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A number of options allow you to connect Prague's Airport with the city of Prague. Private rides starting at $21, Express Buses from $2.65, local buses and metro from $1.40, and carsharing starting at $13.
Václav Havel Airport Prague IATA Code: PRG
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Getting to Václav Havel Airport Prague
Metered taxis operate to Prague Airport. Two companies have the concession of the airport's taxi ranks, they are and . The former counts with an on-demand App which allows you to request a taxi when you need it.
The connection between Prague City Centre and Václav Havel Airport Prague is provided by public transport bus lines which operate at regular few-minute intervals. To ensure the quickest arrival to the airport, passengers are recommended to take (Nádraží Veleslavín – Terminal 1/Terminal 2) connecting to Metro Line A, or (Zličín – Terminal 1/Terminal 2) connecting to Metro Line B.
Public transport bus rides are subject to regular . Tickets may be purchased from ticket machines located at the entry to Metro Line A or B, at the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) counter, or at the DPP information centre. From Prague Airport to the city a 60 minute ticket would be necessary and costs $1.40 (CZK 32).
PRG is connected to Prague Main Railway Station (Praha hlavní nádraží), from where a direct transfer to train services running to destinations within the Czech Republic and abroad is possible. This connection is provided by Airport Express buses from the local Railway company which stop directly outside the main railway station building. Tickets can be bought at the Visitor Centre at Arrival Halls, Prague Public Transit Company Counter, from the , and from Bus Drivers.
The Comfort Option, a Prebooked Professional Driver
Prebooked through , a professional driver from local partner Pragtransfer waits for you at the arrivals hall with a sign with your name on it for an hour after your plane lands allowing you to quickly find your ride and skip the lines.
- On a private sedan for up to 3 passengers with 1 piece of luggage each from $21.
- On a private van for up to 8 passengers with 1 piece of luggage each from $30.
For larger groups, local partner ICS, Book A Limo offers the same service with 30 minutes wait time on a private bus for 14 passengers from $268 or 21 passengers from $312.
The Frugal Option, Trains and Express Buses
PRG is connected to Prague Main Railway Station (Praha hlavní nádraží), from where a direct transfer to train services running to destinations within the Czech Republic and abroad is possible. This connection is provided by Airport Express buses from the local Railway company which stop directly outside the main railway station building. Tickets can be bought at the Visitor Centre at Arrival Halls, Prague Public Transit Company Counter, from the , and from Bus Drivers. The ticket for the Airport Express bus can be bought from the bus driver. They are non-transferable and start at $2.65 (CZK 60) for adults and $1.32 (CZK 30) for children between the age of 6 through 14 (free for children under 6 years of age).
The Speedy Option, Prague Metro Network
A combination of bus ride and metro with a ride time of approximately 15 minutes allows you to connect the airport with downtown Prague depending on traffic. Service is provided by public transport bus lines which operate at regular few-minute intervals. Take the (Nádraží Veleslavín – Terminal 1/Terminal 2) connecting to Metro Line A, or the (Zličín – Terminal 1/Terminal 2) connecting to Metro Line B.
Public transport bus rides are subject to regular (including season passes) and bus rides do not need to be booked in advance. Tickets may be purchased from ticket machines located at the entry to Metro Line A or B, at the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) counter or DPP information centre.
Common Destinations From Václav Havel Airport Prague (and how to get there...)
If you're visiting a nearby city, RegioJet coaches may be the most suitable option to reach PRG. Regiojet buses in the direction to Prague Florenc or Karlovy Vary stop directly under Terminal 1 (under the footbridge leading to Terminal 2). Tickets can be purchased in advance from , via RegioJet mobile application, or directly from the conductor (subject to availability), and cost $3 per ticket per way. Buses depart every hour.
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Rideshare and Taxi Pickup Instructions
Both Uber and Bolt are available from PRG. For pickup:
- On Terminal 1 head out to standpoint number 8 behind the bus station.
- On Terminal 2 head out to the second floor and exit to the parking lot in front of exit E.
Pickup is also possible from Terminal 3 in front of the main entrance of the parking.
Václav Havel Airport Prague Information
Václav Havel Airport Prague, formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport is the international airport of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and finds his location 7 miles west of the center of Prague. With an average passenger base of 18 million per year it serves as main hub for Czech Airlines and Smartwings, and as a base for Ryanair.
