The Prague Airport is about 15 km (9 miles) from the city center. It takes approximately 30 minutes (50 minutes in heavy traffic) to reach the center by car and about 40 minutes by public transport (bus + subway). Public transportation is the cheapest method of getting to downtown Prague. It is easy to use, clean, reliable and runs frequently.
Personal transit to the airport is provided by buses 119 and 100.
Bus stops at the Václav Havel Airport Prague:
Travel Time: approx. 15 minutes
Bus 119 runs between the Václav Havel Airport Prague and the Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (metro line A). This bus is the best choice if your destination is in the historical center of Prague (the Old Town, Lesser Town, New Town, Prague Castle area) or anywhere along with line A.
Taking Bus 119 from the airport:
Bus 119 leaves outside the Arrivals terminal. It will take you to the Nádraží Veleslavín metro station on line A. The metro will get you to the center in no time (6 - 8 stops, depending on where you're going), and you can use the same ticket.
Taking Bus 119 to the airport:
Take line A of the metro to Nádraží Veleslavín. Bus 119 departs from a designated area near the station exit. The airport is at the end of the line, and the bus stops at all the terminals - 3 (private flights), 1 (flights to non-Schengen countries), and 2 (flights to Schengen countries). Announcements are in English at each of the terminals.
Travel Time: approx. 18 minutes
Bus 100 runs between the Václav Havel Airport Prague and the Zličín metro station (metro line B). Take this bus if your final destination is near any of the metro stations on line B, such as in the New Town (Nové Město) or Smíchov districts.
Taking Bus 100 from the airport:
Bus 100 leaves outside the Arrivals terminal. It will take you to the Zličín metro station, the last stop of metro line B. After that, you can take the metro using the same ticket to continue to your destination. Once you get on the metro, expect the journey to take about 20 minutes (11 - 13 stops) to get you into the center.
Taking Bus 100 to the airport:
Take line B of the metro to Zličín and get on bus 100. The airport is at the end of the line, and the bus stops at all terminals - 1, 2, and 3.
Direction: Hradčanská – Hlavní nádraží – Karlovo náměstí – Anděl
Travel Time: approx. 30 minutes to Hradčanská
If you need to travel from the Václav Havel Airport Prague into town at night when none of the above buses run, you can take the night bus 907. Remember that the metro does not run at this time of night.
Adults (aged 15-60): 30 CZK
Seniors (aged 60-65): 15 CZK
Seniors (over 65 years): Free
Children (under 15 years): Free
Adults (aged 15-60): 40 CZK
Seniors (aged 60-65): 20 CZK
Seniors (over 65 years): Free
Children (under 15 years): Free
Adults (aged 15-60): 120 CZK
Seniors (aged 60-65): 60 CZK
Adults (aged 15-60): 330 CZK
Seniors aged 65+ can verify their right to receive the free age-based fare/tariff through any form of ID card or a passport.
For children ages 10 to 15 (through the day preceding their 15th birthday), there is an age-verification requirement by any ID card issued by a school, another carrier outside of the PID system, or a card issued by the state administration or another legal entity (verified by a stamp or other significant symbols of the issuer) – for example, a plasticized photo ID issued by a legal entity giving the child's first and last name and date of birth.
Prague public transport tickets can be used on any public transportation and allow for transfers between lines (subway to subway, tram to tram, etc.) and transfers between different types of transport (subway to tram, tram to a bus, etc.).
Do not forget to validate the ticket at the entrance to the metro station or on the tram/bus.
Ticket vending machines
Ticket vending machines are installed at all metro stations, and selected surface transit stops. For traveling within Prague, choose a ticket for 30, 40, or 120 CZK. By pressing the button repeatedly, you can buy more tickets at once. If you want to buy a discounted ticket or a ticket for luggage or a dog, press the DISCOUNTED button before making your selection. When you are finished, insert the correct amount of money, take your tickets, and change.
The vending machines accept only coins, not banknotes. However, vending machines in some busy places (e.g., Airport, Main train stations) accept cards.
Newsstands and retailers
Some shops, especially newspaper shops, offer tickets for Prague public transport.
You can also buy tickets by using your mobile phone and sending a text message to the number 90206 with text:
"DPT31" (for 30 minutes ticket)
"DPT42" (for 90 minutes ticket)
"DPT120" (for 24 hours ticket)
"DPT330" (for 72 hours ticket)
You will usually receive your ticket on your phone within one minute. You must have received your ticket before entering the vehicle or the paid zone on the metro.
Mobile application “PID Lítačka”
The mobile app "PID Lítačka" is available for download on Google Play and Apple Store. It offers all tickets for Prague public transport. You can even search your connection in the app, and the application suggests the most suitable ticket.
You can pay for the ticket using your credit/debit card, Masterpass or Apple Pay. However, before you use the ticket, you need to activate it in the application (it can be done automatically after the purchase or manually later). The validity of the ticket starts two minutes after the validation, so remember to activate the ticket in advance.
All trams have a ticket machine that accepts contactless credit/debit cards for payment placed in the middle of every tram vehicle. Passenger is obliged to buy the ticket immediately after getting on the tram. The ticket from the ticket machine is valid immediately and no longer needs validation.
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