Prague, Czech Republic Airport Information
Prague Airport (PRG)
Approximate taxi fare: 621 CZK
Formerly known as Prague Ruzyne Airport, Prague Airport was voted best in the Eastern European category in the renowned World Airport Awards in 2008. Located 20 minutes from downtown, it is the largest airport in the Czech Republic serving over 12 million passengers per year, a figure which has grown steadily since renovation and new ownership in 2004.
The airport is comprised of two sections: the North terminals (1 and 2) see the majority of flights, while the South terminals (3 and 4) accommodate special VIP flights and light aircraft. On average, the airport offers service on nearly 50 airlines connecting passengers with over 100 worldwide destinations.
Before, between or following flights, passengers can browse over 85 shops at Prague Airport, which range from specialty jewelry stores to 24-hour convenience shops to duty free outlets stocking absinthe and other liquor. Several restaurants are on-site to provide hungry travelers with Czech cuisine, light lunches, coffee drinks and more.
Business travelers can work in designated quiet areas, equipped with desk space, Internet access and refreshments. Conference areas plus a terrace are available for groups of up to 350 people in need of meeting space. Catering services can be arranged for airport events.
Prague Airport is accessible from the city center via direct bus service. On-site short-term parking of up to 15 minutes is free at designated spaces beside Terminals 1 and 2. Prices for long-term parking start at CZK 650 per day.
Airline carriers serving Prague Airport
- ABS Jets
- Aer Lingus
- Aerosvit Airlines
- Air Cairo
- Air Moldova
- B&H Airlines
- British Airways
- Blue Wings
- Bulgaria Air
- China Airlines Cargo
- Czech Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- El Al
- Grossmann Jet Service
- Farnair Switzerland
- Japan Airlines
- Karthago Airlines
- KD Avia
- Korean Air
- NetJets Europe
- Polet Airlines
- KD Avia
- Korean Air
- NetJets Europe
- Polet Airlines
- Seagle Air
- Silesia Air
- Silver Air
- Smart Wings
- Time Air
- Travel Service
- Tunis Air
- Turkish Airlines
- Ural Airlines
- Wizz Air
- Yamal Airlines
Prague, Czech Republic Train Information
Czech Railways is the national train operator offering service throughout the country and beyond. In Prague there are several train stations with more connecting the outlying suburban towns and villages. The Main Railway Station, or Hlavni Nadrazi, is the largest and most important station in the city, seeing the highest volume of passengers each day. The Holsovice Station, the 2nd largest station in the city, is used often by passengers from the North and West, and is connected to the city by metro.
With only one airport in Prague, the train is a popular alternative for tourists and those traveling throughout the Czech Republic. Direct routes from Prague to other European destinations including Berlin and Budapest are available. Tickets prices depend on route but pre-paid cards and group discounts are available at kiosks in all Czech train stations.
Prague, Czech Republic Public Transportation
Prague Public Transit Company (DPP)
The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) manages the public transportation in the city. Redeemable on its metro, trams and buses, DPP tickets can be purchased at kiosks throughout the city.
Ticket fares are divided into two rate structures: one for Zone P, which includes metro, trams, Prague Public Transit buses, the Petrin funicular and selected Czech Railway lines in the Prague area; and one for Zone 0, which includes buses from the periphery areas and selected Czech Railway lines. A single ticket in Zone P, valid for 20 minutes after being stamped with no transfer options, is CZK 9 for children ages 6-15 and CZK 18 for youths ages 15-19, students, and adults. A transfer ticket for multiple uses, which allows for travel up to 75 minutes from validation, is CZK 13 for children and CZK 26 for youths, students and adults. One-day, three-day, and five-day tickets are available as well, as are 30-day passes.
Travelers can also purchase tickets from DPP via SMS message. These tickets are CZK 26 and are valid with transfer options for 90 minutes.
In addition to offering efficient transportation services, DPP offers its Prague Public Transport Museum of private events. The museum, which showcases over 40 historical vehicles along with photographs, tickets and more, can accommodate 80 to 800 people.
One of the top 10 busiest metro systems in Europe, Prague Metro sees an estimated 400 million people every year. Widely considered the most affordable way to travel around the city, the metro consists three lines serving over 50 stations: Line A (green), Line B (yellow) and Line C (red). Three transfer stations intersect each line.
Prague Metro trains run from 5 AM until midnight at two- to three-minute intervals.
With nearly 150 kilometers of track, the Prague Tram network is the largest of its kind in the country. The network runs on both day and night routes, as well as one historical route 91, on which historic trams tour the downtown area from March to November.
Daytime trams run every 10 minutes from 4:30 AM to midnight. Night trams operate on opposite hours in 40-minute intervals.
Prague buses offer transportation to the outskirts of the city, linking the suburbs to downtown. Buses generally run from 4:30 AM to midnight with a night bus in operation every 40 minutes from 12:30 to 4 AM.
The Petrin Funicular ferries guests to the top of Petrin Hill. During the journey, guests are treated to stunning views of Prague Castle and the city below and access to Petrin attractions such as Stefanik's Observatory and the Church of St. Lawrence.
The tram, which makes three stops, operates daily, April to October, every 10 minutes from 9 AM to 11:30 PM and daily, November to March, every 15 minutes from 9 AM to 11:20 PM. DPP tickets are valid on the funicular with the exception of non-transferable tickets.
Major global car rental companies such as Hertz, Avis and Europcar operate from Prague Airport; several local Czech car rental operators have counters as well. Agencies are located on the ground floor of the airport. Several have offices in downtown Prague for drop-off or collection.
With such an efficient and affordable public transport service, taking a taxi in Prague is considered a last resort and an expensive alternative. It is strongly recommended not to hail a taxi from the street, as drivers can adjust costs throughout the journey and some operate an illegal service.
Travelers looking for a taxi should always book ahead with a reputable taxi company. The airport has three contracted car services, Airport Cars, AAA Radiotaxi and Cedaz.
Fares often vary based on tariff zones. Cedaz offers transport to Zone A or B from the airport for one to four people for CZK 480. Fare from the airport to downtown Prague is CZK 500 at Airport Cars.