Václav Havel Airport Prague Key Information
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- Open 24 hours.
Terminals & Airlines @ Each Terminal:
Prague Airport has two main passenger terminals, two general aviation terminals, as well as a cargo facility. Most flights depart Prague Airport from the North Terminals (Terminal 1 and 2). The South Terminals (Terminal 3 and 4) handle a few irregular flights, as well as VIP flights, special flights and small aircraft.
Terminal 1 is used for flights outside the Schengen Area; it was opened in 1968 and rebuilt in 1997, it includes concourses A and B.
Terminal 2 is used for flights within the Schengen area; it was opened on 17 January 2006, it includes concourses C and D.
Terminal 3 is used for private and charter flights; it was opened in 1997.
Terminal 4 is used exclusively for VIP flights and state visits; it is the oldest part of the airport which was opened on 5 April 1937.
There are also two freight terminals, Cargo Terminal 1 is operated by Menzies Aviation Czech while Cargo Terminal 2 is operated by Skyport.
Václav Havel Airport Prague Services
A Baggage Storage service is available 24 hours at the departures hall of Terminal 2. The service is paid at the location by either credit card or in cash. The cost of storing one piece of luggage is $5.27 (120 Czech Koruna). More information can be found emailing or calling + 420 220 117 591
There is a number of VIP lounges at Prague Airport depending on which terminal you're traveling.
On Terminal 1:
- (open 24/7) offers a luxurious lounge with all-inclusive refreshments, private security screening, check-in and luggage deposit, private carpark. Access starts at $193 (CZK 4400) when booked in advance or $290 (CZK 6600) when booked with less than 24 hours notice. Booking must be made online through or emailing .
- Mastercard Lounge (Open from 5:30am to 11pm) available to passengers traveling outside the Schengen Zone, this lounge offers Refreshments, Showers, Office space, TV, Wi-Fi, newspapers, and more. Access is restricted to 2 hours and starts at $31.65 (CZK 720) per person older than 3 years. While the access can be purchased on site, it is recommended to book in advance through the .
On Terminal 2:
- Raiffeisenbank Lounge open from 5am to 10pm and accessible for passengers traveling within the Schengen Zone. Access starts at $37.36 (CZK 850) and can be booked directly through .
- Erste Premier Lounge open from 5am to 10pm and accessible for passengers traveling within the Schengen Zone. Access starts at $31.65 (CZK 720) and can be booked directly through .
Parking at Prague's airport is separated by the length of time you plan to stay in Short-Term Parking (Minutes or Hours) and Long-Term Parking (Days). Parking lots are located 1 to 3 minutes walking from either Terminal 1 or 2.
Short-Term Parking (Minutes): The first 15 minutes of your stay are free of charge and then charged $4.40 (CZK 100) until the first 30 minutes have elapsed. Each half hour after that is charged at $4.40 (CZK 100).
Short-Term Parking (Hours): Charged at $2.64 (CZK 60) per hour, the hourly parking has two options for you. The Economy parking cannot be booked in advance online and must be paid at the car park ticketing machine. The Option can be booked online in advance.
Long-Term Parking (Days): The Option offers covered parking (excepting the roof level) with video surveillance and costs $43.50 (CZK 990) for weekly intervals. The Option offers covered parking with video surveillance and costs $66 (CZK 1500) per week.
Stores and Restaurants
On top of Prague's Aelia Duty Free shop offering a selection of local and international products at a discounted rate, Prague Airport has a curated list of shops offering local products such as cosmetics (Manufaktura, Rituals), crystal products (Moser, Mila's, Cristiani Bohemia, Erpet), toys (Hamleys, Sparky's), and souvenirs (Blue Praha). Brand names (Michael Kors, Longchamp, Furla, Victoria's Secret, Max Mara) are also present at PRG.
When it comes to taking a break or grabbing a bite, Prague airport offers different options of restaurants (Restaurant Runway, SushiTime, Marché Mövenpick Pasta & Salad, Rancheros, Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant), fast food options (Pizza Hut, Burger King, KFC), and coffee shops (Starbucks, Zigolini Caffe & Bar, Paul, Bread&Co, Costa Coffee).
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