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Vaclav Havel International Airport

Prague, CZ

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Getting around the airport

Two terminals

Václav Havel Airport (formerly Ruzyne International Airport) lies around 15km away from Prague's city centre. It is a compact, modern and clean airport, but it can have long queues at security. There are two main terminals, both offering free, fast Wi-Fi, with Arrivals and Departures on the same level. You can walk easily between terminals in around 10 minutes.

  • Terminal 1 is the older terminal, for non-Schengen flights, with Concourses A and B
  • Terminal 2 is the larger, more modern terminal, for Schengen flights, with Concourses C and D

Do some plane spotting while you wait:

There are two observation decks:

  • Terminal 1, after security, level 2 enter through the Restaurant Letiste Praha
  • Terminal 2, before security, level 2, next to the cinema and museum
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Security immediately before gates

No duty-free liquids

Each concourse has its own security area, right before the gates. Avoid buying liquids that exceed the 100ml limit at the shops just after passport control. Each concourse has its own security checkpoint, so you will have to throw it away.

If you plan on travelling with any liquids, we recommend checking them in your luggage or waiting until you get to the shops near your gates – just be aware that the selection is limited. 

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Getting into Prague

Take a taxi or the Airport Express

There's no train connection into the city from the airport. You can take the public bus, an airport shuttle bus or a taxi. In this case, taxi can be the best option, as it's a reasonably quick and inexpensive journey. Otherwise, the Airport Shuttle is a good option.

Taxi

We recommend taking a registered taxi offering fixed prices, operated by Taxi Praha or Fix Taxi. Rates are determined at set tariffs and all drivers who service the airport speak basic English. Journey time is 20-30 minutes. Travellers have reported problems with overcharging in Prague taxis, so be careful.

Cost: Around CZK 6550-600
Location: 

Terminal 1, arrivals, Door D
Terminal 2, arrivals, Door E

Bus

There are two bus options.

The cheapest is to take public transport buses 119 or 100 to a metro station. The 119 goes to Nádraží Veleslavín (metro line A) in 15 minutes, and the 100 goes to Zličín (metro line B) in 18 minutes. 

A more comfortable option, going into the centre, with more space for your luggage is the Airport Express bus, run by Czech railways. It takes you to the main railway station (Hlavní nádraží) stopping at Revolucni near Kotva Department Store, and Masarykovo railway station. The buses run every 30 minutes from 06:30-22:00 and the journey takes around 25 minutes. 

Cost: CZK 32 public bus, CZK 60 Airport Express
Buying tickets: For the public bus, go to public transport counters in Arrival halls (07:00-22:00), automats at bus stops (cash), from a bus driver (cash); for the Airport Express, pay the driver

Uber

Uber also operates at the airport, with Uber Pop fares around CZK 320 (EUR 12.50) and Uber Black fares at around CZK 600-700 (EUR 24-28).

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Lounges

VIP lounge and more

For a small airport, there are a surprisingly large number of places to wait in comfort:

Terminal 1

  • VIP Service Club CONTINENTAL
    This is more than a lounge, it's its own luxurious terminal. There are nine lounges to relax in, with refreshments, snacks, TV, Wi-FI and newspapers. Plus, there's a kids area, free chauffer service, private check-in and duty-free shopping.
    Book: You can pre-book your VIP airport experience here.
    Cost: CZK 4,400 (book more than 24 hours in advance), CZK 6,600 (book within 24 hours of flying)
  • Mastercard Lounge
    Food and drinks, Wi-Fi, newspapers, conference facilities, showers and other services. 
    Location: Terminal 1, after security, Departures, Level 1
    Hours: 05:30-23:30 
    Cost: One-time pass CZK 720
  • Menzies Aviation Lounge
    Food and drinks, Wi-Fi, television, newspapers, showers and other services.
    Location: Terminal 1, after security, Departures, Level 2
    Opening hours: 07:00-19:00 

Terminal 2

  • Raffeisenbank Lounge
    Food and drinks, TV, Wi-Fi, newspapers and other services. It also offers a very handy private check-in service (only for departures from Terminal 2). 
    Location: Terminal 2, before security, Departures, opposite check-in counter No. 209
    Hours: 05:00-22:00 
    Cost: Two-hour pass CZK 850
  • Erste Premier Lounge
    Food and drinks, Wi-Fi, television, newspapers, conference facilities, showers and other services. 
    Location: Terminal 2, after security, Departures, Level 3
    Hours: 05:00-22:00 
    Cost: One-time pass CZK 720
  • Menzies Aviation Lounge
    Food and drinks, Wi-Fi, television, newspapers, showers and other services. Maximum stay three hours.
    Location: Terminal 2, after security, Departures, Level 3
    Hours: 07:00-19:00 
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Showers

Freshen up for free

There are plenty of places to shower in Prague airport.

