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VÁCLAV HAVEL AIRPORT PRAGUE
Prague’s airport is 20 km from the city centre. A
to the town centre now costs around 600 Kč even if you call a company to pick you up or talk to one of the representatives from reputable
AAA Radiotaxi or 1.1.1. Radiocab taxi .
Don’t pick one up from outside the terminal (click here for taxi ﬁrms). Alternatively, use the
service (tel. 220 11 42 96, 05:30 - 21:30) that runs every half hour between the airport and Náměstí Republiky (F-2). Tickets cost 90 Kč (including one piece of baggage, children under 10 free) and can be bought from the driver or from the booth in the arrival terminal. For an extra fee, ČEDAZ can also pick you up or drop you oﬀ at your hotel. The cheapest way to get into town is on by bus:
(2-8 times per hour between 04:18 and 00:10 with at least one wheelchair-friendly bus per hour) runs between the airport and the
metro station (Line A, green) in about 15 minutes.
whisks you to
(metro Line B, yellow) from the airport in 18 minutes. You can download maps of the public transport network from the transit authority website (dpp.cz). There is an
) bus from
which runs every half an hour, whizzing you across the city in half an hour, whether you are arriving or departing.
apply to this bus, tickets can only be bought from the driver and do not allow any transfers or other forms of transport. First & last buses from Holešovice 05:15 & 21:45, from the airport 04:40 & 21:10.A 32 Kč transport ticket (plus a 10 Kč one for big bags) will get you all the way into town or to the airport on all public transport except the Airport Express. Tickets can be bought at the friendly transport information desk in both arrival halls (open 07:00 - 22:00) or from the coin-operated machine at the airport bus stop, but not from the driver. You need to
validate the ticket
(once for the whole trip) in the machines on board the bus.Prague’s
Terminal North 2
allows for at least 4 million more passengers a year to travel into Prague with the ability to continue expansion. New bars, restaurants, shops and services ply their trade in this terminal which accommodates ﬂights to and from
countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Greece, Spain & Sweden). There is a
facilty at the airport which doesn’t close and costs 60 Kč per item per day.
K Letišti 6/1019, tel. (+420) 220 11 33 14, fax (+420) 235 35 09 22, www.prg.aero/en/.
VIP SERVICE CLUB CONTINENTAL
VIP Service Club CONTINENTAL at Václav Havel Airport Prague oﬀers immediate check-in, stress-free travel and no waiting at counters. Convenience and comfort in the lounge prior to the departure or arrival of your aircraft. You don’t have to worry about anything - they will arrange everything for you.
tel. +420 220 114 490, fax +420 220 114 372, email@example.com, www.prg.aero/en/passenger-services/vip-service/club-continental/. €€€.
Prague’s public transport system (
) is eﬃ cient, fast and reasonably clean. With three metro lines, 26 tram routes and 9 night trams you won’t need the bus routes that avoid the centre. Keep in mind that the centre of Prague is easily accessible on foot.
, valid for all means of transport, can be purchased from the numerous vending machines at all metro stations, major tram stops and news stands. You always need to
validate your ticket
yourself by stamping it in the machines at metro entrances and on trams. The most common ticket is the
32Kč transfer ticket
, which is valid for 90 minutes after validating . The
24Kč non-transfer ticket
is meant for tram rides under 30 minutes with no changes, or in the metro for up to 5 stations (changes allowed) from the departure station within 30 minutes. We suggest you save yourself time by buying a handful of these on arrival. If you’re planning to stay a bit and explore, get the
(310Kč) . Children under 6 travel free; and tickets are half price up to 15 years old. Large pieces of luggage (including rucksacks) cost an extra 13Kč while dogs ride the rails for 26Kč.
for no validated tickets are 800Kč if paid on the spot or pay 1,000Kč later.
trundle around town every few minutes; useful lines are N°22 and 23 which run from the centre up to the rear entrance of the castle, saving you the uphill walk. The
connects the two main train stations and Florenc bus station to the centre and runs up to just after midnight, after which the
(the warm mobile home to many a smelly tramp) take over, zipping in all directions from the Lazarská stop (H-5) every half hour.
is on the red signs at each stop and is generally correct assuming of course that some worn out Škoda hasn’t died on the tram lines.Beware of Prague’s ultra-professional
, especially on trams N°22 and 23 and in busy metro cars; consider waiting for the next train if it looks squeezed.For more
’s excellent website with English and German information on routes and schedules, at www.dpp.cz, or call tel. 222 62 37 77.
TRAVEL INFORMATION CENTRE
All you ever wanted to know about routes, tariﬀs, tickets, timetables, re-routings and service disruptions, maps and general information about Prague’s bus, tram and metro system from friendly, multi-lingual folk. Apart from the airport oﬃ ces, these are found at the metro stations.
Muzeum, tel. (+420) 296 19 18 17 (07:00 - 21:00), www.dpp.cz. Open 07:00 - 21:00. Also at E-4, Můstek, Jungmannovo nám., open 07:00 - 18:00, closed Sat & Sun; Andĕl, open 07:00 - 18:00, closed Sat & Sun; Prague Airport terminals 1 & 2, open 07:00 - 22:00.