Prague is a capital city of the Czech Republic, a country which is located in central part of Europe. The capital city and the biggest city of the Czech Republic is Prague where lives over 1.2 million inhabitants. The city is located by the Vltava River in the northern-west part of the country. Since 1990s, the country is frequently visited by the tourists who want to discover the city which was closed behind the Iron Curtain. The city has an access to the Prague International Airport which operates the flights to the Czech Republic from the majority European countries. The attractions in Prague are prepared for every traveller. It is a city with rich nightlife as well as where numerous churches are located.
The most famous bridge in the Czech Republic
One of the most significant sights in Prague is the Charles Bridge which crosses the Vlatva River. The building of the bridge started in 1357 and ended in 1402. It is made of stone and it is 515.8 metres long and 9.5 metres wide. The bridge connects the Old Town and the Lesser Town.
The bridge is a pedestrian zone nowadays which is a perfect place to walk and admire the city’s sights from the bridge. The picturesque bridge is decorated by 30 baroque statues and statuaries which make the bridge out of ordinary and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Prague.
The castle in the city centre
In city centre of Prague is located the castle from 9th century. The castle and the buildings which surround the place were designed during many years. At present, it is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. Today, the travellers are able to visit not only the castle but also many interesting structures, including churches (for example, St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George’s Basilica), halls (for instance, Column Halls and Vladislav Hall) palaces (for example, Old Royal Castle and New Royal Palace) and other remarkable buildings such as Golden Lane, Dalibor Tower and Riding School. It is also worth to mention that the castle and other constructions are surrounded by magnificent gardens, for example Royal Garden and the Garden of the Bastion. The size of the castle is impressive. It is 570 metres long and 130 metres wide. Its dimensions were also mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records where the castle is recognized as the largest ancient castle in the world.
A leisure time in Prague
Every traveller who is tired of sightseeing and wants to see something different than pubs, churches and hotels should visit the Prague Zoo.
The zoo was opened in 1931 as a small zoo in Prague. Today, in the zoo can be found over 4,200 animals of 650 species from every continent. Some examples of animals are polar bears, seals, gorillas and a lot more. The zoo is a popular tourist attractions and a place which was noticed by noteworthy magazines such as Forbes Travel Magazine which has ranked Prague’s Zoo as the seventh best zoo in the world and in 2015, Trip Advisor ranked it as the fourth best zoo in the world.
Flight from Krakow to Prague
During the stay in Poland, in Krakow it is worth to think about visiting some other interesting cities which are located close to Polish borders. Nowadays, the tourists who visit Krakow have also an opportunity to visit the capital city and the biggest city in the Czech Republic – Prague. The holidaymakers do not have to travel there by car or by train – they can travel by plane because the best Polish carrier – LOT Polish Airlines have introduced the scheduled flights from Krakow to Prague. There are plenty reasons why is worth visiting Prague. First of all, it is the fifth most visited cities in Europe after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome. More than 4 million visitors stay in the city every year. What is more, Prague is the 14th largest city in Europe and provides numerous tourist attractions for the travellers, such as picturesque Charles Bridge, the largest ancient castle in the world, the Prague Castle and the Prague ZOO which is ranked as the fourth best zoo in the world.
All the details about the flight from Krakow to Prague
The journey to the capital of the Czech Republic starts at Krakow-Balice John Paul II International Airport.
The flight duration is about 60 minutes and the plane which operates the flight is de Havilland DHC-8 400 Series. The passengers who want to fly with LOT should have a valid ID card or a passport. There is no need to have any additional documents.
On board of LOT's fleet
The flight from Krakow, Poland to Prague, the Czech Republic is operated on de Havilland DHC-8 400 Series. It is a small aircraft designed for 78 people which serves medium range distances. The twin-engine aircraft is produced by Canadian manufacturer – de Havilland Canada Bombardier Aerospace. The most significant advantage of the plane is very short take off and landing performances which will satisfy all the passengers who are afraid of flying. What is more, the aircraft flies at low altitude and the journey from Krakow to Prague can be compared with a sightseeing flight. The travel to Prague should not be boring. The LOT provides some facilities which can satisfy the bulk of travellers.
There are available music, films and TV series. Moreover, there is also an in-flight magazine where are published interesting articles about LOT scheduled flights, business possibilities in Poland and a lot more.
At the destination airport
The flight from Krakow to Prague finishes after one hour at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. The airport is placed only 10 kilometres (6 miles) from Prague city centre. At the airport, the holidaymakers will find many possibilities to get to the heart of Prague in a short time. There are privet companies which provide door-to-door airport transfers and buses which connect the airport with the underground stations. The buses leave the airport during the day (3 bus lines) as well as at night (1 bus line). There is no train station at the airport, but Czech Railways provides bus services from Prague Airport to Main Train Station.
Transfer from Prague Airport
Prague is the biggest city and capital of the Czech Republic, a country which is located in the middle of Europe. In Prague, 1.2 million people live and it is the fourteenth largest city in the European Union. What is more, the tourist attraction of Prague such as the Charles Bridge and Prague castle attract plenty of tourists every year. In fact, Prague is the fifth most visited cities in Europe. The city has well-developed airport Vaclav Havel Airport, which serves about 12 million passengers a year. The passengers who land at the airport have many possibilities to get to the heart of Prague.
The fastest way to get to the city centre
The quickest way to get to the heart of the city from airport is choosing an airport transfer provided by professional companies which take care of offering door-to-door services. The transfer from the airport can be booked online in advance. The majority of companies are very flexible and they provide advanced services to meet the customers needs and expectations. The transfer is served by experienced drivers who are fluent in English and who can provide some useful information on the city and its main sights. What is more, the passengers will travel in air-conditioned cars which are very convenient, especially during the summertime and after long and tired flight. The price and route can be determined with the driver before the ride or online by filling in some simple form.
The journey to Prague city centre by public transportation
At the airport are available 4 bus lines which connect the airport with the Prague city centre. The bus number 100 goes to Underground station Line B. The journey to the city centre lasts about 20 minutes and the bus departs the airport every 12-30 minutes. It serves the airport from 5:41am to 11:36pm. The bus line 119 goes to Underground station Line A. It takes 17 minutes to reach the city centre. The bus departs the airport every 5-20 minutes from 4:23am to 11:44pm. The bus route 191 goes to Underground Station Line A and B. It takes 24 minutes to reach Line A and 48 minutes to arrive in Line B. The bus leaves the airport every 24-40 minutes from 4:57am to 11:11pm.
There is also a night bus, number 510 which leaves the airport every half an hour from 11:57pm to 3:57am. It takes about 40 minutes to reach the city centre. The tickets can be purchased at the arrival hall, at the ticket office. There is also a possibility to purchase them at bus stop, where are located ticket machines and from the bus drivers.
The journey to Prague Main Train Station from Prague Airport
Although the Prague Airport does not have a train station, the Czech Railways provides the bus services from the Prague Airport and Prague City Centre and vice versa. What is more, there is a possibility to purchase a ticket for the train and for the bus shuttle to the airport. The bus shuttle leaves the airport every 30 minutes and the journey to Prague Main Train Station lasts about 40 to 50 minutes.
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