When is the cheapest time of year to fly to Prague?
The demand in Prague’s tourism industry drops significantly in September and October, thanks to the beginning of school terms, and as a result so do prices. Whilst good deals on short-haul flights are often available year round, you’ll find the best prices in the city from these months onwards.
Which airlines fly to Prague?
Try British Airways, Jet2, Ryanair, Easyjet, or Wizz Air: all offer regular, direct flights from a range of UK airports directly to Prague.
What’s the best airline to fly to Prague from the UK?
Most of the airlines offering trips to Prague are specifically budget, so you will find competitive prices in most cases.
The only non-low cost carrier on the route, British Airways, offers a number of added benefits to flying with them; flexible baggage options, drinks and snacks, comfortable seats and complimentary newspapers.
How long is the flight from the UK to Prague?
The journey takes just under two hours from London airports, and just over from Manchester. From Edinburgh, factor in an extra half hour.
How much is a flight from the UK to Prague?
A one-way journey from London or Manchester can be easily found for between £30 and £50 (1036Kč and 1727Kč) . Return journeys have proportionate costs, so budget around £90. Some flexibility with dates is helpful, although as flights run most days, you should be able to find a well-priced flight for your date!
Are there any low cost airlines that fly to Prague?
Four of the five airlines offering direct flights between the UK and Prague are specifically low cost. Try Jet2, Easyjet, Ryanair or Wizz Air for budget tickets.
Are there any direct flights from the UK to Prague?
Yes! 72 flights per week leave London airports headed directly for Prague, and plenty more leave from other UK airports.
You can catch a direct flight from Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, East Midlands, Bristol, Edinburgh or a selection of London airports.
How far is the airport from the city centre?
Prague’s Ruzyne International Airport is 10 miles (16.09km) northwest of the city centre.
What’s the best way to reach the city centre from the airport?
Whilst trains and the Metro don’t reach the airport from the city just yet, there are plenty of options by road.
The most popular and convenient option to the city centre is the trusty taxi cab. They cost around 650Kč, equivalent to £20, and offer the opportunity to book in advance. If you decide against that, one can be picked up from outside easily and reliably. Expect the journey to take half an hour without traffic.
Alternatively, the Prague Airport Shuttle – bookable via text – takes around 20 minutes and costs about £5 (173Kč).
Buses are regular and reliable. Express buses are available, taking between 18 and 45 minutes (choose your route carefully!). A single journey costs the equivalent of under £1 (34.5Kč), but passes are often more cost effective: a 24 hour pass costs 110Kč (approx. £3.50), or for 3 days is around £11 (380Kč). This may be useful if you’re there for a couple of days and are planning on using public transport to get around.
What’s the best time to visit Prague?
Our favourite time to visit is September and early October; the chance is there to make the most of the last vestiges of summer whilst avoiding hoards of fellow visitors. An added benefit is that cheap flight deals can be found easily during this time, due to decreasing demand.
Prague is most beautiful in the spring through to the autumn. May brings with it the Prague Spring Classical Music Festival, which draws musicians and music lovers alike from all over the world.
Tourists flock to the city from May until July, while most locals leave for the holiday period. So it may be a slightly less authentic Czech experience – but beautiful nonetheless.
Outside of this period, expect Christmas and Easter to be busy, and be prepared for gloomy weather and some closed attractions between November and March.