Uber is often used by travellers when arriving at Prague. You can either order Uber while waiting for your bags or once you are at the arrivals lobby. At the airport there is a free Wi-Fi network, so you do not need to worry about your mobile data roaming charges (in case you are coming from outside of the EU where data roaming might be expensive).
If you arrive at Terminal 1, take Exit D or E and walk over two crossings to Parking Area P1. Drivers often wait outside official parking areas to avoid parking fees. If you arrive at Terminal 2, take the escalator upstairs to the Departures Hall and use Exit D. Most travellers tend to go straight to the taxis as GPS doesn’t tell you that the car is parked one floor up at departures.
Since there is no official Uber meeting point or parking zone at Prague Airport for Uber cars, you may be waiting for your car to arrive for quite some time, depending on how close it is and the traffic situation. In general, the waiting time is between five and 15 minutes, but during rush hour it could be as much as 30 minutes.
Fares to the city centre are as follows: UberX approx. 400 CZK, Uber Select 500 CZK, Uber Black about 800 to 900 CZK. Fares are subject to rush hour surcharges.
If you only have small bags and you do not mind a compact car, UberX is the best choice. For most other travellers, especially those with check-in bags, Uber Select is a better choice. For business customers or customers require decent cars, Uber Black is the only choice.
If you are taking Uber to the airport, before you arrive at the airport, tell the driver which terminal you’ll be departing from. Terminal 1 is for flights outside the Schengen area like US/UK/Asia/Africa, and Terminal 2 is for flights within the Schengen area. Uber drivers mostly drop off passengers outside of paid parking zones at banned places. For this reason, be extra careful when opening doors on the road as you might be hit by a car behind you. Or ask the driver to drop you off at drop-off parking, though they might charge you an extra 50 to 100 CZK for entrance.
If you are in a hurry or do not wish to risk that the assigned car won’t accommodate your luggage, pre-book your transfer with Prague Airport Transfers, which offers far better quality and reliability than Uber. The driver will also wait for you with a sign at the terminal exit even if your flight arrives late or early.