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Travel Around Prague by Public Transport

Public transport in Prague is cheap, efficient and highly integrated.

The easiest way to travel from Prague Airport into Prague is by taxi.

Once you are in the city centre and checked into your hotel, it is simple to travel around Prague by public transport (by metro and tram).

Travel into Prague from the Airport

There is no metro station at Prague Airport, so to travel into Prague by public transport requires taking a bus then a metro. If you have luggage or prefer a smoother journey, we advise booking an airport transfer.

To travel by public transport into the city, there are two main routes. Both take around one hour:

Route 1: Bus 119 from either terminal at Prague Airport (PRG) to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (line A), then take a metro to your destination.

Route 2: Bus 100 from either terminal at Prague Airport (PRG) to Zlicin metro station (line B), then take a metro to your destination.
Prague Airport
Prague Airport (PRG)
Fare: 40 CZK. At Prague Airport, purchase your ticket from one of the orange ticket machines located by the airport exit doors, at the bus stops, and inside the buses.

Alternatively, you can buy tickets and get travel information and maps from the Public Transport Information Centres located in the arrivals halls at both Terminal 1 and 2.
Open: Daily 07:00-21:00.

Travel around Prague: Public Transport Tickets

The city centre in Prague is compact. After dropping your bags at your hotel, it is simple to travel around Prague either on foot or on public transport (use taxis with caution - taxis hailed on the street can overcharge).

A ticket for the Prague public transport network permits travel on the Prague Metro, trams and buses for a set period of time: 30 minutes, 90 minutes, 24 hours, 72 hours and one month.

Tickets permit unlimited switching between the three transport modes.

Purchase tickets from the orange ticket machines located inside the trams and buses, at metro stations, at major tram and bus stops, and at Public Transport Information Centres.
Public Transport Ticket Machine in Prague
Public Transport Ticket Machine
The ticket machines inside trams and buses accept payment by contactless credit card or mobile device.

Other ticket machines and kiosks accept payment by contactless credit card, mobile device and cash - Czech Crowns (CZK).

The full fares structure for public transport tickets in Prague is complicated by reductions offered to holders of Czech issued ID. Therefore, the following table is a summary of public transport tickets available to tourists.
 TICKETS 2023-24
 (valid on Metro, Trams & Buses)
15-59 YRS
65+ YRS
(must carry passport or photo ID with DOB)
60-64 YRS
(must carry passport or photo ID with DOB)
0-14 YRS
(10yrs+ must carry passport or photo ID with DOB)
30 minutes 30 CZK free 15 CZK free
90 minutes 40 CZK free 20 CZK free
24 hours (includes funicular) 120 CZK free 60 CZK free
72 hours (includes funicular) 330 CZK free 330 CZK free
1-Month (includes funicular) 550 CZK free 550 CZK free
Petrin Funicular (one-way) 60 CZK free 60 CZK free
Ticket Validation: Once you have a ticket, it must be validated at the time of travel:

-Tickets bought inside trams and buses are automatically validated.

-Other tickets must be validated manually: punch your ticket in one of the orange validation machines located inside trams and buses, and at the entrance to the metro.

Free Travel: Seniors 65+ years and children 0-14 years are eligible for free travel, and do not require a ticket. They must carry a passport/photo ID with their date of birth (DOB) and present it for inspection if requested by a transport official.

Petrin Funicular: Buy a funicular ticket at the base, halfway stop, and top of the funicular. Holders of 24 hours, 72 hours and 1-Month tickets can travel for free.

Public Transport Information Centres sell tickets and provide information and maps.

Locations: Prague Airport (Terminal 1 and 2); Můstek metro station (bottom of Wenceslas Square - metro exit: 28. října street); and Prague Main Train Station (Praha hlavní nádraží).

Open: Daily 07:00/08:00 to 20:00/21:00.

Travel around Prague: Modes of Transport

The Prague Metro and trams are the main modes of public transport in the city centre.

Buses and trains transport people into the city from suburbs and outside Prague.
Prague Metro METRO (underground/subway)
The Prague Metro covers all areas of the city centre, and extends some distance into the suburbs.

There are 3 metro lines: A (green), B (yellow) & C (red).

The Metro operates 05:00-24:00.

Each metro line runs a service every 2-3 minutes during peak times, every 4-9 minutes after 19:00.

The Prague Metro is safe and reliable, with trains running at high speed from one side of the city to the other.

Prague Metro map | Prague Metro information.
Prague Metro
Prague Metro
Prague Tram
Prague Tram
Prague Trams TRAMS
The Prague tram network covers all areas of the city centre, and extends some distance into the suburbs.

Daytime trams operate 04:30-24:00.

The most popular trams run every 4 minutes. Other trams run every 8-10 minutes during the week, every 8-15 minutes at weekends.

Night trams run every 30 minutes from 24:00-04:30.

Most useful trams for tourists:
-tram 9 runs from Wenceslas Square to the National Theatre, then crosses the river to serve the Lesser Town;
-trams 22 and 23 run from the National Theatre, over the river to the Lesser Town, then up to Prague Castle.

Prague tram map.
Prague Bus BUSES
The Prague bus network serves the outskirts of Prague, areas where the Metro and trams do not reach.

Buses terminate at metro stations and tram stops situated in or near the city centre, to facilitate onward travel around Prague by tram or metro. An example is the journey from Prague Airport into the city, which involves catching a bus then a metro (see above).

Daytime buses operate 04:30-24:00.

Buses run every 6-8 minutes during peak times, every 10-20 minutes off-peak, and every 15-30 minutes at weekends.

Night buses run every 30-60 minutes from 24:00-04:30.

Prague bus map.
Prague Metro
Prague Bus
Prague train
Prague train
Prague Trains TRAINS
Prague Main Train Station (Praha hlavní nádraží) is the busiest passenger railway station in the Czech Republic. It is located 5 minutes walk from Wenceslas Square.

Metro station: Hlavní nádraží - metro map (line C)
Tram stop: Hlavní nádraží.

The second most important railway station in Prague is located just outside the city centre, Prague Holesovice Train Station (Nádraží Praha-Holešovice).

Metro station: Nádraží Holešovice - metro map (line C).
Tram stop: Nádraží Holešovice.
Train Times & Ticket Reservations
Check train times and book tickets at České dráhy (Czech Railways). Information is in English and Czech.

Alternatively, purchase train tickets in advance or on the day of travel from any Prague railway station. Tickets are generally available right up to the time of departure.
Petrin Funicular Railway FUNICULAR RAILWAY
The Petrin Funicular Railway, located in the centre of Prague, runs from Újezd (tram stop Ujezd) in the Lesser Town to the top of Petrin Hill, with a stop half way at Nebozizek Restaurant.

At the top of Petrin Hill are landscaped gardens, the Petrin Tower, a mirror maze and an observatory.

There are two funiculars, departing at the same time from each end; as one rises the other descends.

The Petrin Funicular Railway operates 09:00-23:30: every 10 minutes in summer, every 15 minutes in winter.

The funicular forms part of the public transport network: Prague public transport tickets.
Petrin Funicular Railway in Prague
Petrin Funicular Railway

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