Flying to the beautiful Prague and need to know what are time and money efficient ways to get to the city center from the airport? Here we go. In conclusion, getting from Prague airport to the city center is easy, and there are several transportation options available. Choose the option that best suits your needs and budget, and enjoy your visit to this beautiful city.
#1 Private or shared shuttle bus
#2 Airport Express bus
The Airport Express bus (AE) is a premium option for travelers who want a comfortable and direct way to get from the airport to the city center. The bus runs every 30 minutes from the airport to the main railway station in the city center. The one-way ticket is 100 CZK (approximately $4 USD), and the travel time is about 35 minutes. You can pay by the driver by cash or card.
The bus stop is in front of Terminal 1, just leave the airport by exit E and cross the street. If you arrived to Terminal 2, don’t worry, it’s just 5 minutes walk between terminals. You can walk either inside or outside, but I would recommend you to go inside the building as for newcomers it is very easy.
The final station is Hlavní nádraží (Main Railway station), which is by the center of the city.
Using the airport express bus is a good option if you want a comfortable and hassle-free way to get to the city center. It is also a good option if you arrive during the day when the bus service is frequent. However, keep in mind that the airport express bus may be more expensive than other public transport options.
#3 Public transport buses
Public transport buses are a more affordable option for travelers who want to save money on transportation. Bus 119 runs from the airport to the Nádraží Veleslavín metro station, where you can transfer to the green line metro and get off at the city center. The cost of a one-way ticket is 30 CZK (approximately $1.50 USD), and the travel time is about 45 minutes, including the transfer.
Using public transport buses is a good option if you are traveling alone or with a small group and do not have a lot of luggage. It is also a good option if you arrive during the day when public transport services are frequent. However, keep in mind that public transport buses may be crowded during peak hours, and you may have to stand for the entire journey.
Uber is a popular option for travelers who want a fast and convenient way to get from the airport to the city center. From 2023 it is also official airport taxi provider. The estimated cost of an Uber ride from Prague airport to the city center is around 400 CZK (approximately $20 USD), and the travel time is about 25-30 minutes, depending on traffic.
Using Uber is a good option if you are traveling with a group of people or have a lot of luggage. It is also a good option if you arrive late at night when public transport services are less frequent. However, keep in mind that Uber prices may vary depending on the time of day and traffic conditions, so it may be more expensive during peak hours.
You easily book the Uber from the app and you already know the price you will pay (also by app, so you don’t need any cash). For those who are coming outside EU and don’t have mobile data, there is a free wi-fi at the airport.