Prague public transport buses and the special Airport Express bus line offer a budget alternative for travelling from the airport to the city centre. For the quickest transport to the city centre or the nearest metro station (airport is not directly accessible by train or metro) we advise using bus routes no.119 and no.100.
No.119 (Airport -> Metro A Dejvicka, intervals of 5 to 20 minutes, travel time 25 to 35 minutes)
No.100 (Airport -> Metro B Zlicin, intervals of 15 to 30 minutes, travle time 18 minutes). Good choice if you are heading to the western part of the city.
No.225 (Airport -> Metro B Stodulky, limited service, travel time 40 to 53 minutes)
No.179 (airport -> Metro B Nove Butovice, intervals of 12 to 30 mintes, travel time 45 minutes).
No.510 (airport -> Stodulky, nighttime only, travel time 38 minutes).
Unfortunately there is no subway or train connection to the city. You should buy a ticket before travelling. You can do this in the arrival hall at public transportation counters located in Terminals 1 and 2 (open 7:00am to 10:00pm), from ticket vending machines located at bus stops, or if arriving late and all shops are closed buy a ticket directly from the driver but note that large banknotes are not accepted. Tickets cost 32 CZK ( approx. 1.2 GPB). If you take the No.119 bus (intervals of 5 to 20 minutes, journey time of 25 - 30 minutes) you should get off at the last stop called Dejvicka where you can transfer to underground line A. In just a few metro stops you will be in the city centre. When buying a 32 CZK ticket for public transport you will receive a transferable ticket allowing you to travel for a 90-minute period. Price when purchased from the bus driver is 40 CZK. Note that if you are carrying any large pieces of luggage i.e. a backpack or suitcase you will need to purchase an additional ½ price ticket. You can also take the No.100 bus which will take you from the airport to Zlicin - the underground station of the yellow line (B) that leads to the town centre (Mustek station).
If travelling at night, catch the night bus No 510 (between midnight and 3.30) from Prague airport to the tram, heading for Divoka Sarka, then take tram No 51 to Dejvicka underground station or further to the city centre (Namesti Republiky or Wenceslas Square).
When travelling to other destinations such as Brno, or Karlovy Vary you can use one of the long distance bus companies.
Airport Express Route - from Terminal 1 (exit D) –> Terminal 2 (exit E) –> Dejvická (metro station A) -> Masarykovo Train Station -> Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží) – journey time 30 minutes. We recommend using the Airport Express, which is timed to connect with arrivals and departures of all SC Pendolino, Eurocity and Intercity trains. A fare of CZK 50 is charged on this route. The fare also covers travel from Holešovice Station to Prague Central Station if the passenger then continues his journey on Czech Railways trains from Central Station. We advise using Airport Express only when travelling to a destination outside the centre of Prague. (website)
100 - Terminal 1 – Terminal 2 – ZLIČÍN (change to underground line B)
119 - Terminal 1 – Terminal 2 - Divoká Šárka - DEJVICKÁ (change to underground line A)
179 - Terminal 1 – Terminal 2 – Motol Hospital NOVÉ BUTOVICE (change to underground line B)
225 - Terminal 1 – Terminal 2 - Stodůlky (M) - Luka (M) - NOVÉ BUTOVICE (M)
Short-term passes (unlimited travel within ticket validity)
Most visitors find travel passes cost effective and hassle free. If you will use public transport more than a few times a day it is definitely worth buying one.
24-hour pass: 110 CZK
/ 3.50 GBP
3-day pass (72 hours): 310 CZK / 11.00 GBP
Only properly validated tickets will be accepted.
For more information about Prague Public transport visit www.dp-praha.cz