If you think you can park your car at Vaclav Havel Airport by simply leaving a car in one of the nearby streets and then easily walking to the terminals in a few minutes, we will, unfortunately, have to get things straight. The first suitable location to park your car free of charge is located more than five kilometres from the main airport building.
All other free spaces are occupied by various companies offering guarded (and, of course, paid) parking services. Free parking signs will take you to the North and South junction areas, where only airport staff can park free of charge.
To the Shopping Centers (Not Only) For Shopping
4,8 km – that’s as far as you have to go from the official paid parking lots in Ruzyně to park free of charge. Your target will be OC Šestka, located near the old runways. Holidaymakers are often heading in for their first purchases after their holidays, but it is also loved by those looking for cheap parking.
Free Long-Term Parking
Šestka shopping centre offers more than 1000 parking spaces, free of charge and without restrictions. The entrance to the car park is not guarded by barriers or parking meters. Just come and go at any time of the day. You can park in the open air or roofed spaces (about 340 spaces). The airport can be reached from the public transport stop in 17 minutes.
U letiště Street Name Is a Bit Misleading.
If you expect many free parking spaces right behind the airport fence, you will be disappointed. In this case, the odometer will show you 5.5 km from the airport, and you will not be sure whether you will actually find a space to park here.
Lucky Empty Spots
Even though U Padesátníku is renowned for its free parking spaces, you will only find 13 free spaces here. So you have to hurry to the spot early in the morning or at night. On the other hand, it is a very safe location next to the bus stop. And it takes just 12 minutes to reach.
A Small Detour Will Reward You With a Thousand Free Spots
If you skip the option “U letiště” street and head straight for the “ulice Navigátoru”, you find a very long line of more than 1000 free parking spaces, without any restrictions. And how long will it take you to reach the terminals? According to rush hour traffic, it is 18 to 20 minutes.
U Prioru Street Has an Interesting Advantage
You won’t find many trees, so parking in the shade is virtually impossible. However, if you are coming from the opposite part of Prague, you do not have to struggle through yet another city neighbourhood, and you can park your car conveniently at one of more than one thousand potential parking spaces here.
Taking a Bus to the Airport? Yes, but …
But the way towards the terminals is a little more complicated. Our recommended Hevlínská Street is quite far from suitable bus stops. In addition, you will have to transfer, and even with ideal connections, you will not be able to get to the airport in less than 35 minutes. Therefore, taking a taxi or asking a helpful friend for a ride to the airport is recommended.