Bus Transport to Václav Havel Airport Prague
The AE bus line operates daily at regular 30-minute intervals, and one-way tickets cost CZK 100 per person. Stops are located in front of the airport terminals. In the direction from the Prague Airport, this connection can be used from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm and in the opposite direction to the airport from 5:30 am to 9 pm. Airport Express low-platform buses are used to ensure easy boarding and sufficient space for storing luggage.
Tickets can be purchased at the airport at the Prague Public Transport Information Center or directly from the bus driver. Please have an appropriate amount ready.
It is good to know that travel times may be prolonged due to unpredictable traffic conditions on the Airport Express line’s route. For this reason, it is advisable to select connections that allow for commensurate transfer time. If your schedule is tight, you might rather use taxis.
Airport Express Bus Stops
The stop is in the municipal transit area in front of the Airport, Terminal 1 check-in hall. Terminal 1 is for flights to countries outside of the Schengen zone.
Airport (Bus stop), Terminal 2
The stop is in the municipal transit area in front of the Airport, Terminal 2 check-in hall. Terminal 2 is for flights to countries in the Schengen zone.
Prague Main Station (Metro line C, “Hlavní nádraží” station):
The boarding stop is in Wilsonova Street (the main artery in the direction of Florenc), right in front of the Fanta building (the old station building). The disembarking stop is also located in Wilsonova Street (the main artery in the Museum’s direction). From here, it is possible to use an accessible elevator right to the ticketing hall.
The Following Tickets Are Valid On the Airport Express
ČD Domestic Tickets
All types of ČD tickets to/from the station Airport (Praha letiště) purchased at a ČD ticket counter, through the ČD eShop or using the TeleTiket service are valid on the Airport Express bus.
You must present travel documents to the driver for inspection upon boarding the bus. An inland E-ticket document may only be presented for inspection printed out or displayed on the screen of a portable electronic device; thus, it is impossible to travel solely based on the transaction code.
It would be best to commence the outbound journey on the first day of the ticket’s validity.
VLAK+ Airport tickets can be used for the journey from the airport only after being stamped at the information desk in the arrival terminals (it is necessary to present a boarding pass from a flight to Prague).
You can commence the return journey from the station Praha letiště/Airport at any time during the ticket’s term of validity if there is a date stamp on the front of the ticket. Without this stamp, the ticket is invalid for the return journey, and you will have to pay the fare for the AE line for which you demonstrate eligibility.
The date specified on the stamp is when you commence the return journey. The journey must be completed by 24:00 (midnight) of the following day but no later than 24:00 (midnight) on the last day of the ticket’s validity.
After 8:00 pm, the ticket can, at your request, be stamped with the following day’s date.
You can purchase tickets up to 2 months before travel in advance sales.
It is not possible to purchase a ticket through the ČD eShop.
International tickets issued to the station Prague Airport are also valid on AE.
From AE bus drivers, it is only possible to purchase a non-transferable one-off ticket valid only for the line of AE. The price is CZK 100, for children 6-15 years of age CZK 50, and free only for children under six years of age.
On Airport Express buses, you can safely and comfortably transport your luggage and bicycles packed for shipment by air.
Note: It is not possible to use regular Prague Integrated Transport tickets (public transport tickets) for individual journeys or prepaid time tickets valid for the territory of Prague on bus line AE.