Travellers have many options to get to Prague. Upon arrival, be sure to buy a city map showing public transit lines. You can buy it at any newsstand, tobacco kiosk, or exchange office.

By Air

Prague Ruzyne Airport (Václav Havel Airport Prague) is the largest international airport in the Czech Republic with more than 50 airlines flying in. The national carrier is Czech Airlines, a member of the Sky Team group along with Delta, Air France, and Alitalia. Airport is located about 18 kilometers (11 miles) northwest from the center of Prague. The airport is easily accessible by both taxis and public transportation.

Once in airport, the cheapest option is to take a city bus #119. It runs approximately every 15 minutes 4:30am to 11:30pm between the airport and the green line Metro station Dejvicka (20 min); or take #100 that goes to the yellow line Metro station Zlicin (15 min). Transfer to the Metro, which gets you to the center.

Another option is to take a shuttle or prebook a private transfer (see FAQ's). CEDAZ Mini Buses  which you will find parked outside the arrivals foyer. They run every 30 minutes ( or as soon as they fill up) from 05:30am to 9:30pm between the airport and Namesti Republiky (30min). Tickets can be bought from a driver for 150Kč.

The Czech railways run an Airport Express bus from the airport to the main railway station, stopping on the way at Dejvicka metro, and Masarykovo railway station. The tickets cost 60 crowns for the whole journey and include a luggage. The buses run each half an hour from 5.45 a.m. til  9.15 p.m.  Prague transport tickets are not valid on this bus.

Taxis are waiting at the kerb in front of the airport, expect to pay Kc 500-600 for a trip to centre of town.

Several travellers have reported high charges (9-19%) for using the Travelex ATM machines that are scattered across the airport - charges for using these machines can run into several tens of Euro for large withdrawals.

When departing Prague from Staromestska Metro Station (green Line) to Dejvicka then Bus 119 to Airport allow 45 minutes for the journey.

By Train

Prague has two main railway stations. Praha Hlavni Nádraží (Main Station in Czech) is located almost in the city center. It’s only a 10-minute walk to Wenceslas Square or a short ride on the Metro (one stop to Muzeum). There is a tourist office (open 9am-7pm; 9am-4pm on Sat and Sun) in the center of the lower hall of the two levels. For a better deal use ATM machine which is close to the metro entrance.

The second station is Praha Holešovice. The main hall accommodates all the services: the ticket office, left luggage lockers, an Internet cafe and several exchange and lodging bureaus. Take it four stops on the Metro to the central Muzeum stop, and three stops to Hlavni Nádraži

By Bus

Most international buses arrive at the Prague central Florenc bus station ( Autobusové nádraží Praha Florenc).

To inquire about bus time departure/arrival, go to window #8 (open 6am-9pm). Or, you can use a computer in front of this window to search for your specific bus from the timetables online at www.idos.cz. Tickets to Czech National Express ( Český Národní Expres ) or "Student agency" (comfortable buses with above average services not only for students)buses to Brno and other national and international locations also may be purchased at this bus station.

Tickets for buses may be purchased online at  https://eshop.amsbus.cz/koupitjizdenku/. Then the user receives the ticket to the e-mail and may print it.

The kiosk between windows #4 and 5 is an exchange office, which also sells public transit tickets and city maps. Florenc Metro station is next to the bus station.