Prague Airport Transfer options
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My recommended airport transfer company is Prague Airport Transfers and not just because they are cheaper so Read the 8 reasons why I recommend them.
Or take my word for it and BOOK A RECOMMENDED TRANSFER NOW. You choose the car, they’ll quote the price and bear in mind that the regular airport taxi service charges between CZK700 and CZK750 to get to the centre of town whereas these guys have stayed at CZK620. Get your break off to a good start with a safe, reliable and value for money transfer.
This page covers only the Prague airport transfer options. If you want information about a specific terminal then check my Terminal 1 page (for US and UK arrivals) or the Terminal 2 page for EU arrivals (Schengen). Prague airport (Ruzyne) is located about 20km from central Prague. It connects with the public bus service and there are private bus options as well. Your hotel may also offer it’s own Prague airport transfer option. Below are listed all other current Prague-based options for transfer from Prague airport to the city centre which all should take around 30 minutes.
PRAGUE AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Prague Airport Transfers has become my favourite transfer service. I like the fact that they are flexible and have enough people to make sure there’ll be somebody there to meet you even if you are delayed. Smart saloon cars and drivers. Professional service. Very reasonable options for upgrading to a Mercedes etc. They also have the minibus service if you are prepared to share. Reserve online and payment by cash or credit card when you arrive.
AAA Taxi or 1.1.1 Radio Cabs are right outside – This is the biggest taxi company in Prague and also has the airport transfer contract as well. AAA has booths in both Prague airport terminals and provides a regular Prague airport transfer service to anywhere in the city. The luggage charge is included in the price. These cars are gradually all being sprayed yellow for easy identification. They have fixed rates from the airport and currently Wenceslas Square is @680kc increasing to 750Kc for most of the centre. Note that people heading over to places like the TOP Hotel should expect to pay @1000Kc. For a price, just speak to the taxi supervisor rep outside the Arrivals area and tell them the name of your hotel. No need to book in advance but they get a bit scarce later in the evening. Also check my No stress Guide to Using Prague Taxis page.
CEDAZ vans run every 30 minutes from 0530 to 2130 between Prague airport and the city centre (Namesti Republiky – CSA office) for 120 Kc. They can also take you to Dejvicka metro station for 90kc. Depending on the time of day, it takes about 30 minutes and the van is comfortable although you may have to wait a little bit if there is a crowd. Tickets for this Prague airport transfer service are available from the CEDAZ booths in both terminal arrival halls. You cannot book this service in advance. To check the latest prices their webpage is at www.cedaz.cz. NOTE: if you are only going as far as Namesti Republiky (Republic Square then look at the Airport Express option further down the page.
This is similar to the CEDAZ hotel service if there are three or less people. If there are 4 or more then it’s the most expensive option for minibuses. Again similar to the CEDAZ hotel service in that it will wait for the minibus to fill up before leaving the airport. Does offer saloon cars for 1-3 people if available. Their Prague Airport transfer webpage is at www.minibusprague.cz.
PUBLIC BUS SERVICE (DPP)
This is Prague airport transfer at the speed of light. If you get a seat by the window that is. Use the timetable page to generate the latest bus timetables. Do not forget to buy a 32Kc ticket from the news-stand, DPP desk or from the yellow machine at the bus stop. You should also buy and validate a 16kc ticket for any suitcase or large rucksack. If you do this then read the guide on How to Use a Touch-Screen Ticket Machine.
Note that if you buy a 24 hour pass or higher i.e. 3 day etc then you do not need to buy a separate luggage ticket as you are allowed one over standard piece per pass. The bus stops are just outside the arrivals halls of both terminals. Warning: both bus routes attract pickpockets although this affects the 119 more than the 100 because it is usually more crowded etc. After the day bus service ends there is a night service bus but this means you must transfer onto a night tram as well. If you are arriving in Prague after 2300 then the last day-buses depart around 2350. After that the night bus 510 takes over and it only goes to the Divoka-Sarka tramstop. You then have to transfer to the 51 tram to get to Dejvicka and/or the centrum.
Bus No.119. Runs approx every 15 minutes from 4:30 am to 11:30 pm between Prague airport and metro station Veleslavin (green line – it takes about 10 minutes) suitable for metro stops in the centre like Mustek (Wenceslas Square), Staromestska (Old Town Square), Namesti Miru (Vinohrady) and Museum (Wenceslas Square).
Bus No.100 runs from the airport to the yellow line station at Zlicin and takes 14 mins. This line is best for stops like Florenc (bus terminal), Andel (bus terminal), Namesti Republiky, Mustek, Narodni and Karlovo Namesti.
PRAGUE AIRPORT SHUTTLE
Prague Airport Shuttle has grown considerably since I first recommended it. It’s still a minibus service but they operate NO-SHARE i.e. you are not delayed because they are waiting for another pickup. You arrive (they wait if your flight is delayed), meet the driver at the arranged meeting point, drive to your Prague Hotel. You don’t pay any deposit but the fare is charged in cash. They give you a free map and the driver will pass on a few tips along the way. I still recommend this as the original Prague airport transfer service.
PRAGUE AIRPORT EXPRESS (AE)
This is an option for people who intend using bus transport for their transfer into the city but, do not want to take the “pickpocket prone” 119. However, the Airport Express is not public, you pay 60kc to the driver and you are taken direct on a 35 minute trip to the Main Train Station (Metro A/C junction and 5 minute walk from Wenceslas Square) via Masarykovo train station and Republic square which are both request stops. This station connects to the Prague Metro system on the green/red line. Runs every 30 mins from 0530 to 2200 (last bus from the train station). Stops are located outside of both terminals listed as “AE”. One piece of large luggage is included in the price. Coming from the airport it goes direct to the main station. Going to the airport it can stop additionally at the Masarykovo railway station and Namesti Republiky. More info including the Airport Express timetable is on the DPP website at http://www.dpp.cz/en/bus-ae-airport-express. Coming back you go into the Main Train Station and go up to the road level and out through the doors so you are right next to the main road. You’ll see the “AE” stop next to the doors. NOTE: Although listed as a DPP service it is not included in the regular DPP travel passes and there is no Senior Discount.
Chauffeur.cz is a small company with a guy whose family has a long history in the taxi/chauffeur business. His Prague airport transfer service operates a flat rate system which means if your hotel is 20km or less from Prague Airport then the cost is fixed @600Kc which covers the Castle area, Mala Strana, Ujezd, Andel and some of the Old Town. If you go over 20km you add a charge per km extra so most of the New Town would be between 600-700Kc. Their webpage is at www.chauffeur.cz.
Mike-chauffeur.cz is a small company offering taxi/chauffeur options which cover the whole country but that include Prague airport transfer services as well. You order online and select the type of transport you want i.e. sedan, minibus etc and pay when you get here. Same price as Prague Airport Shuttle but please note that if you pay by credit card there is an extra 4% charge. Their webpage is at www.mike-chauffeur.cz.