There are a few different cities in Europe you can usually get cheaper airfare to. However, there are three cheapest places overall flying into which will usually give you the best saving on both air tickets and on your stay there.

These cities are Prague, Sarajevo and Budapest.

A hilltop town with red roofs & a custom sign: 'Do you know this cheap place in Europe to fly into?'
A hilltop town with red roofs & a custom sign: 'Do you know this cheap place in Europe to fly into?'

Cheapest place in Europe to fly into: choose from these 3

February 16th, 2024

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is one of the cheapest airport hubs in Europe for connecting flights. Flights into Václav Havel Airport in Prague (PRG) are frequently cheaper than comparable routes into other major European cities.

This is partly due to increased competition among low-cost carriers like Ryanair, easyJet, and Wizz Air, which offer many affordable flight options to and from Prague.

However, if you’re coming from the US, you might be better off flying into London or Zurich or other cheap international hubs first, especially if you’re coming from the West coast of the US.

From there you can take a cheap flight to Prague on Ryanair, easyJet, and Wizz Air. How cheap?

Red roods of an old castle in Prague, the cheap city in Europe to fly into
Red roods of an old castle in Prague, the cheap city in Europe to fly into

Look at the cheapest ticket price (above) I found in mid-February of 2024 for a flight in April of 2024. Below is the screenshot. $56 For the round-trip ticket from London as an example. You have a choice of an early flight or a very convenient early afternoon flight.

Once in Prague, you can take advantage of the city's low cost of living as well.

How much for a hotel in Prague?

How cheap is staying in Prague? A basic hostel dorm bed can be found for $15-20 per night. A basic hotel room should be around $35-45.

Getting around Prague

And if you want to take into consideration the cost of getting around the city itself, public transportation is also rather affordable. A 24-hour transit pass costs approximately $6. This ticket will allow you to explore Prague's historic center and major attractions without relying on expensive taxis.

Meals

How much will you need for the average meals? Basic meals at cafes and restaurants start at around $5-8.

Prague also has many attractions and affordable activities.

Budget Friendly Activities and Attractions

Prague offers a wide variety of free and low-cost activities.

Free activities

Enjoy a walk along the medieval Charles Bridge and admiring the Gothic architecture along the river.

Visit Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock.

Many of Prague's amazing churches like the Church of Our Lady Before Týn are free to enter and you c