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much more central than Prague when it comes to European city destinations, so it comes as no surprise that it has capitalised on its setting perfectly; both from an initially international perspective, and then throughout its intra-city transport modes too.
Served by the country’s largest airport, Václav Havel Airport, this option may be the most efficient and quick for the business traveller, but not the only effective entrance into the country. Once again leveraging its natural network positioning, the Czech railway system comfortably links Prague to a host of other European cities across Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia and even Russia. Why not take your time, conduct your business planning on the train, and optimise your time in Prague in the museums and pubs?
Once in Prague, the city welcomes you with saturation almost beyond compare. Around 130 bus lines, a complimentary tram network, three funiculars, an inter-city metro and - if you really want - a comprehensive road network ensures that getting around the city is a diverse experience rather than a crowded chore.
You can even take a ferry if you’re feeling particularly adventurous. And once again, the city strives to outdo itself as technologies evolve and as consumers demand heightened immediacy.
“From 2017, visitors can benefit from the newly installed and constantly expanding system of contactless payments for transportation tickets across Prague’s trams,” the Convention Bureau explains. “Prague also plans to launch a new city card for tourists, which could be used both as a transportation ticket and as a ticket to selected Prague attractions.
“Prague should also gain a better connectivity to the Prague Airport in the future. The new railway should lead from the city centre right to the airport, with the expected completion of the railway planned for 2025.”