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Services at Prague Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 15. 1. 2024

Find out what services and facilities are available at Prague Airport. Where is the best place to eat and where to shop?

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Internet and wi-fi

Free wifi with no time limit is available throughout the terminal.

If you use a sim card from an EU country, you can make calls and use data in the Czech Republic for the same prices as in your home country.

Otherwise, get a data e-sim quickly and easily at airalo.com.

Supermarket

On the ground floor of Terminal 2 in the public area you will find a classic Billa supermarket with regular prices. The store is a very welcome alternative to overpriced fast-food outlets.

Billa is open daily from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, on Sundays from 7:00 am.

Restaurants and cafes

Although Prague Airport is renowned for its high prices in restaurants and shops, there are many places with regular prices.

Where is the best place to eat at Prague Airport?

  • Runway Restaurant - a hot food eatery with good prices
    • 1st floor of Terminal 1, Arrivals, public area
    • 1st floor of Terminal 1, departures, transit area
    • current menu: prg.aero/restaurant-runway
    • open 24/7
  • KFC - classic fast-food
    • connecting corridor between terminals 1 and 2, public area
    • open 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Burger King - classic fast-food
    • Terminal 1, departures, public area, open 7:00 - 22:00
    • Terminal 2, departures, public area, open 7:00 - 21:00
  • Starbucks - coffee shop chain
    • Terminal 1, departures, public area
    • open 24/7
  • Costa Coffee - coffee shop chain
    • Terminal 1, departures, public area, open 24/7
    • Terminal 1, departures, transit area, open 24/7
    • Terminal 2, Arrivals, public area, open 7:00 - 21:00
    • Terminal 2, departures, transit zone D, open 24/7
  • Marché Mövenpick - modern self-service dining room
    • Terminal 1, departures, transit area, open 7:00 - 21:00
    • Terminal 2, departures, transit zone D, open 7:00 - 21:00

For a complete listing of restaurants, please visit: prg.aero/restaurants.

Cheaper options hide an office building adjacent to the terminals.

A good place to eat is the Avion restaurant in the "Airport Business Center" building about 300 metres from the terminals. This is a classic cafeteria with a choice of 8 to 9 meals daily with prices from 4 eur 5 eur . It is open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Shops

The transit areas of both terminals offer a wide range of duty free shops where you can buy cheap alcohol, sweets or perfumery.

You will also find a few luxury clothing shops after security, but there are noticeably fewer at Prague Airport than at other airports of similar size.

Popular RELAY newsagents across the airport sell printed materials, drinks, baguettes and sweets.

Some of the most frequented shops at Prague Airport are:

  • Hamleys - toy shop, Terminal 1 and 2, transit area, open 7:00 - 21:00
  • LEGO Discover Prague - toy shop, Terminal 2, transit area, open 7:00 - 21:00

The vast majority of shops are open only from 7:00 - 21:00. Only some Relay newsagents and one duty free shop in Terminal 1 remain open 24/7.

A full list of shops is available on the website: prg.aero/shops

Baggage storage

The baggage claim counter can be found on the departure level of Terminal 2 near the oversized baggage check-in.

It is open 24/7, but be aware of two breaks when it is closed and you cannot collect or store your baggage. Closed at the following times:

  • 11:00-12:00
  • 19:00-20:00

The price for 24 hours is 150 czk to 350 czk depending on the size of the luggage and can only be paid by card.

Showers

Public showers can be found in the Terminal 1 transit area in the "AeroRooms" corner for a fee 5 eur for 30 minutes, or free in the Terminal 2 transit area across from the ERSTE lounge. Pick up your key at the lounge reception for a deposit of € 10, which will be refunded if you do not lose your key.

ATMs and exchange offices

The exchange offices at the airport are operated only by Interchange with very unfavourable exchange rates.

Avoid withdrawing money from Interchange ATMs near the baggage belts and only withdraw money from ATMs of regular banks:

  • Moneta - arrival halls of terminals 1 and 2
  • CSOB (KBC Group) - connecting corridor between terminals 1 and 2
  • Česká spořitelna (ERSTE Group) - connecting corridor between terminals 1 and 2
  • UniCredit Bank - connecting corridor between terminals 1 and 2

Relaxation zone

Sit back in the comfortable armchairs, use the coffee machine and enjoy the environment separate from the crowds in the main corridors.

Entry to the Relax Zone is completely free and you can spend as long as you like. The rooms can be found at the following locations:

  • Terminal 1 - Transit Zone, 1st floor near departure gates "B"
  • Terminal 2 - Transit Zone, area in front of the entrance to departure gate "C"

Relaxation areas are accessible 24 hours a day.

Drinking water

Throughout the airport (after security), you will find drinking fountains with water that you can fill up for free in a bottle to take on the plane.

Fountains can be found near all toilets.

Observation deck

The observation deck can be found between terminals 1 and 2, free to enter, open 24 hours a day. However, you will mainly have a view of the standing aircraft.

Artificial elevated observation mounds are available near the runways in the village of Kněževes, or about 3 km north of Hostivice. However, they can only be reached conveniently by car.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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