Going to Prague by bus is a mode of transport which is less and less used, namely to the development of low cost airlines that currently offer very good connections from Prague (see our post on flights to Prague).
There are probably several coach companies going to Prague, but the most reliable (and comfortable) is certainly Eurolines.
You can have a look at their website on http://www.eurolines.com/
Still, don’t forget that if you book in advance, or are simply going to buy a return ticket, you’d rather check low cost airlines first, as they will probably offer similar prices!
In fact, using a company such as Eurolines may be convenient if you’re planning on going on a backpacking trip. Then you’re going to use regularly bus connections, without having time constraints. Thus you should book a limited period of time ticket that you can use several times without having to pay more (fixed feed), and can simply hop on and hop off the bus in any destination you feel like visiting.
Getting around Prague is very easy thanks to Prague’s excellent transport system. There are many trams, bus and metros that take you all around the city.
Prague public transport, an easy way to get around the city
The network is very dense, and it’s very quick to get from one point to another. When you’re in Prague for a few days, it’s always nice to catch the tram. First they’ve been in Prague for long and it’s a great way to get around the city and enjoy sightseeing.
You can already use the public transport network when you arrive at the airport. It’ll take you all the way to the centre in a bit more than 30 minutes. First you catch the 119 bus that takes you to Dejvicka metro & tram stop. And from there you pick the tram or metro that will take you to your accommodation. It is convenient and easy to get around.
To have a look at schedules, tickets prices, have a look at DPP, the official website of Prague’s public transports >> http://www.dpp.cz/en/
As in any city, the best way to enjoy the city centre is simply walking around. In fact the city centre is not that big and you can enjoy long walks from Prague castle to the old town square, passing by Mala Strana and Charles Bridge. It is a very enjoyable walk and you won’t get lost… you just have to follow the flow of people!
Still if you’re short on time, or don’t feel like walking too much, Prague public transports are very good and quite cheap, and taxis are not expensive either. Should you get a taxi for a short inner city ride, you’ll probably end up paying something around 5 euros.
To get more details on public transports and taxis in Prague, have a look at the posts in the dedicated sections.