Czech Republic travel guide

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You're Going to Love Czech Republic

Renowned for its castles and medieval towns, this country is packed with UNESCO listed sites, such as the city of Česky Kurmlov, the Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc, and Prague Old Town.

What to do in the Czech Republic

1. Take a Trip to Pilsen

Visit the home of the world-famous pilsner beer and book a guided tour of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery to taste the beer and see the original beer cellars.

2. Have a Relaxing Spa Day

The town of Karlovy Vary, to the west of Prague, is famous for its hot mineral springs. There is a selection of hotels around the hot springs that have various spa packages on offer.

3. Go Cycling

Visit the vineyards of Czech Republic by bike. Cycle through South Moravia and taste wine in locations such as Valtice and Mikulov.

4. Discover Great Architecture

Czech Republic is famous for its distinctive architectural styles and fairy-tale castles, such as Karlštjen, a Disney-like castle in the forest, and Konopište, a 13th century gothic castle.

5. Enjoy Mountain Sports

Krkonoše mountain range has cycling and hiking trails in the summer, which in winter turn into ski slopes. The Krkonoše National Park is a good place for hiking in natural surroundings.

When to visit the Czech Republic

Czech Republic in November
Estimated hotel price
₹ 6277
1 night at 3-star hotel
Czech Republic in November
Estimated hotel price
₹ 6277
1 night at 3-star hotel

Czech Republic can be visited at any time of year. Summer is hotter, although rainy, while the winter temperatures can be below freezing. September and October are the driest months and the weather is still warm.

How to Get to the Czech Republic

Entry Requirements

Passports must be valid for three months after the day of departure and have been issued in the last ten years. EU passport holders do not need a visa at all, while nationals of Canada, the US and Australia can stay for up to 90 days visa-free.


International flights from most European countries fly into Prague Airport. The airport is 12 mi outside the center of Prague and the journey can be made on public buses, with fares of around 32 CZK (1.40 USD). Visitors can also take a taxi or the airport express bus, which costs around 60 CZK (2.60 USD) for a one-way ticket.


Czech Republic is part of the European InterCity Network of railways, so cross-border train travel is easy. The best links are from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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Where to stay in the Czech Republic

Hotels in Prague range from luxury boutique hotels and restored historical buildings in the main tourist areas and cities to more relaxed, midrange hotels and traditional pensions that offer bed and breakfast rates and can be found in more rural parts of the Czech Republic.

Where to stay in popular areas of the Czech Republic

Most booked hotels in the Czech Republic

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How to Get Around the Czech Republic

Public Transportation

Within the cities of the Czech Republic, there is an efficient public transport system. Prague has a metro service as well as trams and buses, which offer both a day and a night service. Other cities, such as Brno and Ostrava, have buses and trams that run until midnight most days. In Prague, a daily travel ticket for all forms of public transport within the city will cost around 110 CZK (4.80 USD).


There is an efficient rail network in Czech Republic. The rail services are usually express routes between the capital and other main cities in the country. Prices vary according to distance but one-way tickets could range from 130-660 CZK (5-28 USD) depending on your journey.


Driving is a good way to see Czech Republic. The roads are well-maintained and fairly clearly signposted. It is possible to rent a car in Prague and other larger city centers. International operators, such as Europcar and Sixt, are present in the country.


There are domestic flights, operated by Czech Airlines, from Prague to the bigger cities, such as Karlovy, Vary and Ostrava.

The Cost of Living in the Czech Republic

While smaller transactions may need to be conducted in cash and ATMs around the country are plentiful, most major debit and credit cards can be used in Czech Republic.

Meals in a cheaper restaurant can cost as little as 137 CZK (6 USD) while a three-course meal for two people in a slightly more expensive restaurant could be around 600 CZK (28 USD). A 0.2 gallon of milk will cost around 19 CZK (0.80 USD) and a dozen eggs can be purchased at a grocery store for around 42 CZK (1.80 USD).

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