Prague Ruzyne International Airport
Fast becoming one of Europe's busiest airports, Prague-Ruzyne in the Czech Republic's capital handles almost 13 million passengers annually. The 16km- (10 mile-) journey south into Prague takes around 25 minutes by taxi.
CEDAZ run a private minibus service between the airport and any destination in Prague. Tickets can be obtained from the relevant desks in Arrivals at either terminal and buses depart just outside. Services run 24 hours-a-day. They cost from 480CZK-960CZK depending on how many people travel.
Bus service 119 runs from both terminals to Dejvická metro station every half hour, connecting with the Metro Line A (green) for central Prague. Bus service 100 runs from the airport to Zli?ín on Metro Line B (yellow) for the city centre. Fares cost 32CZK or 40CZK. Two further buses (Nos.179, 225) also run into the city, but the routes take up to an hour. The Public Transport Counters in the arrivals halls of both terminals (7am–10pm) have tickets and information.
The speedy Airport Express goes to Holešovice station, connecting with Metro Line C (red) into Prague and trains to destinations all over the country. It takes 30 minutes and departs every 30 minutes. Fares are 45CZK, payable to the driver. CEDAZ shuttle buses operate a cheap half-hourly service into Prague between 5.30am and 9.30pm, dropping passengers at V Celnici Street, close to the historic centre. They leave from outside Arrivals at the both terminals. Tickets, which you buy on board, cost 120CZK.
Ranks of bright yellow taxis are found in front of the Arrivals halls, 24 hours a day. The journey into Prague takes 25-45 minutes depending on traffic. Fares from the airport are strictly regulated 28CZK per km, plus 40CZK boarding fee, and should cost no more than 700CZK.
The easiest way of getting into the city centre is by booking a private taxi with guaranteed fares into town. These are often cheaper than the airport taxis. Fares can be paid in CZK, euro, sterling or US dollar. Airport Cars have counters in Arrivals at both terminals, or pre-book Prague Airport Transfers, whose drivers will meet passengers in Arrivals.
All major car-hire companies can be found in Parking C, directly opposite Terminal 1. Driving in Prague is not practical. Much of the historic centre is traffic free and parking is at a premium. Take the motorway straight from the airport, then follow signs to the city centre.