Information & Facts
Taxis are also available outside the Arrivals hall.
For information and prebookings call +420(0)2 2056 1788. A taxi to
the city centre should cost no more than CZK600 and take around 30
minutes. Agree this price with the driver before the journey begins
as many licensed taxis are unmetered. A reputable taxi company is
. Shared minibus
taxis are also a cost effective option; call Cedaz on +420(0)2 2491
There are abundant short and long-term parking facilities at the
airport. Short-term parking is available in front of the north
terminal, and there are more than 3,000 long-term parking bays.
All the major car rental companies are represented at the
airport, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
Cedaz minibus shuttles leave regularly for the city centre; they
can drop passengers off at hotels throughout the city. The Airport
Express provides the quickest transport to Prague Main Train
Station. Public buses have regular services to all areas of Prague
departing from the front of the arrivals hall. Public
transportation (Tel: +420 800 191 817) fares are based on time of
travel but a minimum 75 minute allotment for the ride to the city
centre costs US1.20 and US$2.50 on the Airport Express. Cars can be
hired at fixed rates (Tel: +420 220 113 892) or taxis (420 2 2056
1788) are available to the city centre which both should take about
30 minutes. Taxis should cost US$30 and depart from the outside the
There are a number of shops, bars, cafeterias and restaurants in
the main terminal. Bureaux de change, ATMs and a bank are also
available; the Travelex in the transit section is open 24 hours.
Mobile phones can be rented from the Arrivals hall of Terminal
North 1. Conference and meeting rooms can also be hired, and
wireless Internet access is available in both terminals. Disabled
facilities include wheelchairs and a transit car; passengers with
special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Czech is the official language but English and German are
also widely spoken.
The official currency is the Czech crown, locally known as the
Koruna (CZK), which is divided into 100 haler. Most credit cards
including American Express, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard are
accepted, but it is best to have cash handy when travelling away
from Prague and the main tourist centres. Travellers cheques and
foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and
some hotels; commission is highest in hotels. Banks are closed on
weekends. ATMs (known as 'bankomats') are becoming more common in
Prague and are probably the best way to obtain local currency at a
good rate and without commission. The Czech Republic is still cheap
compared to the rest of Europe, though the gap is closing.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last
Sunday in October).