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Travel Around Prague: Public Transport

Public transport in Prague is cheap, efficient and highly integrated. It is safe to travel around Prague by tram and metro, both during the day and at night.

Tip: From Prague Airport, the easiest way to travel into the city is by taxi. But once in the city and checked into your hotel, it is simple to travel around Prague by public transport.
Travel into the city from Prague Airport
There is no metro at Prague Airport, so to travel by public transport into the city involves taking a bus then changing to 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 into the city. Both take around one hour:

Route 1: Bus 119 from all terminals at Prague Airport to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (line A), then a metro to your destination.
Prague Airport
Prague Airport
Route 2: Bus 100 from all terminals at Prague Airport to Zlicin metro station (line B), then a metro to your destination.

Fare: 32czk if you board the bus with a ticket (on sale at the Public Transport Information Centre at Prague Airport and at the orange ticket machine by the bus stop); 40czk if you buy a ticket onboard the bus (exact change required).

Travel around the city centre by public transport
Prague's city centre is compact, so it is a pleasure to travel around on foot or by public transport. Use taxis with caution - taxis hailed on the street can overcharge, plus there is often traffic congestion.

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

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

Tickets are on sale at newsagents, metro stations, Public Transport Information Centres and from orange ticket machines located by certain tram stops.

Public Transport Information Centres are open daily 07:00/08:00-20:00/21:00 at Prague Airport terminals 1 and 2, at Muzeum metro station (top of Wenceslas Square), and at Praha hlavní nádraží (train station). They also stock free tram and metro maps.

The full fares structure is complicated by reductions for holders of Czech issued ID. For simplicity, we have summarised the fares readily available to a tourist:
Public Transport Tickets
(valid on metro/trams/buses)
Adults, Seniors & StudentsOlder Children
(10-15yrs. Must carry Photo ID)
Young Children
(0-9 yrs. 6yrs+ 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: remember to validate your ticket by punching it in the orange machine at the top of the escalators on the metro, and inside trams and buses.
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, transporting passengers at high speed from one side of Prague to the other - Prague Metro map | Prague Metro information.
Prague Metro
Prague Metro
Prague Tram
Prague Trams
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 59.

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 nice scenic route) - Prague Tram map.
A funicular railway runs from Újezd in the Lesser Town to the top of Petrin Hill. At the summit, set in landscaped gardens, is Petrin Observation Tower, a mirror maze and an observatory. The funicular also stops half way up the hill at Nebozizek Restaurant.

The funicular operates daily 09:00-23:30, every 10 minutes in the summer, 15 minutes in the winter.

The funicular railway forms part of the Prague public transport network, so tickets and passes used on trams, buses and the metro (see public transport tickets) can also be used to ride the funicular - more info.
Prague Funicular Railway at Petrin
Funicular Railway in Prague
Main Train Station
Prague Trains
Praha hlavní nádraží train station
The main train station in Prague is Praha hlavní nádraží, which is near Wenceslas Square.
Metro: Hlavní nádraží - metro map (line C).

Nádraží Praha-Holešovice train station
A second railway station is located just outside the city centre, Nádraží Praha-Holešovice.
Metro: Nádraží Holešovice - metro map (line C).

Train Times & Ticket Reservations
Check train times and book tickets at České dráhy (Czech Railways). Information is in Czech, English and German (select 'en' or 'de' on the top right-hand corner of the website). Or, buy tickets from any train station.
For information on travelling to Prague by aeroplane, train or bus: Prague travel guide.
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Exchange Rate GBP £1 = 29czk
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Exchange Rate Euros €1 = 26czk
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Exchange Rate US Dollars $1 = 23czk

Prague public transportation is cheap, efficient and highly integrated

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