Prague Airport, also known as Vaclav Havel Airport Prague and previously named Prague Ruzyne International Airport, is located around 10 km from the center of Prague. The airport is the country’s busiest serving over 15 million passengers each year and offering a wide selection of flights including direct flights from the UAE.
Terminals at Prague Airport
There are two passengers terminals at Prague Airport in addition to two other terminals dedicated to private flights. Terminal 1 is utilized for all flights outside the Schengen area, whilst Terminal 2 is for flights within the Schengen area.
Terminal 2 is the newer of the two passenger terminals having been inaugurated in 2006, whilst Terminal 1 was opened in 1997. The two terminals are connected together which makes transferring between terminals quick and easy.
Facilities at Prague Airport
There are an excellent range of facilities and amenities available to passengers at Prague Airport. An extensive selection of dining and drinking establishments are open in both terminals ranging from cafés and fast food outlets to quality restaurants for those looking for something to eat before flying. The airport also boasts a wide selection of shops for those looking to pick up some last-minute goods. As well as extensive duty-free shopping, the airport is also home to many high-end stores as well as bookstores and convenience stores. Additional facilities at the airport include free Wi-Fi throughout, luggage storage, a museum in Terminal 2 and an observation deck in each terminal.
There are numerous airport lounges open to all passengers for an additional fee offering refreshments and comfortable seating to wait for your flight. Passengers traveling with children and infants will find large children’s play areas in both terminals as well as special baby care facilities. Disabled passengers are able to benefit from special assistance at the airport and are advised to contact their airline at least 48 hours before flying.
Prague Airport Travel Information
Prague Airport is linked to central Prague and the surrounding area by public transport networks. There are a number of bus routes going into Prague including a dedicated airport express bus that travels to Prague Main Train Station in around 35 minutes. There are also two other bus routes that travel to local metro stations for those wishing to journey onwards on the metro network. There are bus stops outside of both terminals and tickets can either be bought before boarding or from the driver.
Taxis are one of the more popular ways to get to and from the airport and are readily available outside of each terminal. Taxi counters are open in the Arrivals area of each terminal for those wishing to pre-book. There are also many leading car rental companies at Prague airport for those requiring their own vehicle, whilst drivers will find extensive parking facilities right next to each terminal.
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* This information is correct as of May 2018