MAPPING SGA - Czech Republic & Prague

Basic info about the Czech Republic

Location: Central Europe, EU (Shengen area)
Language: Czech, English (younger generation), German, Russian (older generation) - people in services generally speak English.
A list of basic Czech phrases.
Climate: October/November - chilly, mixture of rainy and sunny days (10-14°C/48-57°F)
Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
October 30: End of the daylight saving time. At 03:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to 02:00:00 local standard time instead.

Local currency:
Czech crown (CZK = Kč),
coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Kč
banknotes: 100, 200, 500, 1 000, 2 000 and 5 000 Kč
Avarage exchange rate: (1 EUR = 26,5 CZK, 1 USD = 24 CZK, 1 GBP = 31 CZK)

Visa: general visa information

Electricity: 220V/50Hz, power socket types: C, E
Emergency: 112


Basic info about Prague

Public transport:

Prague transportation system is very organised and offers a dense network of connections.

Basic tickets: 24 CZK (30 min transfer ticket) or 32 CZK (90 min transfer ticket), 110 CZK (24 hrs. transfer ticket), 310 CZK (72 hrs. transfer ticket)

Tickets can be bought in info centres, at selected tobacconists, wholesalers, and vending machines. Vending machines accepting cards are located at the airport only. Tickets must be validated before journey. Schedule planner and detailed information about fares available at

Getting around

We recommend a thorough Prague travel guide or Prague in Wikitravel