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5 best day trips from Prague

Day trip to Kutná Hora

1. Day trip to Kutná Hora

Take a trip from Prague to Kutná Hora get to know one of the most fascinating towns in the Czech Republic. Kutná Hora was an economic powerhouse in the Middle Ages due to its local silver mines. Today, the town is rich in history and culture. The most popular sights in town are the incredible Gothic Church of St. Barbara, the Cathedral of Our Lady, and the delightfully creepy bone-lined chapel of Sedlec Ossuary. The town’s Silver Museum is also a great place to visit and learn about the town’s glittering history.

How far is Kutná Hora from Prague

The 78-kilometer (48 miles) journey south from Prague to Kutná Hora takes around 90 minutes by car or bus. By train, the trip is a bit quicker, taking about an hour.

Day trip to Český Krumlov

2. Day trip to Český Krumlov

Once you set your eyes on Český Krumlov, you’ll see why this picturesque town on the Vltava River is one of the most popular day trips from Prague. The best-known landmark in town is the grand cliffside Český Krumlov Castle, the second largest in the country. Take in the views of the town’s red-tiled roofs from the castle’s gardens or tower, and tour its ornate Baroque theater. Apart from the castle, other points of interest include the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Minorite Monastery. During the summer, you’ll catch people floating down the city’s river.

How far is Český Krumlov from Prague?

You’ll want to plan ahead to travel the 171 kilometers (106 miles) south to Český Krumlov. On the train or the bus, the trip takes around three hours, while a private vehicle can reach the town in just two and a half hours.

Day trip to Karlovy Vary

3. Day trip to Karlovy Vary

For some rest and relaxation, escape the crowds of Prague with an excursion to the glamorous Karlovy Vary. With more than 300 natural hot springs, over the centuries Karlovy Vary has grown into the Czech Republic’s premier spa town. Get to the source of all that hot water at the Vridlo geyser, which shoots water up to 12 meters (39 feet) high. The city is also well known for its Moser glass, whose factory is a can’t-miss destination. Finally, don’t forget to take in the full splendor of the town with a panoramic view from the Diana Observation Tower.

How far is Karlovy Vary from Prague?

Located about 130 kilometers (80 miles) west of Prague, heading to Karlovy Vary by car can take as little as 90 minutes. By bus, expect it to be closer to two hours, while the train takes even longer at three hours.

4. Day trip to Telč

Take a day to visit the little town of Telč — a popular Moravian getaway. The main attraction here is the architecture of the UNESCO-protected main square, lined with colorful facades and pleasant gabled rooftops. Telč Chateau is also a must-see sight, with its intricate frescoes and porticoed courtyard. Finally, stop by the Technical Museum to check out the vintage machines, ranging from telephones to antique vehicles.

How far is Telč from Prague?

The 158-kilometer (98 miles) journey to Telč is just as beautiful as the destination. Drive time by car averages about two hours, while the bus takes two and a half to three hours. With a travel time of up to four and a half hours, taking the train may not be an efficient option.

Day trip to Brno

5. Day trip to Brno

As the second-largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno offers many things to do and see on a day trip. The charming city has far fewer tourists than Prague, making it a great place to explore without the crowds. Travelers should check out the massive collection at the Moravian Museum, the hilltop Spilberk Castle which now contains the Brno City Museum, and the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul.

How far is Brno from Prague?

By car, the 205 kilometers (127 miles) to Brno take just about two hours to cover. Public transportation is only a little bit slower, taking around two and a half hours by bus or by train.

Prague day trip FAQ

What transportation options are best for my day trip?

If you’re trying to figure out how to get to your destination, it can be a bit difficult to decide what is the best method of transportation.
  • • Prague day trips by train

    The Czech train schedules can sometimes be hard to decipher. Getting between main cities and places close to Prague are the best times to take the train. Often, taking the train longer distances in the Czech Republic can involve one or more transfers and many stops, so it is not always the most efficient option.

  • • Prague day trips by bus

    There are many buses that depart from Prague for most common day trip destinations. These buses are frequently the best option for getting from place to place, being both the most affordable as well as the most convenient.

  • • Prague day trips by car

    Taking your trip by car is one of the best choices for flexibility and efficiency. With your own vehicle, you can reach destinations around the Czech Republic that have little or no public transportation, as well as make spontaneous stops throughout your adventure.


Should I take a guided tour for my day trip?

A guided tour is one of your best options for a day trip from Prague. Taking a tour provides you with tons of history and information, making your time in each place you visit more meaningful. Other convenient perks of most guided tours include saving you the work of arranging transportation and entry to attractions.


What should I pack for my day trip?

What to bring really depends on what you do and where you go from Prague. Plenty of guided tours will already equip you with everything you need for the day. Warm clothes and rain gear are recommended if traveling during the winter months.


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What people are saying about Prague

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4,030 reviews

I decided this would be the first activity that I would take part in whilst in Prague and I am SO GLAD I did. I arrived at the meeting point and was welcomed warmly by my tour guide Sebastian. Sebastian did an excellent job of explaining what the tour would include and after a test drive we set off. The trikes were so fun and easy to drive. As I was the only one on the tour this really made it personal and Sebastian asked if there was anywhere in particular I would like to see. Ahe was the professional I asked to be taken to the best places to see and he duly delivered. over the two hours we stopped at some of the most beautiful landmarks in Prague. Sebastian's knowledge of the city and its history along with the articulate way he desbriced everything he told me was fantastic. His english was perfect. I cannot wait to come back to Prague. I will definitely do this tour again and will specifically ask for Sebastian. Look forward to seeing you again my friend!

Everything was just lovely. Very kind and professional tour guides. They really made sure that we had a great and comfortable journey, and we did! I definitely recommend this operator. The place is absolutely breathtaking and definitely worth a visit.

This was so fun to do and great way to see the main sights of Prague and orientate ourselves on our first day. Our tour guide Prince was great and I would highly recommend doing this tour but wear gloves as it does get chilly!

A spectacular trip to see a positively awe-inspiring work of funerary art. The absolute beauty of the works combined with the psychic weight of how they were created is a combination that must be experienced in person.

It was a wonderful experience. Totally recommend it