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Travel Around Prague - Public Transport Guide:

The Prague public transport network is cheap, efficient and highly integrated. And public transport is safe to travel on, both during the day and at night.
Once in the city centre, it is easy to travel around Prague by metro and tram.

Prague Travel Guide Information
Travel from Prague Airport into the city by public transport
There is no metro at Prague Airport, so to travel by public transport into the city involves taking a bus then the metro. If you have luggage or simply 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 board the bus with a ticket (on sale at the Public Transport Information desk at the airport); 40czk if you buy a ticket onboard the bus (exact change required).

Travel around Prague by public transport
Once in the city and checked-in to your hotel, either travel around Prague on foot (Prague is a compact city) or use public transport. Use taxis with caution - taxis hailed on the street can overcharge, plus there can be considerable traffic congestion.

A ticket or pass for the public transportation network permits travel on trams, buses and the metro for a set period of time. Plus, it allows you to switch between the three transport modes.

There are single tickets, and 1-Day, 3-Day and 1-Month passes.

You can purchase tickets at newsagents, metro stations and Public Transport Information Centres. The information centres are open daily 07:00-21:00 at Prague Airport (terminals 1 & 2), at Muzeum metro station (lines A & C) (top of Wenceslas Square) and the main train station (Hlavni Nadrazi).
The information centres also have useful tram and metro maps.

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:
Public Transport Tickets
(for travel on metro, trams & buses)
Adults, Seniors & StudentsOlder Children
(10-15 yrs. Must carry Photo ID)
Young Children
(0-9 yrs. Over 6 yrs must carry Photo ID)
Single Ticket: 90 minutes travel32czk16czkfree
Short-term Single Ticket:
30 minutes travel
1-Day Pass (24 hours)110czk55czkfree
3-Day Pass (72 hours)310czk310czkfree
1-Month Pass 670czk670czkfree

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 Prague Metro
The Prague Metro operates daily 05:00-24:00. Metro lines operate a service every 2-3 minutes during peak hours, and 4-9 minutes after 19:00.

There are 3 metro lines: A (green), B (yellow) and C (red). These cover all areas of the city centre.

The Prague Metro is safe and reliable, tranporting passengers at high speed from one side of Prague to the other - Prague Metro map | Prague Metro information.
Prague Metro
Prague Tram
Daytime trams operate daily 04:30-24:00. The most popular trams run every 4 minutes. Other trams run every 8-10 minutes during the week, and every 8-15 minutes at weekends.

Night trams operate nightly 24:00-04:30. They run every 30 minutes, and are numbered 51 through 58.

Trams cover all areas of the city centre. Most useful trams: Tram 9 runs from Wenceslas Square in the New Town via the National Theatre, over the river to the Lesser Town. Tram 22 runs from the National Theatre over the river to the Lesser Town Square, and up to Prague Castle (a very scenic route) - Prague tram map
Public Transport Information Centres have tram and metro maps - see 'Travel Around'.
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 is just outside the city centre - Praha Nadrazi Holešovice
Metro: Nadrazi Holešovice - metro map (line C).

Train Times & Ticket Reservations
Check train times and book tickets at České dráhy (Czech Railways). The website is available in Czech, English and German (select 'en' or 'de' on the top right-hand corner of the page).
Or, buy tickets from one of the train stations.
Prague Main Train Station
Prague Funicular Railway at PetrinPrague Funicular Railway 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, 15 minutes in the winter.

The funicular is part of the public transport network, so accepts the standard 32czk ticket and the passes used on trams, buses and the metro. You can also purchase a ticket before boarding (32czk) - more info
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Exchange Rate GBP £1 = 34czk
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Exchange Rate Euros €1 = 27czk
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Exchange Rate US Dollars $1 = 21czk

Prague public transportation is cheap, efficient and highly integrated

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