Trams are a great way to get around Prague.
The network is extensive and inexpensive and tickets can be bought easily at stations and
also at Tabak shops scattered around the city. The tickets we bought were valid for 30 minutes
each which is plenty of time to transfer between lines to reach your destination. Just remember
to validate your ticket once only using the yellow box at the beginning of your journey.
The ticket allows travel in the 3 zones covering the central tourist areas and is also valid
for bus travel and on the underground Metro. You’ll see a variety of trams on the streets
including some older vehicles and the occasional maintenance car.
A ride on the tram is also an inexpensive way to view Prague’s fabulous cityscape,
especially if you’re heading uphill to the castle. Taxis are easy to find but make sure you get
a properly licensed one to avoid overcharging. Look out for the official maximum rates displayed
at the “Fair Place” taxi stands which are dotted around the city. If you’re on foot, I’d advise wearing
flat shoes because there are cobbled roads everywhere! We noticed quite a few cobblestone
holes too but we also saw extensive repairs underway.
Even intact paving can be quite uneven and slippy when it rains, so do take care when
exploring Prague as a pedestrian. Václav Havel airport is the easiest way to
travel between Prague and the UK or more distant countries.
The airport wasn’t crowded when we arrived for our flight to London Stansted and that
made for a stress-free experience. Direct flights take under 2 hours between
Prague and London and we flew back to Stansted with Ryanair. However, we arrived in Prague by train. It’s
a great way to see the countryside and we enjoyed the relaxing 4-hour journey from Linz
in neighbouring Austria.