How to get there

Arriving to Prague by plane

With a number of 2500 flights daily and more than 11.150.000 passengers in 2014 (according to official statistics), the international Prague Airport Ruzyne is already one of the main destinations in Europe.
That’s no wonder, if you take into consideration the fact that nowadays discount plane tickets to Prague cost the same or even less than a coach or train ticket from main European cities.

All you have to do is find the right company and book your return tickets in time. And if you take in mind the growing number of companies providing advantageous plane tickets, there won’t be a problem for you to get to Prague right in your favourite season of the year, no matter if you want to travel business or economy class.

The first thing that you see when flying to Prague are the terminals at the Airport Václava Havla.

Arriving to Prague by train

Domestic services are provided by CD (Czech Railways). There are number of daily connections to Prague from major European cities.

Prague has several train stations, but if you are using an international train you are most probable to get off at the Main Railway Station, called also Wilsonovo Nadrazi (Hlavni Nadrazi) or at Holesovice Station (Nadrazi Holesovice). Both of them are connected by metro (red line C) to the rest of the city.

Other train stations in Prague: Masarykovo nadrazi (station), Vysocanske Station, Smichov Station.

The biggest and busiest is the Main Railway Station (Hlavni Nadrazi), an international rail road hub, where you will find a 24-hour left-luggage service, information desks, exchange offices, food stalls and booking offices. The Main station is situated basically in the centre of Prague, just 5 minutes away from Wenceslas Square and other places of interest. It is also well connected to the rest of the city by public transport, that is by underground (red line C) and trams.

A supplement for fast express trains (rychlik) has to be paid. It is possible to buy plain tickets (jizdenka) or tickets with reservation (mistenka) for a seat, couchette or sleeper.

Arriving to Prague by coach

If you chose to travel to Prague by international coach/bus, you will most probably arrive at Florenc, Prague’s international bus terminal. The bus terminal is situated in the centre of the New Town (historical part of Prague, called “New Town”, in other words, close to most hotels and other accommodation places. Means of transport from Florenc:

  • on foot – depending on how well you know Prague, how much luggage you have or how far your hotel or place of interest is
  • by public transport – Bus Terminal Florenc is located at the underground (yellow line B/red line C) and tram station “Florenc” – for further info see public-transport section
  • Taxi – depending on the comfort you prefer and how much you are prepared to spend in Prague:) Taxi cabs can be found just in front of the bus terminal