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Transportation from Prague Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 21. 3. 2024

Currently, the airport is only connected to the city centre by bus or taxi. To get to the city centre by public transport, you must always use a combination of bus and metro.

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Buses and trolleybuses to the city centre

Only buses and trolleybuses of the Prague Transport Company, which are part of the unified transport system in Prague, go to the airport.

They always stop at both terminals on the ground floor.

Timetables and connection searches can be found on the official Prague Transport website: pid.cz/en

Route Final stop Subway connection Travel time to the centre Fares
59 Nádraží Veleslavín A (green line) 30 to 40 minutes 40 crowns
100 Zličín B (yellow line) 45 to 50 minutes 40 crowns
191 Anděl (Na Knížecí) B (yellow line) 60 to 70 minutes 40 crowns
AE Main Railway Station C (red line) 45 to 50 minutes 100 crowns

Tickets: prices and where to buy

On all public transport lines (59, 100 and 191) going to the airport you can use regular Prague tickets without any special surcharges.

Tickets can be purchased via the Lítačka mobile app or at yellow machines directly at bus stops, where you can pay with cash or card.

Tickets can also be bought inside the bus at the orange machine, where you can only pay by card. The driver does not sell tickets.

You must validate your ticket from the machine at the bus stop at the yellow machine on the platform or inside the bus. Do not re-validate the ticket when changing buses. Tickets purchased inside the bus are no longer validated.

All tickets are transferable and you can arrange any number of bus, metro, tram and train journeys within Prague.

90 minutes 40 crowns
30 minutes 30 crowns
24 hours 120 crowns
72 hours 330 crowns

Children up to 6 years of age and seniors over 70 travel free of charge.

Route 59 (to the green line of metro A)

Trolleybus number 59 is the fastest connection to the city centre. Until March 2024, this line was served by regular buses and known as 119. Trolleybus 59, which runs part of the route as a conventional bus, follows the same route as the former line 119.

In 17 minutes, line 59 will take you to the metro station of line A "Nádraží Veleslavín", from where you can reach the historic centre in another 8 to 12 minutes.

  • Traveltime to the centre (bus+metro) - approx. 30 to 40 minutes
  • Frequency - 3 to 10 minutes
  • Fare - 40 crowns for 90 minutes

The last trolleybus of line 59 from the airport leaves at 23:32 with a connection to the metro from Nádraží Veleslavín to the centre at 23:55.

The first trolleybus from Nádraží Veleslavín leaves at 5:13.

Nádraží Veleslavín is the final stop for line 59, so you cannot miss the exit.

Route 100 (to the yellow metro line B)

Bus number 100 goes to the southwestern outskirts of Prague to the final B metro station "Zličín".

The journey to the centre is longer than the combination of bus 119 and metro A, but if you have a hotel somewhere along the metro B line, use this connection.

  • Travel time to the centre (bus+metro) - approx. 50 minutes
  • Frequency - 15 to 20 minutes
  • Fare - 40 crowns for 90 minutes

The last bus of line 100 from the airport leaves at 23:16. At Zličín it connects to the metro to the centre departing at 23:40.

The first connection from Zličín to the airport leaves at 5:20.

The Zličín stop is the final stop for line 100, so you cannot miss the exit.

Route 191

Bus number 191 is the least suitable for travelling to the centre of Prague and serves more the airport employees living in the vicinity.

It takes 50 minutes to reach the yellow metro line B station "Anděl" via Dědina, Petřiny or Strahov.

The frequency of connections to/from the airport is only 30 minutes. More than two thirds of the buses on the way from the city centre terminate at the shopping centre about 3 km south of the terminal.

Bus AE to the main station

There is a special bus line directly to the main train station, which cannot use regular Prague public transport tickets.

The AE (Airport Express) line runs once every 20 minutes and without a stop it takes between 45 and 50 minutes to reach the main station, depending on traffic. A detailed timetable of the AE line can be found on the website: pid.cz/AE.

The bus stops only in front of Terminal 1, from where you can walk to Terminal 2 in 5 minutes.

A special fare 4 eur applies on the AE route and regular Prague public transport tickets cannot be used. You can buy a ticket at the "DPP" information booth in the arrival hall of Terminal 1 and 2 or from the driver. Payment can be made by cash or card.

  • Travel time to the station - 45 to 50 minutes
  • Fares 4 eur
  • Frequency - 20 minutes

Regiojet to Florenc bus station

Direct connections to the main bus station in Florence are provided by Regiojet long-distance buses.

Tickets can be bought for the route airport - Florenc, but also from the airport with a change at Florence to other Regiojet destinations (Brno, Jihlava, Vienna, etc.).

Buses leave the airport once an hour from 7:30 to 19:30 and the journey to Florence takes about 50 minutes.

The ticket costs 100 crowns and can only be bought online via regiojet.cz. The bus stop is located in front of the Courtyard Marriott hotel about 100 metres from the terminals.

Night buses

Special night bus and tram lines run in Prague from about 23:45 to 5:00. The metro does not run at night.

Ticket prices are the same as for daytime transport.

There are two night buses to the airport.

  • Route 910 - goes to the centre (Karlovo náměstí, I. P. Pavlova, Pankrác) with a frequency of 30 minutes. The journey to the central part of the city takes about 45 minutes.
  • Route 907 - goes to the centre (Republic Square, Museum, Main Train Station) with a frequency of 30 minutes (half of the connections end at the main station). The journey to the central part of the city takes about 50 minutes

Taxi

Taxis are the fastest direct transport to the city centre and, especially at night, the preferred option. Prague is a very safe city even during the night, however, the night public transport to the airport is lengthy.

The official taxi operator to the airport is UBER. The price is thus known in advance and there can be no dishonesty on the part of the drivers.

You can hail a taxi via the UBER mobile app or at the machine in the arrivals hall (baggage claim area).

The journey to the city centre varies depending on the destination and the time of day. The more demand there is for taxis, the higher the price.

The usual price to the city centre is 500 crowns from the airport.

Regiojet to Karlovy Vary

The direct long-distance bus line of Regiojet Prague - Karlovy Vary also stops at the airport. The stop is located in front of the Courtyard Marriott hotel about 100 meters from the terminals.

Buses from the airport run once an hour from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and the journey to Karlovy Vary takes less than 2 hours.

The ticket costs 189 crowns and can only be purchased online via regiojet.cz.

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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