Getting to the city center of Prague from the airport

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How to get to Prague from Vaclav Havel Airport Prague? Formerly known as Ruzyně, it is located about twenty kilometers northwest of the city of Prague. In this article, here are the Prague airport transfer means available when you arrive at this airport, as well as some tips to help you find your way.




For my part, I had the opportunity to meet Michel, a praguois since he lived in Paris for a few years. The advantage is that you can pay it directly in euros without taxing the exchange rate, and since you have to avoid changing the exchange rate at the airport, it is always what you earn… You can contact him directly here or for a transfer to Prague airport in shared transport.


1) Get to Prague city center by bus from the airport

To get to the city center as quickly and efficiently as possible, buses 100 and 119 of the urban network are the most economical option. They wait for travelers in terminals 1 and 2. But you will also have to take the metro to the Transfer to Prague airport, so we can't say it's very well done ...



The 100 leaves in the direction of Zlíčín, its terminus. This is where you can join line B of the metro. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes.


Once on the metro, get off at the stop Bridge, not far from Wenceslas Square, or in Florenc, not far from the main bus station.

 

The other bus, number 119, leaves in the direction of Divoká Šárka. There is a departure every 15 minutes. To get to bus station 119, cross the street to get to the red sign indicating bus stop 119. To take a ticket, you will find yellow machines next to them, but they only accept coins, or you can take tickets at counters inside From the airport.


To get to metro line A, get off at the Nádraži Veleslavín stop (the terminal). Line A serves many stations of interest to tourists, including Můstek, Staromestská for the Old Town and Prague Castle.

  • Prague bus prices from the airport

The basic ticket costs CZK 32 per unit for an adult and CZK 16 for children and seniors. Children under 6 years old can travel for free. This ticket is valid for 90 minutes.

Other titles are also available:

  • Ticket valid for 30 min: CKZ 24 per adult, CKZ 12 per child or senior
  • 24-hour ticket: 110 CKZ per adult, 55 CKZ per child or senior
  • 3-day ticket: 310 CKZ

All these tickets are free for children under 6 years old and over 70 years old.




You can buy your ticket at the airport, but also at the bus station terminals and from the driver. The latter only accepts the extra, remember to bring change with you. Keep in mind that changing the change at the airport is not a good plan, so if you have to pick up at the airport, don't take € 20 more and change in the center of Prague.

These two lines make their last departures of the day around 23:30 pm-40.

  • A transport card to use the free network + the transfer to the airport?

If you are looking for a transport card to move without worrying, you have this public transport card () which is valid for 3 days from the first use and includes trams, buses, metro AND private transfer. from the airport to your accommodation (.


So with this card you can use the tram and buses and the metro. There is also the transfer from the airport and it is the driver who delivers the card so the client does not even need to collect this transport pass (.

2) Get to Prague from the airport with the AE bus

laPrague Airport Express bus o AE drops its passengers at the major races from Prague in 35 minutes. It runs every 30 minutes and its schedules have been designed according to the connections with the trains. Therefore, this bus is ideal if you want to leave the city directly.




The main station connects Prague with the main cities of the country, but also with the European capitals. Therefore, it is an important place of passage.

For AE, the trip costs 60 crowns (or € 2,40 per person), 32 if you buy it with a train ticket.

Possible stop of line 191 Petrin for line A and Angel for line B but long trip 50 min.

  • A transport card to use the free network + the transfer to the airport?

If you are looking for a transport card to move without worrying, you have this public transport card () which is valid for 3 days from the first use and includes trams, buses, metro AND private transfer. from the airport to your accommodation (.

So with this card you can use the tram and buses and the metro. There is also the transfer from the airport and it is the driver who delivers the card so the client does not even need to collect this transport pass (.


3) Airport - Prague center by taxi

As is the case in many tourist destinations, taxis are often the cause of scams.

