Useful information for your stay in the Czech Republic
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Useful information

  • Currency: CZK - Czech Crown (there is no Euro currency in use)
  • Official language: Czech
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Czech Republic is a member of UE, citizens from european countries do not need VISA
  • Electricity: main voltage is 220 AC (the same like in Germany, France, Poland etc.)
  • Phone operators: Vodafone, T-Mobile, Telefonica o2
  • Public transport / prices: Single and transfer tickets are sold through yellow ticket vending machines (also in English, coins only), at ticket offices located at some metro stations, at a Tabák /Trafika, at some newsstands, and at tourist information centers. Monthly ticket (30 days): 670 CZK
  • Shopping centers and supermarkets are open daily.

Good to know about Czech republic

Subway:

In Prague there are three metro lines:

  • Line A (Green)
  • Line B (Yellow)
  • Line C (Red)

There are three transfer stations in the city center where two lines intersect:

  • Můstek - lines A and B
  • Muzeum - lines A and C
  • Florenc - lines B and C

Well-developed network of public transport, good connection between trams, buses and metro, in rush hours every 2-3 minutes.

See map of the Prague subway and tram system map - public transport.

Climate and temperature:

  • March and April - rain or snow is possible
  • May to September - cool to warm (showers and thunderstorms are common)
  • October - mostly chilly with rains
  • November to February - cold, cloudy and wet with snow and freezing temperatures

Important numbers:

Country phone code: +420

Numbers:

  • 158 - Police
  • 155 - Emergency rescue
  • 150 - Fire service
  • 112 - International emergency call

Public holidays in the Czech Republic

  • 1st January - New Year's Day, Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State;
  • April - Easter Friday and Monday
  • 1st May - Labour Day (May Day)
  • 8th May - Liberation Day
  • 5th July - Saints Cyril and Methodius Day
  • 6th July - Burning at Stake of Jan Hus
  • 28th September - Czech Statehood Day (St. Wenceslas Day)
  • 28th October - Establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic
  • 17th November - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
  • 24th December - Christmas Eve
  • 25th December - Christmas Day
  • 26th December - Christmas Day (St. Stephen's Day)