SWC | Transport

Transportation in the Czech Republic

To search travel options for various types of public transportation in the Czech Republic, you may use the IDOS website.

Road network

The network of roads is the most popular type of transportation in the Czech Republic. Its development depends mainly on the construction of motorways. The core road of the system should be the D1 motorway. When finished, it should connect Prague, Brno, Ostrava, and the Czech-Poland border.

The maximum speed limit on motorways is 130 km/hour, and a motorway fee applies to the use of motorways. If you would like to travel by motorway in the Czech Republic, you must purchase an electronic vignette - Electronic Vignette - eDalnice


The Czech Republic has one of the densest railway networks in Europe. In addition, thanks to its location in the middle of Europe, it is a crossroads through which many international connections pass (EuroCity, InterCity, SuperCity).

The main railway junction is the Main Station in Prague.

Bus services

The bus system in the Czech Republic is the most important type of public transportation in terms of the scope of the network. Regular public bus transportation complements the railway network, connects to it, and covers most municipalities. All large towns and many smaller towns have their own network or an urban bus service. In the largest cities, bus lines have a complementary role to the main urban rail transport system. In long-distance and international transportation, buses are an important and relatively successful competitor to the railways.

Air travel

The Czech Republic’s largest airport – Václav Havel Airport – is located in Prague-Ruzyne. Due to the small size of the country, it is used mainly for international air travel. Terminal North 2 is used for flights to Schengen countries, and Terminal North 1 is used for flights to other countries. You can find more information on Václav Havel Airport here.

International air travel is also possible at the following airports: Brno AirportOstrava AirportKarlovy Vary Airport, and Pardubice Airport.

Hradec Králové

Public transport system in Hradec Králové

In Hradec Králové, you may use the network of buses and trolley buses, which covers the entire city. Individual tickets cost CZK 20. You may also arrange for an electronic city card and record transport tickets on it.

To find more information about the public transport system in Hradec Králové and to search for transport connections, visit the web page of Public Transport Company of Hradec Králové Inc.

Bicycle sharing

Similar to other European cities, a system of public bicycle sharing operates in Hradec Králové as well. You can find more information Hradec Králové – nextbike Czech Republic.

Parking zones

Parking is paid for in the centre of Hradec Králové. A map with the marked parking areas can be found here

If you plan to park in these zones on a regular basis, you can apply for a parking card. You can find more information here

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