Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Prague Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
To cuddle up behind one of the pillars in the main hall works perfectly.. I always sleep like a child. -Simon
PRG Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Prague Václav Havel Airport.
What to Expect
Prague Airport (code: PRG) has four terminals, though most passengers will see only the public Terminals 1 and 2. Terminal 1’s Concourses A and B are dedicated to non-Schengen destinations. Concourses C and D, in Terminal 2, service Schengen zone destinations. Both terminals are easy to navigate on foot.
As for amenities, you’ll find several restaurants and cafes, a range of shops, and a rest area in T2 that has seats and footrests. A few eateries are open 24 hours. Pass the time with free, unlimited WiFi. Economy class passengers can pay to enter a few airport lounges, plus a Rest and Fun Center, and most have shower facilities. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and access information.
Sleeping in Prague Airport
You certainly won’t be the only overnight camper here, just be prepared for security guards to check your ID and boarding pass – otherwise you’ll be asked to leave. Seating is plentiful airside, though most is equipped with armrests. For more comfort, try to grab a seat with footrest at the rest zone in Terminal 2, otherwise opt for the floor. Common complaints are cold temperatures and bright lights, so bring an extra layer and an eye mask. Explore our guide to sleeping in Prague Airport or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are located on and near airport grounds, and some offer shuttle service. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
- Mastercard Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, 1st Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
- Menzies Aviation Lounge (Non-Schengen) – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Level 2. Non-Schengen flights only. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
- VIP Service Club Continental – Location: Terminal 1, Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: CZK 3 900 (approx. EUR 156) – 1 person • CZK 5 500 (approx. EUR 222) – 2 persons • CZK 7 000 (approx. EUR 280) – 3 persons • CZK 8 400 (approx. EUR 336) – 4 persons
- Raiffeisenbank Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Landside, opposite Check-in Counter No. 209. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.
- Erste Premier Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, 2nd Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
- Menzies Aviation Lounge (Schengen) – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Level 3. Schengen flights only. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
- Citigold Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Landside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (CZK 850 / 1 person for 2 hours).
- VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 3, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (CZK 499 / 1 person for 2 hours).
Related Pages: Prague Airport Lounges
If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels at Prague Airport:
- Aero Rooms – Two Locations: Public Area, between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 • Non-Public/Transit Area, Terminal 1, Departure Hall. Room Rates: from CZK 999 (single/double – 10:00AM to 4:00PM) and CZK 1999 (single/double – 6:00PM – 10:00AM). Triple rates are also available. Showers are CZK 99 for 30 minutes / 1 person. » Book a Room
- Courtyard Prague Airport – Located between Terminals 1 and 2. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Ramada Airport Hotel – Located at the South Terminal 3. Free airport shuttle is available from Terminals 1 and 2. Shuttle Hours: 24-hours on request. Pick-up is available from terminals 1 and 2. Use the courtesy phone or call +420 220111250 to request a pick-up. » Check Rates
Hotels near the airport
Holiday Inn – Located 300 meters from Terminals North 1 and 2, next to the Travel Service building. Free 24-hour airport shuttle is available upon request via hotel reception or free intercom near Exit D from both terminals. » Check Rates
For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Prague, search deals and read traveller reviews.
Free unlimited WiFi is available at Prague Airport. Connect to the “prg.aero-free” network.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
- Post Office – Česká Pošta Location: landside, in the connector between T1 and T2 Hours: 8:00AM – 6:00PM Mon-Fri and 9:00AM – 2:00PM.
- SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
- WiFi – see “Airport WiFi/Internet” above.
- Baby Care Facilities – Located airside in T1 and T2 are special rooms designated for travelers with small children. These rooms provide a peaceful and private environment away from the crowds, with microwaves, diaper changing facilities, baby cots, play areas and more. If you just need to do a simple and quick diaper change, changing tables are available in most restrooms throughout the airport. Strollers are available for use, free of charge, throughout the transit area, all the way to your gate! Pick one up behind Passport Control in T1 or behind security check, on the right side, in T2.
- Children’s Play Area – This airport does not skimp on the play areas! Slides, climbers, toys and more are available in two large Children’s Corners. Locations: T1, airside, behind Passport Control, on the left-hand side • T2, airside, left-hand side. Additionally, there are several mini play areas designed for children ages 3 – 8 years old, with interactive toys and building blocks. Locations: T1, airside, Gates A6-A9 / Gates B7-B9 / ground floor towards the rear end of Pier B • T2, airside, Pier C (ground floor) and Pier C (rear end) In the connector between T1 and T2 is the Bambule toy shop, with swings, climbers, and aviation-themed toys in the store’s play area. Need more? There are mechanical riding toys for the little ones located throughout the airport, and a play area with popular board games for older kids located landside in the T2 Departure Hall.
