Prague Airport (Václav Havel Airport Prague, formerly Prague Ruzyně Airport) is a modern and spacious international airport located on the northwest edge of Prague and around 20 km north of the city. All international flights arrive here (there is no other civil airport in Prague).
Getting from the Airport
Prague’s Ruzyně airport is 20 km from the city centre. White airport taxis will take you to the town centre for about 600 CZK. But best way is to pre-book reputable Prauge Airport Shuttle, which will take you directly to your hotel for a bargain price. The cheapest but less comfortable way to get into town is by public transport. Take bus number 119, which goes from the airport to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station in about 20 minutes. From Nádraží Veleslavín it is about four to seven stops to the centre of town. Buy a 32 CZK transport ticket at the transport information desk in the arrivals hall or from the coin-operated machine at the airport bus stop.
Buses to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station depart every 10 minutes from 4.15am to 23.30. Please note that the last direct bus to the metro station Nádraží Veleslavín is at around 23.30, and the first leaves at around 4.15am. Beyond this time getting from the airport by public transport is only possible via a night bus with night tram combination, making this journey to the city centre very inconvenient, lasting up to two hours. Tickets costs 32 CZK, plus 16 CZK per large piece of luggage.
Bus 119 – terminates in 20 minutes at the Nádraží Veleslavín station. Transfer to Metro line A to get to the centre.
Bus 100 – terminates in 20 minutes at the Zličín station. Transfer to Metro line B to get to the centre.
Bus 191 – terminates in 55 minutes at Bus station Na Knížecí (Student Agency bus stops, Metro line B)
Bus 510 – a night service every 30 minutes. Goes to the south of the city. Time of travel: approx. 45 minutes to I. P. Pavlova station (near Wenceslas Sq.).
In 2012 the Prague-Ruzyně airport was officially renamed to Václav Havel Airport Prague.
Prague Airport Terminals
In both terminals the arrival hall and departure hall are next to each other, on the same level.
Terminal 1 – Inter-Continental flights including flights to the United Kingdom, Ireland, North America (USA, Canada), Middle-East, Africa and Asia.
Terminal 2 – Flights within the EU Schengen Agreement member countries and other European destinations.
Terminal 3 – Charter, cargo and private flights. Official State visits or significant occasions.
Airport Viewing Terraces
The general public may also keep using the viewing terraces in Terminals 1 & 2 to enjoy flight arrivals and departures. Infographics comparing the most common types of aircraft and a comprehensive airport map with highlighted spots of interest around the airport premises have recently been placed at the terraces. Viewing terraces are very popular for partners with children to watch the planes. Viewing terrace at Terminal 1 is directly connected with restaurant Praha.