Václav Havel Airport is the official name of the airport in Prague. It is located within the city borders, but still outside the heart of the city. What is the distance between the airport and downtown Prague?
The official airport in Prague is enjoying more and more passengers every single year. It is expected to surpass a total of 15,000,000 passengers in 2017, and that number will just keep on growing in 2018 as well. According to Wikipedia, it is located about 12 km outside the city center of Prague. If you do a cross-check on Google Maps, you will, however, see that the real distance between Prague Airport and downtown Prague (the Old Town square) is rather 16-17km. That isn’t much of a distance either, at least not compared to the Ciampino Airport in Rome which is 30km outside the city center. If you compare it with Stansted Airport in London, then it is like a dream (as Stansted is located more than 60km outside London).
How much time does the ride take from Prague Airport to downtown?
If you jump in a taxi (or book an airport transfer with us), then the travel time should be quick. Depending on the location of your hotel or apartment, you should, however, calculate a travel time of 25-40 minutes. It might be quicker sometimes, but in general, it takes between 25-40 minutes.
Want to use public transportation to get from the airport to downtown?
You can also travel with public transportation from Prague Airport to downtown. You can then first travel by bus 119 to the stop Nádraží Veleslavín (7 stops). There you will jump on the tram which will take you to Staroměstská which is in the city center of Prague. From there you just walk on to wherever you want to be downtown Prague.
What to do when you arrive in Prague?
When you get to Prague downtown, there are millions of things to do. You can read around in our Prague Guide to find ideas and inspiration. Some of the most popular programs in Prague are for sure the river cruises, the guided tour and of course shopping. We hope you will find inspiration as you read, and we wish you a fantastic stay in Prague.
Have you been to Prague several times? Have you seen the Charles Bridge, the Vitus Cathedral and the Astronomical clock several times? Would you like to discover something new?
Prague is a magnificent city, with some magnificent attractions. If you have not visited the town yet, you should of course discover the main attractions of the city first, like the Charles Bridge, the Vitus Cathedral, the Astronomical clock and some more sights. Are you among those people who have already seen these sights, and now long for more? Here we will present to you 10 hidden gems in Prague that you might want to discover during your next trip to the beautiful city.
Nine hidden gems in Prague
This is a beautiful area outside the main city of Prague. The area is special for several reasons, but first of all, because of its canyon (gorge). It is named after a warrior named Sarka, who is supposed to have thrown herself into this after she had betrayed her lover Ctirad. In the area, you might also see black woodpeckers. Would you like to take a swim, then you can do so in the outdoor pool.
How can you get to Divoka Sarka? You can travel with the metro to the stop Dejvicka, and from there travel on with bus 119 to Divoka Sarka. You might also travel with tramline 20 or 26 to the stop Divoka Sarka.
John Lennon Wall
Are you fond of graffiti? If your answer is yes, then you should head to the John Lennon Wall which is located in the castle area. Here local people add their paintings and art, and whenever you come, you will see a wall heavily decorated. It is well worth looking at, and it can be found in the street named Velkopřevorské náměstí, very close to the Prague Gallery.
The John Lennon Wall in Prague
Sapa Vietnamese Market
Would you like to do some authentic Vietnamese shopping while in Prague? This is not important on your first trip to Prague, but if you have seen all the important attractions of Prague, this is a cool add-on program. To get to the Vietnamese market, you can travel with metro to the stop Kačerov, and from there you travel with bus 113 to the stop Sídliště Písnice. Another option is to travel with bus 197 from Smíchovské Nádraží (a bus station) to Sídliště Písnice. The place is open every day from 8.00 to 18.00. The exact address of the place is Libušská 319/126 (in the fourth district of Prague). Here you can buy both souvenirs and groceries. Should you get hungry, then there are also places where you can buy some nice Vietnamese food for lunch.
Sapa Market Prague
This is a giant monument that was raised in 1991. Earlier a giant Joseph Stalin statue had been on the same spot, but that was destroyed in 1962, and until 1991 the area was left empty. Now this is a place where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Prague. If you walk on the other side of the river, you can enjoy the view towards the metronome from lots of spots in Prague.
