Flights from Stansted to Prague take just under two hours, meaning you’ll be whisked to the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ in no time. Book early enough and you’ll find services are plentiful and highly inexpensive, with no need to take a connecting flight.
Thanks to an array of cultural attractions, Prague is a superb destination to visit all year round; although those with a severe dislike of the cold may want to avoid the chilly winter months. It’s possible to fly from London to Prague at a time of day convenient to you, with options running from early in the morning until the evening.
Václav Havel Airport sits six miles west of Prague’s city centre, with bus services providing the only means of public transport to continue an onward journey. There are no train or metro services that run to central Prague.
The Airport Express service is the most convenient option, taking around 35 minutes to reach the city’s Main Train Station, which is linked to Metro Line C. Buses depart every 30 minutes during the day, and stop at the Masarykovo Train Station en route, which connects to Metro Line B. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, or directly from the driver.
There are a number of public bus services you can use to reach the city centre. Take the number 119 to final stop Nádraží Veleslavín, where it’s possible to transfer to Metro Line A, which takes 15 minutes to reach the city centre. Alternatively take the number 100 service to Zlíčín, and then connect to the city with Metro Line B.
Fixed price or metre taxis are available from the airport, while those looking to hire their own vehicle can choose from rental firms including Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt.