Vaclav Havel Prague Airport (Ruzyne Airport) is located 20 km from the city center. How to get to the center – I tell in this article.
Prague Airport website – http://www.prg.aero/
The airport has 4 terminals, the airport scheme can be viewed on the official website at the link
There is free Wi-Fi, shops, cafes, bars, duty free.
There is an exchange office, the rate is not very (1 euro = 21 czk for 2017), but to get to the city, you need to exchange a little money.
UPD 18.10.2019: during a trip in 2019, I did not change money at the airport, and I bought tickets with a bank card. Tickets for city transport can be bought at the machine (it reads the card without any problems), and tickets for the express can be bought at a special kiosk (you can pay with a card).
Near the airport there are such hotels as Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport 4 * (from 179 euros), Holiday Inn Prague Airport 4 * (from 99 euros), Ramada Airport Hotel Prague 4 * (from 94 euros), budget one – Hostel Modrá 1 * (from 46 euros, but the rating is only 7.6)
Transfer and taxi from Prague airport
The most convenient way is always a taxi. It is especially convenient if you have a late arrival, a large amount of luggage or you with young children who might be tired of flying and traveling by public transport can tire them even more. In this case, a taxi or a transfer comes to the rescue. You can take a taxi upon arrival, official taxis Radiocad Taxi and AAA Radiotaxi. Informal use is not recommended. There should not be a language barrier in Prague, but the city and the airport are so popular that you may have to wait in line for a taxi. To avoid this, you can order a transfer in advance, for example, at kiwitaxi.com ( my review) It’s nice that the order can be made in Russian and 8 other languages (plus, in which case, there is international support) and you will know the price in advance. By the way, at the moment the cost of an individual transfer is from 27 euros (this is about 700 CZK).
For travelers alone, it’s more profitable to buy a place in a group shuttle. The price is about 10 euros per person. The driver meets you at the airport with a sign and, after waiting for the rest of the passengers, you go straight to your hotel (if it is in the center). You can order such a transfer here .
Beer Transfer from Prague Airport
Perhaps the most unusual way to get to your hotel. The transfer price includes not only the meeting at the airport and the road to the hotel, but also an unlimited amount of draft beer. Such a transfer will set the mood for your vacation or will be a great start to a bachelor party. You can order such a beerbus online, costing from 200 euros (capacity up to 5 people). Order beerbus >>>
City bus from Prague airport
The budget option is a city bus. Fare:
- 24 Czech korunas(0.93 euros) – ticket for 30 minutes (you can change to any means of transport during this time)
- 32 CZK (1.25 euros) – 90-minute ticket (if a transfer is planned, it is better to purchase this ticket, otherwise you can’t catch it in 30 minutes)
Bus stop at the exit of Terminal 1 (flights from Russia, Ukraine).
Where to buy tickets:
- In vending machines at the bus stop (you need coins. In some terminals, you can also pay by credit card with Pay Pass technology)
- In MHD (Metro-Tram-Bus) terminals from 7:00 to 22:00
- In information kiosks from 7:00 to 22:00
- At the driver (more expensive, but you can pay with small bills, in this case you need to change a small amount of money at the airport)
Important: do not forget to stamp the ticket on the bus!
Popular routes to the city:
- Bus number 119 – this route is most popular among budget tourists, goes to the station. metro Nadraz Veleslavin (line A). The journey takes 13-17 minutes, then take the metro to Wenceslas Square or another station suitable for you.
- Bus number 100 – to the Zlicin metro station (15-20 minutes on the way)
- Bus No. 191 – runs through the metro station Petriny (line A) and metro station Andel (line B)
- NIGHT bus number 510 – runs after midnight. From Term. 1 to Na Beranky. If you need to go to the center, get off at the Diroke Sarka stop and make a change to tram number 51 (night tram).
Airport Express in the center of Prague
Another budget option, but more convenient than a simple bus, is Express. It travels on a direct route from the airport (Terminal 1) to the Prague Main Station. It takes about 35 minutes
The price of the trip is 60 CZK (2.34 euros), luggage is free.
From 5:30 to 22:00 runs every half hour.
You can buy tickets in vending machines (I remind you that you need coins or a card) or from the driver (the price is the same, therefore, this option is more convenient). From the Main Station it is already possible to walk to your hotel or access by public transport.
Airport Shuttle CEDAZ
The airport also offers shuttle services. He goes to Republic Square. From 7:30 to 19:30, every 30 minutes. Tickets to buy from the driver. The fare is 150 korunas (5.84 euros).
Prague Airport Transfer
Another airport service, price from 290 CZK (11.30 euros). Payment online (for details, see the airport website) or to the driver. Although this is called a transfer, it goes to metro station Mustek. I don’t see much point in this method, for the same 11 euros it is easier to get to the hotel on a group shuttle.
From Prague Airport to Karlovy Vary, Brno, Pilsen and other Czech cities
From Ruzyne Airport you can directly reach Karlovy Vary and other Czech cities. There are 2 carriers listed on the airport website – flixbus and regiojet. You can find a convenient flight and buy a ticket through omio.com service (no commission)
Private transfer – from 99 euros per car. You can order here
Car rental at Prague airport
At Prague Airport you can easily rent a car. Both international and local offices are represented. It is most advantageous to book a car in advance: firstly, you will book the car that suits you at the price and options, and not the one that remains; secondly, when booking in advance, prices will be lower by 15% -40%. We booked through rentalcars.com (though we received cars in the city, not at the airport). Auto economy class (ordered Polo or similar, received Skoda Fabius, which is logical in the Czech Republic) on a machine for 12 days cost 230 € + 170 € for full insurance and border crossing (it was purchased at the rental office).
If you want to choose a specific car, not just a class, then there is an excellent service for this – myrentacar.com Firstly, it works only with local Czech rental companies (which are usually much cheaper than international ones), and secondly, here you reserve AUTO, not its class. Details about car rental in Prague and rental services wrote in this article .
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