The love locks are popular all across the world, and you will find examples of those in Prague as well. There is a small pedestrian bridge close to the John Lennon Wall, and there you will find thousands of these locks. In recent time people have also started with love locks at the Charles Bridge, but the local community really do not like it, and try to remove those. The love locks unfortunately endanger the bridges with their weight, and it would be terrible to see beautiful bridges be destroyed because of love locks. If you come to Prague, feel free to look, but please do not add new locks!
Discover the works of David Cerny
David Cerny is a fantastic artist, and while in Prague, it is recommend discovering his works. Most of these can be discovered here and there while walking around town. David Cerny created three babies climbing the walls of the Zizkov TV tower, which you can see on your trip to the TV tower. During your stay, you will also visit the Wenceslas square, and there you should visit the Lucerna Music Bar. Inside the building, you will find a room in which St. Vitus is riding his horse. It might not sound very special, but the fact that the horse is upside down, will for sure catch your attention.
If you decide to join us for a beer dinner in the street Na Perstyne, you can enjoy another statue. To discover it you will have to look upwards, and you will then discover a man hanging from the roof. The guy is Sigmund Freud, and this is one of the most popular and bizarre works of David Cerny in Prague.
Where to find the works of David Cerny in Prague – From TerraNovaMag
Would you like to know more about David Cerny and his sculptures in Prague? We recommend that you read this article.
The Magical Cavern
Are you tired of all the traditional art galleries? Why not visit the Magical Cavern in Prague. The artist Reon Argondian decided to make his home his gallery. It is an old mill, which has now become the home of the Kingdom of Argondia. Every wall in this former mill are covered with paintings and sculptures, and if you take a look at the picture beneath you will get a feeling about this place.
The Magical Cavern is located at the Petrin Hill, and the exact address is Petřínské sady 417/5.
Visit the Magical Cavern in Prague
The Zizkov Tower
We have already mentioned the three babies climbing Zizkov tower. If those do not interest you, then you should simply visit the Zizkov tower because it is interesting. The Zizkov tower gives you a splendid view of Prague, and is probably the best panorama spot of the city. As a result people come here from morning till evening to enjoy the view, but also to enjoy a delicious meal. The restaurant in the tower is known for high quality, and if you want even more luxury, then there is a luxury hotel room (one room only) available in the tower. The entrance fee for an adult is 230 CZK.
At their very own website the Zizkov tower boosts in the following three “awards”:
Highest building in Czech Republic
The highest observatory in Czech Republic
The second ugliest building in the world
To get to the tower, travel with metro line A to Jiriho z Podebrad and enjoy the five minute walk from there.
The second ugliest building in the world?
Visit an art cinema (Bio Oko or Kino Aero)
Prague has some very special cinemas, better known as art cinemas. Here you sit in very different chairs, and the very feeling of it all is old school. They normally have quite a lot of performances available in English, so you should be able to understand what you are actually watching.
The address of Bio Oki is Františka Křížka 15 (seventh district). The address of Kino Aero is Biskupcova 31 (in the third district).
What about using a bicycle while watching the movie?
Are you ready to discover the hidden beauties of Prague?
These were some hidden gems in Prague. We believe you will be delighted to discover all or some of them. If you have questions related to any of the places mentioned, or maybe want to share some feedback or recommend other hidden gems, use the comment field beneath.
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Want to combine a trip to Prague in May with the annual Marathon, the annual Beer festival and an Andrea Bocelli concert? Sounds like a treat, doesn’t it?
We do not have the dates for the Czech Beer festival yet in 2018, but it will probably be arranged around this period. The annual Wolkswagen Prague Marathon will be arranged one week earlier, meaning that you have time to relax and regain your strength before sitting down to listen to the beautiful tones coming from the mouth of Andrea Bocelli.
In May there are lots of things happening in Prague, so hurry up and do the preparations already. Why not book a nice hotel, reserve a river cruise and set the time for a romantic beer dinner? We can help you out with these and other programs.
