Howrah train station to the airport bus
The cheapest way to travel between the airport and the city center is to take bus number 119 from the airport to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (the last stop on the bus line).
Then take the underground line A (Green Line) from there to one of the central underground stations such as Mustek (Wenceslas Square), Staromestska (Old Town Square), Namesti Miru (Vinohrady) and Museum (Wenceslas Square).
When taking the public bus / metro, here are some things to know
- Bus number 119 departs from both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Just follow the bus signs in the terminal buildings.
The bus runs every 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the time of day.
- A ticket between the airport and the city center costs less than 2 euros. If you have a suitcase, you have to pay an additional 1 euro for a luggage transport ticket.
- The ticket you need is a 90 minute ticket (bus, tram, metro unlimited for 90 minutes); This will be enough to get you anywhere in Prague.
Tickets can be bought in Terminal 1 and 2; The Prague public transport company has clearly marked counters in both terminals.
Alternatively, there is a ticket machine for cash payments in Czech crowns on the departure gate and ticket machines where you can buy tickets with the most popular credit cards.
The last option is to buy the ticket from the driver, but this is a bit more expensive and you will need the Czech crown for it anyway. So you can also buy it from the ticket machine.
NOTE: Tickets must be validated in the postage stamp machines on the bus.
- Bus number 119 runs from approximately 4 a.m. to approximately midnight.
- The total travel time to the city center is around 35-45 minutes.
- There is no elevator at Nádraží Veleslavín metro station, where you change from bus to metro, so you have to carry your suitcase down the stairs.
- In addition to line 119, there are several other public bus routes from the airport.
They may be an option when traveling to any part of the city other than the city center. You can find out more about these buses here.
Further information on ticket prices for public buses, trams and underground trains can be found here.
You will find that you also have the option to purchase a day pass (24 hours) or a three day pass (72 hours).
From Prague airport to Prague train station
If you are going from the airport to the main train station, you should definitely take the airport express, the goes directly to the main train station Hlavní nádraží.
- The airport express bus leaves from the bus platform with terminals 1 and 2 (pay attention to the signs that read AE).
- The bus runs between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. and runs every 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the time of day.
The travel time to the main train station is around 35 minutes.
- A one-way ticket for the Airport Express Bus costs around 3 euros, a suitcase is included in the price.
If you have a ticket for a train from the main train station, you are entitled to a discounted ticket (less than 2 euros).
- Tickets can be bought from the driver. Payment is made in cash in Czech crowns.
If you have a train ticket, you will need to show it to the driver in order to receive the discounted ticket.
- If you are traveling from the city to the airport, you can also board the bus at Masarykovo Nádraží Train Station and Náměstí Republiky.
Another way to travel to Prague is with a private door-to-door transfer from Prague Airport to your accommodation in the city.
You can also pre-book a transfer from Prague Airport to almost any city in the Czech Republic that you want to visit for a stress-free experience.
Below is a list of the most popular transfer routes from Prague Airport where you can pre-book your private transfer and pay on arrival.
You can also use a taxi take from the airport to the city center.
Taxis are available in front of Terminal 1 (Exit D) and Terminal 2 (Exit E)
- Taxi services are carried out according to tariffs, which consist of an entry fee + kilometer fee and a Vtraffic waiting fee will be charged, e.g. through red lights.
In the best case, a taxi to the center will cost around 23 euros, and if there is a lot of traffic the price can go up to 25 euros or more.
If you pay more than 30 euros to the city center, something is not 100% right.
- There are several taxi companies operating from the airport. Some have a better reputation than others for the service they offer. So be sure to check this out if you are planning on taking a taxi from the airport.
- You will see commercials inside and outside the terminal guaranteed taxi prices to the center and big discounts etc.; They are often misleading and tied with strings.
Car rental at Prague Airport
You can find all the big ones at Prague Airport Car rental companies likeSixt, Hertz, Europcar, etc.
The car rental offices are located on the ground floor of parking lot C.
There are car rental signs in the terminals, just follow them.
Here you can check prices for rental cars from Prague Airport.
- Renting at the airport is usually more expensive than renting at the city train stations.
- If you only drive to the center of Prague, you don't need a rental car.
Bus rental at Prague Airport
If you are arriving at Prague Airport with a large group, it may be worth renting a bus, even if you are only going to the center of Prague.
Several companies offer buses for 20 to 50, 60 or more people.
Rental buses must be booked in advance. When booking, you will determine where the bus will be waiting for you at the airport.
Frequently asked questions about the Prague airport bus
- I arrive late at night; Can I still take the airport bus?
Yes, don't worry, as you can see above, the airport bus runs until late in the evening.
- I'm leaving the airport early in the morning. Are there airport hotels I can stay at?
Of course, there are several options for an overnight stay:
- Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport - located in front of the airport
- Rest & Fun Center - located in the airport, suitable for families with children
- Holiday Inn Prague Airport - 5 minutes by bus 119, the bus stop is in front of the hotel
- Ramada Hotel Airport Prague - 10 minutes by bus 119
- I want to visit Prague between my flights. Is that possible?
Sure, it takes around 30 minutes to get to the city center and the bus departures are very frequent.
Luggage storage is located in the departure hall of Terminal 2 and is open around the clock.
- Can I pay for my transport in euros, dollars or sterling?
The Czech currency is the kroon, so it is advisable to always pay in the local currency. However, in most cases you can at least use Dollars and Euros to pay for the taxi or transfer, but you will likely get a terrible exchange rate.
It is better to take one Czech koruna from an ATM at the airport before heading towards the city.
- Are there intercity buses that depart from the airport?
Yes, there are several daily direct buses that go from Prague Airport to Brno and from Prague Airport to Karlovy Vary.
If you are traveling to another destination, you should first go to the bus station in Florence, from where you have bus connections throughout the Czech Republic as well as international destinations such as Vienna or Dresden.
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