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I have a flight at 06:00 in the morning from Prague, which means I need to be at the airport around 04:00 in the morning.

How can I reach the airport from the center of the city?

Is taxi a good option? I heard is very cheap.. like 15 euros.. is this correct?

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Public Transportation

The public transportation web page of Vaclav Havel Airport mentions various forms of transportation, some of which seem to operate only during day-time. However, according to the DPP web page, bus 510 operates at night-time from 00:15 to 05:00:

Na Beránku – I. P. Pavlova – Letiště (Prague Airport), bus 510

  • interval: 30 minutes
  • travel time: from I. P. Pavlova 45 minutes, total travel time 73 minutes
  • fare: per PIT tariff,
    • ticket on the 75 minute: 32 CZK
    • all-day tiket (24 hours): 110 CZK
    • three-day ticket (72 hours): 310 CZK

Since the bus runs every 30 minutes, and the average journey time is 45 minutes, you could catch the 03:00 bus, at the latest, to arrive at 04:00 to the airport. This of course depends on where your actually start your journey.

Taxi

You could also book a taxi in advance. Once again, the Vaclav Havel web page on the matter comes in handy. Having done this in July 2015 I ended up spending 300CZK (including tip) from Wenceslas Square to the airport at 04:00. My cab was prebooked and not hailed from the street. These prices are likely to become outdated very soon however so I suggest you call the cab company and ask for a quote.

  • Thanks, I believe taxis are around 15 euros for a trip to the airport from the center... if someone else could confirm.. – aneuryzm Feb 17 '15 at 17:55
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    @Patrick if you hail a cab on the street it should be around 20EUR. If you call a cab (here's a taxi company I recommend), the fare should be around 12EUR. – JonathanReez Feb 17 '15 at 21:44
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    @JonathanReez I used the company you recommended in July 2015. Everything went smooth and the price was reasonable. – JoErNanO Nov 15 '15 at 21:42
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Navigating public transportation

To get to bus 510 mentioned by JoErNanO above, you can ride the highly developed night tram network. Use the Jizdnirady website to find full directions from your hotel:

airport night directions

Ordering a cab

While in previous years it was sometimes necessary to preorder a cab by phone, you can now use one of the taxi apps to get a fair price without prebooking:

  1. Uber is the global taxi app. It was the cheapest app in Prague up until 2018, but currently they're the pricier option.
  2. Liftago is a local taxi app, with cheaper prices than Uber as of 2019.
  3. If taxi apps are not your cup of tea, you can always use Nejlevnejsi Taxi to make a booking by phone. They're the cheapest "offline" taxi company in Prague and don't overcharge tourists.

You get a 300 CZK bonus as a first-time Liftago customer and a 200 CZK bonus for Uber.

NB: I am not affiliated with any taxi companies, all of the above is written from my personal experience

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