If you press the ticket link above, do a quick search for Andrea Bocelli. You will then find tickets for all his concerts around the world in 2018, and you can buy tickets for the events that you want to attend. For more information about events taking place in other cities around Europe, visit www.worldcityguides.net.
Named after the famous Rod Laver, the Laver Cup in tennis will be arranged for the first time in 2017. It will be held in Prague and the O2 Arena this year.
The plan with the tournament is that it will be arranged every year, except from the years in which the Summer Olympics are arranged. It will be held two weeks after the US Open, and there will be a total of 12 participants, 6 from Europe and 6 from the rest of the world.
The captains of the two teams are Bjorn Borg (Europe) and John McEnroe (rest of the world). Since this year will be the first year arranging the Laver Cup one can expect even some great names to take part in the cup, and one name that for sure will be there is Rafael Nadal.
Laver Cup will be arranged in the O2 Arena between September 22nd and September 24th. If you want to be there, then you can buy tickets from Viagogo .
For more information about other events and programs in Prague read on in our Prague Guide. To make sure that a driver will wait for you upon arrival, book a Prague airport transfer today. If you are afraid of dehydration, book a beer dinner today instead!
Would you like to discover one of the beautiful cities of Berlin, Bratislava, Dresden or Vienna during your stay in Prague? We can help you fix it. Book a personal driver who will take you to the city you desire to visit and enjoy a day discovering even more than just the city of Prague.
Want to do a day trip to Vienna from Prague? Mapics / Shutterstock
Prague is a magnificent city, and it is very centrally located in Europe. For that reason it is perfect to come and visit Prague over and over again. And due to its nice geographical location, it is very easy to visit other great cities in the European Union on day trips from Prague.
Here are some interesting facts that you might find interesting:
The distance between Prague and Berlin is only 350km and it can be covered in less than 4 hours.
Bratislava is less than 330km from Prague, meaning that you need less than 3,5 hours to get there.
Dresden is only 150km from Prague, making it almost a neighbor city which can be reached in less than 2 hours.
Vienna is about 300km from Prague and can be reached in about 3,5 hours as well.
Would you like to discover one of these cities during your stay in Prague? Or maybe you want to stay inside the Czech Republic and visit Cesky Krumlov or Brno instead? We can help you out with day trips to those cities as well.
We have offered airport transfers in Prague for a long time, but just now we broadened our offer, meaning that we can also arrange with a limousine airport transfer for those wanting the little extra!
We are in a really great mood today. Not only did we make our services bigger, but we also lowered the prices on the normal airport transfer. You heard us right, we lowered the prices. For a normal airport transfer for 1-4 persons the price was just lowered from 900 CZK to 795 CZK, meaning that more money is left for you to enjoy your stay in Prague afterwards. And if you look for activities and ideas for what to do in Prague, look around in our Prague Guide where you can read about river cruises, beer dinners and interesting excursions.
If you want a limousine to wait for you at the airport, then you can choose between a Lincoln limousine or a Hummer. These are both fantastic and will give you and your travel mates a fantastic start on your trip. Read more about the airport transfers in Prague right here.
May is one of the most fantastic months every year. The temperatures get better and better, and it is a month with lots of events taking place in Prague.
The information given in the start of this article is true mostly every year. But, in 2017 May seems to become an even better month than normal. There will be lots of events taking place in Prague, and starting in only two days from now with the annual Prague marathon. You can read more about this and other events in Prague here in the Prague Guide.
A few days after the Prague Marathon, a fantastic artist will come to town. His name is Andre Rieu, and fans of classical music will for sure enjoy his concert in the O2 Arena.
Prague in May 2017
After Andre Rieu has been to the O2 Arena, Lord of the Dance will perform with their Dangerous Games program. And the people of Prague only need to sleep once before it is time for the worlds most famous circus performance, Cirque du Soleil, to come to Prague. They will perform several nights in Prague, but on May 22nd it is stop, because then Deep Purple will take control over the O2 Arena as they have their concert there. Two days after that Depeche mode will have a fantastic concert in Prague, and then the month will end with several Rammstein concerts.
