Prague Airport : Airport Transfers To/From Prague Airport to Prague City Centre:
Prague Airport (Letište Praha-Ruzynein Czech) is located about 20km west of Prague city centre. It is the biggest airport in the Czech Republic with up to 12 million passengers passing through the airport each year.
There are two main passenger terminals at the airport:
- Terminal 1 is used for flights outside the Schengen area, including UK and Ireland, and
- Terminal 2 is for flights within the Schengen area.
- There are two other terminals (Terminal 3 and 4) but these are used for private and charter flights and VIP flights.
Flights to Prague
Prague Airport is the hub for Czech Airlines, Smart Wings, Travel Service and Wizz Air. About 52 airlines fly into and out of Prague Airport connecting passengers to about 130 destinations worldwide. With the number of budget airlines with flights to Prague, this airport is seeing increasing passenger traffic.
Prague Airport Transfers
Passengers arriving at Prague Airport have a choice of public transport, private transfers, car rentals or taxis to get to Prague city centre and elsewhere.
The public transportation to and from Prague city centre involves a combination of bus and metro as follows:
By Bus/Metro to the City:
- Take bus number 119 to the Dejvická metro station, and then transfer to the metro green line (Line A) or tram
- Take bus number 100 to Zlicín metro station, and then transfer to metro yellow line (Line B). Yellow Line B will take you to Mustek station in the town centre.
- Take bus number 179 to Nové Butovice station for metro yellow Line B.
When the metro is closed after midnight, the night bus number 510 runs from the airport to 4 transfer points on the tram route.
There are bus stops at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (at T2 the stop is in front of Arrival Hall). Journey time ranges from 24 to 53 minutes, depending on which metro line you are connecting with.
You must buy your ticket before travelling. Tickets can be purchased from the Public Transport counters in the Arrival Halls of T1 and T2 (between 7am – 10pm) or from the ticket vending machines at the bus stops (cash required). For transport fares, see www.dpp.cz/en/fares-in-prague/
The Airport Express provides bus transfers between Terminals 1 and 2. The Airport Express also takes travellers to the Prague Main Railway Station.
Public Shuttle Bus
Cedaz operates a daily public shuttle bus service from Prague Airport to Náměstí Republiky in the centre of Prague. Service frequency is every 30 minutes and they operate from 7:30am to 7:00pm. For fares and timetable see their website www.cedaz.cz.
If you are travelling with large cases, it may be more convenient to arrange a private transfer to take you directly to your Prague hotel. The private transfer gives you the comfort of knowing that after you arrive at Prague Airport, your transport will be there to deliver you and your luggage straight to your accommodation without any hassles. See here for arrival and departure transfers.
Prague Airport Taxi
There is a taxi rank at the Arrival Hall of Terminal 1 and 2. Be sure to use the official taxis as the fares are regulated and based on mileage travelled. Most of the taxi drivers speak very little English so it would be useful to have your hotel or accommodation address written on a piece of paper.
The major car rental firms like Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt are at Prague Airport.
Prague Airport Hotels
If you have an early flight to catch and want to be near the airport, The Courtyard by Marriott is right at the airport. Another conveniently located Prague Airport hotel is the Holiday Inn. Others like the Ramada Airport Hotel are not within walking distance, but they do provide free shuttle service to the airport. See the full list of hotels near Ruzyně Here.
Praha Ruzyne Airport
160 08 Prague, Czech Republic
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