The Václav Havel Airport Prague, previously Prague Ruzyne Airport, is the international airport of Prague, located about 20 km northwest of the city. It is the busiest of the former East-European communist countries. The Prague Airport is the main base for Czech Airlines and a hub for low cost carriers Wizz Air and Ryanair. The airport was a major scene in the 1968 Soviet led occupation of Czechoslovakia to end the Prague Spring. The airport was captured in the early hours of the invasion. A special flight from Moscow carried more than 100 agents who quickly secured the airport and prepared the way for the airlift which carried Soviet troops and tanks to Prague Airport.
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Which airlines fly to Václav Havel Airport Prague?
- Czech Airlines
- Travel Service
- Air France
- British Airways
- Austrian Airlines
- KLM Cityhopper
There are more airlines flying to Václav Havel Airport Prague. See here for a complete list of airlines flying to Václav Havel Airport Prague or look for flights to Prague.
How many runways and passenger terminals does Václav Havel Airport Prague have?
The airport has two runways, one recently added, four passenger terminals and is capable of handling the largest aircraft like the Airbus A380. Of the four terminals only Terminal 1 and 2 are regularly used. Terminal 4 (the oldest, in use since 1937) is used for VIP and state visits. Terminal 3 is used for charter and private flights. Terminal 2, opened in 2006, is for flights within the Schengen area while Terminal 1 is for international flights outside the Schengen area.
Where is Václav Havel Airport Prague located?
The Václav Havel Airport Prague is located about 20 km northwest of Prague city center.
How to get from the airport to Prague city centre by public transport?
The airport does not have a train station so you can either take the bus or taxi to get into the city.
Several door-to-door shuttles operate at the airport which will drop you at the address you mention. One-way ticket cost CZK 290 to 500 and travel time can be 30 minutes to 1,5 hours depending traffic and how many other passengers the driver will drop before you. Tickets can be bought at the stands in the arrival hall.
The Airport Express bus to the central train station departs in front of Terminal 1 at least two times an hour from early morning till evening. One-way fare is only CZK 42 if bought online.
Public buses provide connections to several metro stations where you can continue your journey with the metro. Travel time is at least 45 minutes and combined price for tickets is about CZK 30. Information and tickets are available at the Public Transport stand in the arrivals hall.
See for tickets and schedule: buses: dpp.cz .
How much does a taxi cost from the airport to Prague city centre?
A taxi to the city would cost CZK 400 to 800 depending your destination and traffic.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
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What are popular destinations from Václav Havel Airport Prague?
Most flights from Václav Havel Airport Prague are to Paris and to Amsterdam but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Czech Airlines. Every day there are flights to 35 destinations from Václav Havel Airport Prague. Here are the most popular destinations:
- 1. Paris: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
- 2. Amsterdam: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
- 3. Moscow: Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)
- 4. Dusseldorf: Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)
- 5. Frankfurt: Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
- 6. Bucharest: Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP)