I will be visiting the Pilsen / Plzen region soon, and of course this little vacation cannot go without a one-day trip to beautiful Prague!! Or maybe two one-day trips, we'll see. ;-)
My question: considering that we will be staying near Rokycany (which is just east of Pilsen); what would be the best way to travel to Prague? We could take the three cars (there's 10 people) and drop them off at a P+R facility, but I have already seen at the DPP website ( http://www.dpp.cz/en/parking/ ) that the Zlicin P+R is often full. The next best P+R location I could come up with is Chodov, but driving there might turn out to be a pain in the behind since we will be entering Prague from the west (the D5). Does anyone have any better ideas? Driving and parking in the city center would be no problem (unless if it would cost hundreds and hundreds of CZK per day or something) if that would be the smart option.
Traveling by train from Rokycany is of course also a possibility. However, I don't really like the fact that the penultimate train already leaves at 21:10, and the last one at 23:40. This is not very flexible, and with our group of people, flexibility is a huge plus. ;-)
Oh, and about the P+R tickets: I tried to understand how it works, but that didn't really turn out great. ;-) Do you have to pay the 20 CZK before you enter the subway, or after you get back?
Thanks in advance!!
(And no, I don't wanna know about any great pubs; I'm the designated driver! ;-))