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.
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 Booking.com 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.
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).
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.
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:
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.
A ticket for the Prague public transport network permits travel on the Prague metro, trams and buses for a set period of time:
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 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.
There are numerous exchange offices in the city. Here are some tips on how to select a trustworthy one:
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.