This post provides all the information related to air and train travel into Prague, as well as details about the public transportation system within Prague.

By Air

You can comfortably reach Prague by air via Václav Havel Airport Prague, located 17 kilometers from the city center. The airport has two main passenger terminals:

  • Terminal 1: handles flights from outside the Schengen area, including destinations in Europe and intercontinental flights.
  • Terminal 2: manages flights from within the Schengen area, covering most of Europe.

For more information, please visit the Prague Airport website.

Prague public transportation maps:

Transport to and from the Airport

Although Václav Havel Airport Prague is located quite far from the metro system, there are several convenient ways to get to the city center:

Airport Express buses

This dedicated bus service ensures a direct connection between Prague Airport and Prague Main Railway Station. The service runs from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. according to the valid timetable, with buses departing every 30 minutes. The journey time is approximately 40 minutes.

Regarding fares, the regular Prague Integrated Transport (PID) tariff does not apply. Tickets are non-transferrable and valid only for a single journey on this specific line. Passengers can purchase tickets directly from the bus driver, including card payment.

One-way ticket from/to the Airport costs CZK 100 (for Adults), CZK 50 (Children 6 -15 years and dogs). Children under 6 years travel free of charge and luggage is also transported free of charge.

Departure Airport Express bus

Terminal 1 (in the direction of the city cetre)

  • Departure directly in front of the terminal building
  • In the direction of the city centre the line does not stop in the Terminal 2

Prague Main Station (in the direction of the Airport)

  • Departure from Wilson Street directly in front of Fanta Building (former departure building)
  • In the direction of the Airport the line stop in the Terminal 1 and Terminal 2

Airport Express bus departure locations

Public transport

The second alternative for getting to the city center is to use public transportation, where you can use the Prague Integrated Transport (PID) tariff.

  • The most convenient option is taking the 59 bus (Terminal 1/Terminal 2 – Veleslavín train station). From there, you can change to metro Line A.
  • Alternatively, you can take the 100 bus (Direction: Zličín) and change to metro Line B
  • Another choice is the 191 bus (Direction: Divoká Šárka – Petřiny – Anděl), which involves changes to both metro Line A (Petřiny) and metro Line B (Anděl).

For more details about the transport to/from Airport please click here.

Taxi or Ride-hailing services

Taxis are not the cheapest mode of transportation in the Czech republic but are convenient and fast. Taxis in Prague are metered, which means you will pay for each mile driven.

Taxi companies in Prague:

  • Taxi Praha s.r.o.: +420 222 111 000
  • Praha Taxi pro Každého: +420 727 860 113
  • AAA +420 222 333 222 

Uber and Bolt are the widely used ride-hailing services.  In order to use their service, you will first need to download and install their app on your smartphone and create a profile. Once all required information (such as a valid credit card) is entered, you can use the app. Ride-hailing services tend to be more convenient and cheaper than taxis.

By Train

Upon arriving in Prague by train, your destination will most likely be Praha hlavní nádraží, the city’s main train station. From there, you can seamlessly connect to the city center via metro line C or trams.

Trams/Trains/Metro to/from:

METRO (underground/subway)

The Prague Metro serves all areas of the city centre, and extends well into the suburbs. The Metro is safe and reliable, with trains traveling at high speed.

Prague Metro operates 05:00-24:00.

There are 3 metro lines: A (green), B (yellow) & C (red).

Each metro line runs a service every 2-4 minutes during peak times, every 4-10 minutes off-peak.

Metro Map:


The Prague tram network serves all areas of the city centre, and extends well into the suburbs. Trams are safe and reliable, and provide a reasonably quick means of transport.

Daytime trams operate 05:00-00:30.

Trams run every 4-8 minutes during peak times, every 5-20 minutes off-peak.

Night trams operate 00:30-05:00, and run every 30 minutes.

Most useful trams for tourists:

  • Tram 9 runs through Wenceslas Square, onto the National Theatre, and across the river to the Lesser Town;
  • Trams 22 and 23 run by the National Theatre, across the river to the Lesser Town, and travel up to Prague Castle.

Prague Tram – Interactive Map:

NOTE: Google Maps is another good resource for using the Tram, Metro, Bus schedules. Click on the “transit” feature. 


The Prague bus network transports people into the city from outside Prague, from areas not served by the Metro and trams.

Buses terminate near metro stations and tram stops, to facilitate onward travel around the city by tram or metro. One example is the journey from Prague Airport (see above).

Daytime buses operate 04:30-00:30. Buses run every 6-8 minutes during peak times, every 15-20 minutes off-peak.

Night buses operate 00:30-04:30. Buses run every 30-60 minutes.

Prague bus map:


For information on traveling to Prague: Travel to Prague.

For information on accessibility on public transport: Prague Accessibility Guide.

Transportation in Prague

All conference attendees will be provided a free physical public transport ticket at the time of picking up their attendee name badges. The tickets may be used from July 16 to July 19 on any bus/tram/subway – even some boats. If you buy a physical ticket on your own, don’t forget to mark it in the machine first when entering the city ​​public transport!

validate public transportation ticket

PID lítačka – App for Public Transport

The PID Lítačka mobile app is the official application for Prague Integrated Transport (PID), which manages public transportation in Prague (including metro, trams, and buses) so we highly recommend downloading the PID Lítačka app.

The app allows you to find information about transport connections, a map of departures showing paths to each stop, and a route search engine.

Downloading and Using the App:

  1. Download and install “PID Lítačka” on the App Store or Google Play Store –
  2. Switch the language to English (or your preferred language) if needed.
  3. Then just enter the start and destination into the search engine and you can set off on your journey

Ride-hailing services

The second alternative for transportation around Prague is to use Uber or Bolt services. But again, to use their service, you will first need to download and install their app on your smartphone and create a profile. After entering all the required information (such as a valid credit card), you can use the application.


The Prague Metro serves as the central pillar of the city’s public transportation network. Its three lines (A, B, and C) crisscross the center and suburbs of Prague so you can easily reach historical landmarks, shopping centers, and transportation hubs. The metro is in operation approximately from 5:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week, with intervals between trains of 2-5 minutes.

Prague metro map

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