czech republic in central europe

The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a landlocked country located in Central Europe. Next to the hilly Czech Republic, you will find Slovakia to its east, Germany to its west, Poland to its north, and Austria to its south. Though not as cheap as it used to be, Czech Republic travel costs make it a good-value-for-money destination. Among the cities preferred by travelers, you will find Prague (the capital), Brno, Olomouc, and Plzen.


brno in the czech republic, central europe

Brno

Brno is a city in the Czech Republic now known for its modernist architecture. Despite that, in Brno you can still let history sink in, as you visit the medieval Spilberk Castle and the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, with baroque altars.

How much does it cost to visit Brno?

A budget traveler should expect to spend Kč 1,017 per day during a visit to Brno. This, unfortunately, doesn’t also cover the accommodation costs. Discover the detailed Brno travel costs in the tables below.


Brno accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personKč 584 – 2,815
Typical double roomKč 1,168 – 5,631

Brno food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantKč 120 – 200
Meal in a mid-range restaurantKč 250 – 400
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)Kč 32 – 45
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)Kč 15 – 30

Brno fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketKč 25
Taxi (price per kilometer)Kč 25 – 30
Gasoline (1 liter)Kč 31.50 – 35

Brno visiting costs – Top attractions in Brno

Cathedral of St. Peter and PaulKč 40
Villa TugendhatKč 350
VIDA! Science CentreKč 230
Spilberk CastleKč 90
10-Z bunker BrnoKč 150

BrnoPas

24h BrnoPasKč 290
48h BrnoPasKč 390

The BrnoPas offers free admission to the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, the Brno villas gardens, the Old Town Hall Tower, the Brno Underground, and the Brno Zoo. It also includes access to public transportation.


olomouc in the czech republic, central europe

Olomouc

Olomouc is a beautiful city located in Moravia, a province in the east of the Czech Republic. Here, you can visit St. Wenceslas Gothic Cathedral and the Romanesque Bishop Palace found on Wenceslas Hill. Architecture lovers can also look for the 6 baroque fountains of Olomouc, too.

How much does it cost to visit Olomouc?

If you’re visiting Olomouc on a budget, you should plan on spending Kč 797 on daily travel expenses. This amount doesn’t include any accommodation costs, though. For more information on Olomouc travel costs, continue reading.


Olomouc accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personKč 1,701
Typical double roomKč 3,402

Olomouc food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantKč 100 – 120
Meal in a mid-range restaurantKč 250 – 300
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)Kč 27 – 35
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Olomouc, however.
Kč 25 – 35

Olomouc fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketKč 14
Taxi (price per kilometer)Kč 18 – 25
Gasoline (1 liter)Kč 30.30 – 33

Olomouc visiting costs – Top attractions in Olomouc

Holy Trinity ColumnFree
Katedrala Sv. VaclavaFree
Olomouc ZooKč 110
Astronomical ClockClosed until April 2020
Olomouc Town Hall Closed until April 2020

Olomouc Region Card

48h Olomouc region CardKč 240
5-day Olomouc region CardKč 480

The Olomouc region Card offers access to around 100 attractions, including castles, museums, and zoos in Olomouc and the Jeseniky Mountains, plus access to free public transport in Olomouc.


plzen in the czech republic, central europe
Great Synagogue by Miaow Miaow CC BY-SA 3.0

Plzen

Plzen or Pilsen is a city located in the west of the Czech Republic. here, beer lovers will enjoy exploring Pilsner Urquell Brewery. Even if you don’t like beer, you can discover the old town center and places like the 16th-century St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral and the 19th-century Great Synagogue.

How much does it cost to visit Plzen?

On a budget visit to Plzen, travelers will spend around Kč 1,239 per day, without accommodation. Detailed Plzen travel costs are available in the tables below.


Plzen accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personKč 857
Typical double roomKč 1,714

Plzen food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantKč 80 – 150
Meal in a mid-range restaurantKč 175 – 325
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)Kč 23 – 40
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)Kč 9 – 28

Plzen fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketKč 18
Taxi (price per kilometer)Kč 15 – 28
Gasoline (1 liter)Kč 28 – 33

Plzen visiting costs – Top attractions in Plzen

Pilsner Urquell BreweryKč 250
Botanical Garden & Zoo PlzenKč 250
St. Bartholomew’s CathedralFree
Plzen Historical UndergroundKč 120
Techmania Science CenterKč 240

prague in the czech republic, central europe

Prague

Called the City of a Hundred Spires, Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. The city will charm you with its Old Town Square and the medieval Astronomical Clock, its baroque buildings full of color and the pedestrian Charles Bridge over the Vltava River. Prague’s nightlife will also sweep you off your feet with wonderful jazz music and delicious absinth.

How much does it cost to visit Prague?

When you visit Prague on a budget, expect to spend around Kč 827 per day. This amount is without including accommodation for the night. Continue reading to discover detailed Prague travel costs.


Prague accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personKč 466 – 3,257
Typical double roomKč 933 – 6,515

Prague food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantKč 125 – 200
Meal in a mid-range restaurantKč 300 – 500
Local beer (0.5 liters, draught)Kč 30 – 45
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)Kč 15 – 35

Prague fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketKč 24
Taxi (price per kilometer)Kč 24 – 28
Gasoline (1 liter)Kč 31.50 – 34

Prague visiting costs – Top attractions in Prague

Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)Free
Prague ZooKč 200
Charles Bridge (Karlův most)Free
St. Vitus CathedralIncluded in Prague Castle ticket
Prague CastleKč 350

Prague Card

2-day Prague Card€ 62
3-day Prague Card€ 72

The Prague Card offers free access to over 60 attractions and includes a free sightseeing bus tour, a free cruise, and many discounts to cover other tours and cruises.


Czech Republic travel costs sources

  • Accommodation costs via Budgetyourtrip.com
  • Food, drinks, and transportation costs via Numbeo.com
  • Tap water safety researched separately via Google answers for each city in Belgium. Tap water seems to be safe to drink all over Belgium, though.
  • Top attractions selected using TripAdvisor. Each attraction name is a link to the official website page of that attraction, if available
  • Ticket costs / free access information via the official websites of the attractions. I mentioned the cost of a regular adult ticket, for permanent exhibitions. Discounts and temporary exhibition prices are available on their official websites.
  • City pass information about prices and what each includes is from the official website for each travel pass. A link is available for each pass in order to easily find more information and/or to purchase a pass.

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