Transfer from Vaclav Havel airport to Prague

Transfert aéroport de Prague Vaclav Havel

Are you heading to the Czech Republic to visit the charms of Prague? Find out with us how to arrange your transfer from Vaclav Havel airport to Prague!

Located 15 kilometers west of the Czech capital, Vaclav Havel Airport’s popularity continues to grow year on year: in 2015, more than 10 million tourists passed through, either to visit Prague or to catch a connecting flight. Like me when I travel, you’re wondering how to get from Vaclav Havel Airport to Prague? Often, the metro or airport shuttle is the most economical way to reach a capital city. Well, in Prague, there are no train or metro lines to the city center. Here are the transport options for your transfer to and from Prague Vaclav Havel airport.

Transfer by public bus

Two bus lines run from Terminals 1 and 2 to the Dejvická station on the A metro. Buses 100 and 119 are easily recognized by their red color. The journey takes around 20 minutes and costs just €1.15. Tickets can be purchased in the terminal lobby, from the ticket machines at the bus stop or on board the bus. You’ll need to convert a few euros into Czech crowns, the official local currency. Buses 119 run every 20 minutes from 4.15 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.

Other bus lines take you to other Prague metro stations: line 191 (5am to 12:30am) and 510 (12:15am to 5am). Alternatively, you can board Airport Express buses, which take you to Prague’s main railway station for CZK 60 (€2.30). This is the easiest solution, which I personally chose when I first arrived in Prague, as the public transport network can be a little confusing for a novice. The Airport Express bus journey takes around 35 minutes and takes you from Vaclav Havel airport (terminal 1 and 2) to Masarykovo station and Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square, the city center).

Airport shuttle transfer

Another option is the Prague airport shuttle, a minibus shared by several passengers. This vehicle is a little more expensive than the bus – from €9.90 per person (€19.90 return) – but it’s a simple and easy way to transfer from Prague airport. The service operates 24 hours a day, every day, but depending on how busy it is and how many groups have booked the same shuttle, the journey can take over an hour due to any stops requested by passengers.

Cab transfer

If you don’t know the Czech language, English or the public transport network, then a cab transfer to and from Prague airport is for you. It’s not the cheapest option, as it will cost you at least €17 for a four-person trip and €25 for a six-person trip. But the driver will still drop you off at the foot of your accommodation in Prague, so you won’t have to slalom between the legs of Praguers with your suitcases in the bus aisles. Here are two cab companies to choose from: AAA Radiotaxi and 1.1.1 Radiocab.