Prague in one day: the best route


This guide to see in Prague in one day It will help you prepare a walking route through the most essential places of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Starting with the alleys that surround the Old Town Square, the heart of the medieval old town, strolling through this city you will fall in love at every moment with magical corners and get lost in other charming neighborhoods such as Mala Strana and the Jewish Quarter.
The fame of its beauty is such that it has become one of the most visited cities in the world, with the only drawback of the massification in the most famous points of the city such as the Castle, the Charles Bridge and the City Square Old woman.
To have the best experience and the best memory of Prague we recommend you avoid the summer and if you can not, arrive early in the morning to all the most popular sites.

Based on this guide from Prague in 4 days that we wrote after making a trip to the Czech Republic by car, we have made an itinerary to know the best of Prague in one day.

How to get from Prague airport to downtown or to your hotel

Prague International Airport, located about 20 kilometers from the center, has these means of transport to make the transfer to the city or your hotel:

  • Bus: The Airport Express connects the two terminals with the central train station Hlavní nádrazí, located near Wenceslas Square, in 35 minutes for just over 2 euros. There are other lines such as the 119 that connects with the Nádrazí Veleslavín metro station (line A) in about 15 minutes, the 100 that communicates with the Zlicín station subway (line B) and the 510 that performs the night service leaving you at A stop near Wenceslas Square.
  • Cab: It is an expensive service (about 30 euros) and a bit problematic for fake taxis and possible premiums.
  • Direct transfer to the hotel: This is the most comfortable way to get from the airport to the hotel, in addition to having a more adjusted price than the taxi. When booking this transfer here a driver will be waiting for you at the exit of the terminal raising a sign with your name and will take you directly to the door of your accommodation, in half an hour.

You can find more information about the transfer in this post on how to get from Prague airport to the center

Where to sleep

A good area to stay in the Prague in one day and with good communication with the airport, it is around Wenceslas Square. We stayed at the Archibald City, located a few meters from this square and 15 minutes walk from the Old Town Square in Prague.
In addition to its magnificent location, this hotel has a 24-hour reception, parking, breakfast buffet and one of the best quality / price ratios in the city.

Practical advice for Prague

Other recommendations and tips you can follow to have a good stay in this impressive city are:

  • Complete this list of the essential places to visit in Prague and this one of the best things to do in Prague.
  • Check if it is profitable to buy the Prague Card, which includes more than 50 tourist attractions such as Prague Castle, synagogues, a river cruise and the Petrín Viewpoint.
  • Try the Goulash, a dish of beef stewed with spices, accompanied by a jug of Czech beer.
  • To learn more about the history of the city and not miss any important place, it is advisable to book this complete city tour or this free tour of Prague Free!, Both with a guide in Spanish.
  • If you have a tight budget and want to stay in the historic center, book the hotels at the most months in advance.
  • If you do not want to pay commissions and always have the current exchange, we recommend using the N26 card to pay in business and the BNEXT card to get Czech crowns from ATMs. You can find more information on this topic in the post The best cards to travel without commissions.

For more recommendations you can consult this post of tips to travel to Prague essential.

What to see in Prague in one day

The route of what to see in Prague in one day, it starts early in the morning arriving at the Old Town Square, one of the most beautiful in the world. Its great jewel is the impressive Astronomical Clock of the fifteenth century, in which every hour you can see the twelve figures of the apostles parade, being also one of the most visited points of the city and in which you take a photo just in front of the clock background is almost impossible, if you do not reach dawn.
This famous clock is located at the base of the tower of the Old Town Hall, which has magnificent views of the historic center from the top. You can book the ticket here in advance.
If you have more time we recommend you also enter the Church of Our Lady of Týn in Gothic style and with two impressive towers over 80 meters high.

Prague route map in one day