Food & Drinks
- Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: Bread & Co. Bistro Cafe (T2, Landside) • Costa Coffee (T1 Landside, Arrivals • T1, Airside, Departure Halls) • Restaurant Praha (T1, landside, Arrivals Hall on Level 2) • Subway (T1, Landside – note, may close between 12:00AM and 1:00AM).
- Information Desk – Main desk location: T1, landside, Arrivals Hall. Hours: Open 24 hours. Other information desks are located landside and airside in T1 and T2. Each Terminal also offers a Visitor Center which may be of assistance.
- Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Prague and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Alexandria, Blue Style, Fischer Group, Kovotour Plus, Letuška and Student Agency.
- Luggage Storage & Lockers – Rate: 120 CZK per luggage, per day. Locations: T2, near the baggage reclaim area Hours: Open 24 hours. T1, Landside, near Entrance A. Hours: Unknown.
- Luggage Wrapping – Protect your luggage and its valuables with shrink wrap. Two locations: T1, landside, Departures Hall, near entry/exit A • T2, landside, Departures Hall, entry/exit D. Rates: CZK 159/piece.
- Medical Center – Location: Landside, in the connecting corridor between the two Terminals. Doctors are on-hand to respond to emergency or health related issues. Hours: 24 hours.
- Pharmacy – Location: Landside, in the connecting corridor between the two Terminals. Hours: 8:00AM – 6:00PM (Mon – Fri) and 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Sat & Sun).
- Mobile Charging – A reader tells us there are USD and power outlets embedded under the seats throughout Terminal 1 and 2.
- ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, in the Arrival Halls of T1 and T2.
- Currency Exchange – Interchange offers services in both Terminals. Most locations are open from 6:00AM – 11:00PM, but you can find 24-hour branches landside in the Departures area of T1 and T2. Foreign currency ATMs are available in T1, at the landside Departures Hall and airside in the Transit pass. ATMs are available from 6:00AM – 10:30PM.
- Prayer Rooms – An interfaith prayer room is available airside in T1.
Rest & Relaxation
- Hotels – see “Airport Hotels” above.
- Lounges – see “Airport Lounges” above.
- Rest Areas – The Kooperativa Relaxation Zone has comfortable seating, high-speed WiFi access, flight info display screens and point-of-sale travel insurance kiosks. Location: T2, airside, 1st floor, between Piers C and D. @gutzanu on Twitter let us know that there are seats with footrests located airside near Gate A4.
Take precaution even when sleeping in the rest zones. In December 2019, a traveller at another airport reported that money and credit cards had been stolen from their bag even though the bag was right beside them. Protect and lock your bags as you would sleeping elsewhere in public.
- Duty Free & Shopping – A wide variety of duty-free and retail shops are available in the airport. The Aelia Duty Free Shop (T1) is open 24 hours.
Showers, Salon & Spa
- Showers – Showers are available, for departing passengers only, at the Rest & Fun Center, T1, Airside. Rate: 99 CZK for 30 minutes, including towels and shower products. Showers are free at the Rest & Fun Center if you rent one of the lounges. Hours: 8:00AM – 6:00PM. In T2, a shower is located airside in Pier D, opposite the ERSTE Premier Lounge. Towel and key are available at the lounge for a deposit of €10. Showers are free of charge. Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM.
A reader tells us “Public showers in T2 is currently under maintenance. T1 do have showers which only can be used by those who will depart from T1. (August 2019)
Other Airport Services
- Fast Track – Travelling within the Schengen Area and departing from Terminal 2? You can pay for Fast Track service to speed your way through security. Book on-line for CZK 150/person.
Things to do & see
- Airport Tours – Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour. Visit the rescue and fire station, dispatch areas, cargo zone, lounges and other passenger facilites. Reservations are required. Meeting Point: the tours start and end in Terminal 3 (the old terminal). Departure Time: see tour schedule here. Tour Duration: 2 hours. Rates: CZK 220.
