Public Transport

Important Links Public transport information centres Public transport temporary restrictions and changes Orientation plans including fare zones, tram, metro, buses, night service, etc. Barrier free travel information Travel with a bicycle Fun and Leisure (nostalgic tram, Public Transport Museum,etc.) Night service Metro  The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated […]

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Trains

Railway transport in the territory of the Czech Republic is operated by several companies –  Czech Railways, LEOExpress and RegioJet. Information on railway schedules and instructions how to purchase ticket can be found on the official website of each company or at the travel portal IDOS.  Important railway stations in Prague: Click on the station to […]

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Emergency calls

150 – Fire Department 155 – Ambulance 156 – City Police 158 – Police of the Czech Republic 112 – Universal European emergency number

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Timezone

The Czech Republic lies in the GMT +1 time zone, usually referred to as Central European Time (CET). The clocks are changed by one hour creating winter time and summer time (GTM + 2). Interesting fact The 24-hour clock is used in the Czech Republic. In the spoken language we would say we are going […]

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Lost and Found

The main lost and found office Karolíny Světlé 5, Prague 1, tel. +420 224 235 085, open Mo and We 8:00 – 17:30, Tu and Th 8:00 – 16:00, Fri 8:00 – 14:00 (lunch break 12:00 – 12:30)   Did you forget some of your personal belongings in a public transport vehicle? Contact the responsible […]

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Embassies and consulates

General visa information A complete list of embassies and consulates based in the Czech Republic can be found on Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic website: www.mzv.cz   

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Weather

Prague has a typically European continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm (sometimes wet) summers. Winters (December to February) can get quite chilly; January is the coldest month, with daytime temperatures around zero and cold winds. Snowfall can be common between December and March although snow cover of more than 20 cm is not […]

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Electricity

Electricity AC in the Czech Republic is 230 volts. Neither current nor plug sizes are the same around the world. If you discover on arrival that an electrical device has a different plug to those used in this country, adapters are readily available.

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Customs quotas and regulations

When bringing goods into the Czech Republic there are limits set on certain commodities. If a certain amount is exceeded, duty must be paid, and the importer is required to inform customs of the amount of the commodity he or she is bringing in to the country. Items for personal use The amount differs according […]

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About Prague

Capital of the Czech Republic (EU member since 2004): 1,259.079  residents Currency: Czech koruna (CZK) Airport: Václav Havel Airport Prague, 30 minutes to downtown Distances: Berlin 350 km, Vienna 330 km, Budapest 530 km, Krakow 540 km Time: Central European Time (GMT+1); Central European Summer Time +1 (GMT+2) Climate: temperate, average annual temperature 9.0 °C; […]

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