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.
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
• Bus 119: Airport - Metro Line
A Nádraží Veleslavín
Bus 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.
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.
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 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.
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 -
Karlovo náměstí - Charles Square, Národní
třída - Národní Avenue, Můstek -
bottom of Wenceslas Square, Náměstí
Republiky - Republic Square, Florenc - main
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 -->
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
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').
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.