Getting to Prague City Centre From the Airport

The centre of Prague is conveniently situated within easy reach of the international airport that serves the city. Prague Ruzyne Airport is only 17 km to the north of the centre, and it only takes around 30 minutes to reach the heart of the city from the arrivals terminal at the airport. Options to get to your city centre accommodation are to book one of the convenient Prague airport transfers (the fastest and most hassle free way) or take public transport.

Travelling By Taxi

Like many other European cities, Prague has suffered bad press with regards to its taxis, so make sure you use a reputable company if you’re travelling in and out of the city. AA Radio Taxi is a good company that provides the majority of the taxi services at the airport. The taxi ranks are easy to locate outside of the terminals and the cars are a bright yellow colour, making them easy to spot. Rates are predetermined and displayed during the course of the journey. The downside, of course, is the cost, although some taxi companies offer a discount if you book your return journey with them.


If you prefer to take the cheaper option of getting a bus into town there is plenty of choice. Every bus goes to a different metro line, so make sure you know which line is nearest to your accommodation. Buses run regularly through the day and the evening, and the bus stations are clearly marked in the arrivals terminals. However, you must buy a ticket before you get on the bus.

Bus 119 is the most popular and well-used, servicing the route between the airport and the Dejvickca metro station. This is the city’s busiest line, which connects the main areas of interest in Prague. Bus 100 and 179 are the two other most frequently used buses.

There’s also an airport bus called the Airport Express. This service takes you to and from the city’s main train station, in the city centre and the journey takes around 35 minutes.

Prague Airport Transfers

If you prefer the convenience of door-to-door service, your best option is to prebook one of the excellent Prague airport transfers. If you book with a reputable company, you’ll be met at the airport and whisked to your hotel in a comfortable and timely manner. Prague Airport transfers can be booked in advance and on a private or shared basis, depending on your needs.


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