Prague airport and how to get to city center

Prague airport and how to get to city center
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Prague airport is one of the most modern airports in the world.

You have several options to transport from the airport to the city center, by public transport or private transfer services. Everything will be explained in the article.

Prague airport is welcoming 

Prague airport is one of the most modern airports in the world. Vaclav Havel Airport Prague, which is the correct name of the airport, handle annually about 13 million people and this amount is around 1 million people for a month.

The journey from the Prague airport to the city center

You have five options of transportation from the airport to the city center:

1) By public transportation. Of all the terminals runs regularly two bus lines: no. 119 and no. 100. Bus no. 119 will take you to the green line metro to the station Nádraží Veleslavín. Bus no. 100 to get to the yellow line metro B, to the station Zlicin. More being used is line no. 119, because the A subway line is closer to the center. Ticket cost 32 Kč (about EUR 1.4, USD 1.5).

2) Public taxi. Use only cars with a visible indication taxi and always should be turned on the meter. The price ranges from 400 to 500 CZK.
3) Prepaid taxi transport. Try to search in Google the phrase "Prague airport transfers" and choose one. The average price is from 250 to 550 CZK. The driver always waiting with a sign with your name on it in the arrivals hall. List of the transport companies can you found here. Tip for you, we have found a company, which give you a free guide tour in Prague, if you order their taxi transfer. That's good gig we think! Check this url for this bonus.
4) Uber or Liftago taxi. You can download taxi app to your phone and can use it for your transfer to the city center. Uber is commonly used in Prague. Its competitor, Czech, called Liftago taxi. If you want to input some bonus for your first ride, click here to register for Uber and for Liftago taxi. Both are very similar in interface, you simply add where are you and where want to come and  immediately can see cost estimate.

Where to find taxis at Prague airport

The official taxi stand is in front of both terminals. Taxis are highlighted in yellow colour.

Prague Airport Taxis
Prague Airport Taxis

Terminals and services

Absolutely great is wi-fi connection at the airport, becose is fast and most importantly - is free for charge without any time limit!

Prague Airport Map
Prague Airport Map - Termianl 1 and 2

The airport has two main halls, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (click to the picture above). Terminal 1 is for flights outside the Schengen area, Terminal 2 is only for flights within the Schengen area. In what area is your arrival or departure of the country, you can check here. Nice view in Google Maps you can find here:

Rest & Fun Centre


In this centre you can find private mini-lounge, hotel rooms, internet café, refreshment, showers. Rest&Fun centre is located in tranzit (non-public) area of Terminal 1.

Pricelist is here.

Self check-in Kiosks

Both terminals are equipped with check-in kiosks.
"When using a self-service check-in kiosk identification is carried out manually by entering the e-ticket number or reservation code, by downloading one´s passport, any credit cards with magnetic strips or a boarding pass already printed, by manually entering the number of the electronic ticket and manually entering the number of selected cards of loyalty programs. 

If you are traveling only with hand luggage, simply check-in and walk directly to the relevant departure exit without any further delay. If you have baggage to check-in, simply hand it in at a special counter designated as "Baggage drop-off”, which is located near the standard check-in and where you will receive a ticket of the luggage. Then continue directly to security or passport control. Companies that support this form of check-in are listed below."

Entry regulations

Entry regulations are issued in accordance with the § 85f, paragraph 4 of Act No. 49/1997 Coll. on civil aviation. Regulations are applicable to all persons entering airside of the Prague Airport. You can find whole text here.
Import regulations - thus own goods that you can bring them to EU countries, can find here.
Security standards of Prague airport - rules for the entry into the checked zones and into the aircraft can find here.


At Terminal 1 you will find two lounges - VIP Service Club CONTINENTAL and MasterCard Lounge. At terminal 2 can find Raiffeisenbank Lounge, ERSTE Premier Lounge and Premier Private Lounge.


Showers are at both terminals and are slightly charged.


Luggage packing

Prague Airport - Luggage packing service
Prague Airport - Luggage packing service

Terminal 1: departure hall - public area, near the entrance A, Terminal 2: Concourse - public area, near the entrance D.