Capital City of Prague is the hub of the Czech network of highways and its roads extend in all directions. Unfortunately whilst this results in an overall good standard of travel it also causes tailbacks of cars during city rush hours. Therefore it is advisable to check the current traffic situation at kamery.praha.eu prior your departure.
Visitors are recommended to not drive to the centre because city districts Prague 1, Prague 2, Prague 3 and Prague 7 allocated most of the available parking places for their residents. More convenient is to leave the car in one of the P + R car parks and continue by public transport. Another option is to use one of the large car parks and garages. You can find them by the Main Train Station, on Florenc, under the National Theatre, on Lesser Square, Na Františku, under the department store Kotva, under Rudolfinum, on Aleš Embankment or on Opletalova Street.
There are two international train stations in Prague - Wilson (Main Station) close to Wenceslas Square and Holešovice Station. Both offer refreshment, shops and accommodation facilities, are connected with the city centre as well as with each other, and are located on the metro line C.
Smaller stations play an important role in regional transport. Masaryk Train Station in the vicinity of Florenc Bus Station is the oldest railway station and caters for services travelling from the north and the east. Smíchov Station caters for services in Plzeň and Písek directions. Stations in Vršovice, Liben and in Vysočany are used mainly for the network of suburban and city passenger trains called Esko that provide connection between Central Bohemian Region and Prague.
All Prague’s stations are connected with the city public transport. For additional information visit the website of Czech Railways.
Coaches connect Prague with the whole of Europe. Regular coach lines travel to all important places inside and outside of the EU where they terminate at some of the local bus stations.
The most important bus station is Florenc located in the centre of the city. It has a new and an old departure hall that are to be found above the interchange station of the metro lines B and C. Quite a few buses that cater for the Central Bohemian Region terminate at other stations:
- Roztyly – Prague 4, Ryšavého Street (metro line C, station Roztyly);
- Černý Most – Prague 9, Chlumecká Street (metro line B, station Černý Most);
- Dejvice – Vítězné Square – Prague 6, as of the end of 2009 the metro station Hradčanská (metro line A, station Dejvická (Hradčanská);
- Na Knížecí – Prague 5, Nádražní Street (metro line B, station Anděl);
- Holešovice – Prague 7, Partyzánská (metro line C, station Nádraží Holešovice);
- Želivského – Prague 2, by Vinohradska (metro line A, station Želivského).
Airport Prague in Ruzyne (PRG) is a flight hub used by more than 40 airlines that travel to hundreds of destinations. It has three passenger terminals. Terminal 1 is used for flights outside the Schengen zone, while the Terminal 2 is used for flights within the Schengen zone and Terminal 3 is for private and charter flights. You can get all the relevant information on the non-stop phone lines +420 220 113 314 and +420 220 113 321.
Ruzyně is located about 10 km from the city centre. The city can be reached comfortably by public transport, it involves taking the barrier-free bus n. 119 and transferring onto the metro line A, or you can take bus n. 100 or 179 that take you to the line B metro station. After midnight when the metro line is closed, night bus number 510 with 30 minutes intervals runs to and from the airport. Tariffs and timetables can be found at the website of Prague Public Transit Co.
Individual transport is also provided by taxis that park in front of departure and arrival halls and have set prices of 500-600 czk for one journey to the city centre. Prices for minibuses with the capacity of up to eight people vary according to the zone. For more information click here.
Short-term parking (15 minutes) is possible for free in front of Terminal 1 and 2. If you want to stay for up to 2 hours, you are advised to use the car park C with reduced hourly tariff. The airport also offers long-term parking.