The temperature in September is usually around 18°C; however, the weather is somewhat unpredictable, with a possibility of rain. The whole country lies in the UTC+1 time zone.
The electrical outlet in the Czech Republic is 230 V, 50 Hz, type E. If you come from a country with different standards, please bring a Euro plug converter, or you can buy one in Prague.
Bus 119 connects the airport to “Nádraží Veleslavín” metro station (bus line terminus) at the A Line (Green) from where you can enter the city Metro net. Bus tickets can be purchased at the stands inside the Terminals or at the ticket machines at the bus stops. For the costs of the public transport ticket see below. You can also use taxi (Taxi Praha or AAA Taxi) the stands of which are located at the Terminals 24/7. Standard price for going to the city centre is 20–25 EUR.
Public Transportation System
Prague is known for its relatively cheap, simple and reliable public transportation system. Trams and buses operate non-stop. The last “Metro/Underground” trains leave at midnight from the first station; the first trains start to operate at 4:30 a.m. You can buy one-way tickets in ticket-machines located at every underground station. The standard ticket valid for 90 minutes in all types of public transportation costs 32 Czech crowns. You can also buy one-day tickets valid for 24 hours (110 Czech crowns) or three-day tickets for 310 Czech crowns.
The public transportation operates on an honour system; you don’t have to show the ticket upon entering the bus, tram or “Metro”. But you must always carry a stamped ticket while travelling! Traffic controls are frequent and fining policy strict! Smoking is strictly prohibited inside “Metro” stations as well as at bus and tram stops. For more information visit http://www.dpp.cz/en/.
Practical information concerning travel to Prague and in Prague are available at the Offical Tourist Website of Prague.
The official currency in the Czech Republic is Česká koruna (1 EUR=25,5 CZK, 1 USD=20,5, GBP=28,5). The easiest way to get money is to withdraw Czech crowns from an ATM. You may also use exchange offices but not all of these maintain adequate rates and commission fees.
You may find various types of cuisines in restaurants in Prague, but many of them offer typical central European dishes such as schnitzel, goulash or more traditional Czech meals as “svíčková” (beef sirloin in gravy, topped with cranberry jam and a dollop of cream).
Typically, you won’t be shown to a table. You can always ask to pay together or to split the bill, tips are usually around 5-10% but are not mandatory.
Restaurants in the historic city centre are generally overcharged – you should be able to find a place where you can have proper lunch for approximately 130 CZK. As Czechs are known to be a beer drinking nation, you can usually find tasty draught beer on the menu.
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