TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT
Prague international airport (Letiště Praha-Ruzyně) is situated approximately 16km (10 miles) west of the city centre.
We offer door-to-door transport in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles (Škoda Superb, Mercedes E or VW Multivan) to and from the airport. This service costs CZK 600 (approx. EUR 25) for up to 4 persons, or CZK 750 (approx. EUR 30) for 5-8 persons.
In order for us to arrange this service, please let us know your flight details (arrival time, flight number and airline). Our driver will wait for you in the arrivals hall, in front of the terminal exit. He will be holding a sign with your name on it.
To make it easy for the driver to find you, please wait near the terminal exit. Our driver will wait for you at least 60 minutes after your arrival time to take into account any delays (luggage, passport control, etc.), so you don’t need to worry if you have a short delay. Please inform us as soon as possible about any flight changes so that we can inform our driver.
Hailing a taxi in the street may be more expensive,particularly taxi waiting outside the bus and train stations. If you must take a taxi, try to agree on a price with the driver before getting into the vehicle. If taking a taxi from the airport, this shouldn’t be a problem, as the airport taxis generally operate on a system of set fees for transportation to specific areas.
Another option if you arrive at the airport is to take the airport minibus to the city centre. This should cost you CZK 90 (around EUR 3) per person; the bus terminates at Naměstí Republiky, a short walk from Old Town Square. You can find these minibuses usually in front of the airport terminals.
There are two international railway stations in Prague: Praha Hlavní nádraží (main railway station) and Praha Holešovice. The main railway station is conveniently located in the city centre and is connected to Praha Holešovice by metro line C (3 stops). Some international trains stop at the smaller Smíchovské nadrazi and Praha-Líbeň.stations.
Prague has an excellent public transport network, comprising bus, tram and metro (subway). The metro, which is the quickest mode is of transport has just 3 lines and is easy to navigate thanks to easy to follow signage. The metro runs from around 5am until around midnight.
Trams are also convenient, and unlike the metro, operate after midnight. Buses are useful for reaching locations on the outskirts of the city (such as the airport).
Public transport is most crowded during the morning and evening rush hours, and is best avoided during these times. Single-trip and transfer tickets are sold at the yellow vending machines you’ll see at every metro station (the machines accept coins only and have instructions in English). You can also buy tickets at newspaper stands, usually marked “Tabák” or “Trafika”, and at tourist information centres. The ticket must be punched in the yellow machines you’ll see just before the escalators/steps in metro stations or on the tram/bus. Special tourist passes are also available.