If you come to Prague with airlines such as WizzAir, RyanAir, Norwegian, Lufthansa, AirFrance, KLM, or other companies, you will most likely arrive at Václav Havel Airport Prague. Coming to a new airport can often be a stressful experience for some. Hopefully, your luggage will arrive as planned, but what then? How can you travel from the airport to your Prague hotel? Are there any hotels near the airport? In this article, we will answer some of the most asked questions by travelers coming to Václav Havel Airport in Prague.
Below you can find some of the questions asked by thousands of visitors every year. Maybe some of the questions don’t interest you, but hopefully, you will find an answer to the questions that you have.
How far is Prague Airport from the city center?
Prague Airport is located approximately 15km from the city center of Prague. This is a distance that can be covered with a car or with a taxi in about 30 minutes, all depending on where you live in Prague. If you don’t live in the Old Town near the Old Town square, but closer to Prague castle, the distance is shorter and the travel time is also shorter.
- Would you like to book an airport transfer in Prague? You can read more about airport transfer services in Prague and book transfers at the best prices at the following page.
Can I travel from Prague Airport by public transportation?
There are several options for those who want to travel from Prague Airport to the city center using public transportation in one way or another. Prague Airport has two terminals, and there are buses connecting these with the main railway station in Prague. This is an option ideal for those with a hotel close to the railway station or for those who plan on traveling to other destinations in the Czech Republic using the railway system. You must buy tickets for the ride in the visitors center at the airport or directly from the driver. Public transportation tickets cannot be used for this ride.
Would you rather use a combination of a bus and a metro to get to Prague from the airport? You can travel by bus 119 from the airport to Veleslavín train station. This is located by the green metro. There you can change to the metro and travel to the city center of Prague. Would you like to plan your travel in more detail? You can find a metro map for Prague and ticket prices for the public transportation here.
You need to buy public transportation tickets before boarding the bus at the airport. You can buy tickets from ticket machines or in the visitors’ center at the airport.
I need to sleep one night close to the airport. Where should I stay?
If you need a hotel very close to Prague Airport, there are three top selections for you. If you select any of these, you can easily walk from your hotel to the airport, but the hotels are also at your assistance in case you need further help. These are ideal for late arrivals and early departures.
Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport
Would you like to live in a four-star hotel very close to the airport? This might be your best choice!
This hotel is perfect for those who want luxury and effectiveness near the airport. Every room has a working desk and ergonomic chairs, and free WiFi is an obvious service the hotel provides. The hotel has its own restaurant, which also means that you can get a delicious and warm meal served if you get hungry during your stay in the hotel.
The hotel is also ideal if you have a very early departure from Prague and you’d rather spend the last night near the airport so you don’t have to stress downtown Prague early in the morning.
Holiday Inn Prague Airport
Would you like to live in a different hotel? Is the previous hotel fully booked? Here you have another option with four stars located very close to Prague airport.
This hotel is extremely close to the arrival and departure hall at Prague airport (only 400 meters). It is ideal for travelers who want to live in very clean rooms with all the necessary services available. If you want a drink in the middle of the night, a bar is open 24/7 in the lobby. The hotel has a restaurant, sound-proofed rooms, fitness center, and free WiFi in all areas of the hotel.
Would you like something different?
This is a very special place to stay near Prague airport. The truth is, a part of this hotel is inside the terminal building of Prague Airport, making it ideal for those who want a bed to sleep in inside the actual terminal building.
As you can see from the images above, this hotel isn’t comparable with the previous two options when it comes to luxury. But, if you compare this with sleeping at a chair in the terminal building, it is way better. This might be an option for you. Click the link below to read more about the hotel and to check prices at booking.com.
Now that you know where to stay near Prague Airport, let us move on to the next question.
How much does an airport transfer cost in Prague?
Prices are always changing, but currently, it is possible to book an airport transfer in Prague in advance at 750 CZK for 1-4 persons. It is cheaper to use public transportation, but it is a very different level of convenience. A taxi driver will take you straight to the door of your hotel, while you need to change between a bus and a metro, and then either walk more, or travel more with trams, buses, or metro if the first metro line doesn’t take you directly to the location of your hotel.
Can I park my car at Prague Airport?
It is possible to park your car at Prague Airport, both short-term and long-term. If you drive to Prague airport to pick up passengers, you are allowed to wait for 15 minutes once per day in the express car park. If you stay more than 15 minutes, you will have to pay 100 CZK for the next 15 minutes, and then 100 CZK per half hour after that.
There are other options for those who want to accompany their family members to the terminal (available at 80 CZK per hour). If you want to leave your car at the airport long-term, then you can read more about such services and book your airport parking right here.
What can I eat at Prague Airport?
Are you going to be hungry while waiting at Prague Airport? There are several options if you want something to eat at Prague airport.
- Marché Mövenpick
- Restaurat Pilsner Urquell
- Porto Restaurant
- Runway Restaurant
- Costa Coffee
- Burger King
- Pizza Hut
- UGO Fresh Bar
- Paul (French Bakery)
These are some of the options available if you want something to eat and drink, or just need a cup of coffee in the morning at Prague Airport.
What can my kids do while waiting at Prague Airport?
Are you traveling with kids? There are several playrooms at the airport where your kids can play while waiting. If you combine this with a children’s meal at Burger King, you should probably feel quite comfortable before traveling from Prague Airport. There are several toilets and bathrooms where you can change diapers at the airport. In case of emergency, there is a Lego store at the airport.
Can I get married at Prague Airport?
I am just joking. None really asks that question, but if you really had that question, the answer is yes! It is possible to get married at Prague Airport. You can read more about how it all works on this page.
Can I drink the tap water at Prague Airport?
The tap water at Prague Airport and in the rest of the Czech Republic is clean and safe to drink. If you are worried, buy bottled water, but there is no need to worry.