Public Transportation from and to the Prague Airport

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Taking public transportation is the cheapest way to get to and from the Prague airport. The ride costs 32 Kč (60 Kč on the Airport Express bus - see below) and the transit system is quite easy to use. Keep in mind that public transport may not have much space for luggage, can be crowded in peak times and most likely won't drop you off right at your hotel. If you have a lot of luggage, you may want to consider using a transfer service or a taxi.

Public Transport Booth at Prague AirportTo take public transport, you will need a ticket for 32 Kč, which you can buy at the Public Transport Information booth at the airport or directly from the bus driver (he will charge you a little more). See our Tickets & Passes page for more information about Prague public transport tickets.

For each piece of luggage larger than 25 cm x 45 cm x 70 cm (10 in x 18 in x 28 in), it is necessary to purchase a 13 Kč transfer ticket.

The only means of public transport that leaves or arrives at the Ruzyně airport is the bus. The Prague airport is served by the following buses:


• Bus 119: Airport - Metro Line A Nádraží Veleslavín

Prague Airport BusBus 119 runs between the Ruzyně Airport and Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (metro line A). This bus is the best choice if your destination is in the historical center of Prague (the Old Town, Lesser Town, New Town, Prague Castle area) or anywhere along line A of the metro including in the Vinohrady or Žižkov districts. The bus connections run every 7 to 20 minutes and the ride takes 13 to 17 minutes.

Taking Bus 119 from the airport:
Bus 119 leaves from outside the Arrivals terminal and runs from around 4.20 in the morning until around 11.45 at night. It will take you to the Nádraží Veleslavín metro station on line A. From there, you can take the metro using the same ticket to continue to your destination. The metro will get you to the center in no time (6 - 8 stops, depending on where you're going). The most popular metro stations on the route are: Malostranská - Lesser Town (Malá Strana), Staroměstská - Old Town (Staré Město), Můstek - bottom and middle of Wenceslas Square, Muzeum - top of Wenceslas Square.

Taking Bus 119 to the airport:
Take line A of the metro to Nádraží Veleslavín. Bus 119 leaves from near the station exit and runs from around 5 a.m. until around 0:30 at night. The airport is at the end of the line and the bus stops at all the terminals - 3 (private flights), 1 (flights to non-Schengen countries), and 2 (flights to Schengen countries). Announcements are made in English at the terminals.


• Bus 100: Airport - Metro Line B (Zličín)

Bus 100 Airport - ZličínBus 100 runs between the Ruzyně airport and the Zličín metro station (metro line B). Take this bus if your destination is near any of the metro stations on line B, such as in the New Town (Nové Město) or Smíchov districts. The bus runs every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes after 7 p.m. The ride takes 15 to 20 minutes.

Taking Bus 100 from the airport:
Bus 100 leaves from outside the Arrivals terminal and runs from 5.45 in the morning until 23.39 at night. It will take you to the Zličín metro station, which is the last stop. From there, you can take the metro using the same ticket to continue to your destination. Once you get on the metro, expect the ride to take about 20 minutes (11 - 13 stops) to get you into the center. Some important metro stations on the route are: Anděl - Smíchov District, Karlovo náměstí - Charles Square, Národní třída - Národní Avenue, Můstek - bottom of Wenceslas Square, Náměstí Republiky - Republic Square, Florenc - main bus station.

Taking Bus 100 to the airport:
Take line B of the metro to Zličín and get on bus 100, which runs from 5:30 a.m. until around midnight. The airport is at the end of the line and the bus stops at all the terminals - 1, 2 and 3.


• Airport Express: Airport -
Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží)

The Airport Express is a special bus that connects the Ruzyně Airport with the Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží), which is on line C of the metro. The Airport Express bus is scheduled to coincide with the arrivals and departures of SuperCity (Pendolino), EuroCity and InterCity trains. A ticket costs 60 Kč and covers the Airport - Main Train Station route.


• Traveling at Night: Bus 510 --> Divoká Šárka --> Tram 51

In case you need to travel from the Prague Airport into town at night when none of the above buses run, you can take the night bus 510. Stay on it for about 11 minutes, get off at Divoká Šárka and change to the night tram 51 (you'll wait about 10 minutes for the tram to pull up). The tram will take you into the city center where, if necessary, you will be able to change to other night trams or buses to get to your destination. Keep in mind that the metro does not run at this time of night.

Bus 510 runs roughly between midnight and 4 a.m. and leaves the airport every half hour. Check the current schedules at dpp.cz (From: 'Terminal 1' To: 'Divoka Sarka').

myCZ tip: Online Schedules and Connections
You can look up bus schedules at dpp.cz. As the airport stop, enter 'Terminal 1' or 'Terminal 2'; the terminals are only a few minutes apart from each other. Enter 'Nadrazi Veleslavin' (bus 119) or 'Zlicin' (bus 100) as the metro station to or from which you wish to travel. To see schedules and connections beyond that metro station, enter your destination or point of origin instead of the metro station. E.g. if you want to travel from the Prague airport to the Old Town Square, enter 'Staromestska' in the To field.