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.