How to get from Prague Airport to the City.
If you are going to Prague for a few days you may be wondering how to get from Prague Airport to the City? If you are not weighed down with multiple suitcases, public transport could be the answer for you!
There is no direct Bus or Metro connection, it involves a change, but is really easy to do, let me tell you how.
- Buy Ticket
- Exit the Terminal
- Look for the 119 bus
- Get on
- Get off at Nádraží Veleslavín
- Take Metro Line A
- Go to City Centre
Now you’ve got your crib sheet, I’ll explain it in more detail.
Tickets can be obtained at the Airport. While you are waiting for your bags to arrive you will notice some yellow machines, these are the ticket machines and they operate in English. Various length tickets can be obtained, 1 day. 3 day etc, choose one that best fits the length of your stay.
Exit the Terminal and look for the Bus Stops, got to the one that says 119. When you get on you’ll see, like most buses they have buttons you press on the uprights to stop it. Also, you’ll see other yellow boxes like the picture below.
You must put your ticket, facing upwards, into this machine with the arrow on the ticket pointing at the machine and validate it. It will, not surprisingly, print the date and time on it. See the picture below, a 3-day ticket for example. Once you have validated the ticket, put it away safe and keep it on you at all times while using public transport, you shouldn’t need it anymore.
But occasionally, a man will show you a badge when you are travelling. He’s a ticket inspector and, of course, wants to see your validated ticket.
Get off the bus at Nádraží Veleslavín. It will announce that it’s for the Metro in Both Czech and English. The stairs to the Metro are a scant few metres away. Go down the steps and follow the big green A down the escalators to the Metro platform.
You’ll see a sign like the one above that gives you a list of stations and direction of travel. Spot the station you want and choose the right or left side of the platform accordingly. If heading into town you’ll want the ‘Depo Hostivař’ side. That’ll usually be written on the front of the train that arrives. If you need to change onto the B or C line, indeed, change at Muzeum or Můstek respectively, where the B or C is on the sign.
What could be easier? Well, a Taxi but that is a lot more expensive!
More information can be found here.
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