ABOUT AIRPORT: Prague’s Airport, Ruzyne (all international flights arrives here), is located 17km from the city centre. The journey from airport to city centre takes around 20 - 25 minutes, or around 55 minutes by public transport. At arrivals you will find the tourist information desk where you can get any information and help from friendly staff, who all speak English and German. We recommend you take a free city map. There are also other desks in the airport where you can arrange a rental car or book a hotel. Occasionally there are individuals offering accommodation or a ride to the city. Please be very careful when making deals with such people. They are probably doing their business without a licence, although this doesn’t mean that they are not being fair. You can also exchange your money for Czech koruna (at
TRAVELEX, open 24hr) or withdraw money at an ATM. It is best not to exchange money or cash travellers cheques at the airport as the commission is very high, however if you decide to do so here don't be afraid to ask staff to lower the commission for you, more often than not they will agree. If you wish to you can leave your luggage in the airport store, they charge 40 CZK for one piece of luggage for 24 hours. This is ideal if you are just stopping over in Prague and is open 24 hours.
Airport Hotel Prague**** and
Hotel Tranzit**** are near to the South Terminal, and provides the option of accommodation directly at the airport. The airport also has restaurants, VIP lounges, conference and congress rooms, several travel and accommodation agencies and a post office.
Getting to the CITY: You can easily get to city using one of public buses, No.100, No.119, No.254 and No.179. You must buy a ticket before travelling at the arrivals lobby, at ticket machines or at the newsagents. Tickets cost just 12 CZK (35p). If you take the No.119 or No.254 bus (every 15 to 20 minutes, journey takes about 20min) you should get off at the last stop called Dejvicka where you can transfer to the metro (subway) line A. In just a few metro stops and you will be in the city centre. When buying 12 CZK ticket for public transport you will receive a transferable ticket allowing you to travel for a 90 minute period. Note that if you are carrying any large pieces of luggage i.e. a backpack or suitcase you will need to purchase an additional ½ price ticket. You can also take the No.100. bus which will take you from the airport to Zlicin – the underground terminal stop of the yellow line (B) that leads to the town centre (Mustek station). If travelling in the night, catch a night bus No 510 (between midnight and 3.30) from Prague airport to the tram-bound at Divoka Sarka, then go by tram No 51 to Dejvicka metro station or further to the city centre (Namesti Republiky or Wenceslas Square). Alternatively there is a taxi rank and private shuttles which take you directly to the city from Prague airport. Be aware that Prague taxi drivers, though less than before, may try to rip of tourists. Save money and book comfort and reliable private airport taxi transfer
here! We advise you negotiate a price before you get in. You can expect to pay around 700 CZK (£17) from the airport to city centre (up to 950 CZK or £22 if your hotel is a bit far in Prague). If you’re travelling from the airport, taxi prices are regulated by the airport administration and the fare to the city centre should cost about 650 CZK up to 1000 CZK if your Hotel is far from centre (if you find an honest driver). Taxi drivers don’t usually speak great English, but they should be able to understand you. Airport taxies also accept credit cards (there might be a surcharge though).
Cedaz cheap minibus shuttle operates just outside arrivals and you can get ticket from the driver straight to the city for 90 CZK. Vans run from the airport (6 am – 9 pm) to Namesti Republiky every 30 minutes and back between 5.30 am and 9.30 pm. There are also
private airport taxi transfers. They are usually run by travel agents and are supplied as an additional service when booking hotel etc. They usually cost 650CZK for a group of up to four passengers.
As Prague is quickly becoming the top tourist destination in the EU, now serving tens of millions tourists each year, Prague’s airport and inbound flights are increasing all the time. This was also one of reasons why new terminal 2 was opened this year allowing to server additional 4 millions passengers every year. Special assistance for disabled passengers you can order by buying a flight ticket or at check-in desk.
Prague Airport website - or phone (tel. +420-220111111) -