Construction of railway station at Prague's Václav Havel Airport gets green light

Published: 26.03.2024 Related countries:  Czech Republic Czech Republic

The new Prague Airport-city center rail connection will ultimately speed up travel times into the heart of the capital by an estimated 25 minutes on average.

The Railway Administration (SŽ) has greenlighted the construction of a new railway station at Prague’s Václav Havel Airport as part of plans to build a direct rail line from Czechia’s biggest airport to the capital’s city center and the Central Bohemian town of Kladno.

The organization has previously stated that the modernization of the airport train line should be completed by 2029 or 2030, with an estimated cost of CZK 50 billion.

The line will connect the airport with Prague’s main railway stations of Hlavní nádraží, and Masarykovo nádraží, as well as the Prague-Bubny station in Prague 7, which is currently under development. 

In 2023 the SŽ launched a tender for the modernization of the Prague Airport-Kladno line between Prague-Ruzyně and Kladno. The new station will be called Dlouhá Míle and include a parking lot. 

Compiled by the team of CzechTrade office for Baltics.