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Prague Airport to City: All Transport Options

Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) is the busiest airport in the Czech Republic, located approximately 18 km from downtown Prague. There are 3 modes of transportation available when travelling the Prague Airport to city route: taxi, private transfer or bus.

Taking a taxi is the most convenient option and booking an airport taxi is even better as it gives you some added security. The ride from Prague Airport to the city centre costs approximately €31 (CZK 725) and takes around 35 minutes. The cheaper alternative is the AE Express bus, tickets cost just €4 (CZK 100) and you’ll get to the city centre in 40 minutes or so. You can also take a public bus, but these services are not direct.

Whether you need a transfer from Prague Airport to the city centre, to the main train station or somewhere further out, Welcome can accommodate all your needs. With popular day-trip routes such as Karlovy Vary or Cesky Krumlov, you’ll never run out of things to do.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Prague at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

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Taxi €31 35min 24/7
Bus €8 40min 05:30–22:00

How to get from Prague Airport to city by taxi

The most best way to get from Prague Airport to the city centre is by taxi. Taxis in Prague are usually white or yellow and easily recognisable with their taxi logos and bright roof signs.

The taxis at the airport work on a first-come-first-served basis, so prepare yourself for the possibility of having to wait in line during peak season. Under normal traffic conditions, the taxi trip from Prague Airport to the city takes approximately 35 minutes and costs around €31 (CZK 725).

Taxi rates from Prague Airport to city centre

Local taxis don’t offer a flat rate for transfers to the city. Your fare will be calculated using a taximeter, based on the distance travelled and with a base fare of €2.55 (CZK 60). With that being said, the estimated cost of the journey from Prague Airport to the city centre is €31 (CZK 725).

If you’d rather be in the know ahead of time, and be sure that all your needs are taken care of, you can pre-book a Prague Airport taxi in advance for a seamless arrival.


€31 (CZK 725)

Trip Duration

35 Min

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

You can always find a taxi at the airport of Prague.

Where do I get a taxi from?

You can easily locate the official taxi ranks just outside of each terminal.


Avoiding crowds and queues can be such a hassle. Many travellers these days opt for a taxi to guarantee a quick arrival at their hotel so that they can start enjoying themselves as soon as possible. Not only do taxis run 24/7, but the fare ends up being cheap if you split it amongst friends or family.

Editor’s Note

Be aware that some taxi drivers in Prague might try to overcharge you by tricking the metre or taking a longer route. This can be avoided by negotiating a price beforehand.

Useful Tips

Most taxis accept payments by credit/debit card.
It is not mandatory to tip the driver.
All taxi drivers are required to know at least basic English.
Never accept taxi services from random individuals.
Taxis in Prague can fit up to 4 people with 3 pieces of luggage.

How to get from Prague Airport to centre by bus

There is an airport express service (AE Express) that connects Prague Airport to the city centre. The service departs from Terminal 1 every 30 minutes and takes between 30 and 45 minutes to reach the centre, depending on traffic. The line will take you to “Hlavní nádraží” (Prague Main Railway Station) in the centre and tickets cost just €4 (CZK 100).

Alternatively, you can take a public bus, however, the journey is not direct and involves transferring onto the metro to get to the city centre of Prague. Your best bet is bus No. 119, travelling from the airport towards Nadrazi Veleslavin (Green Metro Line A) every 15 minutes. In order to get to the centre you will have to take the metro and stop either at Můstek or Muzeum station. Another option is bus No. 100, which goes towards Zličín (Yellow Metro Line B) and is a wise option if you are travelling to the western part of the city.

How much is the bus from Prague Airport to city centre?

A one-way ticket for the AE Express from Prague Airport to the city costs just €4 (CZK 100), making it a great budget choice. Tickets for public buses cost less than €2 (CZK 50) for a 30 to 40-minute trip.

*You can purchase your bus tickets either from the Prague Public Transport counters in the arrivals halls, from the yellow vending machines at each airport bus stop or online. Remember to validate your ticket using the yellow machine on board the bus.


€4 (CZK 100)

Trip Duration

40 Min

Waiting time for the AE Express is 30 minutes and waiting time for the public bus is 15 minutes.

Value for Money

The AE Express runs from 05:30 until 22:00. Buses No. 119 and 100 run roughly from 04:30 to 23:30. The Metro trains run from 05:00 to 00:00.

Where do I get the bus from?

The AE Express bus leaves from the bus stop just outside of Terminal 1 and 2 every 30 minutes.

Buses No. 119 and 100 depart from exits D, E and F of Terminal 1 and C, D and E of Terminal 2.


Taking the express bus is a great budget choice as tickets are cheap and the service is direct. However, if your plane lands after 22:00 or before 05:30, you’ll need to take a taxi or give the public bus system a go.

Editor’s Note

Please note that if you land after 23:00, you'll probably have to take the night bus 907. It takes roughly 30 minutes to get to Hradčanská. Don't forget that the metro doesn't run at this time of night either.

Useful Tips

Short term bus tickets are valid for 30 or 90 minutes for all public means of transport.
You need to purchase an additional half-price ticket if you are carrying a large suitcase on public buses.
Children under 6 years of age travel for free.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Prague. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Prague Airport to city centre?

The average price of a taxi ride from Prague Airport to the city centre is €31 (CZK 725). Without traffic, the journey will take approximately 35 minutes. To secure a guranteed fixed fare with no hidden fees, you can book an airport taxi in advance with Welcome and take advantage of our personalised rides, English-speaking drivers and 24/7 customer support.

How much is a bus from Prague Airport to city?

The AE Express bus costs just €4 (CZK 100) and gets you from Prague Airport to the centre in about 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can use the public bus system, however, these services are not direct, adding time and changeovers to your journey. Nevertheless, you’ll pay no more than €2 (CZK 50) for a ticket.

How far is it from Prague Airport to the city centre?

The distance between Prague Airport and the city centre is approximately 18 km and the journey will take you 35 minutes by taxi and 40 minutes on public transport. If you don’t want to hang about, pre-booking a airport taxi service will ensure a smooth and speedy arrival to your destination.

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