Prague is unique among the capitals of Europe in that it is close to the Vaclav Havel International Airport to city center. It is only 17 km from the main part of town. Depending on traffic conditions, you can get to the airport terminal of Václav Havel to Prague city center using only public transportation in around 30 minutes. In addition, in the city, the bus system is extensive, making it very easy to get where you need to go to and from Prague airport to city centre.
How To Go From Václav Havel Prague Airport To City Center
The Way Of Land To City Center From Prague Airport
The city of Prague is a global hub for several airlines, including Sky Team alliance members, Air France, Czech Airlines, Delta, KLM, Korean Air, ect… There are even some direct flights to Prague from the United States using the Delta partnership. If flying from somewhere else in Europe, many European airlines as well as economy airlines such as easyJet also have flights that go regularly to Prague.
The airport has 3 terminals. Terminal 1 is for international flights from outside the Schengen area. This includes flights from the US. Terminal 2 is for flight to Schengen countries. Terminal 3 is for charter airlines and private planes. This airport is one of the busiest airports in Eastern Europe. In fact, in 2012, it had more than 10.8 million people pass through its halls. This is not much of a surprise, as the airport is located right in the middle of Europe and is a perfect spot for hub airport. If you want to know more about the airport, check out the airport’s webpage at Prg.aero.
Taking A Taxi From Václav Havel Prague Airport To City Center
Trying to take a taxi from Prague airport to downtown Prague has known to be difficult and have a bad reputation. Therefore, it is recommended to use a well-known and trusted taxi company when traveling back and forth from the airport.
The main and most trusted taxi provider is AAA Radio Taxi. You can find them outside of all of the airport’s terminals, waiting in line at the taxi lines. Their bright yellow color, makes them very easy to spot. The prices are all preset and should clearly displayed inside the taxi. To get to the city’s center, it should cost around 550-600 Kc. AAA also offers discounted trips back to the airport. You can get more information from the taxi drivers, where they can set up a pick up date and time. In addition, you shouldn’t have to worry about communication barriers, as all of the taxi drivers should have at least a basic level of English. Lastly, the taxis are available 24/7.
Taking Bus To Prague City Center From Prague Airport
The cheapest option to get downtown Prague from Vaclav Havel airport is by taking the bus. Fortunately, there are many options to do so. There are several bus lines, so make sure to check beforehand which one goes by your accommodations in the city. The buses run regularly throughout the day and stop at all the terminals. There are large signs in the airport that clearly mark where they pick up and drop off.
Don’t forget to buy your bus tickets before getting on the bus as the driver does not sell them. If you will be changing lines to get to your destination, make sure you pay for the 32 Kc ticket.
- Bus 119: This bus line is the most common one to take as it goes directly from the airstrip to Dejvicka station. It makes stops on the Green or A line. This lines is the North line in the city. It connects the busiest areas in downtown Prague (Lesser Town and Old Town). The bus makes it very easy to know which stop is coming next. At each stop, the bus announces the following stop. When it gets to the airport, the stops for Terminals 1 and 2 are its final destinations.
- Bus 100: This bus line goes from the airport terminal to Zlicin and takes 18 minutes. It makes stops on the Yellow or B line. This line is the West Line in the city.
- Bus 179: This bus line goes from the airport terminal to Nove Butovice and takes around 45 minutes. It also makes stops on the Yellow or B line.
- The last option is the airport bus system. It goes from the airport terminal to Hlavni Nadrzi an takes 35 minutes. This is the main train station in the city.