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How To Reach Prague
Prague, the city of a thousand spires, is the capital of Czech Republic. The city is an ode to romance and gothic, as much as it is a lyrical hangover of the old world charm with its theatres and palaces and bridges and statues. Prague is one of the highlights of tourism in Central Europe, and people flock here all through summer as well as winter for different reasons. If you have planned on exploring this hauntingly beautiful city then here’s a guide to help you reach Prague.
The best way for travellers from India to go to Prague is by air. Numerous flights from cities like Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi take off for the Prague Airport that is one of Central Europe’s prime city airports, tourism wise, as well as economy wise. The flights from India to Prague are about 10 hours at the least and none are direct. You will have a stopover at either a middle-eastern city or in Eurasia.
Prague is landlocked, being in Central Europe. So it is quite convenient if you want to take a road trip down to Prague. You can drive a rental car from Germany, Slovakia or Poland into the Czech Republic. Buses also ply that terminate at Prague.
Praha hlavní nádraží is the main station in Prague, catering to trains from domestic as well as international destinations. The railway station is also a beautiful ode to Prague’s gothic, nouveau character and has domes of art and painted ceilings. You can easily reach Prague from cities like Vienna, Budapest, Berlin, Brussels etc. Metros and buses connect the station to the rest of Prague so you have your city travel sorted.
Prague is a big city, a capital, and a tourist hotspot. This in itself is indication enough of its well developed local transport. When in the city, you have a ton of options to move around, from metros to trains, buses to taxis, cars to the humble two feet. The Local Bus Network includes services like Prague Public Transit Co. Inc., ROPID etc to connect the city’s town as well as suburb areas. The metro of Prague has three lines : green, yellow and red. This is one of the busiest metros in all of Europe and very convenient for longer distances.
There are also trams in most areas here and they make for a very cool experience. You can hail taxis on the road, pick them up at taxi stands or just use an app-based method to order them.