The Prague Airport Shuttle Bus Lines
Since the subway doesn’t reach PRG Airport, the bus is the only public transit mode connecting Prague Airport to the city center. Verily, various public bus lines depart from both terminals, while the Airport Express Shuttle Line is the ultimate way to reach Prague’s main train station.
The Public Buses from Vaclav Havel Airport
Three public bus lines depart from both Prague airport terminals heading to various destinations in Prague. Unfortunately, none of the three provides direct rides to the city center. Still, they offer connections to the efficient Prague subway network.
All three Prague airport buses call at the bus stops lying right in front of the terminal buildings. Hence, the bus stop of T1 (the terminal handling non-Schengen flights) is located outside the Arrivals hall, near Exits D, E, and F. On the other hand, passengers landing at T2 (that is, passengers from countries-members of the Schengen Convention) can find the T2 bus stop after exiting the terminal’s Arrivals hall, close to Exits C, D, and E. Explicitly, the three Prague airport bus lines are:
The Prague Airport Shuttle Bus 100
Heading to Zličín, Bus 100 needs around 18 minutes to reach its terminus. It runs from 05:40 am to 11:16 pm on a 10-20-minute frequency. The bus provides connections with Subway Line B.
The Prague Airport Shuttle Bus 119
Bus 119 gets to Nádraží Veleslavín, from where passengers can change to Subway Line A that travels to the city center. The bus operates from 04:23 am to 11:32 pm every 3-10 minutes, depending on the time of the day. It needs around 17 minutes to get to Nádraží Veleslavín.
The Prague Airport Shuttle Bus 191
Bus 191 travels from the two Prague airport terminals to Petřiny and Anděl. Its route is long, as it takes around 50 minutes to get from the airport to its final stop. On the way, passengers can alight and change to either Subway Line A or Metro B, depending on the disembarking stop. The bus runs approximately every 30-40 minutes from 04:56 am to 11:31 pm. However, during peak hours, its routes are more frequent (almost every 20 minutes).
The Night Buses from Prague Airport
Two night buses provide transit services to PRG passengers arriving at the airport late at night. Thus, Bus 907 leaves from the T1 and T2 bus stops and travels to Karlovo náměstí, Hlavní nádraží, Anděl, and terminates its itinerary in Baně. Its routes are hourly, from 01:09 am to 04:03 am. The traveling time to its final destination is around 30 minutes. On the other hand, Bus 910 reaches Švandovo Divadlo, I. P. Pavlova, Kačerov, and Beránku, operating from 11:51 pm to 03:54 am every 30 minutes. Buses 910 reach their terminus in around 40 minutes.
Our Tip: Please keep in mind that, overall, the subway runs until midnight.
Fares and Prices of Prague Airport Buses
A PID (Prague Integrated Trasport) ticket must be purchased before hopping on one of the Prague airport shuttle buses. Tickets are available through the Visitors Centers and the Prague Transit Company’s counters located at the Arrivals area of both terminals. Alternatively, passengers can buy their tickets from the vending machines, lying inside the terminals and at the bus stops. Please note that most city buses are equipped with ticket terminals, where passengers can buy their tickets via contactless payment. Last but not least, tickets can also be bought online or via SMS.
Our Tip: Please note that the Prague Transit Company’s counters at T1 are open from 07:00 am to 09:00 pm (closed from 11:00 am to 11:30 am and from 04:00 pm to 04:30 pm), whereas the T2 counters operate from 09:00 am to 09:00 pm (but are closed from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 04:30 pm to 05:00 pm).
As far as fares are concerned, the ticket prices vary depending on the destination and the ticket type. Thus, Prague is divided into 4 tariff zones. In general terms, a 30-minute ticket (that isn’t valid for longer journeys) costs 30CZK/1.30€/1.40$, and a 90-minute ticket 40CZK/1.70€/1.85$. On the other hand, 24-hour tickets are priced at 120CZK/5.10€/5.55$, and tickets valid for 72 hours at 330CZK/14€/15.20$. Moreover, children younger than 15 travel for free, but luggage (with the exception of hand luggage) brings an extra 20CZK/0.85€/0.92$ fee. Nevertheless, if you opt for the 24-hour or the 72-hour ticket, you won’t have to pay for your luggage. In any case, baby strollers are out of charge. PID tickets can be used in all public transit modes (bus, tram, subway, ferries). Some of the ticket types are also valid for rides with the Petřín funicular and the Esko Prague (commuter train).
Please remember to validate your ticket once entering the bus!
The Express Prague Airport Shuttle
AE Bus (the Airport Express Bus) is one of the most popular ways to travel from PRG Airport. AE Buses are low-floor and equipped with more luggage space. Therefore, they are ideal for airport rides. AE run to Hlavní nádraží (the main train station) from 05:30 am to 09:00 pm. Its frequency is 30 minutes and needs around 44 minutes to get to the train station. At the train station, passengers can hop on Subway Line C or find train connections to every part of the Czech Republic as well as to international destinations.
You can take the Airport Express Bus from the train station and disembark at either T1 or T2. However, the bus leaves only from the bus stop outside the Arrivals halls of T1!
The Prague Airport Express Bus Tickets
The tickets for the Airport Express Bus aren’t the same as the tickets for the public bus lines. AE tickets are strictly one-way and non-transferable and can be bought from the driver (using cash or even bank cards), online, or through the Visitors Centers of either of the two PRG airport terminals. The bus ticket for adults is priced at 100CZK/4.20€/4.60$, whereas children aged from 6 to 15 pay 50CZK/2.10€/2.30$ for their ticket. Pets are also charged (50CZK/2.10€/2.30$). However, kids younger than 6 travel for free, and luggage is also out of charge.
There’s no need to prebook the tickets for the ride with the AE Bus.
Our Tip: Passengers arriving by train in Prague and wishing to reach the airport by bus, can benefit from a combined train and AE bus ticket (VLAK+ letiště (VLAK+ Airport).
Intercity Buses from Prague International Airport
RegioJet Buses depart from Prague Airport, heading to Český Krumlov, Karlovy Vary, and other destinations. The bus stop is to be found near terminal 1. As a matter of fact, it is located under the footbridge linking the two terminals. Tickets for the RegioJet Buses can be bought online, through the relevant app, or from the driver (as long as there are available seats).
How much is the bus in Prague Airport?
The fare for the public buses connecting PRG Airport to various Prague areas (yet not the center) is 40CZK/1.70€/1.85$ (for a 90-minute PID ticket). On the other hand, the Airport Express, which travels from Prague airport terminal 1 to Prague’s main train station (Hlavní nádraží) is more expensive. Verily, a one-way ticket for the AE Bus costs 100CZK/4.20€/4.60$.
Where to buy Prague Airport Express Bus tickets?
The tickets for the Airport Express Bus are available online or through the Visitors Centers located in the Arrivals area of both terminal buildings. Alternatively, passengers can buy their tickets from the driver inside the bus using cash or bank cards.
Can you get the metro to airport in Prague?
The Prague subway network doesn’t link the airport to the city of Prague. Thus, the public buses and the Airport Express Shuttle are the only public transit modes departing from PRG Airport. Fortunately, the buses provide efficient subway connections.