Václav Havel Airport is 17 kilometres west of the city centre. To get into town, take the No 119 bus to the end of the line and then continue by metro into the city. There’s also a private coach company called Cedaz that runs a shuttle bus every 30 mins into town. Buy your ticket at the Cedaz desk at the airport, this should be around CZK150 for a one way trip
Most international trains arrive at Prague’s main station, Praha hlavni nadrazi, which has its own metro stop.
Metro, tram and bus systems are integrated so you can use the same ticket on each mode of transport. You’ll need to buy a ticket before you board, which you can get from newspaper stands, major tram stations or metro stations.
There are three metro lines, which are open from 5am till midnight, after which the night buses take over.
Prague taxis have a deservedly bad reputation for ripping traveller’s off, but a recent crackdown means things are improving. You definitely better calling a taxi from a reputable company rather than flagging one down.
The tourist cards are always worth considering depending on how much travelling and sight seeing you intend to do. Much of Prague’s sights are within walking distance so bear that in mind. The Prague Card will cover you on public transport (Bus, Metro, Tram, River Ferries and Petřín Funicular, bus for your airport transfer, 2 hour bus tour plus entry to most major sights. An Adult 2 day card is €46.00, Adult 3 day card €56.00 and Adult 4 day card is €65.00.
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