Airport

Prague Airport

The Prague Airport which is known as Václav Havel Airport Prague or Ruzyně is largest airport in the Czech Republic, it handles nearly 16 million passengers yearly. Seventy airlines connect Prague directly to over 160 destinations around the world. 

The first airplane landed at Ruzyně on April 5, 1937. Thanks to the gradual modernisation of the check-in facilities, the runways, and the technical facilities as well as due to the development of new technologies and services, the airport was recognised as the most actively developing airport in the world.

Airport contacts

+420 220 111 888

Basic information

Prague international airport operates two terminals. Terminal 1 is designated for departures to countries outside of the Schengen Area while Terminal 2 handles departures to the Schengen Area member states.

Baggage deposit: located in the public area of the Terminal 2 Departure Hall, tel. 220 117 591

Baggage and passanger check-in

Smoking is not allowed inside the airport. Next to the entrances, you can find 14 areas where smoking is permitted.

Viewing terrace – one of the terraces is located in the public area of the Terminal 2 Departure Hall beside the entrance to the connecting building between Terminals 1 and 2

Parking –  parking capacity directly at Prague Airport is sometimes fully used. For this reason, we recommend you book your parking space online at: www.AeroParking.cz

Transport to the city center

The connection between Václav Havel Airport Prague and Prague city centre are provided by public transport bus lines which operate at regular 5 minutes intervals or taxi. Bus stops and taxi zone are located directly in front of terminals. 

  1. 119 bus line – direction Divoká Šárka – Veleslavín train station where you will transfer to Metro A – stop Veleslavín ( green line ) 
  2. 100 bus line – direction Zličín where you will transfer to Metro B – stop Zličín ( yellow line )
  3.  910 night bus line ( 0:00 – 4:00 am ) – direction I.P.Pavlova where you can transfer to Metro C ( red line ) or trams
  4. Airport Express ( AE bus line ) – direction Main train station where you can transfer to metro C – stop ( red line ) or trams. This line operates daily at regular 30-minute intervals from 5:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. You need to buy ticket directly by driver, because this bus line is not managed by Public transport company, but Czech railway company. Basic ticket costs 60 CZK, ticket for kids aged 6-15 cost 30 CZK and kids aged under 6 can ride for FREE.
  5. Taxi – when you are not sure about public transport connection you can take a taxi.

Where to buy a ticket ?

Public transport tickets must be purchased in advance, before boarding public transport buses. Tickets are sold by the Visitor Centre, Prague Public Transit company counters at Arrival Halls, available from ticket machines located around Terminals 1 and 2 Arrival Halls and directly at bus stops. Most ticket machines accept contactless credit card payments. 

The ticket is not valid till the moment it is marked. There are yellow machines for marking tickets inside buses and trams. In the metro you can find same machines usually in front of the escalators or stair to the platform.