From the airport to the center of the city
When you come through the day, the most easy way to get to the city from the airport is to take a bus Airport Express (AE), which goes directly to the Hlavní nádraží (Main station). This bus goes every 30 minutes from 9 to 21 right from Terminal 1 (just go through exit E, cross the street and you will see the station). If you come to Terminal 2, don’t worry, terminals are close to each other, the station is about 300 meters from Terminal 2. The price for a one-way ticket is 60 CZK and you can buy it by the driver. It takes 30 minutes to hit the center.
You can also take regular public transport. Bus 100 goes to metro station Zličín (yellow line), bus 191 goes to metro station Dejvická (green line). The ticket price is 24 CZK if you travel up to 30 minutes or 32 CZK if you travel up to 90 minutes (if you want to continue by the metro, you’ll need this one).
If you prefer the most comfortable way from the door (airport) to the door (hotel), you can order the car. In Prague there operate 3 services I would recommend where you can easily order the car when you download their mobile app:
- Uber – international ride-sharing app,
- Liftago – local czech service (don’t worry, app is in english)
Depends on time and busy streets, ride to the center should cost approx. 350 – 500 CZK.
There are also regular taxis standing right in front of the doors by both terminals, but I wouldn’t recommend this to you as the most expensive.
In the city by public transport
In Prague, we have metro, trams, buses, cable-car from Újezd to the top of the Petrin Hill and in the summer season ferry across the Vltava river from Karlín to Holešovice. Tickets are the same for all of them: 24 CZK for 30 minutes, 32 CZK for 90 minutes.
You can also buy a 24 hrs. ticket for 110 CZK or 72 hrs. ticket for 310 CZK.
In the city by walk
Yes, Prague is not so big and if you stay in the center, have enough time to walk and have your sightseeing, restaurants, and cafés just in the city center, you can do it on foot.
One thing you should know about regular taxis in Prague. Rather don’t use them! At least don’t take a car from the street, especially at the center, especially at night hours, especially when you can look drunk. Taxi drivers in Prague are a kind of tourist trap and you risk they’ll ask you for much more than is normal. Remember, when you travel from the restaurant to the bar in the city center, it cannot be more than 300 CZK! Usually, it is up to 100 CZK.
Instead use the apps mentioned above, where you know the price before the ride.