If you want to buy a ticket for any of these or some other Prague event, visit Viagogo.
If you want help with a river cruise, a beer dinner or some other program in Prague during this period, hurry up and do your booking today! Read more and book such programs here in our Prague Guide.
That ain’t everything!
So far we have only mentioned concerts and events, and a marathon, but let us not forget that May is the month for the annual Czech beer festival in Prague. This event lasts for 2 1/2 week every year in May, so do not miss out on in if you are a fan of Prague, the Czech Republic and of beer.
Do you have any other programs you would recommend to people coming to Prague in May? Write a comment!
On May 7th in 2017 it is time for the annual Volkswagen Prague Marathon in the beautiful city of Prague. Are you interested in running?
The Volkswagen Prague Marathon has been an event going on since the middle of the 1990s, and it is said to be one of the most beautiful marathon races in the world. Not only is it amazing to run, but you run among some of the most beautiful attractions available in Europe. The race itself starts from the Old Town square, you will see beautiful attractions, and during the race you will even be able to run across the Charles Bridge.
Does it sound cool to participate in the Prague Marathon in 2017? Visit the official website for more info.
More stuff to do in Prague?
For more advises on programs and happenings in Prague, check what’s on in Prague. We can also help you out with river cruises, beer dinners and similar programs, so make sure to look through our Prague Guide as you plan your trip to Prague.
It will be 100% take-off at Letnany Airport on August 19th. It is not because of an airplane, but because of Robbie Williams coming to perform on that day!
Robbie Williams has been to Prague several times earlier, and it is always a fantastic show and a cheering crowd waiting for those deciding to be present at the events. On August 19th at 16.00 Robbie Williams will perform in Letnany Airport (just outside Prague), and if you want to be there, you can easily lay your hands on some Robbie Williams tickets.
There are other great concerts coming up in Prague as well this summer. Before Robbie Williams come on August 19th, famous bands such as Guns N Roses, Depeche Mode and Deep Purple will perform in Prague this summer. If you want to buy tickets for any of these concerts just press the ticket link beneath and search for the artist you are interested in, and buy your tickets.
It might be that the concerts in Prague are not as great as the upcoming concerts in London or maybe the upcoming concerts in Paris. But, that isn’t so strange, considering how small a city Prague is compared to those two giants.
The Robbie Williams concert will be arranged on August 19th, which is a Saturday. Why not make arrangements for an entire weekend in Prague, and combine the Robbie Williams concert with a magnificent river cruise, maybe a beer dinner and an excursion to some place outside Prague? You can read more about all these activities and much more in our Prague Guide.
On the 22nd of May Deep Purple will come to Prague. The band will perform in the O2 Arena, and if you want to be there, we know where you can get your Deep Purple tickets.
Deep Purple was a pioneer band when it was founded back in the 1960s. It then consisted of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Jon Lord, Ian Paice og Roger Glover, but as the band comes to Prague in 2017 the main members are Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Ian Paice. As you can see there has been some changes to the band, but the music and the style is the same, and they are experiencing a new spring since the release of their album Now What?! which was released back in 2013.
Deep Purple concert in Prague 2017
On the Europe tour Deep Purple will visit lots of cities in Western and Central Europe, but the most important and coolest city is of course Prague. Here we can help you with river cruises, beer dinners and lots of other programs, in addition to information about what’s going on in Prague. Take a look in our Prague Guide for more information about all these activities and much more!
If you want to be there at the Deep Purple concert in Prague, then you can buy your tickets using the link above. There you will also find tickets to the Deep Purple concerts in Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, Zagreb and other European cities, so check out which concerts suits you, and then buy the tickets you need to be there!
Did you know that Deep Purple visited Prague and the O2 Arena back in 2010 as well? Then they visited the city in the autumn, but this time they will come to visit Prague in the spring. Do not miss out on this upcoming event!