How to Travel to Prague from the US

Village in Czechia

Prague – the City of A Hundred Spires is the jewel of Europe that attracts millions of visitors yearly. Thanks to its mesmerizing castles, beautifully ancient streets and architecture, marvelous food and excellent hospitality, lots of travelers from the US take trips to Prague all year round. According to the US News and World Reports travel ranking, Prague is traveler’s favorite for Christmas and New Year holidays. It’s also the best place to get cheap and luxurious accommodations in Europe.

Traveling to Prague from the US is a connecting flight that takes almost 14 hours. It costs an average of $300 depending on where you’re flying in from the US. You can fly from Boston to London’s Heathrow Airport, and take a connecting flight to Prague for $500. You can take a straight flight from the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Prague for $300 – it’s the cheapest and one of the fastest options. The fastest flight from the US to Prague is a straight flight from Newark Liberty International Airport, and it costs about $350.

Things to Know About Traveling to Prague from the US

Prague Beautiful View
Prague Beautiful View

Whether you’re traveling to Prague for business or leisure, there are some things to keep in mind. Here are 5 important things to know about traveling to Prague from the United States:

Travel Insurance and Prague Travel Restrictions 

If you’re a US citizen or permanent resident, you’re in luck! According to the Czech Ministry of Interior, US citizens and permanent residents don’t need to have travel insurance before traveling to Prague. What’s more is that there are currently no travel restrictions into Prague. What you should keep in mind is that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months before your entry, and valid for at least 3 months before your departure.

Although you don’t need to spend extra on obtaining travel insurance, it’s highly recommended. Possessing travel insurance to Prague would set you up as a priority traveler whose needs will be met first. You’ll be covered in cases of medical emergencies, travel delay or cancellation, property loss, theft or damage, and hijacking. 

Health Insurance While Traveling To Prague

While travel insurance isn’t compulsory for US travelers, you must possess at least basic health insurance when traveling to Prague. This will ensure that you’re covered for medical emergencies, personal accidents, injuries and other pre-existing medical conditions.

Book For Accommodation Early

It’s easy to get carried away with planning your trip to Prague such that you forget to make hotel reservations. To avoid last minute booking hassle that often leads to disappointment, it’s better you book early. Booking early often gives you better accommodation options and prices.


When making accommodation plans, think about accessibility. You won’t like to stay at a remote location in Prague when all the excitement is at the city center. Whether you’re going for a business or leisure trip, you’d find the best accommodations around Prague city center. Old Town and Wenceslas Square offer great accommodation, accessibility and more importantly lots of fun activities. The good news is that no matter where you decide to stay in Prague, there are lots of great places to stay cheaply. 

Enjoy Your Trip in Prague

Prague is a great place to be in. There are lots of things to do, places to see, food to taste, and drinks to sample. But before you settle down to enjoy all that Prague has to offer, ensure that you change your US dollars into Czech’s local currency – koruna. Once that’s covered, you’re free to have fun.

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