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 12km (7mi) west 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

Prague Airport is located 12km (7mi) west of Prague city centre. Taxis are the quickest but most expensive option to the city centre. The trip normally takes about 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

A special Airport Express bus runs to and from Prague's main train station. A city bus (no. 119) stops at both airport terminals and offers a regular 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.

Tickets are available from from yellow ticketing machines at the bus stop or from the driver (exact change appreciated).


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

Prague is easy to get around on foot; both the metro and tram system offer an excellent and inexpensive way of getting around the city.

Taxis should only be booked from your hotel or over the phone – ProfiTaxi or AAA Taxi are considered the most reputable companies – but not flagged on the street. Car rental is expensive.


Latest update: How to get to Prague : 10 October, 2019


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