There are direct flights from more than a dozen UK airports, and from New York JFK, to Prague’s Ruzyně Airport (t220 113 314, wwww.prg.aero/cs), 10km northwest of the city. Several international routes (including one from London Stansted by Ryanair) serve Brno, and there are a couple of flights a week to and from Karlovy Vary (wwww.airport-k-vary.cz).

Prague is served by direct train services from numerous major European cities, including Bratislava, Berlin, Vienna and Budapest.

Eurolines (wwww.eurolines.com) runs good international bus services to the Czech Republic, as does Student Agency (wwww.studentagencybus.com), which also runs between Prague and other Czech cities. Tourbus (wwww.tourbus.cz) goes to Prague, Brno, Olomouc and other major cities.

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