London Stansted to Prague Ruzyne Airport
The collapse of communism in the late 20th century saw the arrival of mass tourism to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic and one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Currently two airlines operate daily services between London Stansted and Prague, easyJet
and the Czech Republic's national carrier, CSA Czech Airlines
. Prague Airport is within easy reach of the city centre 16 km (10 miles) away. There are three terminals, South, North and North Terminal 2. A taxi from the airport to the centre of Prague takes around 20-40 minutes and costs about 600 CZK. Buses run from the airport to the nearest metro station, Devicky, and take between 45 and 60 minutes.
There is also a half-hourly minibus service to Námestí Republicky that takes around 30 minutes. Information about taxis and the minibus is available in the arrivals hall.
Modern-day Prague is a mixture of old and new; cobbled streets, small alleyways and mediaeval churches sit alongside trendy bars and restaurants, all overlooked by the gigantic Prague Castle. Prague is also famous for some of the world's best lagers.
The city can become very crowded with tourists during the Easter and Christmas holidays, as well as in late spring, although winter can be a great time to visit when the city looks beautiful under a layer of snow. Tourists are warned to be on their guard for pickpockets, especially around popular tourist attractions like Charles Bridge and Old Town Square.Places of interest in Prague include
- Prague Castle. The oldest castle in Europe dominates the city. An enormous 570 metres long and averaging 128 metres wide, it also lays claim to being the largest. Because of its grand scale you can easily spend up to a day here.
- Charles Bridge. The construction of this bridge, which spans the Vltava River, was completed in 1402. It is said that the bridge has survived with the help of eggs mixed in with the cement. The 520-metre long bridge is lined with statues, including that of the Czech patron saint.
- Old Town Square. At the very centre of Prague since the 10th century, this huge square is home to two of Prague's best-loved attractions - the Hus Monument and the Old Town Clock. Jan Hus was a religious martyr burned at the stake in 1415. 500 years later an Art Nouveau sculpture of him was erected in his honour. The Old Town Clock, which dates back to the 15th century, strikes the hour with a parade of the 12 disciples. The square is surrounded with a maze of small alleyways.
Looking for accommodation near Prague Airport.
There are hotels from many of the major hotel chains within easy reach of