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Flying into Beautiful Prague

As the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague stands as a political, cultural, and economic center. Vaclav Havel Airport Prague, formerly known as Prague-Ruzyne Airport (PRG), handles about 11 million passengers a year from its four terminals. Located around 6 miles from city center, it offers a range of amenities and serves as the hub for Czech Airlines. Ready to get started on your journey to the City of a Hundred Spires? Save money and time with this short guide to flying there.
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How do I book a flight?

Want to see Europe for less? Depending on your departure city, it’ll run you around $1,500 to fly to Prague. To find cheap fights into PRG, try taking the red-eye and arriving in the early morning or choosing a flight with more stops.

Some of this airport’s popular airlines include Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines, Finnair, KLM, and Lufthansa, among others. The best time to book a flight into PRG is winter, when prices often drop, and the best time to arrive at this airport is generally midday, when traffic is lower and you won’t get caught in rush-hour traffic.

What’s the best way to get to and from the airport?

Prague has several bus lines serving the airport, among them the 119, 100, 179, and Airport Express departing from the Prague Main Train Station. Buses stop in front of Terminals 1 or 2 and can connect you with trains to other parts of the city. Intercity coach services also depart from Terminal 1.

Taxis are another preferred method to get into town, with the airport recommending AAA Radiotaxi or Fix Taxi as official companies. Expect to pay around $24-28 to get from the airport to city center.

Are there any nearby hotels?

Need a nap before sightseeing? Holiday Inn Prague Airportprovides the utmost in convenience if you have a layover or early morning flight. Located next to the airport with soundproof rooms to keep out noise from planes, this is the solution to your jet lag. Save on taxi fare by walking a few steps to this clean, friendly accommodation, and grab a nap before going out for dinner or a night on the town.

Dolce Villa Hotel is also located near the airport, with 27 guest rooms, minibars, complimentary high-speed Internet, toiletries, and hair dryers. Two on-site restaurants and a bar come in handy, and train station pickup service makes this hotel a logical place to stay.

Villa St. Tropez sounds like a paradise away from home, and this 4-star hotel tries its best to make you feel that way. Sixteen guest rooms and complimentary wireless Internet keep you connected, while amenities such as concierge services, a hair salon, spa tubs, and a sauna keep you rested and relaxed. Dry cleaning and laundry services combined with a 24-hour front desk makes sure all your needs are met, from a quick meal at one of their restaurants to a lingering drink with friends.

Why do people travel to Prague? 

One of Prague’s major draws is its incredible history, including Prague Castle, dating back to the 9th century. Exploring the castle and its breathtaking views is a must-do while you’re in town, even if it takes an entire day. If you’re a history buff, also check out Charles Bridge, one of the city’s most popular attractions. Stretching over the Vltava River, it features vendors, street musicians, and sketch artists happy to interact with tourists.

What’s the airport like?

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague supports dozens of duty-free stores selling souvenirs, gifts, Bohemian crystal and glass, clothing, jewelry, books, and magazines as well as delis and restaurants across its four terminals. 

There are several lounges in Terminals 1, 2, and 3 with chairs, tables, couches, and other amenities, a fun and relaxation center with refreshments, an Internet café, showers, and Xbox and cinema lounges. Financial services include ATMs, a currency exchange open until 11 p.m. every day, a post office, an insurance vendor, and a mobile phone company. The airport hosts events and exhibitions on a rotating basis.

As a large international airport serving Europe and the rest of the world, Vaclav Havel Airport Prague is a pleasant space with shopping, restaurants, and easy connections to city center. Its manageable size and copious amenities make it easy for non-Czech speaking travelers to make their way to their destinations easily and safely.

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