Location: The airport is located 20 km (12 ml) northwest of Prague.
Prague Airport is equipped with all the necessary facilities and information desks, so you don’t have to be afraid you won’t find your way around. At arrivals, you will find ATMs, currency exchange offices, travel agencies, car rental companies, taxis, left luggage facilities and a post office.
Prague’s only international airport, Ruzyne, is situated about 20 km northwest of Prague or about half an hour from the centre; public transport takes longer. A bus service operated by CEDAZ runs between the airport and Republic Square every 30 minutes from 05.30 until 21.30. The journey takes about 30 minutes (ticket cost 150 CZK). An even cheaper option might be to use public transport to the nearest metro station (32 CZK). Another alternative is to take an airport taxi (from 500 to 700 CZK) or pre-book airport transfer online (550 CZK).
Note: Buses to Veleslavin metro station depart every 10 minutes from 4.15 am to 23.30. Please note that the last direct bus to the metro station Dejvická is at around 23.30, and the first leaves at around 4.15 am. Beyond this time getting from the airport by public transport is only possible via a night bus with night tram combination, making this journey to the city centre very inconvenient, lasting up to two hours. Tickets cost 32 CZK, plus 16 CZK per large piece of luggage.
Before travelling to Prague, you should check if any entry requirements are needed and arrange all necessary documentation. If you are a citizen of a country that does not have a Visa Waiver Regime with the Czech Republic, you will need to obtain a valid visa in order to enter the Czech Republic. Contrary to some other countries, which issue visas on arrival, the Czech visa can be obtained only at a Czech embassy or the premises of authorities representing the Czech Republic in that particular country.