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Prague’s growth among hotels, overall affordability and good location in the heart of Europe makes it a frequented destination for travelers in Europe. Getting to and from the airport is very easy and like most things in the city very affordable. The most challenging thing might be navigating the Czech names on the bus, tram and metro lines around the city, but with a good map it is far less intimidating than it looks.
The airport is quite modern and pleasant to fly in and out of. There are taxi’s of course to the downtown and all points around the city, but a bus and metro combination is quick, efficient and affordable for most tourists.
The 119 Prague city bus is found directly outside the arrivals hall at the airport. It is right in front of the Praha sign of the airport. The Buses are red and white and are almost always parked out front. This bus terminates at the Dejvická stop which is also the same spot where one gets on the Metro A line that fans out into the city and other routes. For a map of this metro stop check here. The 119 bus generally runs from the airport to Dejvicka from 04:11-00:10 and from Dejvicka to the Airport between 05:08-12:30. The ride takes 20 minutes in good traffic. From the Metro station one can branch out to all trams and metro stops serving the inner city. Fares for the bus are 32 Kc on a ticket that can be bought inside at a kiosk or from a machine at the stop, be sure to validate it on the bus.
Bus 100 runs between the airport and Zličín Metro station on the B line. The ride is 15 minutes from the metro stop departure. Coming from the airport at arrivals, the bus runs from 05.45 in the morning until 23.39 at night, Zličín is the last stop on the line. From the metro station to the airport the bus runs from 05:30 till 00:00. The ride is similar in cost and format to the 119 bus, just with a different point of arrival in the city itself.
Bus 510 (late night option)
In case you need to travel from the Prague Airport into town at night when none of the other buses run, you can take the night bus 510. Stay on it for about 11 minutes, get off at Divoká Šárka and move to night tram 51. The tram will take you into the city center and offers connections to other night trams or buses. The metro does not operate at this time of night.
Bus 510 operates between midnight and 4 a.m. and leaves the airport every half hour. The airport stop is the same location as the 119 bus.
Airport Express Bus
The Airport Express is a special bus that connects the Ruzyně Airport with the Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží), which is on line C of the metro. A ticket costs 50 Kč.