How to travel from El Paso to Prague on the cheap

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Last year, the Czech Republic celebrated its 100th birthday, and Prague — the country's capital city — was named one of 2018's top destinations by The New York Times.

Bisected by the Vltava River, “the City of a Hundred Spires" is known for its Old Town Square, colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and its medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Besides the stunning architecture, there are also enough local libations and delightful dishes to appease any traveler.

Using travel site Skyscanner, we’ve sifted through the cheapest flights between El Paso and Prague in the next few months, including some standout hotel options and favorite local attractions. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Flight deals to Prague

Currently, the cheapest flights between El Paso and Prague are if you leave on Sept. 11 and return from the Czech Republic on Sept. 19. British Airways currently has roundtrip tickets for $696.

There are also deals to be had in June. If you fly out of El Paso on June 19 and return from Prague on June 25, Lufthansa can get you there and back for $1,159 roundtrip.

Top Prague hotels

To plan your accommodations, here are two of Prague’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.

The Sophie's Hostel (Melounova 2)

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First up is the 4.8-star rated The Sophie's Hostel. Rooms are currently set at $16/night.

It is located near the the Czech National Museum, Czech Technical University and Wenceslas Square.

The Louren Hotel (Slezska 55 Slezska 832/55)

A second option is The Louren Hotel. With a four-star rating on Skyscanner, the hotel is one of the most luxurious in the city. Rooms are currently listed for $92/night.

Top picks for dining and drinking

If you're looking for a popular spot to grab a bite, Prague has plenty of excellent eateries to choose from. Here are a few from Skyscanner's listings to help you get started.

Potrefena Husa Hybernska (Dlážděná 1003/7 110 00)

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First things first: where to get a drink. For a popular option, check out Potrefena Husa Hybernska, which has an average of five stars out of seven reviews on Skyscanner.

"This restaurant is great, especially for students and backpackers and budget travelers," wrote visitor Emily. "The restaurant ambiance is cozy, especially in winter. They serve up cheap and hearty traditional Czech food for a very reasonable price!"

SaSaZu (Bubenske Nabrezi 306)

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If you're looking for a local favorite restaurant pick, head to SaSaZu, with 4.9 stars from seven reviews.

"Both club and high-end Asian fusion restaurant, a night at stylish SaSaZu is always an unforgettable experience," wrote reviewer Clare. "Food is inspired by dishes from Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia."

U Medvídků (Na Perštýně, 345/7)

Also worth considering is U Medvídků.

"Great value and authentic," wrote Marie. "I lived in Prague for a year and took family and friends there any time someone was visiting. Both tourists and locals eat at Medviku so you know it's legit, but you also know they'll speak English (and German and French, if I recall correctly)."

Featured local attractions

Prague is also full of sites to visit and explore. Here are some popular attractions to round out your trip, again from Skyscanner's listings.

The Charles Bridge (Karlův most)

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First up is The Charles Bridge.

Joining the Lesser Side with Old Town, the Charles Bridge is famously the best spot for viewing the Prague Castle. Thousands of people traverse this cobbled bridge every year in search of magic, bohemia and possibly the good-luck plaque at the 16th statue.

Old Town Square (Staroměstské nám)

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Then, there's Old Town Square.

Aptly named for its location in the Old Town quarter of Prague, Old Town Square is the oldest and most populated square in this historic city. While there are a number of architectural styles that can be seen throughout the space, the dominating figure is the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, a massive Gothic structure completed in the 15th century. Visitors can also check out the astronomical clock, the Jan Hus Memorial and the baroque St. Nicholas Church.

"This is one of two must-see spots in Prague," wrote visitor Schel. "If you go to Prague and miss the Staroměstské Náměstí then you have failed on your trip to Prague. ... The buildings surrounding this plaza are glorious and will make your visit awe-inspiring."

Prague Castle (Prague 11908)

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Lastly, consider checking out Prague Castle.

The former royal compound is actually a series of castles, with a cathedral and several gardens and plazas at the center. If you visit during the day, make sure to catch the changing of the guard, which occurs every hour (the most spectacular of which takes place at noon). If you visit by night, be sure to appreciate the lighting design and beauty as you make your way up, and the spectacular view of Prague on your way down.

"The Prague Castle is beautiful and historic, yet packed," wrote visitor Emily. "It is a must-see in Prague, but it will be so busy no matter what."

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