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Prague Vaclav Havel Airport

AddressAviatická, 161 08 Praha 6
Airport CodePRG
Distance to City Center2.93km
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Flying from/to Prague Vaclav Havel Airport

Get straight from Prague Vaclav Havel Airport to the city centre without dither—booking your ticket in advance means you can zoom through the airport and be on your way to the city. We, at Omio, have collected information on the facilities that you have after landing, and the main places worth stopping at in the city centre to make planning your trip easier.

Travel from Prague city center to Prague Vaclav Havel Airport 

Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic  often referred to as The Heart of Europe. The city has beautiful architecture and is well known for several cultural and historical attractions that have withstood violence, war and destruction during the 20th century. Some cultural sites that make tourists flock to Prague include the Prague castle, Charles Bridge, old town square with the Prague astronomical clock, Jewish quarter, Petrin hill and the Vysehrad. Prague's city public transportation network is extensive and efficient. 75% of residents of Prague use buses, trams and the subway to cover a majority of the city including the outskirts. Prague's public transportation network is well liked by locals because of its reliability, ease, and affordability. Prague City Transport Authority -referred to as DPP- covers the whole of Prague and includes trams, the subway and buses. The main airport serving the city of Prague is Prague Vaclav Havel Airport. It is the international airport of Prague and is located approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Prague city center. It is the hub for Czech Airlines and Smartwings. 

What's the best way to get to Prague Vaclav Havel Airport from Prague City Center 

The public transportation network in Prague is reliable and convenient, hence the most recommended way to get around the city and out to the airport. There are several routes you can take to get from Prague city center to Prague Vaclav Havel Airport. The route between the airport and the city center is operated by bus number 324, 100, 119, 167, and AE. Also you can use tram number 9 or 10. To the other airports you can use train R-9, R-10, Flixtrain, two-Prany or tram 3, 7, 5, and 17.  Using buses to get from the city center to Prague Vaclav Havel Airport is the best and most convenient way as it is faster, cheaper and arrives frequently.

How far is it from the city center to the airport?

Prague Václav Havel Airport is located approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Prague city center and approximately 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) from Kladno. It serves both Prague and Kladno. The average duration taken to get from Prague city center to the airport varies with the  type of transit used. Some routes may even need combining types of transit. The shortest/average duration taken to get to the airport from Prague city center is 22 minutes when using bus numbers 324, 100, 119, and 191. The bus departs from Zlicin to Terminal 3, then there is a transfer to platform A then continues the journey to Terminal 1 of the airport. Or you can use the route from Zlicin to U Hangaru that is located less than half a mile (700 meters) from the airport - a nine-minute walk. Bus AE takes 30 minutes from Praha hlavní nádraí-platform E in the city center to the Terminal 1 stop. Mixed modes involve using bus 167 from Na Knizeci to Adel then tram number 9 or 10 to Sidriste, then take an Uber or Bolt to the airport or using bus 130, 246 from platform 4 at Zlicin to Obchodni Centrum estka, then walk about half a mile (700 meters) to bus 100 Letiste to Terminal 1. To other airports, you can use train R-nine, R-ten, or Flixtrain; tram number three or C or bus number XC to Prague Letňany Airport, a journey that takes 21 minutes. To Prana-Kbely Airport, you can use train R-9, R-10, R-18, 2-Prany, XC or bus XC, or tram three or C; a journey that will take an average of 18 minutes. Getting to Tocna Airport from Prague city center takes 45 minutes using tram 7, 5 or 17, or using bus XC.

What facilities are there at the airport?

The airport has 15 minutes of free parking for quick drop-offs at the airport, but is only valid once every 24 hours. Travelers can book long term parking services at the airport. The airport has several lounges and rest zones as well as hotels. Other facilities available at the airport include: several restaurants and eateries; several check-in options; free WiFi; money exchange machines and ATMs; luggage holding facilities; disability and kid-friendly facilities. Transit to and from the airport is through taxis, car rentals and public transit.

How accessible is the route for those with limited mobility? 

Public transit in Prague is free for people with reduced mobility. In Prague, 98% of buses and approximately 68% of trams are accessible to people with limited mobility. The trams and buses have a low-floor entry point designated for people with reduced mobility. The Prague Public Transport Authority has staff trained to assist people with limited mobility in accessing services and traveling using public transit. Most buses and trolleybuses in Prague have three or four low-floor door with a kneeling function for getting on the bus with a wheelchair. Three quarters of train stops and stations in the city have a ramp or a lift for accessibility.

Local tips: how to travel to the airport like a local 

Using public transportation in Prague is a cheaper, faster and convenient way of getting around the city. For the purchase of the 24-hour ticket that has a luggage fee already covered, one can travel with ease with their luggage no matter the size. Using Prague Trams is the best transport option in the city for sightseeing with frequent stops across the whole city. For convenience, having a flexible 24-hour pass that is allowed on trams, buses and subway saves money and time when traveling around the city.