Prague Airport is located about 20 km northwest of the city center.
Formerly called "Prague Ruzyně Airport," the airport was renamed "Václav Havel International Airport Prague" on October 5, 2012, the 76th birthday of former Czech president Václav Havel, who died in 2011.
Terminal 1 is intended for non-Schengen flights and flights to Great Britain, North America (USA and Canada), the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Terminal 2 is intended for flights from Schengen countries.
Terminal 3 is intended for private and VIP flights and official flights (state visits).
Prague Airport official website
How to get from Prague airport to the city center?
Once you have arrived at Prague airport, there are two ways to get to downtown Prague or your hotel:
1) To get to your hotel comfortably, we offer an airport → hotel transfer with a private car or a minivan, if there are more of you. The driver will be waiting for you at the exit of the terminal with your name indicated on a sign board. It takes about 30 minutes to get to downtown Prague. If your plane is delayed, don't panic! The drivers are informed in real time of any changes in flight schedules.
2) You can also use public transportation, but we prefer to warn you that this will require more energy! Prague airport is not served by the metro.
When you leave the terminal, take bus no. 119 in the direction of Nádraží Veleslavín, which is also the terminus where you will get off. The metro station (Nádraží Veleslavín) is located right in front of the bus stop. Then take metro line A (green line) in the direction of Depo Hostivař (or Skalka) to reach the city center. It takes about 45 minutes to get to downtown Prague. To find out how to buy your transport ticket, check out our article on public transport tickets in Prague.
From the terminal, you can also take the Airport Express shuttle bus, which runs every day at regular 30-minute intervals. It serves the following stops: Náměstí Republiky, Masaryk Railway Station and finally Prague Central Station. The price of the ticket is 100 CZK / about 4.25 EUR (as of February 2023) and you can buy it from the driver. Please note that it is valid only on this AE line. This trip is included in the Prague Card. To learn more about the Prague Card, see our detailed article.
Car parks at Prague Airport
The P1 Express (located in front of Terminal 1) and P2 Express (located in front of Terminal 2) car parks are Prague Airport's drop-off points.
Rates: the first 15 minutes once every 24 hours are free of charge; after this time, the rate is CZK 100 (approx. EUR 4) for the next 15 minutes and CZK 100 for each additional half hour (as of March 2023).
The PC Comfort & PB Economy car parks are intended for a minimum of one hour.
Rate: CZK 80 / hour (approx. EUR 3.50, as of March 2023).
The PPA Smart & PD Holiday car parks are intended for a minimum of one day.
Rate: from 900 CZK / day (about 38 EUR, as of March 2023).
To find out more about parking at Prague Airport, visit the Prague Airport page.
Bureaux de change at Prague airport
We strongly advise against changing money at the exchange offices at Prague airport. The exchange rates will be disadvantageous for you.
To find out where to exchange your money in Prague, go to our article Bureaux de change in Prague.