Here are several useful advises if you are travelling on a budget.
- Cheap Prague Flights. Any flight booking website will be using a database of the most used and cost effective routes but not necessarily all possible routes or airlines these include sites like cheapflights.co.uk, travelsupermarket.com and skyscanner.net.
- Cheap Prague accommodation. When sharing cheap Prague rooms always ask if the accommodation has a secure storage facility or padlocked box. It may add an additional cost but, it’s worth it. The ultimate in cheap Prague accommodation could be carried with you. Camping sites have sprung up over recent years especially in Troja which is outside the centre but, has an excellent tram link.
- Urban transport. Prague public transport operates the “honor” system. You can ride without a ticket but, if stopped by official ticket inspectors you will be fined and if you can’t pay they will call the police. Prague is fairly small and has fairly cheap travel compared with other cities. You would be wise to include a Prague travel pass cost if you select accommodation outside the centre of town. In Prague, all central ticketing is the same price based on time of day and zones. Outside of Prague it’s best and faster to travel by bus. Students get discounts on some services. Hitch-hiking is allowed but, you cannot flag down vehicles on the motorway or slip road.
- Free admission. Almost all of the Prague galleries allow free entry to view the exhibition. Even private galleries allow lunchtime entry (although evenings may be reserved). The National Museum has free entry on the first Monday of each month. Students generally get 50% discount on entry to any of the National Museum Join a sightseeing tour. Just hang around and listen in. You might even find it interesting. Both the State Opera and the Estates theatre do matinee performances at half the price of the evening show.