City Centre ATMs: Czech and international banks such as Česká spořitelna and Komerční banka are most prevalent around Wenceslas Square, and all have ATMs. There are several banks with ATMs on Republic Square, near Palladium Shopping Centre.
The average price of a taxi ride from Prague airport to the city centre of Prague is 694 CZK (27€). Without traffic, the journey will take approximately 35 minutes.
Using Credit cards and Debit cards in Czech Republic Cash machines in Czech Republic will accept credit and debit cards backed by Visa , Mastercard/Eurocard, Maestro and American Express. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, international shops and expensive restaurants, but cash is king in Czech Republic .
Generally it is recommended to be at the airport 1 hour 30 minutes before departure for short-haul EU flights (sometimes 1 hour can be sufficient if you have already checked-in online and you do not have any drop-off bags) and 2 hours 30 minutes for long-haul flights.
Top 10 Things to Avoid in Prague Sightseeing. Wasting Time Waiting for the Cuckoo. Charles Bridge in the Middle of the Day. Getting around. Getting Pickpocketed on the 22 Tram. Getting Ripped off by Taxis. Shopping and money. Tacky Souvenir Shops. Rip-off Exchange Offices. U Fleku’s Pushy Waiters. Wenceslas Square Sausages. Restaurants on Old Town Square.
An average tourist will spend around 2500 CZK (100 EUR) per person per day. The lowest daily budget can be as low as 900 CZK if you stay at hostels, eat takeaways and use public transport. If you stay in private accommodation, eat at average restaurants but control your budget you can get by on 2500 CZK a day.
Prague can be a very cheap city to visit but it can also be very expensive . It depends where you pull out your wallet. Because there are so many tourists and almost all of them visit the same few sites, it is just good business sense for a shop or restaurant owner to raise their prices and collect as much as they can.
Prague Airport to Old Town taxi fare
|Airport – Old Town||1-4 passengers Saloon car||5-8 pasengers Minibus|
|From Prague Airport||590 CZK||800 CZK|
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
While being in Prague , you can use Czech Koruna (CZK), which is also known as Czech Crown, for any of your payments. Euros are accepted at some establishments but with low exchange rates. So, it is much better if you use korunas rather than euros.
You should plan to spend around Kč2,040 ($95) per day on your vacation in Prague , which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, Kč489 ($23) on meals for one day and Kč150 ($6.99) on local transportation.
As the official currency, the Czech crown is the best and often the only possible currency to use when paying. Although the Czech Republic is part of the European Union, the euro is not widely accepted here. Some stores, restaurants and hotels accept payments in euros but the exchange rate may not be very favorable.
There is no other civil airport in Prague ; however, Prague has three smaller airports and several landing areas for helicopters. These are located at airports and in hospital compounds.
It was the 35th busiest airport in Europe in 2019 and the second busiest (after Warsaw Chopin Airport ) in the newer EU member states.
On your arrival at the airport (if you are travelling only with hand baggage) you can proceed directly to the boarding pass validators (follow signs Departures / All gates), where you can place your mobile phone with the uploaded 2D bar code on the scanner and then proceed to passport control (Terminal 1) / and the