To the Czech Republic
You will probably be required to make arrangements to travel to the Czech Republic yourself. It is a good idea to make arrangements well in advance as you might find yourself a great deal.
The Czech Republic’s main international airport is Václav Havel Airport in Prague. It consists of three terminals and is currently the busiest airport in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 10 million passengers per year.
There are a total of six international airports dotted around the country, from Karlovy Vary in the west to Ostrava in the east. Some of the budget airlines such as Ryanair and Wizzair also offer flights to Brno, the Czech Republic’s second city.
Most airports offer bus services to the city centres, and failing that you can always take a taxi. Prague’s Václav Havel Airport offers both public service buses and a special Airport Express bus service to the centre. You can also connect to one of the Student Agency Buses which can take you to cities all over the Czech Republic.
Student Agency Buses are also worth considering if you are travelling to the Czech Republic from Europe as they also offer services from a range of European countries including the UK, Germany, France, Austria, Holland, Slovakia, Sweden, Norway and Italy.
Alternatively you could take a train. Prague has an international train station with services running from Poland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Switzerland and Holland.
In the Czech Republic
Larger Czech cities will have efficient public transport systems of buses, trolley busses, and trams, making it very easy to get around. In addition to this Prague also has a subway. You can purchase daily tickets at the yellow vending machines and newsstands, which give you unlimited use on any form of public transport for 24 hours. Long-term tickets can also be bought at railways stations and sales outlets, for 1 month, 3 months or a whole year. For timetables see www.idos.cz
The Czech Republic’s central location means it’s a great base to explore many of the bordering countries, Germany, Poland, Austria and Slovakia, and Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Switzerland are not all that much further. Remember to check any visa restrictions.