Ruzyne Airport is located 15 km north-east of Prague. It is a small, but functional and clean airport, where more than 40 international airlines now fly.
It is the country’s first airport for civilian traffic and one of the busiest European airports with over 10 million passengers annually.
Until 1989, travellers were greeted by the red neon hammer and sickle symbol; today, the facility is new, equipped with the typical facilities of a modern international airport: car rental agencies, restaurants, duty free shop, 24-hour exchange, post office and baggage room.
Once you arrive at Prague Airport, you will have several options for reaching your destination in the city.
Depending on your arrival time, the ideal solution could be to book a transfer from the airport to your accommodation in Prague: choose one of the following, we have selected them for you!
The fastest and most comfortable way to get from the airport to the centre of Prague is by taxi, either private or shared.
The bus is the cheapest way to get to or from the airport. Prague Airport is served by two lines: the 119 and the 100.
The 119 is the best option if you are heading for the historical centre of Prague (Old Town, Lesser Quarter, New Town, Castle) as it connects with the Dejvická metro station (line A) from where you will reach the centre in a very short time (2-4 stops depending on your destination). The ride takes about 20 minutes. To board the bus you need a city public transport ticket, which can also be bought directly from the bus driver at a slightly higher price.
Where to take the bus at the airport: bus 119 departs from the second platform outside the arrivals terminal and runs from 4:25 until 23:40. It will take you to the Dejvická metro stop (terminus). From there, using the same ticket (check how long it has been since it was validated), you can continue to your destination by metro (Stations: Malostranská – Malá Strana, Staromestská – Old Town, Mustek – lower part of Wenceslas Square, Muzeum – upper part of Wenceslas Square).
Where to take the bus in the city: take the metro to Dejvická. Bus 119 departs from near the metro exit and runs from 4.52 am until 0.18 am. The airport is the terminus.
Bus 100 connects Ruzyne Airport with the Zlicín metro station (line B). Each ride leaves at a frequency of 15 minutes during the day and 30 minutes after 7 p.m. and lasts approximately 15 minutes. To board the bus you need a 20 Kc urban public transport ticket (transfer ticket), which can also be bought directly from the bus driver, perhaps at a slightly higher price.
Where to catch the bus at the airport: bus 100 runs from 5.45 am until 11.39 pm. It will take you to the Zlicín metro station, which is the terminus. From here you can take the metro using the same ticket (check the time elapsed since it was stamped) to continue to your destination. Once on the metro, it will take about 20 minutes (11-13 stops) to reach the centre.
Where to take the bus in the city: take the metro to Zlicín (line B) and get on bus 100, which runs from 5.30 am to 11.50 pm. The airport is the terminus.
Taking a taxi is probably the most comfortable way to get to your destination, but as well as being the most expensive, it also exposes you to the greatest risk of being swindled. Instead, choose a private transfer from those proposed on this page.
There are two taxi companies that can take you comfortably to the city centre: Radiocab taxi and AAA RADIOTAXI. The stops are located opposite the arrival halls of Terminals 1 and 2.
If you rent a car at Prague Airport, if you need to pick up or drop off a rental car, to get to and from the centre of Prague you need to take Aviaticka St and then take Lipska St.
We have put together some maps for you that may be useful for orientation once you arrive at Prague Airport.
Below you can see real-time departure and arrival times at Prague Airport.
Private transfers (or shared) are an excellent alternative to public transport at a slightly higher cost, especially if you are traveling in a group. Unlike the buses that follow a predefined route, making stops only where foreseen, the transfers are at your disposal and will take you directly to your destination, avoiding further transfers with luggage in tow. In particular, private transfers for exclusive use are comparable to a taxi service. You can book a taxi or rental with driver at Prague Airport using the link below.
By entering the dates of your stay in the following form, you can check the rates and availability in real time of the facilities near thePrague Airport.
Below is a list of recommended hotels near Prague Airport.
To easily find the cheapest car rental we recommend using the following search form which compares the rates of all companies at thePrague Airport.