- Museum – Watch documentaries and view large format photographs and maps in the museum. Location: Terminal 2, landside, in front of the Observation Deck entrance. Rate: Free
- Observation Deck – There are two viewing terraces available. There is one located airside in the T1 transit area. Enter through the Prague Restaurant. The second observation deck is located in the public area of T2 Departure Hall, near the entrance to the connecting corridor between T1 and T2.
- Reading Corners – Local and foreign language books/magazines and comfortable chairs are provided in 2 locations and are accessible 24 hours a day. Location: Terminal 1, Landside, Arrivals near the Restaurace Praha restaurant • Terminal 1, Airside, near Gate C2.
- Rest and Fun Center – If you are a passenger transiting through or flying out of T1 (non-Schengen), you can enjoy a fun and relaxing layover in the Rest & Fun Center! The Rest & Fun Center offers an internet cafe and PC corner, refreshments, TV, WiFi, showers (fee), Xbox and more. For long layovers, you can rent a private mini-lounge to finish office work, play Xbox games, watch a movie or two, or enjoy some private family play time with your little ones. Maximum capacity is 4 people, and the rate starts at € 12 for a 2-hour stay. Hotel room-style overnight relax lounges are also available to rent for overnight stays. At least 48 hours notice is required if you wish to rent an overnight relax lounge for a stay between 6:00PM – 8:00AM. Contact the airport for entry requirements and rates. Location: T1, airside Hours: Open 24 hours.
Prague is a compact little capital absolutely worth visiting if you have enough time between flights. From Václav Havel airport, you will be able to reach Prague within 30 minutes through public transport, making a trip to the city center possible if you have a layover of six hours or more. If you don’t have much time, you can see all of Prague’s main landmarks following the Royal route which Czech kings used to take on their way to their crowning ceremony. Alternatively, if you have plenty of time between flights, you can get lost in the many halls, alleys, and lanes of Prague Castle, and then walk back to the old town through the renowned Charles Bridge while witnessing a breathtaking sunset over the city. For more ideas, check out our article on Prague Airport Layover Sightseeing or explore these Things to do in Prague on Tripadvisor.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Prague airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aer Lingus • Aeroflot • Air Arabia • Air Cairo • Air Canada • Air France • Air Serbia • airBaltic • Alitalia • Austrian Airlines • Belavia • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Bulgaria • China Eastern Airlines • Cyprus Airways • Czech Airlines • EasyJet • El Al • Emirates • Eurowings • Finnair • flydubai • Georgian Airways • Hainan Airlines • HOP! • Iberia • Jet2.com • Joon • KLM • Korean Air • LOT Polish Airlines • Lufthansa • Norwegian Air Shuttle • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Rossiya • RusLine • Ryanair • S7 Airlines • Scandinavian Airlines • SCAT Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Smartwings • Swiss • TAP Portugal • TAROM • Transavia • Transavia France • Turkish Airlines • Ukraine Airlines • Ural Airlines • Volotea • Vueling • Wings of Lebanon • Wizz Air • Yakutia Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The following bus services are available at Prague airport:
- Bus 119 runs a 15-minute journey between the airport and Nádraží Veleslavín metro station, for access to Metro Line A.
- Bus 100 runs an 18-minute journey between the airport and Zličín metro station, for access to Metro Line B.
- The Airport Express runs a 35-minute route between the airport and Prague’s main train station (Praha hlavní nádraží), for access to Metro Line C and connections to numerous trains (SC, EC, IC and EN) and tram lines.
- Intercity luxury coaches are also available and pick up/drop off passengers at Terminal 1, under the elevated highway at Parking Lot C.
For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Prague Airport website.
Car rental desks are located on the ground floor of Parking C. The following agencies operate onsite: Avis, Budget, Czechocar, Dvořák, Europcar, Hertz, Rent Plus and Sixt.
Several hotels offer airport shuttle service: Holiday Inn Prague Airport • Ramada Airport Hotel • Sky Hotel Prague.
See also Airport Hotels above.
Taxi service counters are located in the Arrivals Halls of Terminals 1 and 2. Taxis are readily available just outside of the exits. Taxi Praha and Fix Taxi are the official airport taxi operators.
Train and Airport Express
Czech Railways and Prague Airport now offer passengers reduced prices to the airport and back home via a domestic line from any connected location in the Czech Republic. Transport between the Prague Main Railway Station and the airport (and vice versa) is provided by the Airport Express shuttle bus free of charge. For more information and details on how to take advantage of the deal, visit the Prague Airport website.
Last updated: 2023-01-18
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