Travel Around Prague: Public Transport
Prague public transport 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.
By public transport, there are two routes into the city centre. Both take around one hour:
Route 1: Bus 119 from all terminals at Prague Airport to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (line A), then the metro to your destination.
| Route 2: Bus 100 from all terminals at Prague Airport to Zlicin metro station (line B), then the metro to your destination.|
Fare: 32czk if you board the bus with a ticket (on sale at the Public Transport Information Centre at the airport); 40czk if you buy a ticket onboard the bus (exact change required).
Travel around the city centre by public transport
Prague is a compact city, so it is a pleasure to travel around the city centre on foot or by public transport. Use taxis with caution - taxis hailed on the street can overcharge, plus there is often considerable traffic congestion.
A ticket or a pass for the public transportation network permits you to travel on trams, buses and the metro for a set period of time. Plus, it permits you to switch between the three transport modes.
There are single tickets, and 1-Day, 3-Day and 1-Month passes.
Buy tickets at newsagents, metro stations and Public Transport Information Centres. The information centres 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 (main train station). They also give out 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:
|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.
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
|For information on travelling to Prague by aeroplane, train or bus: Prague travel guide.|
| £1 = 31czk|
| €1 = 27czk|
| $1 = 24czk|