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Prague, Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

How much does it cost to travel to Prague?

You should plan to spend around $111 (Kč2,589) per day on your vacation in Prague. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $26 (Kč610) on meals
  • $8.21 (Kč192) on local transportation
  • $136 (Kč3,176) on hotels

A one week trip to Prague for two people costs, on average, $1,548 (Kč36,242). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $111
    2,589
  • One Week Per person
    $774
    18,121
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,548
    36,242
  • One Month Per person
    $3,318
    77,662
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,548
    36,242
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $3,097
    72,485
  • One Month For a couple
    $6,636
    155,324
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Prague cost?

A one week trip to Prague usually costs around $774 (Kč18,121) for one person and $1,548 (Kč36,242) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Prague on average costs around $1,548 (Kč36,242) for one person and $3,097 (Kč72,485) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Prague will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Prague on average costs around $3,318 (Kč77,662) for one person and $6,636 (Kč155,324) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Prague has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Prague expensive to visit?

Prices in Prague are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Prague is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Izmir or Cork.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Prague Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Prague?

The average Prague trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Prague travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 3,176 ($136)
Local Transportation 1 192 ($8)
Food 2 610 ($26)
Entertainment 1 381 ($16)
Tips and Handouts 1 24 - 72 ($1 - 3)
Alcohol 2 131 - 392 ($6 - 17)
Accommodation Budget in Prague
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Prague is $68 (Kč1,588). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Prague is $136 (Kč3,176). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $68
    1,588
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $136
    3,176

Hotel Prices in Prague

Looking for a hotel in Prague? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Prague based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $63. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Prague
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Prague is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $8.21 (Kč192) per person, per day, on local transportation in Prague.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $8.21
    192

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Food Budget in Prague
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Prague can vary, the average cost of food in Prague is $26 (Kč610) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Prague should cost around $10 (Kč244) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Prague is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $26
    610

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What did other people spend on Food in Prague?

Typical prices for Food in Prague are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Prague, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Fruit
    100
  • Lunch for One
    300
  • Bananas
    14
  • Cookies
    7.90


Entertainment Budget in Prague
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Prague typically cost an average of $16 (Kč381) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $16
    381

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Prague?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Prague are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Prague, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Opera Tickets
    100
  • Two Tickets for Charles Bridge Tower
    140
  • Image Theatre for Two
    960


Tips and Handouts Budget in Prague
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Prague is $2.06 (Kč48) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Prague is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $2.06
    48


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Prague
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Prague is $40 (Kč925), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $40
    925


Alcohol Budget in Prague
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $11 (Kč261) on alcoholic beverages in Prague per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $11
    261

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What did other people spend on Alcohol in Prague?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Prague are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Prague, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • A Bottle of Wine
    159


Water Budget in Prague
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $4.19 (Kč98) on bottled water in Prague per day. The public water in Prague is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $4.19
    98


Last Updated: Apr 3, 2023
Prague On a Budget
Prague Prague's Castle
Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is also the largest city in the country and one of the largest cities in Central Europe. Prague has long enticed travelers for its beautiful architecture, impressive bridges, detailed cathedrals, and fascinating history. Prague is unique in that is remained almost completely undamaged during World War II. The medieval city center still feels like you've stepped back in time. Despite this historic atmosphere, there is still a lot of vibrant energy and you'll find many different live music venues, art galleries, modern restaurants, and unique festivals throughout the year.

Prague is also a top tourist destination in Europe. Although prices used to be quite low, Prague is no longer a budget travel destination. Prices are comparable to most other cities in Europe. That being said, there are countless free activities you can take advantage off, and budget accommodation is still available, so it is possible to save money during your time here.

Prague's climate is considered temperate year around. It does snow during the winter, giving the city a magical glow, but the snow usually melts quickly. Spring is a good time to visit because the weather is mild, the flowers begin to bloom, and the crowds are still not at their peak. Tourism is at its peak during the summer months and the crowds can be somewhat overwhelming. Rain is more common during this time and prices increase during the summer months. Fall is cool in temperature, but beautiful. Bring warm clothes and you'll enjoy a less crowded city and shoulder season prices.
Sights
Prague has countless impressive sights spread throughout the city center. The Prague Castle is probably the most famed and photographed sight in the city. This is the biggest ancient castle in the world and it sits dramatically above the city with breathtaking views.

Charles Bridge connects the Old Town with Lesser Town. This bridge dates back to the 14th century and is a beautiful structure. It is often lined with musicians, artists, and vendors selling their goods.

Other popular sights throughout the city include the Infant of Prague, Loreta, Strahov Monastery, Vysehrad, and Prague Dancing House.
Neighborhoods
Prague has several different naming schemes for its neighborhoods. This can be confusing, as names often overlap or refer to completely different sections. The system described below is the "old" system, which divides the city into ten districts, labeled 1 through 10.

Praha (Prague) 1 is the historical part of the city. This is the original "Town of Prague" and is likely where you will spend most of your time as a tourist. There are also some important historical sights found in Praha 2. Praha 1 can be divided into smaller districts. These include the Castle area, which is the highest point on the left bank, and visible in many photographs of the city. This is mostly contained in Praha 1, but it does stretch into Praha 6.

Around the Castle is the Lesser Town, which is where many government buildings are located. Old Town is the oldest part of the city along the right bank. New Town is adjacent to Old Town and was established during the 14th century. Jewish Town is within Old Town and is the old Jewish ghetto. Vysehrad is where you will find the old Vysehrad castle.

Activities
There are many different ways to explore Prague. There are a variety of organized walking or biking tours. These offer guided trips around some of the city's most interesting highlights. Other activities within Prague include live music venues, opera, theaters, river cruises and more. Festivals are also popular throughout the year. Prague Spring is the most famous classical music festival in the country and Prague Folklore Days is the biggest folk dance festival in Central Europe. If you're looking for more ideas, check out this guide for what to do in Prague in 2 days.
Food and Dining
Traditional food in Prague is delicious but very filling. The dumplings are quite dense and hearty, so come with a good appetite. Lunch is usually the largest meal of the day, and this is when most restaurants become crowded. Both lunch and dinner may require reservations at the more popular restaurants.

If you're on a tight budget, there are plenty of fast food and street food options available in the squares around Old Town and New Town. They often have Czech style hot dogs and mulled wine. There are also some western style fast food restaurants around.

Tipping is generally around 10%. Some touristy restaurants have a "cover charge". This should be indicated on the menu. They will likely charge for all items brought to the table as well. Everything from ketchup to bread may be considered an add-on. Ask about all itemized prices before you pay the bill to ensure that the pricing is fair.

Transportation
Public transportation is very convenient throughout the central part of Prague. The historic center is very compact and walkable. This is your best option if you're staying in the city center. Do note that the streets are generally cobblestoned and uneven, which can make them difficult for the elderly or disabled.

There is also an excellent tram and metro system in Prague. The metro has three lines and the tram has many lines. There's also a regional train within Prague if you're traveling for significantly greater distances.

The bus system it good, but if you're staying outside of the historic center, do note that buses cannot enter that area. Instead, you must transfer to either the metro or the tram.
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We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.