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Prague International Airport Ruzyne (Vaclav Havel Airport Prague) is an public civilian airport located on the northwest edge of Prague. To the city centre it is about 16km/ 10 miles. It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the center by car and about 45 minutes on public transport (bus and subway). All international flights to Prague arrives here. After new Terminal 2 was built airport become probably the biggest airport in the Czech Republic and in Central and Eastern Europe as a whole. In last five years airport Prague double the number of passengers it served compare to previous years. Around fifty flight carriers who operate direct connections, scheduled and occasional connections to 103 destinations around the world making this airport one of the most important hub in central Europe. Also Airport Prague ranks one of the Top 20 biggest European airports. Airport offers all modern facilities and shops to served highest demands including VIP clients.

Ruzyně International Airport (IATA: PRG, ICAO: LKPR) serves Prague, Czech Republic.  Airport is a hub for Czech Airlines. It was opened on April 5, 1937.

Most flights takes off Ruzyně International Airport from the North Terminals (North 1 and North 2). The South Terminals (South 1 and South 2) handle a few irregular flights, as well as VIP flights, special flights and small aircraft.

In 2004, the airport served 9.7 million passengers, in 2005 nearly 10.8 millions and in 2006 11.6 million.

The airport contains two runways in service: 06/24 and 13/31. Former runway 04/22 is not used anymore. The most used runway is 24 due to the prevailing western winds. Runway 31 is also used often. Runway 06 is used rarely while runway 13 is used only exceptionally.

Public transport to and from Prague city center involves taking the bus number 119 to Dejvická metro station and transferring on to the green metro line (Line A) there or express number 100 to Zličín metro station (yellow Line B) farther from the city centre. A typical trip takes about 40 minutes. There are also other bus services that operate after midnight when the metro line is closed.

From December 11, 2005 also the bus line AE (=Airport Express): RW Station Holešovice - Terminal North 1 - Terminal North 2 - AP Ruzyně; goes every day, from 5.00 to 22.00 H in the interval of 30 minutes; special tariff: 45 CZK.

How do I know which terminal I will be arriving at or leaving from?

If you are arriving/departing from a non-Schengen Treaty country, you will arrive/depart in/from terminal North 1. If your last/first leg of your journey into/from Prague is from/to a Schengen Treaty country, you will arrive/depart in/from terminal North 2.

Please be aware, being a member of the European Union does not necessarily mean one is a part of this treaty. Also, not all Schengen Treaty countries are European Union members - a bit of a confussion.

Schengen Treaty countries - Terminal North #2
Austria (Vienna)
Belgium (Brussels, Antwerp)
Denmark (Copenhagen)
Finland (Helsinki)
France (Paris)
Germany (Frankfurt, Cologne, Munich, Duesseldorf, Berlin)
Iceland (Reykjavik)
Italy (Rome, Milano, Florence)
Greece (Athens)
Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Netherlands (Amsterdam, Den Haag)
Norway (Oslo)
Portugal (Lisabon)
Spain (Madrid, Barcelona)
Sweden (Stockholm)

All these countries except Norway and Iceland are European Union members.

Non-Schengen Treaty countries - Terminal North #1 Everyone else.
 

Airport Phone - Information desks are located at Arrivals and Departures in the North Terminal tel +420 22011 3314 or +420 22011 3321.

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