Airport Guide to Ruzyne (PRG)

Airport Name
Prague Ruzyne Airport

Airport Location
The airport is located 12 miles northwest of Prague.

Terminals
4

IATA Code
PRG

Telephone
+420 (0)2 2011 3314/321

Airport Overview

Prague Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) is located six miles (10km) west of Prague’s city center. This is the Czech Republic’s primary airport serving major European hubs, and the facility processes more than 11 million passengers each year.

The airport is clean and efficient, getting high marks for quick processing times and friendly staff. In fact, the only major complaint is the high prices in shops and restaurants – common in any European airport.

You’ll find flights to Prague Ruzyne International Airport from a number of European cities, including London, Barcelona, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Istanbul, Brussels, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Dublin, Madrid, Helsinki, Edinburgh, Athens, Berlin, Warsaw, Frankfurt, and Milan. Flights are available from further afield as well, including Seoul, New York, Atlanta, St Petersburg, and Moscow.

Terminal Transfer

The two terminals of Prague Airport are adjacent and you can easily walk between them, though you’ll need to pass through passport control to do so.

Getting into Town

Train: Trains to various points are available from the main railway station in Prague, which can be reached via the Airport Express Bus.

Bus: There are several buses that stop at the airport and continue to various destinations in the area. The quickest way into Prague is on the Airport Express, which goes directly to the main train station in the city center every 30 minutes. Bus fare is CZK 50 and you can purchase your tickets from the driver; the trip takes 33 minutes.

Taxi: There are official taxis from Radiocab and AAA Radiotaxi available from the airport. You can book the taxis from the contact counters, located at the arriving hall of Terminal 1 and 2. A standard fare to the city center is CZK 500-600.

Car Parking

Car parks P1 and P2 are for loading and unloading and are located directly in front of each terminal. They offer 15 minutes’ free parking, then charge CZK 100 for 30 minutes, and CZK 200 for an hour. Airport parking lots C and D are near the terminals and are designed for short-term parking; Lot C charges CZK 50 for one hour, CZK 100 for two hours, CZK 140 for three hours, and CZK 40 per hour after that. Lot D charges CZK 60 for one hour and CZK 50 per hour after that (weekly rates start at CZK 750).

Information Desks

There is an information desk in each concourse.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: The airport has ATMs, currency-exchange offices, a post office, and mobile phone center.

Luggage: There are luggage-wrapping services in the pre-departure area, and left-luggage facilities available for CZK 120 per day.

Conference and business: Business halls with quiet environments, workstations and refreshments are located in both terminals. There are conference facilities for up to 350 people in the area between the terminals.

Other facilities: Pharmacy, veterinarians, cinema, VIP lounges, children’s play areas, museum, airport tours, travel agents and tour operators, mother-and-child rooms, and changing stations.

Wi-Fi: The airport offers free Wi-Fi access; just look for the network “prg.aero-hotspot”.

Shopping: There’s plenty of shopping to be done at Prague Airport, including several souvenir shops selling the famous Czech hand-blown glass and crystal. You can also buy toys, clothing and accessories, and books and magazines. Luxury labels include Hugo Boss, Armani, Lacoste, Hermes, Tommy Hilfiger and Burberry. There are also plenty of duty-free shops with a selection of chocolates, perfume, alcohol, tobacco and watches.

Food and drink: Restaurants at Prague Airport range from low-cost fast food (Subways, McDonald’s, KFC) to sit-down restaurants (DeCanto, Porto Cafe). There is no end of coffee and sandwich shops, but if you need something a little stronger stop at the Air Pilsner Urquell Bar for a final draught of the famous Czech beer. Several restaurants, including Shorty’s Pub, Subway, and Smetana Cafe, are open 24 hours a day. Be warned that most restaurants allow smoking.

 

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