Given its location, at the heart of Europe, Prague is quickly turning into one of the continent’s central transport hubs. The renovated airport in Prague is serving connections to over fifty destinations.
The low budget airlines have now forced the main European national airlines to drop their prices making it cheaper to visit the city. And part of the reason Prague has seen a steady increase in the number of visitors is the volume of new flights to Prague that have come on the market. With many of the low budget airlines now flying to Prague, it is possible to get a flight to Prague for as little as 40 EUR.
Low-Cost Flights From UK
EasyJet – from Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, London Stansted, London Gatwick, Amsterdam, Lyon, Paris and Milan Malpensa. Easyjet.com
Wizz Air – fly from London Luton, Venice, Rome, Bari, Naples, Milan Bergamo, and Prague. Wizzair.com
Jet2 – flying from Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Bradford, East Midlands and Edinburgh. Jet2.com
Germanwings – from London Stansted via Cologne Bonn. Germanwings.com
BA – flies from London Heathrow to Prague from £120 return, tax included. www.ba.com
Other Low-Cost Airlines
AirOne – Fly from Milan, Venice and Pisa Tuscany to Prague with FlyAirOne.com
Aer Lingus – flights from Dublin. Aerlingus.ie
Brussels Airlines – fly from Brussels to Prague as low as 50 EUR. Brusselsairlines.com
Darwin Airline – From Prague to Florence, Geneva, Lugano and Venice. www.darwinairline.com
German Wings – operates a low-cost route to Prague from Cologne Bonn in Germany. The cheapest one-way fares come to €33, including taxes. Germanwings.com
Norwegian – flies from Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen to Prague from as low as 50 EUR. Norwegian.no
Smart Wings – Prague based airlines fly to many EU destinations, including the Middle East. Smartwings.net
Lufthansa – quite cheap return flights from many cities in Germany to Prague. Return flights from London to Prague around £150, including taxes. Lufthansa.com
Volotea – flies from Nantes, France (NTE). Volotea.com
Vueling – flies from Spain, Barcelona. Vueling.com
Transavia – flies from Rotterdam. Transavia.com
Flights From USA
Czech Airlines – from New York. www.csa.cz
Delta Airlines – from Atlanta, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York and Phoenix. www.delta.com
As a rule best deal are with low cost airlines but be aware that most of them are very cheap only if you book well in advance and mostly do not serve free food and drinks on the board. Low-cost airlines sell flights direct to you so you don’t pay a high-street travel agent commission. So when booking holiday check low cost airlines prices and then decide if package deal from your travel agent offer better deal then if you book flight and hotel separately.
There are three ways to travel from the airport into Prague city after your flight. You can take a taxi directly into the city centre for around 500 – 700 CZK. Make sure you set the price before you go, as Prague taxi drivers are renowned for trying to rip off their passengers. For this reason, we advise you to take a private taxi. Depending on what time you are travelling, it should take anywhere between 20 – 40 minutes.
Another way of getting to and from Prague’s Airport (Ruzyne) is by bus, which costs 32 CZK for the journey. You will find the bus (bus 119) located outside the arrivals terminal, and the service runs from 5 am until 11.30 pm. Make sure your flight to Prague arrives in time to get this service (there is also a night bus service, but it is very inconvenient and includes at least two stops/changes). The bus will take you to the Dejvicka Metro Station, and from there you can take the Metro into the city centre. You do not need to buy another ticket for this part of your trip.
If you are travelling in a group, you can book a private shuttle service waiting at the airport after your Prague flight.