Thanks to its central location, Prague is easily reached from most European cities and further afield by both plane and train, with many budget flight options available. From the airport, the Airport Express bus is a good option to reach the city centre, as is taking the metro to the central railway station and continuing on foot from there.
For those arriving by rail, Hlavní Nádraží – Prague’s main railway station – is centrally located close to the National Museum and Wenceslas Square and is a dated example of the city’s Art Nouveau architecture. From here, you can connect with onward rail travel to major European destinations such as Budapest, Munich and Vienna.
As the 13th greenest city in the world, Prague has an impressive public transport system. Indeed, in April 2023, it was ranked by Time Out magazine as the second best city public transport system in the world. For a more atmospheric and authentic alternative to the ubiquitous hop-on-hop-off tourist buses, jump on board one of the picturesque vintage trams used on the Tram 42 route – an initiative introduced by the city’s deputy mayor in 2021. Costing just 250Kč for a day ticket (the equivalent of roughly £10), the tram route runs in a regular loop every 40 minutes and connects the most popular attractions including Prague Castle, the Belvedere summer palace, through the Lesser Town district (Malá Strana), past the monumental National Theatre, across Wenceslas Square, and along the waterfront.
Thanks to its compact size, Prague is also easily walkable and can be comfortably enjoyed on foot, with the majority of the central districts remaining closed to all vehicular traffic. Alternatively, the metro’s ‘A’ (green) line connects major sights and is also a cheap and efficient option.