Prague Layover Guide (PRG)
Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) is the main international airport serving Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The airport is situated next to Kněževes village and it is located 12 km (7 mi) from the center of Prague. The airport has had international flights since it opened officially in 1937. Prague is known as a political, cultural and economic center of central Europe complete with a rich history that attracts tourists to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad.
Can you leave Prague Airport (PRG) airport during a layover? Do you need a visa?
It's possible to leave Václav Havel Airport Prague during a layover. You would need a visa depending on your nationality to pass through immigration and customs control. However, some nationalities have visa waivers. (more info).
Tours, Things to do, Sightseeing
Czech Republic Organized Tours
Prague: Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks
Enjoy a night that carries one back to medieval times! This fun and unique 3-hour experience will bring the past to life in the atmosphere of a medieval tavern. There are even medieval shows that accompany the evening with swordsmen, jugglers, and belly dancers, all performing to music. Feast on a delicious 3 or 5-course meal, from your choice of 6 different menus. The 3-course meal occurs at an earlier time. Drink your fill from the unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks available. This is a truly different and entertaining way to spend an evening in Prague, and one that’s guaranteed to take you back in time and satisfy your palate. » book this tour
Prague: Ghost, Legends & Dungeon 1-Hour Walking Tour
Experience Prague’s darker side as you visit Gothic churches, former cemeteries and abandoned monasteries. Prepare to be thrilled as you hear tales of murder and mystery, magic and mayhem. Few cities in Europe can claim to have as many ghosts as Prague, and on this interactive 1-hour walking tour you will hear thrilling stories performed in an entertaining way by costumed guides. The fun, but unnerving tour will tell tales of love and betrayal, and of murder and execution as you discover famous Prague characters, such as the Angry Turk from the Ungelt, the Greedy Merchant, the headless horseman and the infamous Golem. » book this tour
Prague: Private Electric Bike Tour
Get an overview of Prague in just a few hours effortlessly on an E-bike with a private local guide. Visit the historic Old Town and Prague Castle complex, and sign yourselves on the legendary John Lennon wall. You’ll take in iconic sights such as Petrin Tower, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge. Benefit from exclusive photo services and a free drink. » book this tour
Czech Republic Things to do / Sightseeing
The KGB Museum
Take a glimpse into the history of the Soviet Union secret service through memorabilia at this small museum where you can find a collection of items such as uniforms, artefacts, spy cameras, bizarre Soviet uniforms, weapons, the death mask of Vladamir Lenin, typewriters, phones, patches and badges. The museum is owned and curated by a Russian collector who takes you on a personal tour of the space.
Time required: An hour.
Airport to here: 36 minutes via taxi and 52 minutes via public transport to reach destination.
The John Lennon Wall
The city of Prague has a dedicated wall for John Lennon and The Beatles which has become a shrine for the famous band. It is a place where tourists and fans go to pay homage to the band. The graffiti-covered wall displays pictures of John Lennon, The Beatles, lyrics and quotations circa 1980. A beautiful place to photograph moments in front of
Time required: 30 minutes or an hour.
Airport to here: 27 minutes via taxi and 45 minutes via public transport.
National Marionette Theatre
Nothing screams Prague like puppet shows, having a vast number of puppet shops, makers and a puppet museum. Visit the National Marionette Theatre devoted to puppetry performances that stage adaptations of classic opera and theatre to catch the captivating performances, some of which employ the use of period costumes. The Don Giovanni puppet show is the most successful puppet performance done with marionettes and a touch of Mozart music. The theatre is also surrounded by other attractions which you can visit. Puppets are really the pride of Prague.
Time required: 2 hours or more.
Airport to here: 25 minutes via taxi 34 minutes via public transport.
The 600 Year Old Astronomical Clock
At every stroke of the hour, this 610-year-old medieval clock puts on a show called ‘The Walk Of The Apostles’ which attracts hundreds to thousands of people to the tower every year to witness the show of the figures of the Apostles and several other moving figures. It is listed as a must-see spectacle by tourists and has some very significant features.
Time required: Anytime before the hour mark.
Airport to here: 32 minutes via taxi and 39 minutes via public transport.
The Alchemist’s Chamber
Ever wanted to test the ability of your mind? Well here’s a chance to do so! The Alchemist’s Chamber in Prague offers a live interactive adventure game with a team of 2 or more locked in a room with 60 minutes to escape. It is said that a famous Prague alchemist was searching for a formula for the Philosopher’s Stone which can transform metal to gold. Legend has it that it is still hidden in a chamber waiting for you to discover it while on your quest to escape. The staff made available offer information on all you need to know about the game and a very welcoming.
Time required: An hour.
Airport to here: 31 minutes via taxi and 48 minutes via public transport to reach destination.
The Original Beer Spa
The Czech pride themselves on brewing the best beer in the world and here you have the chance to test this claim. Czech is an avid beer-drinking country and in fact, it is quite cheaper than a bottle of water. There are beer spas in Prague where guests are allowed to bathe in large wooden barrels of beer brewing ingredients in a sauna while being offered unlimited beer. Remember to use a coaster and learn to say Na Zdraví and make eye contact when you make a toast, it’s a very important beer etiquette to the Czech people. Visit the Original Beer Spa for a treat.
Time required: Half day.
Airport to here: 27 minutes via taxi and 46 minutes via public transport.
The Infant Jesus Of Prague
It is unknown the origin of the statue of Infant Jesus in Prague but it is believed to have performed many miracles and draws people worldwide to devote their honour to the Holy Child. Found in 1638, the statue, ornate in a gilded shrine, is a wax-coated figure of Baby Jesus holding a globus cruciger. Crowned by Pope Benedict XVI on his apostolic visit, people visit the shrine to pray and make wishes as it is believed to grant them.
Time required: An hour.
Airport to here: 25 minutes via taxi and 49 via public transport.
Things to Do in Prague Airport (PRG)
Relaxing and Sleeping
Airport Lounges and Relaxing
There are several lounges in each terminal. » view all lounges or buy a lounge pass or membership online
Hotel and Sleeping
There are many options for hotels close to the airport including a transit hotel in Terminal 1. » view all or book an airport hotel online
Rest Area and Sleeping in Airport
The Kooperativa Relaxation Zone in Terminal 2 between Piers C and D has comfortable seating with high-speed WiFi access.
WIFI/Internet and SIM Card
WIFI/Internet: Connect to the “prg.aero-free” network for free wifi.
SIM Card: There are several shops within the airport that sell SIM cards. » buy a global sim card for Czech Republic, Prague that you can use for other countries as well!
Transportation to/from airport
Taxi: Taxi service counters are located in the Arrivals Halls of Terminals 1 and 2 with taxis are readily available just outside of the exits.
Train: Václav Havel Airport Prague is directly connected to Prague Main Railway Station (Praha hlavní nádraží), through a service provided by Airport Express buses. (more info).
Bus: There are many buses that link the airport with the city. (more info).
Shuttle: The Airport Express runs a 35-minute route between the airport and Prague’s main train station as well as the Metro Line C and tram lines.
Car rentals: There are car rental options that can be booked online with given rates and availability. » view available cars or rent a car now online
Parking: A safe and secure parking facility is available. You can book your parking slot online.
Luggage Storage & Lockers
Luggage Storage & Lockers are found in Terminal 2 near the baggage reclaim area and in Terminal 1 near Entrance A. » book a luggage storage or locker at Prague Airport (PRG) online (subject to availability).