Staying in Prague

We understand travelling for treatment can be a daunting prospect, especially for something as serious as cancer treatment. We take this very seriously ourselves and do everything we can to make our patients feel as comfortable and supported as possible while undergoing proton treatment here.

in Prague

The Proton Therapy Center is an outpatient facility. Usually, patients do not need hospitalization during treatment and can enjoy the beautiful city of Prague. This means that they also need to find accommodation during their stay.

Please navigate through this page on to find all the properties located near our clinic: click here.

If you would like to assist you in contacting any accommodation facility in Prague, please contact your treatment coordinator. Although we do not cooperate with any of these facilities, we are happy to help any way we can.

in Prague

Public transport in Prague is cheap, efficient and highly integrated. Traveling around the city is very simple and it is also possible to reach the Proton Therapy Center via tram (Bulovka stop).

Airport Transfers

It is possible to travel to the city center from the airport by public transportation. The fare is only 32 CZK, as opposed to the cost of a taxy (700 CZK cca). However, it takes some time and requires two forms of transportation. If you have a lot of luggage or prefer a smoother journey, we advise booking an airport transfer. More details to follow.

Public Transport

The ticket can be purchased at the vending machines by the bus platform. The vending machines offer a menu in different languages and take both cash and card payments. You will need a 90 minutes ticket, which costs 32 CZK, and you will be able to use it for the entire journey (all tickets and passes permit unlimited switching between modes of transport for their set period of time). Once you have purchased the ticket, it must be validated at the time of travel: punch your ticket in one of the orange or yellow machines located by the bus stop.
To travel by public transport into the city, there are two main routes. Both take around one hour:

  • Route 1: bus 119 from all terminals at Prague Airport to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (line A), then take the metro to your destination.
  • Route 2: bus 100 from all terminals at Prague Airport to Zlicin metro station (line B), then take the metro to your destination.


If you prefer to opt for a taxi, please know that it is always cheaper and safer to book a taxi online or via phone rather than to hop in one on the street. As in every big city, some people try to take advantage of tourists unaware of how things work. It is also always good to ask for a receipt and make sure that the price indicated is the same as the one paid.

From experience with our patients, we recommend the taxi company Modrý Anděl. It is possible to schedule a ride on-line, via phone, or by downloading their app. You can find all the details on their website.

Getting Around Prague

A ticket for the Prague public transport network permits travel on the Prague metro, trams and buses for a set period of time:

  • 30 minutes of travel
    Adult: 24 CZK
    Senior 70+ years: free (must carry a passport or ID)
    Child 6-14 years: 12 CZK (10+ years must carry a passport or ID)
    Child 0-5 years: free
  • 90 minutes of travel
    Adult: 32 CZK
    Senior 70+ years: free (must carry a passport or ID)
    Child 6-14 years: 16 CZK (10+ years must carry a passport or ID)
    Child 0-5 years: free
  • 1-day pass (24 hours)
    Adult: 110 CZK
    Senior 70+ years: free (must carry a passport or ID)
    Child 6-14 years: 55 CZK (10+ years must carry a passport or ID)
    Child 0-5 years: free
  • 3-day pass (72 hours)
    Adult: 310 CZK
    Senior 70+ years: free (must carry a passport or ID)
    Child 6-14 years: 310 CZK (10+ years must carry a passport or ID)
    Child 0-5 years: free
  • 1-month pass
    Adult: 670 CZK
    Senior 70+ years: free (must carry a passport or ID)
    Child 6-14 years: 670 CZK (10+ years must carry a passport or ID)
    Child 0-5 years: free

Ticket Validation

Tickets must be validated before starting your trip! In trams and buses, the ticket validators are near the doors. In metro stations and in the funicular, the ticket validators are on stands by the entrance to the transport are. In PID train operation, the ticket validators are located by the entrance to the platform or in the platform. Each ticket is valid for as many trips as you want, until the time expires.

You do not need to validate the monthly ticket, should you decide to purchase one.

Ticket Inspection

Ticket inspectors are authorized to check your validated ticket at any time. They must show their inspection badge in order to prove authorization. Traveling without a ticket can result in a fine of 1,500 CZK. If paid on the spot or within 15 days, the fine is reduced to 800 CZK.


For more information, please visit the PID website.


Despite being a member of the European Union, the Czech Republic has not adopted the euro yet. The Czech Republic's currency is the Czech koruna or Czech crown (Kč / CZK). Notes come in denominations of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 CZK. Coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 CZK.

Going from one currency to the other can be quite stressful. Luckily, credit or debit cards are widely accepted forms of payment. There are, however, some instances in which cash is useful – street vendors, outdoor markets, public restrooms, many vending machines and small shops may require it.

Getting a Fair Exchange Rate

  • Never exchange money with people who approach you on the street. They promise inviting conversions but they are most likely tricking you. A trend is to give Belarusian Rubles rather than Czech Crowns or worthless old banknotes.
  • Changing money at the airport is never convenient either.

There are numerous exchange offices in the city. Here are some tips on how to select a trustworthy one:

  • Please be aware that different exchange offices provide sometimes widely varying rates. To make sure the rate you receive is fair, please check the Czech National Bank middle rate, which gives you an approximate idea of what you should expect.
  • Commission fees are not legal on currency exchange transactions, so the frequently advertised "0% commission" is simply the norm. The way some of these places make their money is by offering unfair change rates.
  • Exchange offices are required to post their foreign currency "buy" rates first, their "sell" rates second, with only one rate for each category.
  • To make sure you are getting the rate you expect, ask the clerk to write the amount on a piece of paper before you hand over your money.
  • Always demand a printed receipt, to which you are entitled, count your money at the counter, and save the receipt.
  • If you feel that the rate you have received is not fair, you can revoke the transaction within three hours, provided that the transaction value didn't exceed 1000 (one thousand) Euros. In the case of transactions exceeding the value of 1000 EUR, you are entitled to withdraw from the contract partially, to the amount corresponding to 1000 EUR.


Free Time

The overwhelming majority of patients tolerate proton therapy treatment extremely well, and experience almost no tiredness or loss of vitality during treatment. This means that, during treatment, patients have the energy to enjoy the beautiful city of Prague. Many of our patients go out to restaurants, visit museums, galleries and theatres, and even play sports or go to the gym (except in the event of activity restrictions).

Since proton therapy treatments only take about 30-45 minutes each day, you will have a considerable amount of free time available during your stay in Prague. Alternatively, if you prefer to simply rest and relax at your accommodation, this is of course perfectly fine.