When is the best time to book cheap flights to Prague?
When you should book your flights depends on when you want to visit Prague. If you’re planning to go during a popular time – like summer, Easter or Christmas – you should book around six months beforehand. The rest of the time, it’s best to book between six and eight weeks in advance. But you might find last-minute flights to Prague if you travel in a quieter month, like November or January.
When is the cheapest time to visit Prague?
Flights to Prague are cheapest in January, but you’ll also see cheap flights in February and November – as long you get there before the festive markets arrive. Prices for flights and accommodation soar during July, August and Christmas, so you’ll need to book early to get a good deal.
When is Prague weather best?
The weather in Prague is fairly unpredictable. It’s not a city that’s famous for its sunshine, but it does hot up in July and August – temperatures average 18°C, but can reach 23°C. Summers in Prague tend to be humid and sticky, though, so you can expect some rain. Alternatively, May and September are drier and cooler, with pleasant temperatures for sightseeing. December and January are the coldest months, with temperatures often below freezing and rarely above 2°C.
Which airlines fly to Prague?
You can fly direct from the UK to Prague with British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, WizzAir and Czech Airlines. Indirect flights are also available with Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and KLM.
How long is the flight to Prague?
A direct flight from the UK to Prague takes around two hours. Direct flights are available from a range of UK cities, including Bristol, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
How many airports does Prague have?
Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) is the city’s only airport. It has three terminals, but if you fly direct from the UK you can expect to land at Terminal 1.
How do I get from Prague Airport (PRG) into Prague?
Prague Airport lies just 17 kilometres north of the city, and getting into the centre is a fairly quick process. There’s no direct train or metro into Prague, so you’ll need to get a bus first. The quickest way to reach the city centre is to take the 119 bus or the Airport Express to Veleslavin station and change on to metro line A. There are several buses an hour, and the journey to the station takes less than 20 minutes. A bus ticket costs a couple of quid.
Taxis are also available from outside the airport, but they’re far more expensive.
What are the top things to do in Prague?
Prague is made for wandering. There’s something to see on every street, and plenty of lanes to explore. No trip to Prague would be complete without a walk over the Charles Bridge – the iconic structure that straddles the Vltava River. Street performers entertain tourists along the entire length of the bridge, while the surrounding statues look down on everyone. Prague Castle is another must-see, looming high on the hill with its twisting spires and gothic arches. But the city’s biggest attraction is an incredibly short show. Every hour, on the hour, the Astronomical Clock comes to life with a 45-second clockwork dance. Blink and you’ll miss it, so make sure you get there five minutes beforehand.
If you visit Prague in December, you can browse the twinkling Christmas markets for presents, festive decorations and food. The markets usually start at the end of November, and run until the 6th January.
Do I need a visa to fly to Prague?
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to the Czech Republic, but if you’re planning to stay for more than 30 days you’ll need to register with the Czech Foreign Police.