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About the Czech Republic



 The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (koruna), abbreviated as Kč, with the international abbreviation CZK. 1 crown consists of 100 hellers (haléř), abbreviated as hal. Heller coins have not been in use as of September 1, 2008, but hellers are still incorporated into merchandise prices. The final price is always rounded off to the nearest crown value.

The approximate value of 100 CZK is 4 EUR/6 USD.
Coins: 1 Kč, 2 Kč, 5 Kč, 10 Kč, 20 Kč, 50 Kč
Banknotes: 100 Kč, 200 Kč, 500 Kč, 1000 Kč, 2000 Kč, 5000 Kč



Electricity used in the Czech Republic is 220 Volts / 50 Hz (type E French 2-pin electrical adapter plug and electrical outlet; identified by two round pins spaced 19mm apart with a hole for the socket's male grounding pin. Type E outlets will also accept Type C plugs and Type E plugs will also work in Type F outlets).

A transformer is necessary for your electrical or electronic equipment if using different voltage (ie. USA, Canada).

Public transport

There are buses and trams is operated by Brno City Public Transport Company.
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  15 min 60 min 90 min 1-day 5-days
Fare  20 CZK 25 CZK 27 CZK   90 CZK 250 CZK 
You can get tickets at vending machines, newsstands, train station, hotels and some shops
You can buy a ticket from driver but you will pay an extra fee.

Taxis are available at the main bus station and in front of Brno Railway station.

When taking a taxi, make sure there is the registration number, company name and the price per kilometre and one-minute-waiting rate displayed on both front doors with the prices set on the meter inside the cab. 

You can also call the following taxi services:
Lido Taxi - 14314 
Impuls taxi - 14014

Service is almost always included in hotel and restaurant bills. A further tip of a few coins is appropriate. Typically, tipping in restaurants would be around 5-10%.