE: FROM THE AIRPORT
There is no direct train or underground route. Catch one of the frequent express buses or get a taxi. All our partner hotels will arrange an airport transfer for you - some even offer it on a complimentary basis.

PRAGUE: BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Best seen on foot but public transport is simple and effective. Investigate the 24 hour, 3 day, 7 day or 15 day multi-mode ticket options (available from the information offices in major metro stations). NB: You must buy an additional ticket if you’re transporting luggage.

OUTSIDE THE CITY
If you are exploring Bohemia and Moravia, you will need a car - see our car rental recommendations. Bear in mind that some of the roads are poorly signed and not as well maintained as in western Europe.