Prague Airport & Prague Public Transport

metro tram bus in Prague and at Prague Airport
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Prague Transport Information:

1: Prague Vaclav Havel Airport Information

(formerly Prague Ruzyne Airport)

Prague Airport Code – PRG

Airport Telephone: + 420 220 113 314

(Tel.: +420 2 2011 1111, +420 2 9666 1111)

Latest Flight Information From Ruzyne Prague International Airport:

Prague Airport Arrivals and Departures

Prague International (Vaclav Havel) Airport Facilities

There are three terminals;

Terminal 1 for European Cities not in the Schengen Zone and international flights.

Terminal 2 For EU Schengen Zone Cities only.

Terminal 3 Charter and private flights only.

Comfortable, extremely clean and with a very helpful tourist information point where you can buy period travelcards for immediate use. The restaurants in the departure and duty free areas are very reasonable. The pre-flight security checks are second to none. Taxis are supervised!

Airlines Flying To Prague


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2: Travel From Prague Airport to Central / Downtown Prague

There is no rail link.

Bus  services generally start around 05.00 am and end around 23.30pm Details

Bus route 119 provides a good service to Nádraží Veleslavín (metro A) Metro Station in northern Prague Journey time 17 minutes approximately. 24  hour service at 5- 20 minute intervals.  Cost 32 CZK

Bus route  100  Zličín (metro B) Journey time 16 minutes approximately. 24 hour service at 7 – 30 minute intervals   Cost 32 CZK

Bus  route 191 Na Knížecí/Anděl (metro B)  Journey time  51 minutes approximately. 24  hour service at 5- 30 minute intervals.  Cost 32 CZK

Bus  route  AE (Airport Express) 191 Na Hlavní nádraží (metro C))  Journey time  33 minutes approximately.  Daily  05.30 to 22.30 every 30.minutes  Cost 60 CZK/. No charge for luggage  or children 5 and under. Children  6-15 entitled to 50% discount proof of age (passport) required.

There is also a minibus service with a flat rate charge to anywhere in Central Prague. This is a good fairly priced service which is tightly controlled by the airport authorities. The services depart from immediately outside the airport terminal and do not have to be pre-booked.

 

Public Transport in Prague

Prague’s public transport system includes 26 tram routes and, 3 metro lines. There are also a number of buses which unlike the trams do not serve the heart of town -which they circum -navigate. The tram and metro services generally operate from 5am until midnight. There are nine night tram routes and 13 night bus routes which are very dependable.

To travel on these services you must by tickets in advance from kiosks, the machines ar the main bus stops or within the metro stations. Tickets for the metro must be validated at the barriers as you go to the train. Tickets for the trams and buses must be stamped in the machines on board. If a ticket is been used for two or more journeys it only needs to validated on the first journey.

There are 2 travel zones in Prague known as Zone P and Zone O. Zone P is the premier central zone and the most expensive.

The cheapest option is a 24 CZK single ticket. On the trams it is valid for one journey provided it does not exceed 20 minutes and is not transferable. It is not accepted on night trams or the funicular railway. On the metro it is valid for five stations, with changes for a journey not exceeding 30 minutes. For longer journeys you can buy a 32 CZK transfer ticket which is valid for any number of journeys taken with 90 minutes of being validated. Tickets purchased from the driver are more expensive.

One day passes cost 110CZK KC, three day passes cost 310 CZK. These passes are valid from the time of validation so a one day pass validated at 15.00 is valid until 14.59 the following day. These passes are valid on the 119 buses that serve the airport. You may have to buy a ticket for your luggage.

Full details of all tariffs and discounts available for children juniors students and seniors can be found here.

There is a zero tolerance of fare evasion and a sea of plain clothes inspectors are very happy to give anyone without a validated ticket a on the spot 1500 CZK fine Note: It is not possible go through passport control with any such fine outstanding.

Visitors should also be aware that the trams that serve Prague Castle (routes 22 & 23) are the haunt of professional pick pockets.

Timetable information at bus stops is good and Night bus number are shown with a blue background. Additional information on all these services is available by phoning 296 19 18 17 Alternatively see the website below which includes timetables and detailed maps.

Prague Public Transport Website

(includes journey planner and the latest updated travel information for Prague plus metro and tram map with timetables and  / link

 

Pedestrian Law  In The Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic it is an offence to cross the road or tram rails within 50 metres of a designated crossing point normally identified traffic lights or a ‘zebra’ style crossing.

You can also be fined for crossing at a pedestrian crossing when the green crossing light is not illuminated.

 

 

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