Getting Around Czech Republic

Getting Around in Czech Republic

Public transportation in Czech Republic is very convenient and easily accessible from almost all the parts of the country. Hire a car to make most of your trip as it allows you to enjoy the scenic beauty of the country in the best way. Other than that, one can always take a ride at train or bus, both being inexpensive, clean, efficient and extensive. Bus and train networks are extensive in the country and can take you to almost any town or village. In case of long distance journey, domestic airway connects Prague to Ostrava and Brno, provided you are ready to spend more.

Getting Around Czech Republic By Air

Czech Airlines offers an extensive domestic airline service in the Czech Republic. The airline operates regular flights from Prague to Ostrava, Karlovy Vary and Brno. Although, taking flight is a fastest way to get across the country, it is mostly an expensive deal when compared to other modes but will definitely fasten up your trip. The Czech Republic being as small country offers various other cheap options to opt from.

Getting Around Czech Republic By Rail

In the Czech Republic, the rail network is mainly managed by Czech Railways along with limited services by Regio Jet and Leo Express. Plenty of daily express trains operate between Prague and the main cities and resorts. On the major routes, one can make reservations in advance. There is a European East Pass, which offers five days unlimited first or standard class train travel in one month in five countries namely Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. If you stay out of these countries, you can buy this pass through Rail Europe. Fares are low but supplements are required for high-speed service. InterRail One-Country Pass allows the passenger to travel first or standard class in train for three, four, six or eight days in one month within the country. Passenger under the age of 26 years gets a reduction while children under the age of 12 years can travel free when accompanied by an adult using an Adult Pass.

Getting Around Czech Republic By Road

The Czech Republic has a reasonably maintained network of first- and second-class roads and highways tagged with road signs, which are simple to follow. Driving across the country is the best way to explore its beauty especially, the eastern region of Moravia. However, be prepared for few bumpy rides and potholes in small roads through villages or less populated areas. There might also be possibility of flooding during winters. One can get a cab from almost any part of Prague and the country at very affordable rates as compared by Western standards. One can also book a cab in advance. Europcar and Sixt are two most reliable operators with their offices present throughout the country. Fares tend to be higher at night. Some of the popular routes are from Prague to Plzen (Pilsen), Prague to Brno, and Brno to Ostrava. In order to rent a car, one must be over 21 years of age and have held a driving licence for at least one year. In addition, in order to drive on the Czech motorways you have to obtain a sticker, which is placed on your windscreen. Depending upon the validity, there are three stickers available, applicable for one week, one month and one year. The stickers are accessible at post offices or petrol stations.

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