Getting to Prague & around
Prague's location in the heart of Europe makes the city easily accessible to travelers from almost every country. Sixty-seven airlines fly to 157 destinations from the Václav Havel Airport Prague, one of the busiest airports in Central Europe. Every year, 15 million passengers pass through its gates. Prague has three international railway stations and a bus station, all connected to the metro.
The Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union since 2004. Citizens of the EU member states are required to carry their passports or other form of valid identification in order to enter the country. The same applies for the citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, who can move freely around the EU states. In 2007, the Czech Republic signed the Schengen agreement. The list of countries whose citizens require a visa in order to visit can be found here (https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/general_visa_information/index.html).
Frequent and rapid bus connections taking only 30 minutes to arrive to the city centre. 67 airlines connect Prague to 157 destinations around the world. For more information visit www.prg.aero.
Airport – city connection:
- Bus lines connecting Terminals 1 and 2 with the metro A and B lines.
- Airport express directly connects the airport and the main railway station (enabling direct access to the metro C line and international and local train lines.)
Four key Prague railway stations are connected to the metro lines B and C. Prague main railway station serves as an international Europe railway hub.
Prague public transportation system has ranked fifth best in the world. The city transportation is served by metro lines A, B a C (operated from 5am to 12am), trams and buses incl. the special night lines. More information and fares can be found at: www.dpp.cz/en/
- Basic fare - 32 CZK (€ 1.20) - ticket can be used for up to 90 minutes on all means of public transport
- Ticket valid for 1 day - 110 CZK (€4.10)
- Airport express fare - 60 CZK (€ 2.25) for one-hour use on this line only
Public transport tickets can be purchased:
- At public transport counters in the arrival halls of Terminals 1 & 2 at the Airport
- From automatic ticket machines placed at bus, tram stops and metro stations
- At newsstands