Prague Vaclav Havel Airport
Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport (formerly Ruzyne Airport) lies around 10 miles (16km) northwest of the city centre. There are two main terminals, so travellers should make a point of reading their tickets carefully and noting where they're arriving and departing from. Terminal 1 (T1) caters for flights outside of the EU's Schengen zone. Terminal 2 (T2) handles flights within the Schengen zone. Terminal 3 is reserved for private and charter flights. Vsitors heading downtown by car or taxi should expect the trip to take about 30 minutes, and an extra 20 minutes during rush hour (7-9am and 4-6pm).
The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) northwest of Prague.
Getting to the city
Minibus shuttles leave regularly for the city centre, and can drop passengers off at hotels throughout the city. The Airport Express provides the quickest transport to the train station. Public buses have regular services to all areas of Prague departing from the front of the arrivals hall. Public transportation fares are based on time of travel.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Tel: +420 220 111 888.
All the major car rental companies are represented at the airport, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
Taxis are also available outside the Arrivals hall. A taxi to the city centre should take around 30 minutes. Travellers should agree on a price with the driver before the journey begins as many licensed taxis are unmetered.
Transfer between terminals
The terminals are connected.
There are a number of shops, bars, cafeterias and restaurants in the main terminal. Bureaux de change, ATMs and a bank are also on hand. Both terminals have wifi, while conference and meeting rooms are available for hire.
Parking at the airport is free for the first 15 minutes, and visitors only receive free parking once every 24 hours. For those parking for longer than 15 minutes, the charge is CZK 100 for the first 16 to 30 minutes, with an additional CZK 100 for each commenced 30-minute interval.
Free wifi is available.
The airport boasts a number of VIP lounges as well as business halls with workstations and refreshments. Conference facilities are also available.
Prague Vaclav Havel Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.