before departure from Prague Airport you can now use the
service this service. Packing intoplastic wrap ensures your
luggage against damage or opening during handling on the way.
travelling from / to Shengen countries will not need to go
through passport control beginning
from 1st JAN 2008.
Prague Airport Information:
You will find information
desks provided at both Arrival and Departure halls in
the Terminal 1 and 2.
Online arrival planer
Connection to any destination from / to Prague Airport can be
easily found at this planner.
As Prague is quickly becoming a top tourist destination
in the EU, now serving tens of millions of tourists each year,
Prague’s airport and inbound flights are continually
increasing. This was also one of reasons why the new terminal
2 was opened this year allowing to serve an additional 4
million passengers every year.
The recommend check-in time for all UK flights
is 2 hours before the flight’s scheduled departure and 3 hours
for long haul flights.
AIRPORT PRAGUE (PRG)
Václav Havel Prague Airport
transport: bus service linking to underground
stations on two different lines. 2) There is no train or
metro connection to/from the airport. 3) Average taxi
price to the centre: around 650 CZK (26€ / 21£). 4)Terminals:
four (UK flights arrive / depart from Terminal 1). 5) Distance from city
centre: 20 km (around 30 min). 6) Use the ATMs
in the arrivals hall to get Czech crowns rather than
changing money at the airport (exchange
offices are overpriced). 7) Try to avoid
eating at Prague airport (overpriced).
>> ABOUT THE AIRPORT
Václav Havel Prague Airport is a modern and spacious
international airport located on the northwest edge
of Prague and around 17 km north of the city. All
international flights arrive here (there is no other
civil airport in Prague). However, Prague has three
other small airports and several landing areas for
helicopters, located at airports and in hospital
compounds. The journey from the airport to the city
centre takes around 25 - 30 minutes, or around 50
minutes by public transport. Since the new Terminal
2 was opened, new facilities have increased and
passenger comfort has also been improved, with new conference rooms
and other spaces, for example for VIP and business
clients, or for those travelling with children etc.
There are several ways of travelling to the airport
- car, bus, taxi or minibus.
Overall, Prague Airport is a comfortable, clean, and
easy place to use and find your way around. More
info about airport here.
In October 2012 the Prague-Ruzyně airport was officially renamed to Václav Havel Airport Prague. The airport is officially named after the country's first post-Velvet Revolution president, Václav Havel, who served as president of Czechoslovakia and then of the Czech Republic.
>> FLIGHTS TO PRAGUE
Prague's Airport handles around 250 flights a
day and is used by approximately fifty carriers who
operate direct connections, scheduled and charter,
to 103 destinations around the world, making this
airport immense. Up to 1.2 million people a month
use the airport - around the same number of people
who live in Prague itself. Based on the number of
passengers passing through the terminals (around
11-12 million passengers every year), Ruzyne is now
among the top 30 airports in Europe. Its popularity
has been boosted by the number of budget airlines
now benefiting from Prague's location in central
Europe. These companies now link Prague with 13
cities in Europe. For instance, 16 flights a day
leave for London alone.
>> AIRPORT AUTHORITY
Airports in the Czech Republic are operated by the
Czech Airports Authority, which is a state
enterprise. The largest Prague Airport carrier is
Czech Airlines (CSA).
After going through passport
control you will come to the arrival lobby,
where you can find the tourist
information desks. Airport information desk
operate 24/7. The friendly staff, who all speak
English and German, will assist you with all your
questions regarding the airport or getting around.
The tourist info desk is best place where to stop
for all your travel needs in Prague and we also
recommend you pick up the free
city map. There are also other desks at the
airport where you can arrange car hire, book a hotel
or rent a mobile phone.
The airport has restaurants,
congress rooms, several
travel and accommodation agencies and a post
office. Cafés and bars are located at Pier A
and Pier B of the Terminal 1, near immigration, and
a food court is provided between the arrival and
departure halls. A restaurant in Terminal 2 also
provides refreshment. Business persons will
appreciate the airline lounges situated in Terminal
1, on the first floor, with a meeting room provided.
The airport also offers three private conference
rooms and a press room in the VIP facilities of
Terminal 1. A foil baggage wrapping service is
available at the entrance for just 3 euros per item.
Other services includes information desks (open 24
hours and offer you information regarding the
airport and getting around), flower vending machines
(at T1 and T2 arrival halls), photo booth (departure
hall of T2), pharmacy, rooms for mother with
children (at both Terminals), relax centre, showers
and mobile phone kiosk Vodafone.
In both terminals the arrival hall and departure
hall are next to each other, on the same level.
-> Terminal 1 -
Inter-Continental flights including flights to the
United Kingdom, Ireland, North America (USA,
Canada), Middle-East, Africa and Asia -> Terminal 2 -
Flights within the EU Schengen
Agreement member countries and other European
destinations. -> Terminal 3 -
Charter, cargo and private flights. Official State
visits or significant occasions.
All public areas of the Airport are barrier-free
(suitable for wheelchairs). Special assistance for
disabled passengers can be ordered when booking the
air-ticket through your specific airline.
Alternatively you can phone Prague National Airport
Authority’s Assistance Service: (+420) 220 116076.
Transport from Prague Airport for handicapped
passengers can be booked
There are new security rules, liquid allowances, and
restrictions for EU airports. More info here.
> Info for passengers
(+420) 220 113 314
(+420) 220 113 321
> Baggage claim
(+420) 220 116 072 > Lost & found
(+420) 220 114 283 > Address: K letišti
street 1019/6, 161 00 Praha, Czech Republic > Emailinfo@prg.aero
Online flight booking
Plan and book online your flights with Prague
biggest flight ticket specialist.
For train and bus connections visit this
link. For Prague public transport information click here.
During the winter months
snow sometimes causes one or more runways to be closed and
flights delayed. If departing from the UK it is a good idea to
not fly on the first flights of the day as these are most
likely to be cancelled while Prague sorts itself out from the
overnight snowfall. The average number of affected days during
winter months is 4 to 5 days.
In the business lounge upstairs in Terminal 1 there are four
PCs with free wired Internet access. Plenty of power points
around the lounge for laptops. Paid Wi-Fi hot spot available
for 150 CZK for 1 hour (about 6 euros). Wi-Fi signal reception
in the lounge is good.
Departing passengers tax is CZK 468
Transfer passengers tax is CZK 190
Included in the ticket.
Multipurpose Europort Complex
(located in airport area) house a hotel, shops and parking.
Short-term accommodation is available in 235 rooms - Courtyard
by Marriott Hotel. The complex also have conference
facilities for 250 people, 500 parking spaces and 3200 m2 of
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