Useful information
  • In Prague, three kinds of public urban transport: metro, buses and trams. Hours Metro: from 04:30 am. to 00:30 am. Schedule trams and buses at each stop there, with the precision of minutes. Schedule on Saturdays, Sundays, and on night trams and buses are separate. In public holidays transport operates on a Sunday schedule.

    Tickets can be purchased at newsagents, metro ticket offices or machines. Ticket must be validated (yellow punches are always at the entrance to the subway, bus or tram). On the ticket printed with the date, time and place of landing. From this point on your journey will be considered valid. In the case of control must produce a valid ticket. The penalty for ticketless travel - 800 Kc, payable locally.

    Hours Metro: from 04:30 am. to 00:30 am.

    Line A (Green) - from east to west, from Depo Hostivař station to station Nemocnice Motol
    Line B (Yellow) - from east to west, from Cerny most station to station Zlicin
    Line C (Red) - from north to south of the Letňany station to station Haje
    Ticket price depends on the age of the passenger and the ticket time.

  • Money Exchange:
    Banks are open: Mon-Fri - From 8 am to 5 pm.  Exchange offices are located in all major tourist routes and in hotels. In  Czech Republic, each bank or exchange office takes a commission fee of 1% to 10% of the amount at the currency deposit. We advise to pay attention to the commission in exchange.

  • Taxi:  If you know in advance the trip time, it is better to order a taxi by phone - just call in 10 minutes, and the operator will contact by radio with the nearest driver. Planting costs 40 Kc, each additional kilometer - 25-35 Kc.

    Prague taxis are owned by different companies, so the rates they set are different. Price for 1 km. - From 1 euro above. The most expensive taxis - those that serve the central area. Sitting in the car, ask prices in advance and make sure that the meter is turned on. Drive to the city limits is not less than 100 Ks, but must not exceed 600-700 Kc. If the amount you will seem too high, demand account and call the police..

     

    Phones taxi:

    AAA Taxi: +420 14 14 0

    City Taxi: +420 257 257 257

     

  • In  Czech Republic accepted all major credit cards. MasterCard, MasterCard Electron, VISA, VISA Electron, American Express, Please pay your attention that all ATMs of the Czech Republic give only the official currency of the country - the Czech crown.

  • Calling Cards

    – With the prepaid Karta X (300 Kc to 1,000 Kc), rates to the U.S. are roughly 13 Kc per minute; a call to the U.K. costs about 12 Kc per minute.

    – The cards are available at many money-changing stands and can work with any phone once you enter a 14-digit code. You do not need to find a booth with a card slot to use the cards.

    For calls from the phone box you need to buy a phone card. In the case of calls from hotel rooms, hotels reserve they right to set their own rates for international phone calls.

  • Shopping abroad - it is very advantageous .In most stores in the Czech Republic, is system of TAX FREE shopping. What does it mean? When you buying something in a shop in the amount of more than 2000 CZK, you can ask to issue Tax Free. So you, as a foreigner, are exempt from VAT, the amount of which will be returned to you upon departure from the host country. This is significantly (up 15.97%) reduces the cost of purchased goods you abroad.

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    In order to return the money, you should:

    - Before leaving legibly fill in all your existing forms TAX FREE - out to put the Czech customs mark on all forms.

    Sometimes, in this procedure, customs officials may ask you to present the purchased items. Therefore, first, a better finish TAX FREE registration process, and then hand over things in luggage. Tourists traveling by train can make a mark of customs at the border or at the airport. And please note that the date of customs marks must be placed no later than 90 days from the date of purchase.

     

  • General Post Office, located on the street Jindrišska 14, works round the clock. There is also a public telephone booth, where you can call anywhere in the world: the hall is open until 11.00  pm. Postage stamps can be purchased in any newsstand or tobacco shops.

  • Palladium

    Address : Náměstí Republiky 1,Prague 1
    Website : www.palladiumpraha.cz
    Time of work : From  9 am.  till  10 pm.  Supermarket from 7 am. till 10 pm .
    Location : Palladium Shopping Centre is located in the center of Prague on Square Republiky (Náměstí Republiky), just 5 minutes walk from the famous Vaclavske Square (Václavské náměstí) and Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí).

