Guide to Prague’s main airports and stations


Prague has an international airport which is the destination for many tourist flights from all over Europe and given its proximity to the city it is also easy to reach. This makes it very independent in terms of movement of travellers, especially tourists, who can also easily move around the area thanks to the railway stations. Among the stations, two in particular are famous and used: the central station and the central metro station. Today we are going to discover these realities.

Prague International Airport (PRG)

The Czech capital can boast one of the most beautiful and modern airports in Europe. Although it was built in 1937 on a previous airfield (1919), over the years this airport has evolved and has been able to combine technology and beauty. Some parts of Terminal 1 were designed and built by famous architects and the interiors also reflect the love for design.

Prague Airport works with four terminals in total, one of which is intercontinental, one reserved for domestic and European flights, a third for low-cost flights and one for VIP flights. There are three runways, two of which are more than 3.5 km long and therefore suitable for any type of aircraft. The airport is served by a direct train, the metro subway and dedicated bus lines, as well as taxi and rental services. Numerous services for travelers inside: restaurants, shops, emergency points, relaxation points, banks and much more.

The airport is located 12 km from the center of Prague, so the transfer is usually quick and direct and allows the tourists to find themselves directly in the historic heart of the capital in just a few minutes.


Praha Hlavni Station

Active since 1871, when the railway that served the Austro-Hungarian empire came into operation, Prague central station is a jewel of Art Nuveau (or Liberty) style. Its 16 tracks are enclosed in a large iron and glass structure, with large spans and columns which culminates in the beauty of the Old Ticket Office Hall, entirely decorated with statues, stuccoes and frescoes.

Between 1972 and 2000, the station was expanded with the addition of a modern part which also includes the metro stop. Trains arrive here from all over the country, from all over Europe and exchanges are also carried out for intercontinental routes.

Holešovice Station

This second station was designed in the 1980s with the aim of welcoming trains coming from Eastern Europe. Ten years later international rail traffic was diverted to Prague Central Station, and this was converted for local trains. Here you will also find the main metro stop, especially line C, and a number of city tram stops.

Holešovice station is widely used by tourists who travel daily in Prague and its surroundings. It facilitates the meeting of various means of transport. Here you can easily change between train, metro, bus and tram without making too much effort or wasting too much time.