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
Night trams and buses to get new numbers by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
Integration of regional routes and new technology are causing the changes
Trams may come to main train station by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
Several plans look at ways to improve getting out of Hlavní nádraží
Parking zones to expand this year by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
While zones have helped parking in some areas, others are now more congested
Metro service to see some improvements by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
There will be shorter waits at some times, but there is a lack of vehicles
Tunnel closures planned for Ring Road by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
Two tunnels will be closed on separate weekends for technical workplace
Prague 7 reduces speed limit by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
A large part of the district will see cars going slower for safety
Prague plans more bus lanes by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Praha.eu)
New lanes should make buses faster in congested areas
New rules apply for suburban train travel by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: České dráhy FB)
The way prices will be calculated on some lines has changed
Historic trams to run on 23 line by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: prazsketramvaje.cz)
The famous T3 model from the 1960s will go to Prague Castle
Metro could go to Jesenice by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: novemetro.cz)
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