Students have already started purchasing tickets, since new academic year starts in the beginning of September and a lot of them will have to travel from Prague Airport or railway station to their dormitory in Poděbrady. Naturally, there are options of transfer or a taxi service. But we are going to consider the least expensive (though as fast as the mentioned options). We are going to deal with public transport. There are plenty of options, but the most convenient one is, in my opinion, to take a bus from the airport to railway station (a ticket costs 60 CZK), and change to a train to Poděbrady later (86 CZK).

Пражский аэропорт Вацлава Гавла

So, we are at Terminal 1 of Vaclav Havel airport in Prague now (all flights from the countries outside Schengen area get to this terminal). For a start, you should go and find an ATM of a Czech bank in the terminal’s arrival area. I would recommend KB bank for the foreign currency transactions, since you will need to withdraw approximately 10 thousand CZK from your card (Visa/MasterCard). If you’re from a country where euro is not an official currency, I do not recommend you to bring euro banknotes to the Czech Republic. It is much easier to pay a fee for carrying out a transaction once when you withdraw a large amount of money than to dawdle with a currency exchange office with their (most probably) rapacious rates. (more…)