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Currency: Czech Crown
1 EUR = 25 CZK    1 USD = 20.5 CZK

Emergency line: 112

Power plugs

In the Czech Republic, power plugs and sockets (outlets) of type E are used. The standard voltage is 230 V at a frequency of 50 Hz

Public transport

In Prague you can use trams, buses, metro, ferries and even cable cars. Timetables, connections and other important information on Prague transport can be found here

To use public transport in Prague, you must buy a ticket, choosing from one of the following options: The basic fare for adults costs CZK 40 (EUR 1.50; USD 1.8). If you are going to stay in Prague for one day, it is convenient to use a one-day ticket for CZK 120 (EUR 4,6; USD 5,5), if you are planning a weekend visit, it pays up to buy a three-day ticket for CZK 330 (EUR 12,7; USD 15). The ticket is always valid from the moment of its marking (the marking machines are in the metro, on the trams and buses) - it is enough to mark it once. If you fail to use a ticket, you may be imposed a fine of up to CZK 1,500 (EUR 58, USD 68).


You might consider to discover Prague using the Prague Visitor Pass. It allows free admission to most attractive places in Prague and it is a public transportation ticket. Please click here to find out more. 

The average price per kilometre in a taxi is CZK 20 (EUR 0.75, USD 0.85, CNY 5). The final amount to be paid depends on the city, Prague usually being the most expensive. The price for the trip from downtown to the Prague airport ranges from CZK 500 (EUR 18, USD 20, CNY 135) to CZK 700 (EUR 25, USD 29, CNY 189).


The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union (E.U.), most tourists do not require a visa to visit Prague. 

However a valid passport is required. It is recommended that you check before travelling to see if you are required to have a visa or not. 

The list of countries whose citizens must have a relevant valid visa to enter the Czech Republic can be found here.


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