Prague Airport Taxi
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Prague Airport Taxi

When you arrive to Prague you’re full of excitement and enthusiasm for your adventures ahead. You’ve done all the planning, coordinated accommodation, looked up some of the best sites and attractions and you’re just ready to start exploring this new beautiful city! While you’ve done a lot of research and planning on your final destination, you may have overlooked one small thing… how will you get there? Figuring out the fastest or cheapest way to and from the airport can be a fit confusing when you land and trying to get your bearings. Don’t fret, we’ve put together this quick, simple and easy guide on everything you need to know about getting transportation from the Prague airport to the city center.

Taxi Rank outside the Prague Airport
Taxi Rank outside the Prague Airport

When you arrive at the Václav Havel Airport Prague (what used to be called Ruzyne Airport) you will have three options for transportation into the city center: a taxi, a private airport transfer, or an Uber.

Prague Airport Taxi Service

There are only two taxi service providers from the Prague airport, Fix Taxi and Taxi Praha. They both operate nonstop service from the airport to the city center. If you want to go this route, there are sales counters where you can book a taxi at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in the arrival hall. Once you book your taxi at the counter, they’ll direct you to the standing zone where you will wait for the taxi.

Prague taxi drivers tend to have a reputation for trying to rip off tourists, so do be aware whenever you use a taxi in Prague to check the price before the journey. From the airport to the city center, the journey is based on kilometers but should cost approximately 30 USD (650CZK) and no more than 36 USD (800CZK). If a driver does quote you that high of a price, politely decline and find another taxi because that one is trying to take advantage.

Prague Airport Transfers

A private airport transfer is a great option if you’d like the peace of mind knowing that someone is tracking your flights and waiting for your arrival. Prague airport transfers can be arranged ahead and pre-booked online. When you get to the arrival section of Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 there will be driver welcoming you to the city holding a sign with your name to help easily identify which service you’ve booked. They will help you with your luggage and guide you to the waiting car. Prague airport transfers have a very good reputation and often the guides go above and beyond by giving facts and history along the way, maps, free guidebooks and recommendations for tours and such throughout the city.
The price is fairly competitive with the going rate of taxis, anywhere from 28 USD (625 CZK) to 40 USD (875 CZK) depending on the group size and can be pre-payed ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about the exchange of money in the vehicle.

Prague Airport UBER

Uber is still currently legal in Prague, though many taxi drivers protest and some may tell you it is illegal. You can call an Uber throughout the city and also go to and from the airport. Uber’s are usually cheaper than taxis and the advantage is all the usual things with the app: don’t have to worry about the exchange of money, you can track your driver for their arrival, and you can see the route you’re taking to your final destination. When you book an Uber make sure to pick whether you’re in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 so the driver knows which area to go to.

Ubers and other rideshare options can’t stand and wait outside the terminal for you, so you may have to wait a few minutes for their arrival, but in general it is a quick, efficient and easy way to get to and from the airport. The only downside here for international guests is you need to be hooked up to WiFi for the app to work. While the app may work in the airport terminals, it can get spotty reception outside near the waiting areas.

There are several ways to get from the Prague airport to the city center, it just depends on your preference. Some people like to wing it when they arrive and just grab a taxi, no matter the cost while others prefer to pre-plan and coordinate transportation for ease and peace of mind upon arrival. No matter the choice, there are plenty of options and you’ll be able to start your Prague holiday and explore this beautiful city in no time.

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