Getting There and Away

Getting There by Air

The air gate to the Czech Republic is Prague International Airport (PRG) with daily connection from/to major European cities. From/to other destinations you will have to transfer, usually in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris or London. The airport had been named Ruzyne Airport according to the surrounding part of the city and has been renamed to Vaclav Havel Airport in memory to the famous president Vaclav Havel on October 1, 2012. The airport is located on the northwest edge of the city. Find it on the map.

Terminal 1 is used for flights out of the Schengen Area, Terminal 2 for flights within the Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). Both terminals are located next to each other in 5 minutes walking distance.

Find there post office, bank and exchange counters, car rental agencies counters, accommodation agency counters, fast food (McDonald's, KFC, Subway) and restaurants. Prices are above the prices in the city center by 200%. The cheapest self-service restaurant is located in the upper level of the arrival hall of the Terminal 1. You can get lunch there under 100 Kc ($6). For Airport Information dial 220-111-111.

To reach the city center use the cars, shuttle vans or buses leaving the airport from in front of the Arrival Terminal:

  • ($) CITY Transport Authority runs bus No 119 (every 10 minutes from 4:30 am to 11:30 pm) between the airport and metro station Dejvicka. It takes about 25 minutes. Do not forget to buy a 32 Kc ticket from the newsstand or from the yellow machine at the bus stop (no credit cards). At metro station Dejvicka transfer to metro line A to the city center (your ticket is still valid, for 90 minutes). At night get bus No 510 and transfer to tram No 51 to get to the city center. Find more about public transport at Getting Around.
  • ($$) CEDAZ runs shuttle vans (every 30 minutes from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm) between the airport and city center (metro station Namesti republiky) for 130 Kc. It takes about 30 minutes. Tickets are available on the board.
  • ($$$) AAA Radiotaxi runs cars from the airport to any place in the city. Cars are easy recognized as yellow ones with AAA sign. Driver will charge you 28 Kc/km + 40 Kc flat initial fee.
  • ($$$) 111 RadioCAB former FIX Cars runs cars from the airport to any place in the city. Cars are easy recognized as yellow ones with 111 sign. Driver will charge you fix price for a ride to the city (from 200 to 980 Kc, according to the city zone).

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Airlines

If you need to contact your airline...
  • Aba Air, Aviaticka 12, phone 220 111 442
  • Aeroflot, Truhlarska 5, phone 224 814 984
  • Aerosvit, Husova 5, phone 224 248 828
  • Air Algerie, Zitna 23, phone 222 231 614
  • Air Baltic, Trziste 1, phone 257 532 829
  • Air Canada, Smeralova 24, phone 224 810 181
  • Air France, Wenceslas Square 57, phone 224 227 164
  • Air Lithuania, Prague Airport, phone 220 115 042
  • Air Malta, Kaprova 13
  • Air Ostrava, Aviaticka 12, phone 220 114 647
  • Air Special, Prague Airport, phone 220 112 400
  • Adria Airways, Kamzikova 6, phone 224 212 526
  • Alitalia, Na Mustku 9, phone 224 194 150
  • Air Ukraine, Husova 5, Praha 1, phone 224 248 828
  • Austrian Airlines, Revolucni 15, phone 224 826 199
  • Balkan Airlines, Prague Airport, phone 220 560 594
  • Belavia, Tynska 21, phone 224 808 313
  • Bemoair, Na prikope 12, phone 224 211 824
  • British Airways, Ovocny trh 8, phone 222 114 444
  • British Midland, Washingtonova 17, phone 224 239 280
  • Canadian Airlines, Wenceslas Square 36, phone 296 236 672
  • Croatia Airlines, Na Prikope 9, phone 222 240 270
  • Cross Air, Parizska 11, phone 224 812 111
  • Cubana, Novodvorska 1010/14, phone 266 315 934
  • Czech Air Prague, Evropska 178
  • CSA, V celnici 5, phone 220 104 111
  • Delta Airlines, Narodni 32, phone 224 947 332
  • Egretta, Dedinska 29, phone 220 102 215
  • El Al, Wenceslas Square 33, phone 224 226 624
  • Eurowings, Prague Airport
  • Finnair, Spanelska 2, phone 224 213 915
  • Fischer Air, Prague Airport, phone 220 116 170
  • Gandalf Airlines, Prague Airport, phone 220 115 042
  • Georgian Airlines, Truhlarska 10
  • JAT, Zitna 49, phone 224 942 654
  • KLM, Na prikope 21, phone 233 090 933
  • LOT, Parizska 18, phone 222 317 524
  • Lufthansa, Prague Airport, phone 220 114 456
  • Malev, Na Prikope 15, phone 224 224 471
  • Pulkovo Air, Krakovska 22, phone 222 210 797
  • Sabena, Parizska 11, phone 224 812 111
  • SAS, Prague Airport, phone 220 114 456
  • Swissair, Parizska 11, phone 224 812 111
  • Syrian Arab Airlines, Prague Airport
  • Skoda Air, Prague Airport, phone 220 113 115
  • Tarom, Soukenicka 8
  • Tatra Air, Prague Airport, phone 220 114 115
  • Travel Service, Hornatecka 5
  • Tunis Air, Nekazanka 20, phone 224 237 448
  • Turkish Airlines, Wenceslas Square 62, phone 221 518 391
  • Ural Airlines, Senovazne nam. 23, phone 224 122 004
  • Yugoslav Airlines, Zitna 49, phone 224 942 654

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Getting There by Bus

Bus is the cheapest way to travel across Europe. Czech Republic has connection from/to major European cities several times a week. Most international buses arrive to Florenc Bus Station at Metro Station Florenc. A few buses go to Roztyly Bus Station at Metro Station Roztyly.

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Bus Schedules

Get the connection from/to Prague online from National Timetable Information System. There are bus and train schedules from/to all big European cities and throughout the Czech Republic. Remember, all dates are shown in Czech format there. So, for example for June 7, 2014 fill out the 7.6.2014. You can also get bus schedules information by phone 221-895-344 or 900-144-444 or by email.

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Getting There by Train

It is easy to get to the Czech Republic from all major European cities by train. Remember, in summer the international trains tend to be full and you should book your seat at least a few weeks ahead. Most international trains arrive at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi (Main Station) at metro station Hlavni Nadrazi. A few go to Praha Holesovice at metro station Nadrazi Holesovice or to Praha Smichov at metro station Smichovske Nadrazi or to Praha Masarykovo Nadrazi at metro station Namesti Republiky.

The best facilities has the Praha Hlavni Nadrazi (Main Station). There is exchange office, accommodation agency, showers, left-luggage office, day-use lockers, fast food and a some shops.

Be careful. Stations are magnet for pickpockets, crazies and at night it can be a bad place. If you arrive after midnight, store your bags and take a long walk inside until morning. Do not walk outside the stations at night; the parks in front could be dangerous. Taking taxi from stations can be also risky. Wait the morning and take metro instead, it runs from 4:30 am till midnight and it is safe in Prague.

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Train Schedules

Get the train connection from/to Prague online from Czech Railways. There are train schedules from/to all big European cities and throughout the Czech Republic. Remember, all dates are shown in Czech format there. So, for example for June 7, 2014 fill out the 7.6.2014. You can also get train schedules information by phone 840-112-113 or by email.

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