Prague Panoramic view of Prague – Image courtesy of David Iliff/Wikipedia

How to get to Prague

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, and is located in the northwest of the country on the Vitava River.

The most convenient route to Prague is by air to Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport, located 20km (12mi) northwest of Prague city centre.

Prague is also well serviced by train from all the major capital cities of Europe.


Flight times to Prague

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG).

From United Kingdom: British Airways and easyJet offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Prague.

London to Prague is 1 hr 55 min, direct flight
Manchester to Prague is 2 hrs 5 min, direct flight


From Ireland: Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer the most convenient flights to Prague.

Dublin to Prague is 2 hrs 30 min, direct flight


From Germany: Eurowings, CSA and Lufthansa offer the most convenient flights to Prague.

Dusseldorf to Prague is 1 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Frankfurt to Prague is 1 hr, direct flight
Hamburg to Prague is 1 hr 10 min, direct flight
Munich to Prague is 50 min, direct flight


From France: Air France and CSA offer the most convenient scheduled daily flights to Prague.

Paris to Prague is 1 hrs 40 min, direct flight


From United States: Delta Airlines, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, United Airlines, American Airlines and British Airways offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Prague.

New York to Prague is 8 hrs 15 min, direct flight

Atlanta to Prague is 10 hrs 53 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Prague is 9 hrs 23 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Prague is 10 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Prague is 11 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Prague is 13 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Prague is 13 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Air Transat and Lufthansa offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Prague.

Toronto to Prague is 8 hrs 5 min, direct flight
Montreal to Prague is 8 hrs 15 min, direct flight

Vancouver to Prague is 11 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Prague.

Adelaide to Prague is 22 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Prague is 22 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Prague is 24 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Prague is 22 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Prague is 20 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Qatar Airways and Emirates offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Prague.

Auckland to Prague is 26 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Prague.

Singapore to Prague is 14 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) is located 20km (12mi) northwest of Prague city centre.

Transport between the terminals is by bus, minibus or taxi. Terminals 1 and 2 are linked by a connecting building. Terminal 3 is for private aircraft only.


Public transport

Taxi: Taxis are the quickest but most expensive option to the city centre. The trip normally takes about 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

Registered taxis operated by AAA RadioTaxi (tel: +420 222 333 222; www.aaaradiotaxi.cz) and Fix (tel: +420 220 117 078; www.airportcars.cz) are available in front of the Arrivals Hall.

Bus: The Airport Express offers a frequent link to Prague's Central Station. City bus (no. 119) stops at both airport terminals and offers a service every 10 minutes from the airport to the Nádraží Veleslavín Metro Station (on Line A), just four metro stops from the city centre, taking 17 minutes. Two night bus services operate after hours.

All services are operated by DP Praha (tel: +420 296 191 817; www.dpp.cz), which has an information desk in the Arrivals Hall.

Tickets are available from yellow ticketing machines at the bus stop or from the driver.

Minibus: Minibuses operated by CEDAZ (tel: +420 220 116 758; www.cedaz.cz) are located in front of the Arrivals Hall.


Car rental

Car hire companies include Avis, Budget, Czechocar, Dvorak, Europcar, Hertz, Rent Plus and Sixt, with counters on the ground floor of car park C.


Terminal facilities

Money: There is a bank, several bureaux de change and numerous ATMs within the main terminal complex.

Food: There is a wide selection of bars, cafés, restaurants and fast-food outlets in Terminals 1 and 2. A number of eateries are open 24 hours a day.

Shopping: There are more than 70 shops at the airport, including specialist retailers, designer clothes boutiques, gift shops and duty-free outlets.

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Prague Airport. A post office is located in the corridor connecting Terminals 1 and 2.

Other: A 24-hour medical service and a pharmacy are available on-site. There are children’s play areas in both terminals, as well as baby change facilities and dedicated rooms for parents and their children.

There are a number of airline and members lounges equipped with a range of communication and business services. Additional services can be provided by the VIP Service (tel: +420 220 114 490).


Disabled facilities

Prague Airport is accessible to disabled passengers and assistance can be requested in advance (tel: +420 220 111 220).

Passengers should also inform their airline of their requirements prior to travel. Parking is free for disabled passengers upon presentation of a valid disabled badge; reserved spaces are available in the multistorey car park.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days in a half-year period.


Getting around

Walking is the best way to get around Central Prague and individual neighbourhoods.

Elsewhere, a reliable public transport network of trams, buses and the metro offer an excellent and inexpensive way of getting around the city.

Prague's transport system is integrated, with the same tickets valid on all types of transport.

Taxis should only be booked from your hotel or over the phone but not flagged on the street. Car rental is available but expensive.

More information about how to get around Prague


Latest update: How to get to Prague : 7 July, 2020


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