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How to get from Prague airport to the center (from the center to the airport): bus, taxi, car

Vaclav Havel Prague Airport or simply Prague Airport (Letiště Václava Havla Praha) is an international airport in the Czech capital, Prague, which is one of the best in Central and Eastern Europe.

Prague Airport is named after the first president of the modern Czech Republic Vaclav Havel.

Prague Airport is located 16 kilometers from the tourist center of Prague and 18 kilometers from the central station.

The airport regularly sends and receives flights from many cities in Europe, including direct flights connecting Prague with Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Romania, as well as Bulgaria, Russia and intercontinental flights. Flights to Prague →

From Prague airport to the center of Prague (from the center of Prague to the airport)

Prague Airport has developed transport links with the city center, so you can easily get from the airport to the city center or from the center of Prague to the airport.

Taxi

To get from Prague airport to the center of Prague, as well as other cities of the Czech Republic and leave the country, it is more convenient and fastest by taxi.

You can order a taxi / transfer in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign where your first and last name will be written. To order a taxi is enough to inform your flight details!

There are both taxis with a capacity of up to 4 people, and mini buses with a capacity of up to 7 people.

Transfer and transfer + sightseeing tour of Prague

If you have the time or you have a transit flight through Prague, then there is a great opportunity to combine a transfer from the airport with a sightseeing tour of Prague. After the tour, you will be taken back to the airport, if you have a transit flight, or to the hotel.

There are also beer transfers with unlimited beer on the way.

Car

If you plan to travel around the Czech Republic and (or) travel outside the country, then car rental will be an ideal option. You can choose and order a car in advance, at the appointed time your car will be waiting for you near the airport or elsewhere in the city.

Public transport

From public transport: public city buses and express buses.

Public city buses

Buses stop in front of Terminals 1 and 2 (in front of the arrival halls) of the airport.

The buses have the Prague Integrated Transport fare (including time stamps), and there is no need to book a trip in advance. All you have to do is buy a ticket before boarding the bus. There are tickets for 30 minutes, 90 minutes, 24 hours, 72 hours, etc.

To buy tickets, you can use tourist centers, transport company counters in the arrival halls or ticket machines, which are located in the arrival halls of both terminals and directly at the airport stops. In most vending machines, you can also pay with a contactless payment card. Tickets can also be purchased via SMS via mobile phone or via the PID Lítačka mobile app.

Bus No. 119. Direction: Divoká Šárka - Nádraží Veleslavín. Travel time is 15 minutes. At the final stop of Nádraží Veleslavín, you can transfer to the metro line A.

Bus No. 100. Direction: Zličín. Travel time is 18 minutes. At the final stop of Zličín, you can transfer to the metro line B.

Bus No. 191. Direction: Divoká Šárka - Petřiny - Anděl. Travel time is about 50 minutes. At the stop "Petřiny" you can change to the metro line A, and at the stop "Anděl" you can change to the metro line B. The property is located within a 10-minute walk to the center of Prague.

Night bus No. 910, runs from 23:50 to 3:54 hours. Direction: Švandovo divadlo - I.P. Pavlova - Kačerov - Modřany. It takes about 40 minutes to get to Švandovo divadlo.

Night bus No. 907, runs from 01:09 to 04:03 hours. Direction: Hradčanská - Hlavní nádraží - Karlovo náměstí - Anděl. The journey time to Hradčanská is about 30 minutes.

During the movement, all buses make intermediate stops.

We recommend checking the exact schedule, travel time and routes of buses, as well as the cost, places and conditions for purchasing tickets on the official website of the carrier: dpp.cz/jizdni-rady.

Express buses

Airport Express buses of the AE line (Airport Express) provide a direct connection between Prague Airport and the Main Railway Station of Prague (Praha hlavní nádraží), where they stop right in front of the station building.

At the airport, buses stop in front of Terminal 1 (in front of the arrival halls). Arrive at the airport at Terminals 1 and 2.

Buses run at intervals of 20-30 minutes; from the airport to the center from 05:30 to 21:00 hours and in the opposite direction from 5:30 to 22:00 hours.

At the train station (if necessary), you can transfer to the metro line C in Prague or train, and leave Prague.

On express buses, PID fares do not apply; tickets are non-transferable, one-time and valid only on this line. The cost of an adult ticket is 100 CZK, children 6-15 years old and transportation of dogs - 50 CZK, children under 6 years old - free of charge. The ticket price includes baggage transportation.

Tickets can be purchased from the driver (including card payment) or at the information center in the airport arrival halls. On the way to the airport, tickets can be purchased from the driver, at the Dopravní podnik hl information center. the city of Prague or at the Czech Railways counter.

We recommend you to check the exact information about express buses, ticket prices, stops, places of ticket purchase, etc., before traveling on the official website of the carrier: dpp.cz/cestovani/doprava-na-letiste/linka-ae.

If you are going to travel further by train in the Czech Republic, you can purchase a single ticket, which will include travel by express bus to Prague Main Station + then by train to another Czech city. You can also buy round-trip tickets right away.
Website: cd.cz/default.htm.

Regiojet buses

On Regiojet buses that run from Prague (airport and center) in the intercity direction to Karlovy Vary, you can also drive from the airport to the center of Prague or from the center of Prague to the airport.

Website: regiojet.cz.

Prague Airport Terminals

Terminal 1 - serves flights from countries outside the Schengen area

Terminal 2 - serves flights from countries within the Schengen area

Terminal 3 - serves private and charter flights

Terminal 4 - serves passengers of VIP flights and official visits

Prague intercity services

Buses and trains run from Prague to other cities of the Czech Republic, as well as to Germany, Austria, Hungary, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia, Slovenia, etc.

Bus tickets →

Train tickets →

Spend the night in and near Prague airport

4-star Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport, located right at the airport. Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

AeroRooms Hotel, located at the airport and with some rooms in the transit area of Terminal 1. Link to the hotel

4-star Holiday Inn Prague Airport, an IHG Hotel, located 300 meters from the arrival and departure halls of the main terminal of Prague International Airport. The room rate may include: breakfast or breakfast + dinner. Link to the hotel

4-star Ramada Airport Hotel Prague, located on the territory of Terminal 3 at Prague Airport. The hotel offers a free 24-hour shuttle service to Terminals 1 and 2. Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

All accommodation facilities in Prague (hotels, apartments, guest houses, etc.), including near the airport, in the historical center of the city and more remotely from those, can be view and book here

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