Traveling Outside the DPP
Public transportation, quicker and more comfortable ...
Czech public transportation ranks high in terms of price, timeliness and accessibility. However it may not be the best way to explore the Czech Republic. If you are planning a trip to romantic Cesky Krumlov, an exciting microbrewery or a famous Czech landmark, check out the following companies that may offer a quicker and more comfortable journey.
Student Agency: What started as company organizing au pair programs in Europe and the US in 1993 has since evolved into one of the most popular travel agencies in the Czech Republic. Offering cheap flights as well as train and bus tickets, Student Agency is a great way to travel around Europe as well as within the Czech Republic. With a multilingual website in Czech, Slovak, English, German and Hungarian, the company's yellow buses have become a symbol of comfortable travel and good service. www.studentagency.eu
Leo Express: A young company boasting a new concept of travel on board of their modern trains made by Stadler, a Swiss company. Leo Express can take you to 30 destinations in Central Europe in fully air conditioned trains that offer comfortable seating and a wide selection of drinks, meals and snacks. Accompanying their trains, Leo Express buses can take you past the train tracks to your destination. Their website is available in Czech, English, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian. www.le.cz
Flixbus: With a 97% customer satisfaction, Flixbus offers free re-booking, Wi-Fi on board as well as three pieces of baggage. The combination of cheap tickets and great service, Flixbus has their website available in 15 languages and offer transportation between countries and cities throughout Europe. Safety and sustainability are on the company's top priorities together with customer satisfaction and fair prices. www.flixbus.com
Pendolino: Part of the Czech national railway system, Pendolino's are from an Italian family of tilting trains popular in several European countries as well as Russia and China. The high-speed trains provide on board entertainment and information portal. The trains are comfortale and air-conditioned and consists of 5 second class carriages, one first class carriage and a bistro carriage. With a website offered in Czech, English and German, the Pendolino train is a great way to travel within the Czech Republic as well as abroad. www.cd.cz/pendolino
Bohemian Lines: A company offering cheap tickets for routes between Brno and Prague on buses that go from Brno all the way to Stockholm through Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen, Malmö, Gothenburg, Jönköping and Linköping. Bohemian Lines offers one of the cheapest ways to travel to Scandinavia, including a direct bus to Sweden. The website, offered in Swedish, German, Slovak, English and Czech. www.bohemianlines.cz
Eurolines: Founded in 2003, Eurolines offers connections between more than 500 European cities. Connecting more than 30 European companies who cooperate on operating the widest bus network in Europe, Eurolines is a popular and cheap way of traveling around Europe as well as within the Czech Republic. With a website in English, Czech, German and Russian, Eurolines boasts modern and safe buses with comfortable seating, air conditioning and a toilet. www.elines.cz
Tourbus: Offering a wide selection of connections within the Czech Republic as well as abroad, Tourbus cheap tickets and a reliable alternative way to regular public transportation to explore the country. While their website is only in Czech, it is possible to translate it using the Google page translate tool. Very often, Tourbus will advertise special discounts for specific local and international routes. www.tourbus.cz
More parking zones planned by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The areas where people can park for free continue to shrink
Airport train project is finally starting by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The long-delayed train to the plane is closer to reality
DPP is changing how transit fines are handled by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The public transit company wants to become a role model for enforcement
Tourist numbers rose in 2016 by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
Prague and the country both saw increases in visitors
Cable car to Prague zoo being studied by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
Several options to link Podbaba and Troja are on the table
Metro D construction may start in 2019 by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Metroprojekt)
New dates are announced for the fourth subway line
Lítačka can be anonymous by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
People will be able to get the public transportation card without giving personal details
Phone service will finally come to the metro by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
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Czech airspace saw record traffic by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The number of plane movements grew almost 7 percentage
Prague wants to reduce cars in Malá Strana by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: IPR Praha)
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