swiftski
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Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:16 pm

Hi,

I booked an Easyjet flight to PRG last night, it leaves in about 12 hours from STN. Nice and cheap, £20 - day return.

When I was about 15 I spent quite a bit of time in PRG but I walked around with my eyes closed in my mid teens so don't remember much. Additionally, each time we went we drove from WAW.

What's the ground transportation like to/from PRG into Prague? My understanding is that it's about 10km?

Furthermore, what do you all suggest I do for the day? I'll have my camera and wish to spend as much time as possible on my feet, i.e. not cabbing.

Flight back is at 17.25.

TIA,

Swiftski
 
HT
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RE: Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:59 pm

results from a simple request to Google:

Quoting Swiftski (Thread starter):
What's the ground transportation like to/from PRG into Prague? My understanding is that it's about 10km?

http://www.pragueairport.co.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruzyně_International_Airport
http://www.prg.aero/en/site/klient/klient_index.htm

Avoid taxis. They are famous for cheating on foreign tourists.
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MYT332
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RE: Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:04 pm

Go see the most boring clock in the world. God knows what it's called but it's a tourist attraction apparently....
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swiftski
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RE: Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:14 pm



Quoting HT (Reply 1):
results from a simple request to Google:

Whilst I can capably use Google, I'm rather looking for forum answers; i.e. "avoid the airport express bus as i find it is often delayed". Sorry for possibly not being clear about that.

Quoting HT (Reply 1):
Avoid taxis. They are famous for cheating on foreign tourists.

That's more like it. Thank you.
 
zruda
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RE: Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:14 pm

hey hey, Prague calling  

if you dont mind using public transport, do it, its cheap - 60 mins tkt about 1 euro - and relatively safe, of course, beware of pickpockets as in every big city. Where are you staying? I can advise the best route for you, but it depends on where are you going. Avodi the taxis, as have been said, they usually cheat on foreginers... though yellow taxis from the airport claim themselves to be fair, but I dont believe them much, the taxi drivers are all one sort .)

[Edited 2008-01-15 14:15:29]
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RE: Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:28 pm



Quoting Swiftski (Thread starter):
What's the ground transportation like to/from PRG into Prague?

Jeez, not this sh*t again... Swiftski, how do you manage to travel the whole world (wasn't it Singapore last time?) and always be stumped when it comes to getting to/from the airport?  crazy   Wink

Quoting Swiftski (Thread starter):
each time we went we drove from WAW

500+ km over Polish roads... Cruel and unusual punishment... Small wonder you acquired a taste for airplanes  Smile
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swiftski
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RE: Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:30 pm



Quoting Zruda (Reply 4):
hey hey, Prague calling  

if you dont mind using public transport, do it, its cheap - 60 mins tkt about 1 euro - and relatively safe, of course, beware of pickpockets as in every big city. Where are you staying? I can advise the best route for you, but it depends on where are you going. Avodi the taxis, as have been said, they usually cheat on foreginers... though yellow taxis from the airport claim themselves to be fair, but I dont believe them much, the taxi drivers are all one sort .)

Hello!

Just a day-trip for me.

I used to live in WAW so I'm fairly comfortable with the Eastern European Capital side of things - I'll stick with the public transport!

Can you buy a day public transport pass?

All I will probably do is get off the plane, go to the centre, look around, snap a few pics, eat, then head back to PRG.
 
MYT332
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RE: Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:35 pm



Quoting Zruda (Reply 4):
Where are you staying?

I sense you were going to offer him student accomodation there?  Wink
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andrej
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RE: Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:47 pm

Swiftski,

as others already pointed out, take public transportation. I believe that there is a bus from Ruzyne to Dejvicka. From there you should take Metro A to Staromestska, Mustek or Museum. You will be in a city center and you can walk around all you want. It all depends what you want to see/do. Just get yourself little map.  Smile

Some will disagree with me, but I believe that public transportation in Prague is the best around. They have their own webpage, check it out at http://www.dpp.cz/index.php?q=en

There is a ticket that is valid for 24hours and it costs 100CZK. For tariff details: http://www.dpp.cz/index.php?q=en/tickets-for-20-minutes-or-5-days

Make sure that you look out for pickpockets as well. Just make sure that all you documents, wallet is inside pocket.

Other then that enjoy yourself. I lived in Prague for 15 years and I loved it.

Cheers,
Andrej
 
swiftski
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RE: Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:47 pm



Quoting Toast (Reply 5):
Jeez, not this sh*t again... Swiftski, how do you manage to travel the whole world (wasn't it Singapore last time?) and always be stumped when it comes to getting to/from the airport?

I'm scared of anything without wings  Smile

Can't remember the last one I asked help on; might have been MIA or STL.
 
zruda
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RE: Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:19 pm

Andrej replied instead of me, he is correct  Smile

and Alex, Im not offering the dorm, havent you noticed?
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andrej
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RE: Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:26 pm



Quoting Andrej (Reply 8):
I lived in Prague for 15 years and I loved it.

Sorry, I meant to say that I lived in Prague 15 for 9 years.  Smile

Andrej
 
MYT332
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RE: Urgent PRG Help!

Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:31 pm



Quoting Zruda (Reply 10):
and Alex, Im not offering the dorm, havent you noticed?

It's so lovely though! Big grin
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