3 Days in Prague Travel Cost – Our Budget Breakdown

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Discover what our Prague travel cost us for a 3-day trip to Prague, including flights, accommodation, food, transportation, and excursions.

Prague was my very first European city and it quickly became my favorite. I’ve traveled here a few times now and have loved every moment of it. This post is from our 4 days (3 nights) when we visited during the Christmas season. 

We’ll cover our Prague travel cost, the cost of food in Prague, our Prague travel itinerary, and more!

As a quick note, we are not backpackers; we rarely stay in hostels and are very cautious with street food. We like to save money where possible, but we certainly spend it on what is important to us.

This is not representative of what you will spend in Prague, even for the same period of time or season. This is merely an overview of what we spent and some of our tips and reasons for the amounts. Please use it as a guide to your future trip to Prague!

This post is all about what our Prague travel cost us for two people.

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Best Time to Visit Prague

The best time to visit Prague for cost-effective travel and mild weather is during the spring and fall, specifically April to June and September to October. These periods dodge the summer tourist crowds and inflated prices while offering comfortable sightseeing weather. Winter can be charming with Christmas markets and snowy landscapes, but it’s also colder and can have unpredictable weather.

We visited during December to celebrate the holidays here. However, we could not attend the Christmas markets due to the pandemic. But we still had a lovely time; although it snowed, it was not too cold.

Prague Travel Cost

Flights

Total: $185

I had to double-check to make sure I didn’t miss a zero there. But sure enough, we only paid $30 for our flight from Prague to Paris. We also traveled from Italy to Prague via train for $155.

If you are traveling from the US, you can fly into the Prague International Airport. It’s not the most popular US connector so that prices will vary on the higher end. But once you are in Europe, it’s easy to fly to Prague for very low prices. Just be sure to travel light so you don’t have to pay extra for baggage!

Entry Fees

Total: $0

The Czech Republic is a part of the Schengen Visa program, which allows travelers from certain countries to travel freely within the Schengen Area for up to 90 days without needing a visa. If you are eligible, you won’t need to secure a separate visa for your visit to Prague. However, it’s always important to check the latest visa requirements before your trip, as policies can change.

Accommodations

Total: $250

Average: $83 per night

We booked a cozy apartment for our stay in Prague. We had a great location so that we could walk to the main sights. It included heat, which was needed, and a small balcony overlooking a street, which would be perfect in summer. I loved staying in a creeky, old building in the heart of a bustling European city. You can also book affordable hotels and hostels throughout the city or even luxury resorts.

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Food & Drink

Total: $200

Average: $50 per day

Average: $25 per person per day

We ate well in Prague, and it was extremely affordable. If you want more authentic or affordable food, avoid the main square and walk a few blocks in any direction. We usually do our research ahead of time, find places with good reviews on Google Maps, and agree with all of our picks.

Transportation

Total: $30

There is a great public transportation system throughout Prague. You can easily scan your contactless credit card on any bus or trolley, and you don’t have to worry about ticketing. We did take this a few times and would have had more had we traveled further, but honestly, everything was so walkable, so we were mostly on foot! Most of this expense was our Uber ride to and from the airport, clocking in at around $12 each way.

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activities

Total: $25

There are tons of free things to do in Prague, especially during the warmer months, with many outdoor activities. We saw a lot of the main sights, including the astronomical clock in Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, and Lennon Wall. We also visited the Prague Castle. Skip-the-Line tickets cost us $25, and it was easily half a day exploring the grounds from the St. Vitus Cathedral to the Golden Lane. It was well worth the cost to see the largest castle complex in the world.

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Personal

Total: $25

I secretly hoped this would be higher since we planned to visit all the Christmas markets. However, with them being canceled, we only bought some postcards and an ornament from a random souvenir stall.

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SIM Card

Total: $12

You can land in Prague with data already connected with Airalo’s e-SIMS. Purchase and install ahead of time and top up at any time. You can easily track how much data you’ve used with the app. They have local plans for each country and regional plans if you are going on a larger trip.

Travel Insurance

Total: $20

We never book a trip without having travel insurance. Our go-to travel insurance provider is SafetyWing. They are affordable and flexible for every trip. We personally pay monthly at a rate of $45 per person per month. The rate above is prorated to estimate what it roughly costs us to be covered for both medical incidents and any travel claims (cancellation, lost luggage, etc.).

Are you covered for your next trip? Whether you’re planning a quick weekend getaway or a long-term adventure, SafetyWing has you covered. From medical emergencies to lost luggage, they’ll take care of it all. Plus, they even offer emergency response and natural disaster coverage – pretty cool, huh? 

Total Prague Travel Cost

Total: $580

Average: $195 per day

Average: $98 per person per day

Total with Flights (and Train): $765

In this post, we have outlined our budget breakdown for a three-day trip to Prague for two people. Our total expenditure was $580 over 3 nights and 4 days, which averages $98 per person per day. Despite not being backpackers, we found Prague to offer excellent value – certainly for Europe. Our costs covered everything from flights and accommodation to food, drink, transportation, and excursions.

Our visit to Prague was during December, and despite the pandemic preventing us from attending the Christmas markets, we still had a wonderful time. We found the city charming and affordable, with many free activities and sights to enjoy.

Overall, we believe Prague offers a fairly average value for travelers, particularly those in Europe, due to its affordability, rich history, and rich experiences. You can certainly travel to cheaper places for better value or more expensive places. 

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Our Total:

$580 for 2 people

Daily Total:

$196 per day for 2 people

or $98 per person per day

Value for Money:

This post was all about what our Prague travel cost us for two people.

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We’re Alicia & Nate, a couple that traveled full-time for 3 years straight. We are now living in a cozy little apartment in Albania. We have a passion for exploring new places and trying new foods.

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