Vaclav Havel Airport Prague
Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)

The address of the Vaclav Havel Airport Prague is K letišti 1019/6, Praha-Ruzyně, Praha 6, approximately a 25-minute ride north-west from the city centre. International code of the airport is PRG. Czech government decided to change the name of Prague Ruzyne airport to Václav Havel Airport Prague on October 5, 2012, the anniversary of the birthday of Vaclav Havel. The Czech name Letiste Vaclava Havla Praha.

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Vaclav Havel Airport Prague - terminals

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague

The  Vaclav Havel Airport Prague terminals are divided into 4. The first two are most well known by casual tourists. Terminal 1 where flights to countries that are not in the Schengen zone (EU) take off and Terminal 2 where airplanes flying within the Schengen zone arrive and depart. Terminal 3 serves for private and charter flights and Terminal 4 departs only VIP passengers.
A video that explains the ways of moving from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 and back is available here.
The Vaclav Havel Airport Prague could have been seen in a couple films. One of them is Casino Royale where the Prague airport is presented together with Airbus A340-600.

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague - transportation from/to

1) Public transport - is the cheapest way, but do not travel at night between 12:00 pm and 05:00 pm bus no. 119, for further information click here.
2) Airport Express Czech Railways - 60 CZK to the main railway station, it can be relatively full, but cheap, look here.
3) Taxi, which stops directly at the airport - expensive, the average price varies between CZK 600 - 1000.
4) Prague airport transfers - pre-ordered transfers over the website, safe ride and the price is around 550 CZK, for example company.
5) Prague airport taxi - in Prague, the best balance between comfort and price.
6) Prague airport shuttle - a quick transfer by taxi to the nearest metro station, the price is 290 CZK for up to 4 people.

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague - safety rules

For a calm check-in arrive at the airport well in advance.
How to proceed at the safety inspection:
Remove the plastic bag with liquids and gels, and larger electronics (notebooks etc.) from your luggage and place it in the plastic basket.
Place the luggage on the belt that leads to x-ray.
Place all your metal belongings (keys, mobile phones, coins, wallets, cigarettes etc.) into the plastic basket. Also put your coats and the like into the basket. Wait for the instructions the security worker gives you and after his instruction walk through the detection frame.
Calmly accept any additional check it is not directed against you personally. Your luggage and your personal belongings will be subjected to a security check.
If you are asked by the security worker to open your bags or propose any inspected items for a following examination please accept it without any objections. After the security inspection do not forget to take back all your belongings.
Items that are not allowed to be carried in hand luggage:
  • Firearms and other objects with a similar effect
  • Pointy and sharp weapons
  • Blunt objects, explosives and flammable substances
  • Chemical and toxic substances
  • Liquids, gels and substances of a similar consistency

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague - history

Prague old airport control tower (1937)
The  Vaclav Havel Airport Prague has been built in the years 1933 – 1937. The operation was inaugurated on the 3rd of April 1937, when at 9 am the aeroplane DC-2 of the Czechoslovak aircraft company landed on the flight from Piešťany over Zlín and Brno. An hour later a plane from Wien to Dresden that belonged to Air France landed. In 1947 – 1956 the airport has gone through an expansion and improvement of technical facilities. The fifties then brought more improvements in connection with the beginning of jet aircraft. In the years 1960 – 1968 the airport has been extended and built the area now known as North then the New Airport. 1989 – 1993 a reconstruction of the north check-in building and runways has been made. At the same time a plan to expand the check-in area in the north part was drawn. Its realization was preceded in 1995 and Terminal North 2 is also a part of this plan and was opened on the 17th of January 2006.
In the south part of the airport a new Terminal South 2 has been opened in 1997.
Today the Vaclav Havel Airport Prague is the biggest international airport in the Czech Republic and is also one of the biggest airports in the European Union. Yearly it checks in about 12 million passengers.

Parking at the airport

Where and for how much you can park your car at the airport? Long term parking is available in the area of the  Vaclav Havel Airport Prague ; the prices are to be found on this website.
But we recommend, for you not to have to stress about whether your car is fine in a public parking lot where many cars pass by daily and enjoy your holiday, for you to use preordered Prague airport taxi.
A best option for fast pick-up and drop-off of passengers, P1 Parking is located directly in front of Terminal 1 and P2 parking is directly in front of Terminal 2. Parking is free for the first 15 minutes. For longer periods of parking, we recommend using the inexpensive short-term parking lot.
P1 and P2 Parking – Pricelist
15free of charge*
30100 CZK
60200 CZK
15 minutes free. Valid for 2 entries per day. Each additional entry/ stay CZK 100 per 0 - 30 minutes.
All prices are shown including VAT.
Because of their limited capacity and nature, the P1 and P2 parking areas are used exclusively for loading and unloading of passengers. Therefore the parking price for each additional 30 minutes has been designated at CZK 100.
For longer stays in Terminal 1, we recommend using covered parking in Parking C and for Terminal 2, and uncovered parking in Parking B.
How do I get to the P1 and P2 parking lots?
Visit our interactive maps which have parking entrance and exits routes highlighted and parking lots indicated.
P1 Parking map                               P2 Parking map
GPS coordinates:
N 50° 06' 29.102"                      N 50° 06' 21.008"
E 14° 16' 10.557"                      E 14° 16' 02.925"

Where to stay in Prague

Prague is very cheap and there is much more hotels than in any other European city. The hotels are cheap and good quality, so there are really highly rated 4* and 5* hotels in the city center, which can afford to every tourist.

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