Flights to Prague: Flights from UK to Czech Republic
Flights to Prague from which airports in the UK?
Since the Iron Curtain was torn down, Prague has emerged as a favourite short-haul holiday destination among British travellers.
This popularity has been boosted by the wealth of available cheap flights to the historic Czech capital from all corners of the UK.
Passengers flying out of London can choose between services from the capital's Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports, while those living in other parts of the south of England and the Midlands can also choose from services from Bristol, Birmingham and East Midlands.
In addition, direct links from the north are available from Leeds-Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle airports.
Direct cheap flights to Prague also leave from Edinburgh Airport on a regular basis.
Airlines flying from the UK to Prague
The Czech and UK capitals are linked by regular flights operated by the two countries' national carriers.
British Airways operates services from London Heathrow to Prague, while Czech Airlines flies out of both London and Manchester.
These services are complemented by dozens of routes offered by several low-cost airlines.
Presently, easyJet offers travellers the greatest choice, while Ryanair and bmibaby also offer several flights a day to the city, as does fellow budget carrier Jet2.com.
Where is Prague in the Czech Republic?
The Czech capital, Prague is situated on the River Yalta in the region of Bohemia, right in the heart of the country.
With a population of nearly two million people, Prague is not merely a Medieval wonderland for tourists but is also a vibrant and cosmopolitan modern European capital.
Any stop overs?
Flights from the UK to Prague take just a couple of hours and, therefore, no stop overs are needed or offered by any airlines.
Many travellers opt to use Prague as a base to explore central Europe, with the Slovakian capital of Bratislava and Budapest in Hungary just a river cruise away.
Things to see and do in Prague
Though the site of many battles over the centuries, the Czech capital managed to emerge from the Second World War relatively unscathed and therefore offers one of the finest preserved historic centres in all of Europe.
Within the World Heritage-listed old town, highlights include the Town Square - where the famous Astronomical Clock reminds tourists and locals alike that they are an hour nearer to death – the picturesque Charles Bridge and the imposing castle.
The winding streets around Wenceslas Square are home to numerous hotels and bars, while those tourists looking for more than the fine shopping on offer in the Andel neighbourhood may want to visit the old Jewish Quarter, including its hauntingly beautiful cemetery.