Prague airport: Prague (Ruzyne) Airport (PRG)

Prague (Ruzyne) Airport

The airport in the Czech capital is 17 kilometers northwest of the center of Prague. There are four terminals, of which the two most important are North 1 and North 2. The other, smaller terminals, South 1 and South 2 are used for irregular flights and for the arrival and departure of VIPs.

There are two runways, but in 2007 work began on building a third runway.

Prices are given here in the Czech kronen (CZK), €1.00 = 28 CZK (December 2006).

Address

Praha Ruzyne Airport
Letište Praha s.p.
160 08 Praha 6
Czech Republic

Airport codes

IATA airport code: PRG
ICAO airport code: LKPR

Transport

Local transport

Train

There is no train connection with the airport.

Car and bus

The airport is along the highway E50 that goes west of Prague, the route to the center of the city is clearly indicated on signs. Several city buses leave the bus station to Prague, the most important are bus line 119 to the Dejvická metro station (metro line A) and the express line 100 to the Zlicín metro station (metro line B). Between midnight and 03:30, when the metro does not operate, there is a special night bus line 510 to Prague. A special Airport Express bus goes to the Holešovice metro station (metro line C). For all buses you must purchase an extra ‘half’ ticket for large baggage.

Car rental - Prague (Ruzyne) Airport

On the ground level of parking garage C you can find counters for car rental companies: Alimex CR, Alamo/National, Avis, Budget, CS-Czechocar, Dvorak, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.

Taxi

Taxis are in front of the Arrivals Hall (tel: +420(0)2 2056 1788). Taxi drivers in Prague are notorious for asking high prices from tourists, a ride to the center of the city normally costs between CZK 500 and 700, make a clear agreement with the driver about the price before you get in!

You can also choose a mini bus from the company Cedaz (tel: +420(0)2 2491 9240), this goes every 30 minutes for Namesti Republiky and you only pay CZK 90.00.

Parking

Parking garage C is directly across from the terminal, a week of parking costs CZK 2,000 and two weeks costs CZK 2,500. Short-term parking is by Terminal North 1 (Parking A, first 15 minutes free, then CZK 100 per half hour) and by Terminal North 2 (Parking E, first hour CZK 80.00, then CZK 70.99 per hour).

Services

Services

Hotels

The Ramada Airport Hotel Prague (tel: +420(0)2 2011 1250) and the Hotel Tranzit (tel: +420(0)236 161 111) are both by the South Terminals. The Comfort Hotel Prague Airport (tel: +420(0)2 3532 5007) is approximately five kilometers from the airport. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

There is a reasonable range of shops, snack bars and restaurants, fast-food, self service and full service restaurants. The number of shops and restaurants have increased considerably with the opening of the new Central Hall in 2008.

Baggage

In the Arrivals Hall, before Customs, there is a counter for lost and found items. In Terminal North 1 you can store baggage, at the same counter there is also a service available for packing large baggage.

Information

There are general information counters in both the Arrivals Hall as well as the Departures Hall (tel: +420(0)2 2011 3314). You can get a free map of Prague at the tourist counter.

Business

In Terminal North there is a small meeting room for a maximum of 12 people and a room for press conferences for a maximum of 35 people. Terminal South has two larger meeting rooms for a maximum of 14-25 people, information is available through the VIP Service (tel: +420(0)2 2056 2525). The Representative Lounge has facilities for faxing, copying and internet. By Pier B in Terminal North you can find the Bohemia Lounge that offers the same services.

Disabled facilities

The airport is accessible for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones. There are reserved parking places that are free for the disabled in the parking garage. For assistance and information (tel: +420(0)2 2011 6076).

Other services

There are banks, money exchange offices and ATM's, but be advised, the banks and money exchange offices at the airport charge a high commission! Post 68 is the post office. The First Aid post is available by telephone at (tel: +420(0)2 2011 3301 - Ambulance Meditran). You can find a pharmacy on the ground level of the Airport Business Center. Wireless internet is present in the terminal.

Contact

Contact

Address

Praha Ruzyne Airport
Letište Praha s.p.
160 08 Praha 6
Czech Republic

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +420(0)2 2011 3314/21
Fax: +420(0)2 3535 0922
Email: info@prg.aero

Airport codes

IATA airport code: PRG
ICAO airport code: LKPR

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