Terminal 1
Showers are available at the Rest & Fun Center on Level 1, to the left of the hall for Concourse B. It will  cost you CSK 99 (EUR 4) for 30 minutes, including towels and shower products. It's free if you're using the private mini lounge.

Terminal 2
There's a free shower available after security in Pier D, Level 3, opposite the Erste Premier Lounge. Towel and key are available at the lounge for a deposit of EUR 10.

Lounges
Showers are also available in some of  the lounges in both terminals (Menzies Aviation Lounge in Terminal 1 and 2).

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Rest and Camp, Fun center

Relax in private or overnight lounges

If you need a diversion from traveling, Prague airport is a good place to be. The Rest and Camp, Fun center in Terminal 1 offers many spaces to take time out.

Here, you'll find:

  • Internet café
  • Private mini-lounges costing EUR 12 for two hours, EUR 20 for four hours, EUR 24 for six hours
  • Cinema lounge 
  • Relax lounge with nine rooms that can be rented overnight, costing EUR 24 for four hours between 08:00-18:00 (no reservation needed); EUR 60 from 18:00-08:00 (reservations needed, at least 48 hours in advance)
  • TV, Wi-Fi, DVD, Xbox
  • Shower (EUR 4)

To make a reservation, email restandfuncenter@prg.aero 

Location: Terminal 1, Level 1, to the left of the hall in Concourse B

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CINEMA TIME

Free films for travellers

If you need a break from travelliner, head to the free cinema in Terminal 2. The airport screens a variety of films and documentaries. There are also some aviation-themed films.

Location: Terminal 2, Level 2, Departures, in front of the observation deck
Opening hours: 
10:00-23:00 

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Private check-in

Skip the queues

In Prague airport, you can enjoy an easier way to travel, with private check-in in the VIP Lounge (Terminal 3, for private and charter flights) and Raiffeisenbank Lounge (Terminal 2, before security). 

You will have an agent in the lounge who will sort everything for you, and your baggage claim tag will be delivered to the lounge before you go through the nearby security check. 

This can really save you time, and add a touch of luxury to your journey.

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Travelling with children

There's plenty to do in Prague airport

If you've got children with you, Mr B could be a godsend. He's a bee mascot that's displayed in every child-friendly place the airport – whether it's meals, merchandise, play areas or even free buggies so you can check yours in and yet still push them right to your gate. This is an airport that understands parents' struggles and has made efforts to ease the journey.

Here are the highlights:

Children's rooms
Quiet rooms for parents and children with changing stations, microwaves, cots, play areas and toilets.
Location: 
Terminals 1 and 2, after security

Children's corners
Well-equipped play areas to burn up plenty of energy before you fly, with climbing areas, slides and toys.
Locations: 
Terminal 1, after security on the left
Terminal 2, after security on the left

Mini play areas
Smaller play areas suitable for kids from 3-8, with interactive toys and building blocks.
Locations: 
Terminal 1, after security, ground floor, towards end of Pier B, Gates A6-9 and B7-9
Terminal 2, after security, towards the end of Pier C 

Toy shop
Play area inside a toy shop before you go through to your gate, with aviation-themed toys, games, building blocks, climbers, swings and more. There are also large-format games like chess for older kids.
Location: 
Before security, connecting corridor between terminals, Bambule toy shop

Free buggies
You can take your buggy right to the gate, and even take folding ones onto the plane. But if you want to make things a bit easier, there are convenient, free buggies you can use to take you to your gate.
Locations:
Terminals 1 and 2, just after security 

Child-friendly dining
These restaurants have children's menus, drinks and high chairs:
Restaurant Praha (Terminal 1, before and after security)
Nude Juice Bar (Terminal 1, after security)
McDonald's (Terminal 1, before security)
PAUL (Terminals 1 and 2, after security)

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