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    Car hire at Prague Airport - Discovering the Czech Republic

    Located just seven miles west of the city centre, Prague's Václav Havel Airport caters for around 20 million passenger movements each year and serves as a hub for Czech Airlines and Smartwings. It is also a very busy base for the British low-cost carrier, Ryanair. Named after the Czech Republic's former prime minister, it has two main passenger terminals (1 and 2), two general aviation terminals and a cargo facility. Several UK airlines currently serve Prague International Airport, including British Airways (from London City and London Heathrow), easyJet from Bristol, Edinburgh, Geneva, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester and from Birmingham and Leeds/Bradford, along with seasonal services from Glasgow and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Besides more than two dozen key European cities, Ryanair connects Prague with Dublin, Edinburgh, London Stansted and Manchester, as well as its regular seasonal services from Liverpool.

    Prague ranks very high on the list of popular European city-break destinations due to its unique urban landscape of Gothic architecture and enchanting medieval quarters. Affectionately known as the City of a Hundred Spires, its Old Town has remained largely unchanged for the best part of a thousand years, especially the many narrow cobblestone lanes huddled around Prague Castle, the largest ancient fortified complex in the world. Tourists flock to the city to gaze at the Town Hall's Astronomical Clock (first installed in 1410 and still working today) before strolling across Prague's famous 14th-century Charles Bridge to take a selfie and study the many statues along both sides. Prague is also popular for its magnificent St Vitus Cathedral which contains the tombs of a large number of Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors.

    With over 65 years of international car hire experience, Auto Europe is the best company to get you the cheapest deal for your car hire at Prague Airport and many other key destinations in the Czech Republic. We work with all the world’s most prestigious car rental suppliers, including Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Budget, Sixt and many other local rental companies. This enables us to offer our many regular customers the widest choice of vehicles at the lowest prices on the market. With a cheap car hire from Prague Airport you can experience the best of Czechia and enjoy a road-trip around one of Europe's most scenic countries, perhaps visiting Brno and/or Ostrava en route. If you have any questions or need any help with your booking, please contact our rental specialists on +44 123 3225 114 who will be more than happy to assist you. Before that, why not take a look at the ratings and comments posted by some of Auto Europe's previous customers in the city on our Prague car hire reviews page.

    Airport Information

    More than sixty airlines connect Prague Airport with over 140 popular destinations worldwide, making it one of the busiest airports in Europe. Terminals 1 and 2 are used for national and international flights, while Terminal 3 is reserved for private jets and other special air services. Located close to the city centre, Václav Havel Airport has all the facilities you'd expect at a modern airport, including tourist information booths, restaurants, bars, cafés and a range of both Czech and international shops. Passengers can purchase Duty-free goods before boarding their flight, including traditional Czech beer and wine, locally-made jewellery, watches and luxury-branded clothing.

    Prague Airport (PRG)
    Address: Aviatická 2, Prague, Prague 161 00, Czech Republic
    Telephone: +420 220 111 888
    Airlines operating at Prague Airport: The growing list of airlines operating at Prague Airport currently includes Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air France, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, easyJet, El Al, Emirates, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia,, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Smartwings, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia, Turkish Airlines, Vueling and Wizz Air.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Prague Airport

    A few of the car rental suppliers at Prague Airport have booths in the Arrivals Hall but the main car hire collection centre is located on the ground-floor of Car Park C right in front of the terminal building. There's no need to take a shuttle to collect your car hire at Prague Airport because the walking distance from the Arrivals Hall to the car hire reception desks and pick-up point is just 70 metres.

    Car hire operating hours

    Rent Plus Car Hire at Prague Airport Rent Plus at Prague Airport
    Prague, Czech Republic 160 08
    +420 603 33 22 33
    Opening Hours:
    8am-10pm daily
    Budget Car Hire at Prague Airport Budget at Prague Airport
    Prague, Czech Republic 160 08
    +420 220 113 253
    Opening Hours:
    8am-12pm daily
    Sixt Car Hire at Prague Airport Sixt at Prague Airport
    Prague, Czech Republic 160 08
    +420 222 324 995
    Opening Hours:
    8am-10pm daily


    Prague Airport has three main terminals (1, 2 and 3). Terminals 1 and 2 handle both international and domestic flights while Terminal 3 handles charters, cargo and private jets. The Arrivals and Departures Halls in Terminals 1 and 2 are situated adjacent to each other, making navigation as easy as possible for passengers arriving and departing from Václav Havel Airport. All flights from Schengen countries arrive at Terminal 2 and all other flights (including those from the UK) arrive at Terminal 1.

    Airport Facilities

    The range of on-site facilities at Prague Airport is extensive and will be further expanded over the coming years due to ongoing improvement works at the airport. A number of cafés and bars are located at Pier A and Pier B in Terminal 1, in close proximity to the immigration centre. Terminal 1's popular food court between the Arrivals and Departures Halls serves an appetising selection of hot meals and snacks throughout the day. Terminal 2, likewise, offers a good choice of dining and shopping options for travellers, along with flower-vending machines, photo booths, a chemist, relaxation centre and a mobile device-charging area. The airport also has a post office conveniently located between Terminals 1 and 2 and a viewing terrace where passengers can watch the planes arriving and departing whilst waiting for their flight.

    How to get to and from Prague Airport

    Passengers arriving or departing with their car rental at Prague Airport should use the R7 motorway and follow the signs to their respective terminal (blue for Terminal 1 and red for Terminal 2). The quickest and easiest way to reach the airport by public transport is by taking bus 119 (Nádraží Veleslavín – Terminal 1/Terminal 2) which links with Metro Line A or bus 100 (Zličín – Terminal 1/Terminal 2) which inter-connects with Metro Line B, both of which are conveniently linked with Prague Train Station (Praha hlavní nádraží).

    Parking Tips

    If you rent a car at Prague Airport and only want to pick up or drop off passengers, then it's best to use the P1 Express and P2 Express car parks located directly in front of the Departure Halls of both terminals (the first 15 minutes being free of charge). The PB Economy and PC Comfort car parks located adjacent to the terminal buildings cater for short-term parking, while the main AeroParking car park offer the best long-term parking options at Václav Havel Airport.

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