Airfare to Prague, Czech Republic
Not every European capital can claim that the center of their city is listed as a World Heritage Site! However, Prague – the Paris of Eastern Europe – and her famous old town sqaure draw millions of visitors each year. Other attractions to the city include the Astronomical Clock, the Charles Bridge, the St. Vitus Cathedral and the Prague Castle.
Airfare to Prague will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers who want to stretch their vacation to the max, so make sure to avoid those dates.
Alternative cities to fly into
Also consider flights into Vienna(Austria) or Munich (Germany). To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. EasyJet, Ryanair, SmartWings and many others fly to Prague. But if you are on a tight budget, consider the bus or train even though it will take longer to get to your destination.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London (England); Frankfurt (Germany); or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
More tips to save money on flights to Prague
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. CSA Czech Airlines is the national airline. However, Air France, British Airways, Alitalia and other airlines also stop in Prague. Also, the low-cost carrier WizzAir has a hub here.
The most expensive air tickets to Prague are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season or during the Christmas Markets. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, mid-January to March
- Consider flying into Vienna, Austria or Munich, Germany and traveling overland to Prague via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline as they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Prague, check out BootsnAll’s Prague Travel Guide.