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Getting from Brno Airport to Prague

Prague, the colourful and picturesque capital of the Czech Republic, really has it all. Rich with history and culture, you could wander its cobblestoned streets for hours and still discover something new around every corner. However, a visit to Prague wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Old Town Square and its Astronomical Clock where mechanical figures come alive when the clock strikes each hour. For families, the Prague Zoo is one of the best in the world and the Prague Jewish Quarter is the top place to learn about the city’s history.

There are several transportation modes between Brno Airport and Prague; the main ones are a taxi or private transfer, or a combined public transport trip. A taxi or private transfer is the quickest and easiest way to travel and will only take around 135 minutes during light traffic to reach your desired destination in downtown Prague. A much cheaper alternative is to take a bus from the airport and connect with either a train or another bus, both of which have a journey time of around 170 minutes, excluding wait times.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €264 135min 24/7
Train €14.08 170min 03:10–21:39
Bus €18 170min 00:05–23:59

How to get from Brno Airport to Prague by taxi

Taking a taxi from Brno Airport to Prague is the quickest and most convenient transfer option. You’ll be provided with a door-to-door service in the comfort of a private vehicle and will arrive at your destination in around 135 minutes, under good traffic conditions.

Taxi fare from Brno Airport to Prague

Brno taxis don’t generally use flat rate fees but for longer journeys such as this one, certain companies may offer one. Otherwise, your fare will be calculated using a taximeter based on the distance travelled. You can expect to pay around €264 (CZK 6,520) for this journey, for up to 4 passengers, with tolls and surcharges added on top.

To avoid the uncertainty, for a set rate fee with no hidden costs, we recommend booking your transfer in advance with a company such as Welcome Pickups. You’ll have the privacy of a taxi, an English-speaking driver who knows the area and 24/7 customer support for all your needs.



Trip Duration

135 Min.

*Fares vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Airport taxis are available 24/7 from Brno International Airport (BRQ).

Where do I take a taxi from?

You’ll find local airport taxis waiting in the designated taxi rank right after you exit the Arrivals Hall.


Taking a taxi from Brno Airport to Prague is the most reliable and comfortable way to get to your destination. You won’t have to worry about crowds, public transport schedules, or carrying your luggage. You can relax knowing you’ll be dropped off right at your door.

Editor’s Note

If the taxi company offers a flat rate fee for longer journeys, always agree on a price before departing.

Useful Tips

Only use official airport taxis with a clearly displayed company logo.
Though tipping is not expected, it is always appreciated for good service. A good rule of thumb is 5-10% of the final fare price.
Most taxis accept both credit/debit card payments and cash but check that the machine is working before heading off.

How to get from Brno Airport to Prague by train

It isn’t possible to travel directly from Brno Airport to Prague by train, but you can take a 20-minute bus to the Brno main train station, where you can connect with trains to Prague.

There are direct connections between Brno Main Train Station and Prague Main Train Station, run by ZSSK (the Slovak rail network) and RegioJet which take between 152 and 214 minutes, depending on how many stops there are along the way. Using the public bus and train combination, it’ll take around 170 minutes in total to reach Prague, excluding wait times.

If you prefer to travel directly to your destination and to know that all of your group will be able to travel safely together, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance.

How much does the train cost?

The bus from the airport to Brno Main Train Station costs just €1 (CZK 25) per traveller and tickets can be purchased at the airport or onboard using a credit/debit card or cash.

For ZSSK services, it is recommended that you purchase your train tickets online in advance, however, they can also be bought upon arrival at the station. A standard ticket starts at around €26.8 (CZK 662) and you can choose to upgrade to first class for an additional fee. 

RegioJet tickets can also be bought online; prices can start for as little as €6.04 (CZK 149) per traveller when purchased in advance. This means you can travel from Brno Airport to Prague for a total of €7.04 (CZK 174) when travelling by bus and train.



Trip Duration

170 Min.

Buses from the airport operate every 30 minutes during the day, and every 60 minutes at night. On average, wait times in between ZSSK train services range from 20 to 40 minutes but this can increase considerably early in the morning or late at night. RegioJet trains run every 60 to 120 minutes.

