Say “Czech Republic”, and the first thought will be “Prague”. But this stunning country has much more going for it than its heaving capital...
Flights to the Czech Republic have soared in popularity with British tourists in recent years. The beautiful, historic city of Prague has become the sixth most-visited city in Europe as tourists flock to see the famous old town square and stunning architecture. Prague is also renowned for offering great value-for-money and a vibrant nightlife, making it popular with young people who head to the city's bars and clubs.
However, there's more to the Czech Republic than Prague. Other places worth a visit include Brno, home of the Moto GP Grand Prix, the vineyards of Novoseldy, the vibrant university town of Olomuoc, the old villages of Moravia and the popular mountain and spa regions.
The best time to catch Czech Republic flights is during the high seasons of May or September when the weather is at its best and the crowds are sparse. It gets busier in July and August when the hostels are packed with students. However, if it is the galleries, museums and castles that you want to see, you may have to travel during the peak season as many of them only open during the summer period.
Use our price comparison tool to find the best fares. In winter you can pick up cheap flights to the Czech Republic but snowfall tends to be heavy so it's best for those who want to enjoy the area's skiing or hiking options. In April and October prices are cheaper because the weather is chillier and you also have the benefit of smaller crowds.
Most passengers will fly into Prague, which has excellent connections from the UK. Brno and Ostrava should also be considered as options...
Prague enjoys flights from many UK airports including Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted as well as Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford, Luton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast. Operating airlines are Jet2, British Airways, Czech Airlines, EasyJet, Wizzair and Ryanair, with flights taking around two hours.
Additionally Ryanair connect Stansted to Brno and Ostrava several times weekly.
Two airports, two different parts of the Czech Republic. But journeys to Prague and flights to Brno are met with the same excellent service...
Cheap flights to the Czech Republic are easy to come by. Flights take around two-three hours from the UK with international airports in both Prague and Brno.
At Prague Airport, you’ll find four different metro lines into the city from terminals 1 and 2. It takes on average about half an hour to get into the centre of Prague. You can purchase tickets from desks in the terminals, automated machines or from the driver (cash only).
The basic public transport pass costs about 32 Czech koruna (about 90 pence) per adult. The airport is also connected to the city by rail.
You’ll find two taxi firms at the airport with minimum fares of 40CK. A journey from the airport into the city centre should set you back no more than 340CK.
Brno flights are also met with an excellent public transport system. Regular buses operate from the airport to the city. The journey from the airport to the Brno terminal (outside the Grand Hotel) takes about 20 minutes. A standard adult ticket costs 25CK. A taxi rank can be found outside the airport’s main terminal. A typical fare into the city centre costs about 460CK (£13.20).
Both airports also have car rental desks, and this may prove to be a useful option if you’re thinking of touring the sights. Make sure you use TravelSupermarket if you’re looking for car hire in the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic may be new as a nation, but tourism in the region has gone on for centuries, so there’s no shortage of places to stay...
Prague itself has more than 1,500 registered hotels. And that’s no surprise when you see the number of visitors it handles each year. With quantity comes variety, so you’ll easily find something that fits your desires and budget. The general rule is that the closer you are to the city centre the more expensive hotels tend to be, but even top-end luxury in this inexpensive country comes at a small price.
If you’re looking to spend on an extravagant treat, look further afield to the Czech countryside where you’ll find the occasional super-luxurious spa resort.
There are fewer hotels to be found in Brno, but the focus here is on quality rather than quantity. The capital of Moravia sits in the Czech Republic’s wine region, and you’ll find that standards are high throughout the area. That doesn’t mean the prices are sky-high. Although considered a little pricier than beer-loving, Bohemian Prague, you’ll find plenty of accommodation here to match any budget.
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