For my part, I had the opportunity to meet Michal, a praguois since he lived in Paris for a few years. The advantage is that you can pay it directly in euros without being taxed on the exchange rate. You can contact him directly here or for a transfer to Prague airport by shared transport.

For a trip from the airport to the center of Prague, the price ranges from 650 to 700 crowns (€ 25-27), depending on road traffic.

These taxis can drop you directly at your hotel, which can be a great convenience if there are a lot of you or laden.

  • Speaking of which, here are some tips on where to sleep in Prague.

Be careful, some of you have surely heard of Yellow AAA, whose services were very popular. This company no longer has a station in front of the airport since January 2017.

4) Airport - Prague city center by shuttle bus

Prague Airport Transfers is a company that offers a private transportation service. Their prices are fixed, which is a great advantage. As this service is in high demand, it is necessary to book online. You can call when you arrive, but your spot is not guaranteed.

The budget varies depending on the choice of vehicle. Count 290 kroner, or 11,40 euros, for a single person on a ferry shared with other users. 625 crowns - 25 euros - for the private transfer of a group of 4 people. All with one piece of luggage per person.

5) Getting around Prague - Transportation

If you are looking for a transport card to move without worrying, you have this public transport card () which is valid for 3 days from the first use and includes trams, buses, metro AND private transfer. from the airport to your accommodation (.

So with this card you can use the tram and buses and the metro. There is also the transfer from the airport and it is the driver who delivers the card so the client does not even need to collect this transport pass (.

As we said earlier in this article, metro line A serves many strategic points in the city, including the castle and the old town.

Some stops to remember for these important places:

  • Hradcanska stop, for Prague Castle
  • Malostranska stop, for the district of Mala Strana
  • Staromestska stop, for Stare Mesto (old town)
  • Muzéum stop, for the National Museum and the State Opera
  • Můstek stop, for Wenceslas Square (or Wenceslas Square)

Line B passes through the following locations:

  • Narodni Trida stop, for the National Theater
  • Můstek stop, para Wenceslas Square (o Plaza Wenceslas)
  • Florenc stop, for the Historical Museum of Prague

Finally, line C serves in particular:

  • Nadrazi Holesovice stop, for Holesovice station
  • Vltavska stop, for the Museum of modern art
  • Florenc stop, for the Historical Museum of Prague
  • Muzéum stop, for the National Museum and the State Opera

Prague's urban network also consists of tram lines, some of which are quite old, as well as a funicular.

7) Parking in Prague

For those who have opted for the car rental solution, here are some tips to help you park your vehicle in the best possible way.

You should know that parking spaces with Blue stripes They are intended for residents of Prague only. As tourists, you have no right to use them, you risk a fine.

Non-resident accessible areas allow parking for up to 6 hours, sometimes only 2 hours. In the first case, the price is around CKZ 15-30 per hour, and in the second, CKZ 40 per hour.

P + R (Park & ​​Ride) car parks offer supervised parking spaces. They open early in the morning, around 4 am, and close late, around 1 am Please note that you can only stay there a maximum of 12 hours, otherwise you will be fined.

A day in one of the car parks costs CKZ 20, or the equivalent of 80 cents.

Other car parks, such as Rudolfinum or Central Parking Prague, offer their security services in a protected place for quite high prices: 600 or even 700 crowns a day.

Of course, there is the option of leaving the city and parking in a free car park, on the outskirts, and moving through the urban network.

8) Prague transport card with airport transfer

If you are looking for a transport card to move without worrying, you have this public transport card () which is valid for 3 days from the first use and includes trams, buses, metro AND private transfer. from the airport to your accommodation (.

So with this card you can use the tram and buses and the metro. There is also the transfer from the airport and it is the driver who delivers the card so the client does not even need to collect this transport pass (.

I hope this article helps you organize your arrival in Prague in the best possible way. If you want more ideas and information for your stay in this city, do not hesitate to consult the article about a visit to Prague in 2 days!

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