Value for Money

Buses from the airport run 24/7. Trains run by ZSSK operate between 03:10 and 21:39 Mondays through Friday and until 22:23 on weekends. RegioJet runs daily between 06:09 and 19:09.

Where do I take the train from?

The public bus departs the airport from in front of the Departures terminal. Once you arrive at Brno Main Train Station, check the departures board for the platform number of your train to Prague.


Travelling from Brno Airport to Prague by train and public bus is the cheapest way to make this journey. Plus, you’ll be able to move about the train comfortably as you travel. Keep in mind, however, that depending on the service, train times do vary which can increase your overall journey time considerably.

Editor’s Note

Keep an eye out for less direct trains as these can take twice as long due to additional stops along the way.

Useful Tips

Children under 5 years of age can travel for free on ZSSK train services. Other discounts are available for youths and seniors.
To ensure you have a smooth journey, always check the train carrier's website before travelling for the most up-to-date timetable.
WiFi, toilets, power outlets, and food services are available on some train services.

How to get from Brno Airport to Prague by bus

Travelling by bus between Brno Airport and Prague is an affordable way to travel with buses running fairly consistently throughout the day. There isn’t a direct bus, so you’ll first need to travel from the airport to Brno Main Train Station for 20 minutes, and then cross the road to reach Benesova Bus Station.

The two main private transport companies that provide bus services to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station are Flixbus and RegioJet, both of which take between 150 and 175 minutes, bringing the total journey time to around 170 minutes in light traffic.

How much does the bus cost?

The 20-minute bus journey from the airport into Brno city costs around €1 (CZK 25) for a single ticket. Prices for the bus to Prague start at €7.99 (CZK 197) per person, depending on the company and how far in advance you purchase them.



Trip Duration

170 Min.

Buses that service the airport run every 30 minutes between 05:00 and 00:00 and every 60 minutes outside of those hours. Between 09:00 and 19:00, Regiojet buses depart on average every 60 minutes. Outside of these hours, wait times can increase to 180 minutes. Flixbus runs every 30 to 60 minutes between 06:40 and 19:10. Outside of these hours, wait times can increase to 180 minutes.

Value for Money

Buses that service the airport operate 24/7. RegioJet buses depart between 03:30 and 22:00 each day. Flixbus operates between 00:05 and 23:59 every day of the week.

Where do I take the bus from?

The E76 and N89 public bus services depart the airport from in front of the departures terminal. Buses towards Prague depart from Benesova Bus Station which is located next to Brno Main Train Station.


Taking a bus from Brno Airport and Prague is almost as affordable as the train, and buses run just as regularly. Keep in mind that there is a short walk between the train and bus station in Brno and you’ll need to make your way to your accommodation in Prague once you arrive, which can be tedious when carrying luggage.

A more convenient option that provides a door-to-door service is to book a private transfer in advance. This way you can arrive at your destination feeling comfortably relaxed.

Editor’s Note

Flixbus services drop off at either Prague Central Bus Station Florenc, Prague Main Station, or the Roztyly Bus Terminal.

Useful Tips

WiFi and power outlets are available on board.
Luggage over 20 kg may incur an additional charge.
Seats can be reserved at the time of booking.

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Prague from Brno Airport?

Prague is located 210 km from Brno Airport which is best covered by taxi or private transfer in 135 to 160 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

How do I get from Brno Airport to Prague?

There are three main modes of transport from Brno Airport to Prague: taxi or private transfer, bus, and a combined bus and train journey. The quickest way to get there is by taking a taxi or private transfer which takes 135 minutes in light traffic. The bus and the combined bus and train journey both take around 170 minutes, excluding wait times.

Is there a direct connection from Brno Airport to Prague by train?

It’s not possible to travel directly from Brno Airport to Prague by train but you can take a public bus from the airport to downtown Brno where you can connect with a train to Prague. The total trip time for this journey is around 170 minutes, excluding wait times.

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