Prague has a cheap and efficient public transport system consisting of an integrated network of buses, trams, a metro. The historic centre is compact and pedestrian-only. Trams offer an inexpensive way of seeing the rest of the city, and there are plenty of metro stations in the centre. Buses need rarely be used, as they tend to operate outside the centre and are more irregular.
After midnight trams and buses offer a limited service, usually every hour. Tickets are valid on all modes of public transport, but must be bought in advance. A number of travel passes are also available. These passes are the best way to avoid the hassle of different single tickets.
When booking a taxi, it is best to reserve one over the phone and ask for a receipt for the fare before setting out. ProfiTaxi or AAA Taxi are the most reputable companies. Avoid unlicensed taxis as you can end up paying out a lot of money for a relatively short journey.
Prague-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG)
Prague Ruzynì International Airport (official link) is a clean and efficient airport just 10 miles (16km) west of Prague’s city centre. The airport serves over 11 million passengers each year.
The airport has quick processing times and the staff are friendly. As with all airports, the shops, restaurants and bars are more expensive than in the city. Passengers with some time to kill at the airport should head to the cinema in the departures hall of Terminal 2.
Pre Book your Prague Airport Transfer
We suggest you try and pre-book your taxi, (either private or shared) before you leave. Then you can safe in the knowledge that your taxi is reputable and will be waiting for you on your arrival. Select an option that best suits you below:
Getting to the city from Prague Airport
Cedaz minibus shuttles leave regularly for the city centre; they can drop passengers off at hotels throughout the city. The Airport Express provides the quickest transport to Prague Main Train Station.
Public buses have regular services to all areas of Prague departing from the front of the arrivals hall. Public transportation fares are based on time of travel but a minimum 75 minute allotment for the ride to the city centre costs US$2.50 on the Airport Express.
Cars can be hired at fixed rates or taxis are available to the city centre which both should take about 30 minutes. Taxis should cost US$30 and depart from the outside the arrivals hall.
A taxi to the city centre should cost no more than CZK600 and take around 30 minutes. Agree this price with the driver before the journey begins as many licensed taxis are un-metered.
Recommended Hotels in Prague
We suggest staying in Prague Old Town. Hotels rooms can be quite small and book out early, so plan in advance. A taxi to the gay bars is less than EUR 10. Most of the city can be covered on foot.
5 Star – Large Rooms.
Situated right onopposite the , the uniquely styled hotel U Prince is housed in a completely renovated 12th-century building with magnificent
Boutique 7 Days
4 Star – Luxury Rooms
Set in a 19th-century building in the heritage-protected area, Boutique Hotel Seven Days is 200 m away from Prague National Museum. The restaurant features a winter garden.
4 Star – Great Location
Hotelis centrally situated on the historical Malé Naměstí (Little ), next to the famous . It offers elegant, air-conditioned rooms and a .
4 Star – Modern Rooms
This4-star design hotel in the centre of is just steps away from and . It offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour fitness room.