     

    Centrum Chodov

    Address : Prague 4, Roztylská
    Website: www.centrumchodov.cz
    Time of work : Every day from 9 am. to 9 pm. Supermarket is working from 8 am. till 10 pm.
    Location : Centrum Chodov is located at the exit of the metro station Chodov (Chodov) Line C (red).

     

    Obchodní centrum Anděl - Nový Smíchov

    Address: Prague 5, Plzeňská
    Website: www.novysmichov.eu
    Time of work: From 9 am till 9 pm. Supermarket 7 am. till  1 am. 

    Location : Nový Smíchov is located near metro station Anděl,  Line В (yellow).

     

    Fashion Arena Outlet Štěrboholy

    Address: Průmyslová ulice Prague 10 - Štěrboholy
    Website: www.fashion-arena.cz
    Time of work : Every day from 10 am. to 8 pm . 

    Location : To Outlet Štěrboholyiz city center can be reached by tramway number 24 to station NaHomoli, and then on the street U Stavoservisu you will find Fashion Arena Outlet Štěrboholy

     

    Shopping center Atrium Flora       

    Adress: Prague 3, Vinohradská 2828/151                                                    

    Website: www.atrium-flora.cz/en/                                                                

    Time of work: from 9 am. to 9 pm.                                                             

    Location:    Atrium Flora is located near metro station Flora, Line A (green).

     

    Shopping center Černý most 

    Adress: Prague 9, Chlumecká 765/6

    Website:  www.centrumcernymost.cz 

    Time of work: from 9 am. to 9 pm.    

    Location: Černý most is located in the end of the yellow line (B).                          

  • Museums: 9 am - 5 pm.,  day off - Monday;

    Galleries: 10 am. till 6 pm, every day;

    Restaurants: from 11 am. till the last client;

    Cafe: 10 am. - 12 am. ;

  •    If you are robbed, or you have lost the documents, contact the nearest police office or to a police officer and then to the consulate. 

       Well, what would it not happened, follow the simple rules - the same as in all big cities: Be careful, watch out for a bag, purse, camera, camera, etc.

  • Any medical care for foreigners is the nearest to the hotel or place of residence Medical Center, address and phone numbers which can be found at the reception desk of your hotel. Be prepared for the fact that during a visit to the doctor you have to pay. Price of treatment - negotiable, in CZK. Be sure to pick up a document confirming the expenses they will reimburse you your insurance company on arrival home. 

    Fakultni Nemocnice v Motole (Hospital at Motol) - V uvalu 84, Praha 5, tel. 244-311-11, 244-321-01.

    Office for foreigners is in the "Motol" hospital (Fakultni nemocnice Motol, V uvalu 84-1, Praha 5, ie:. 224 431 111). Admission charges apply. We recommend to keep receipts for payment, to then present them to the insurance company.

    All medications, but the most elementary means of a cold, such as aspirin, paracetamol or Coldrex, sold exclusively by prescription. On Saturday and Sunday all pharmacies are closed, except for duty. Address the nearest duty pharmacies: Praha 1, Palackeho 5

  • United Kingdom Embassy in Prague:

    Address: Thunovska 14, 118 00, Prague 1, Czech Republic

    Phone number : 420 257 402 111

    Working hours 08: 30 am.-5 pm.

    Consulate of United Kingdom in Prague: 

    Address: Bredovsky dvur. Politickych veznu 13. 110 00 Prague 1

    Prague, Hlavní Mesto Praha, Czech Republic.

    Phone number :  (420) 22199 1162

     

    The USA Embassy in Prague:

    Address Tržiště 15, 118 01 Praha 1 - Malá Strana

    Phone number :  420 257 022 000

    Email: consprague@state.gov
     
    Working hours 1pm.-4am. 

     

  • Souvenirs in the Czech Republic are diverse and relatively cheap. In Prague, it is better to buy in a department store "Kotva", located on the street Na Prikope. Prague - a beer river sealed in cans and bottles of various sizes, glass baubles, funny puppets, tin soldiers, guitar, Becherovka with the scent of bitter herbs and the taste of the pharmacy, as well as semidesyatigradusny absinthe, banned in many European countries. At the intersection of streets and Narodni Namesti shop you will find a cold weapon "Repuliki", where you can buy swords, spears, armor and guns.