Prague Airport to city center

Will be going to Prague next month for the first time.I understand there is a shuttle from the airport to the city center that stops at Namesti Republiky across from the Kotva Department store. Our hotel is on the other side of the river in the Little Quarter. With luggage (one rolling bag) would this be a feasible distance to walk?

Posted by Alan
Brighton, UK
632 posts

Rachele It's possible but it's quite a long walk and through the most crowded part of town. A minimum of 30 minutes I would say. There are a number of other options here We will be going to Prague in a couple of weeks and plan to get a taxi into town. The people who run our apartment are arranging it and say we can expext to pay around 400 krona, depending on traffic. Alan

Posted by Harold
New York, NY, USA
2852 posts

I agree with Alan. I took that shuttle and it worked well, but my hotel was only about 5 minutes from the shuttle bus stop. To get to the Little Quarter from the airport, I'd find another method.

Posted by rachele
83 posts

Thank you Harold and Alan. Our hotel did offer to pick us up but I was looking for a more economical way to get there, especially since they want euros.

Posted by Monte
Genesee, ID
1376 posts

My advice is to get kronas at an airport ATM and use those. They will take kronas, but they will make more money on euros.

Posted by Alan
Brighton, UK
632 posts

Rachele The cheapest way is to get the 119 bus to Dejvice and then the metro to Malostranska. You are then on the right side of the river. How far a walk you then have depends on where your hotel is. Right outside Malostranska station is a tram stop and a 22 will take you along to Malostranska Namesti. It's an easy trip and public transport in Prague is good. If you decide to take this option it is worth buying a day ticket at the airport for 110 kr. There is a transport booth directly opposite you as you exit customs. Remember to validate your ticket in the machine when you get on the bus. Alan