Prague, also known as the "City of a Hundred Spires" conquers the hearts of millions of visitors every year and fires up their imagination with its very diverse architecture, in styles from medieval to Art Nouveau. Located in the heart of Europe, the city is well connected to most capital cities, as well as other notable locations. Thanks to the proximity, Prague is better connected by bus to cities in Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia. For example, there are around 50 departures daily on the route from Berlin to Prague, and many of the journeys involving connections have transfers in German cities. Prague's main bus terminal is UAN Florenc, but many bus companies have terminals from the main train station, Praha Hlavní Nádraí.
The main company operating journeys by bus to Prague is FlixBus, which is behind Europe's largest bus network as well. They use various stations in the city as their endpoint, the main ones being the bus terminal UAN Florenc or Prague's main train station Praha Hlavní Nádraí. There are a few secondary stops in Prague, in less central locations, so passengers can choose where it's most convenient for them to get off. This provider offers WiFi access onboard, as well as snacks and toilet facilities. There is no class system, but passengers can choose your seat for an additional fee when passengers make the reservation for your bus to Prague.
Most of the journeys to Prague end at the bus terminal UAN Florenc, which is fairly centrally located, only about a 20-minute walk away from the city center. This coach station is modern and comfortable, allowing the recently arrived passengers to get around easily. It offers ATMs, food and drink options, parking, storage facilities and much more. If you're planning to spend a few days in this magnificent town, there are plenty of hotels and hostels around the station, offering accommodation for any budget.
Prague's main train station Praha Hlavní Nádraí, where FlixBus often stops, is centrally located as well and extensively modernized. This station has all the facilities necessary to properly welcome tourists to Prague, it's friendly to the passengers with limited mobility and the well-trained personnel is quick to assist passengers in English. A subway stop on Line C is conveniently located underneath the train station, so passengers can reach Prague's city center in a manner of minutes.
The company FlixBus issues only e-tickets which are validated either in a printed form or by presenting them with the dedicated FlixBus app. An ID has to be presented as well, be it a passport, driver's license or identification card. With the Omio account, passengers can always store your tickets and have them handy when it comes to embarking on the bus to Prague. It's fast and easy as well, to establish your itinerary with just a few clicks.
Prague is simply fascinating. On one hand, the Czech capital boasts impressive baroque buildings, romantic streets, and churches in the Gothic style. On the other hand, the city showcases more recent Art Nouveau buildings with delicate stained glass and modern jewels, such as Frank Gehry's Dancing House.
Staying true to the city's esthetic, Prague's main train station Praha Hlavní Nádraí, is an architectural masterpiece in itself, having been designed by the renowned Czech architect Josef Fanta in the Art Nouveau style. It is conveniently located in the New Town district or Nové Město, on the eastern bank of the river Vltava, which divides the city in two. This area is one of the five zones considered Prague's city center, so it is easily accessible to the regular tourist preoccupied more with absorbing Prague's beauty than asking for directions.
It is worth considering Praha Hlavní Nádraí as the endpoint of your journey by bus to Prague when booking with Omio. While in Prague, try to avoid taking a taxi, which can come with a hefty price tag especially for tourists, and rely more on the wide and friendly tram network spreading throughout the city. On most routes, trams are also equipped with access ramps to accommodate passengers with limited mobility. Prague has a metro network as well, and the bus terminals where FlixBus stops are in close proximity to the subway stations.