Cheap one-way & return flights to Prague from London
Which airlines operate flights to Prague from UK?
- British Airways
- Austrian Airlines
- LOT Polish Airlines
- Air France
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Czech Airlines
- Brussels Airline
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
How long is the flight from UK to Prague?
- The direct Flight from London Heathrow to Prague is 2 hours and 10 minutes long.
- The flight from Manchester to Prague takes 3 hours and 45 minutes and has a stopover, most probably at Munich or Amsterdam Airport.
- The flight to Prague from Birmingham is 3 hours 40 minutes long and has a stopover at Munich or Zurich.
- Flights taking off from London Gatwick for Prague are usually a bit longer. The flight has a stopover and a duration that can exceed 6 hours.
Are there any direct flights to Prague from UK?
Yes, there are direct flight operations carried by British Airways and Czech Airlines that connect the UK with Prague. These flights are available from all London, Birmingham and Manchester airports and their durations are only 2 hours long.
When is the cheapest time of year to book tickets to Prague?
November is absolutely the cheapest month to visit the city of Prague. It begins to snow a little in the month, usually encouraging the tourists to remain toasty in their homes. Most Czechs who are living out of the city opt to be patient till the holidays in December, which is why the low season peaks in November. Coming to Prague in this month can really help you keep your vacation under the budget. Even though the sun is not as warm, the elegant buildings of the city certainly do not shiver in the winter. One can still admire the architecture and boast about the ton of money saved on the wonderful journey to Prague.
What is the best time to visit Prague?
The best time to visit Prague is in the months between May and September. Prague is a beautiful city, and the Bohemian spires of the city attract tourists by the thousands. So, coming to the city in the shoulder months of May and September could let you sense the city’s vibe, a little more closely, without mobs of tourists swirling around you. During the whole time, the temperature remains 16°C to 22°C and the clouds never rain on your European escape.
What are the main international airports in Prague?
Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) serves the city of Prague. The Prague Airport receives 15.4 million passengers every year, out of which 1.1 million British passengers touch down on the runway annually. The airport is only 17 kilometres away from the city centre. London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports are among the top ten airports from which most passengers arrive in the city.
What are the entry requirements to Prague for British travellers?
British citizens do not require a visa to enter the Czech Republic. All you need is a valid British Passport to prove your identity and pass the immigration posts at the airports. Please also note that the Czech do not use the Euro and have a separate currency known as the Czech Krona. It is not easy to exchange Scottish or Irish Pounds into the Czech Krona.
What are the major landmarks in Prague?
Prague is the largest city in the Czech Republic. The city has had a long history being the capital of many Bohemian and Roman Kings. Prague is now the fifth most visited city in Europe and is consistently being ranked as the best cities to visit in the world by many travel forums.
- The Prague Castle is one of the oldest and largest castles in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The castle occupies around 70,000 square metres and welcomes 1.8 million tourists each year, making it the most visited tourist attraction in all of Prague. Within the secret rooms of the castle are kept the Bohemian Crown Jewels, safe behind seven locks, the keys to which are distributed among high ranking Czech officials. Apart from the Medieval Castle and the Palace, the castle complex contains a church, a basilica and a cathedral. The Church of the Virgin Mary is the oldest church in Bohemia and was constructed in 887 AD. The Cathedral of Saint Vitus is a grand example of Gothic architecture and contains the remains of Bohemian Kings and Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire.
- The Charles Bridge is a historic bridge not far from the Prague Castle that crosses the Vltava River, which meanders through the city. The bridge has seen a lot move above and flow under it over the years, since 1357. The Bridge was first called the ‘Prague Bridge’ but then later was attributed to King Charles IV who commissioned the bridge. Back in the 14th century it was the only means of getting across the river and connected the Old Town area in the east with the Imperial Castle in the west. The bridge, for many centuries, played an important role in the trade between East and West Europe.
- The Astronomical Clock of Prague or the Prague Orloj, as it is locally called, is a giant ticking mechanism mounted on the tower of the Old Town Hall, in the Old Town Square. The clock mechanism was built in 1410 and still accurately shows the positions of the sun, moon and the stars, apart from the time. A second dial attributes each hour on the clock to a venerated saint of Christianity. Adorning the clock are statues of Knights and angles, as well as a skeleton representing Death. The clock is said to have been a protecting charm for the city. As long as the clock is maintained and the inner clockwork greased, the city will remain protected from disaster.
Which events and festivals are celebrated in Prague?
Apart from the Christmas and the Easter festivals, Prague celebrates a multitude of festivals that have evolved out of the local culture. Prague hosts the Spring International Music Festival in mid-May. The festival is all about music and performing arts, and has been a part of the ‘Prague Culture’ since 1946. The Summer Shakespeare Festival in June uses the medieval Prague Castle to its advantage and stages theatrical performances that take you into a new realm. The United Islands of Prague Festival is a music festival that takes place on the many islands of Prague, in the Vltava River. The festival is a time to dance, sing and enjoy all day and then in the night, the people take the party to the clubs. Both local and international musicians and performers come to the city of Prague at the Autumn International Music Festival. For many in the city, this festival is the highlight of the year and allows many new talents to rise and shine on the stage. The Devil and Saint Nicholas day is celebrated on December 5th, which is a “reverse Halloween” festival. Instead of the children, the adults dress up and visit the children around the neighbourhood to determine who has been naughty or nice and give gifts.
What are the transportation options available to tourists within Prague?
Prague is loved by those who like to travel on foot and feel the city under their feet. Streets are paved with cobblestones which makes the city’s aura even more romantic on foot. Alternatively, the city has a vast and detailed transportation mechanism. The city centres of Old Town, New Town and Lower Town are connected to the rest of the city via, quiet and less polluting Metro and electric trams. The Prague Metro has three lines and connects 61 stations with each other. The Metro is managed under a wider Prague Integrated Transport System that in-syncs the numerous trams, buses and the local S-trains to facilitate the tourists who move through the city.
Which five-star hotels and accommodation are available for stay in Prague?
Being at the heart of Europe, Prague is always hosting honoured guests in its many hotels and inns. Please choose the hotel for your stay from the list below.
- Hilton Prague
- Hilton Prague Old Town
- Prague Marriott Hotel
- Grandium Prague
- Hotel Kings Court
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