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Getting to Prague


Prague is centrally located: only 5 hours south of Berlin, 4.5 hours north of Vienna, 8 hours northeast of Budapest and 11.5 hours east of Zurich. It is a popular stop on the Vienna/Budapest/Prague travel route.

From the Airport

Prague is well-serviced by international flights at the sleek and comfortable Ruzyne Airport. Here, flights arrive from and depart for all parts of Europe on nearly all major European airlines.

The Cedaz shuttle bus operates from the airport to the Metro A: Dejvická station and the Metro B: Namesti Republiky station daily from 6am-9pm for 90k and takes 20 minutes. The public bus #119 is cheaper and goes to Dejvická station from 5am-midnight, takes 30-40 minutes and costs 26k.

Coach & Rail

Prague is extremely well-serviced by international train lines. There are daily services from Krakow, Warsaw, Bratislava, Budapest, Berlin, Nuremburg, Munich, and Vienna. The two main stations are Praha hlavní nádrazí and Hole-sovice. Hlavní nádrazí handles most main international routes, although many also leave from Holesovice. Make sure you know which station your train leaves from. Both stations are easily accessible by the Metro C to Hlavní nádrazí station and to Nádrazí Holesovice station, respectively. The largest of Prague’s bus stations is Florenc, located at Krizíkova 4 (Metro B, C: Florenc).