Prague Public Transport - Metro, Tram, Bus & Train Information:
The Prague public transport network is cheap, efficient and highly integrated.
Once in the city centre, it is easy to travel around Prague by tram and metro. Plus, public transport is considered safe to travel on, during the day and at night.
|Getting into the city from Prague Airport by public transport|
There is no metro at Prague Airport, so to travel by public transport into the city involves taking a bus, then a metro. If you have luggage and/or prefer a smoother journey, we advise booking a taxi using our Prague airport transfers service.
To travel by public transport, there are two routes. Both take around one hour.
Route 1: Bus 119 from all terminals at Prague Airport to Dejvicka metro station (line A), then take the metro to your destination in the city.
Route 2: Bus 100 from all terminals at Prague Airport to Zlicin metro station (line B), then take the metro to your destination in the city.
Fare: 32czk if you have a ticket (purchase one from the Public Transport desk at the airport). 40czk if you purchase a ticket from the bus driver (exact change required).
Getting around Prague by public transport
Once in the city centre and checked-in to your hotel, travel around on foot (Prague is a compact city and highly pedestrianised) or take public transport. Use taxis with caution - taxis hailed on the street can overcharge and traffic congestion can slow your journey.
A ticket for the Prague public transport network permits travel on all trams, buses and the metro, and you can transfer between transportation modes, all for a set period of time.
Purchase tickets from metro stations, newsagents and Public Transport Information Centres (located at Prague Airport, and at Muzeum (lines A & C) and Mustek (lines A & B) metro stations).
As well as standard single tickets, 1-Day, 3-Day and 1-Month passes are worth considering. These permit travel on any mode of public transport at any time.
The full fares structure is complicated by reductions available to holders of Czech issued ID. For simplicity we have summarised the fares readily available to a tourist:
| Single Ticket: 90 minutes travel||32czk||16czk||free|
|Short-term Single Ticket:|
30 minutes travel
|1-Day Pass (24 hours)||110czk||55czk||free|
|3-Day Pass (72 hours)||310czk||310czk||free|
|1-Month Pass ||670czk||670czk||free|
Ticket validation: validate your ticket before you travel by punching it in the orange machine located at the top of the escalators on the metro, and inside trams and buses.
- Prague metro map
The Prague Metro operates between 05:00-midnight. Metro lines run a service every 2-3 minutes during peak hours, and every 4-9 minutes after 7pm.
All areas of the city centre are covered. There are three metro lines: A (green), B (yellow) and C (red).
The Prague metro is a safe and reliable mode of public transportation, and can transport you at high speed from one side of Prague to the other - Prague metro
Daytime trams operate 04:30-midnight.
The most popular trams run every 4 minutes during peak times. Other trams run every 8-10 minutes during the week, and 8-15 minutes at weekends.
Night trams operate 00:30-04:30. These run every 30 minutes and have different numbers to day trams (numbers 51-58 are the standard night trams).
Trams cover most areas of the city. The most useful trams are: Tram 9 - runs across the city, via Wenceslas Square
in the New Town to the Lesser Town
. Tram 22 - runs via the National Theatre
in the New Town to the Lesser Town, then up to the rear of Prague Castle
(this tram follows a very scenic route).
| PRAGUE TRAINS|
Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Train Station
The main train station in Prague is near Wenceslas Square - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Metro: Hlavni Nadrazi - metro map (line C).
Nadrazi Holešovice Train Station
The second train station in Prague lies just outside the city centre - Praha Nadrazi Holešovice
Metro: Nadrazi Holešovice -
metro map (line C).
Train Times & Ticket Reservations
Check train times and make ticket reservations with České dráhy (Czech Railways), available in Czech and English (select 'en' on top right-hand corner of page).
Alternatively, purchase tickets from any Prague train station.
| PRAGUE FUNICULAR RAILWAY|
The funicular runs from the Lesser Town up to the top of Petrin Hill. At the summit, set in landscaped gardens, is the Petrin Observation Tower, a mirror maze and an observatory. The funicular stops half way for passengers that wish to alight at Nebozizek Restaurant.
The funicular operates daily 09:00-23:30 from the bottom of Petrin, near Ujezd tram stop. It runs every 10 minutes in the summer, every 15 minutes in the winter.
The funicular is part of the Prague public transport network, so accepts the single tickets and passes used on trams, buses and the metro. You can also purchase a ticket before boarding (32czk) - more info
| £1 = 32czk|
| €1 = 27czk|
| $1 = 20czk|