Getting Around

Prague has a cheap and efficient public transport system consisting of an integrated network of buses, trams, metro and a funicular on Petrin Hill. The historic centre is compact and pedestrian-only, but trams offer an inexpensive way of seeing the rest of the city, and there are plenty of metro stations in the centre. Tram lines criss-cross the centre and are the best way to get around, after the metro. Buses need rarely be used, as they tend to operate outside the centre and are more irregular. After midnight, trams and buses offer a limited service, usually every hour. Tickets are valid on all modes of public transport, but must be bought in advance and validated before each journey. It's best to book taxis over the phone and demand a receipt for the fare before setting out. A car is expensive and unnecessary since much of the city is pedestrianised. Also, parking is a major problem and vehicle crime is fairly common.

Airports

Prague Vaclav Havel Airport

The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) northwest of Prague.

Prague Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG)

Location

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.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Car rental

All the major car rental companies are represented at the airport, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.

Airport Taxis

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.

Facilities

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

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.

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