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Travel Around Prague: Public Transport

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

The easiest way to travel into Prague from Prague Airport is by taxi. But once in the city and checked into your hotel, it is simple to travel around 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 all terminals at Prague Airport to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (line A), then take a metro to your destination.

Route 2: Bus 100 from all terminals at Prague Airport to Zlicin metro station (line B), then take a metro to your destination.
Prague Airport
Prague Airport
Fare: 32 CZK if you board the bus with a ticket (tickets can be purchased from the Public Transport Information Centre at the airport, from the orange/yellow ticket machines by the airport exit doors, and at the bus stop).
40 CZK if you buy a ticket onboard the bus (exact change is required).

Travel around Prague by Public Transport - Tickets and Passes

Prague's city centre is compact, so once you have dropped your bags at your hotel it is simple to travel around on foot or by public transport (use taxis with caution - taxis hailed on the street can overcharge).

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

There are also 1-Day, 3-Day and 1-Month passes.

Tickets and passes can be purchased in advance of travel from metro stations, newsagents, Public Transport Information Centres, and from orange/yellow ticket machines at major tram and bus stops.

Tickets can also be bought from ticket machines located inside trams using a contactless card.
Public Transport Ticket Machine in Prague
Public Transport Ticket Machine
Public Transport Information Centres are open daily 07:00/08:00-20:00/21:00 at Prague Airport (T1 and T2), at Můstek metro station (by the 28. října street exit at the bottom of Wenceslas Square) and at Praha hlavní nádraží (Main Train Station). The centres provide information and maps and sell tickets.

The full fares structure is complicated by reductions for holders of Czech issued ID. Therefore, this is a summary of the public transport fares easily available to tourists:
 (valid on the metro, trams & buses)
70+ YRS
(must carry passport or photo ID)
6-15 YRS
(10yrs+ must carry passport or photo ID)
0-5 YRS
Single Ticket for 30 minutes travel 24 CZK free 12 CZKfree
Single Ticket for 90 minutes travel 32 CZK free 16 CZK free
1-Day Pass (24 hours) 110 CZK free 55 CZKfree
3-Day Pass (72 hours) 310 CZK free 310 CZKfree
1-Month Pass 670 CZK free 670 CZKfree

Ticket validation: Validate your ticket by punching it in the orange machine at the top of the escalators on the metro, and inside trams and buses.
Prague Metro METRO (underground/subway)
The Prague Metro covers all areas of the city centre, and extends some distance into the suburbs.

The Metro operates 05:00-24:00.

Metro lines run a service every 2-3 minutes during peak times, every 4-9 minutes after 19:00.

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

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.

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

Night trams operate 24:00-04:30: every 30 minutes.

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

Buses generally terminate at metro stations or tram stops, to facilitate onward travel by tram or metro to city centre destinations. One such journey is Prague Airport into the city (see above).

Daytime buses operate 04:30-24:00: every 6-8 minutes during peak times, every 10-20 minutes off-peak, and every 15-30 minutes at weekends.

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

Prague bus map.
Prague Metro
Prague Bus
Funicular Railway at Petrin in Prague
Funicular Railway
Prague Funicular Railway FUNICULAR RAILWAY
The funicular railway 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 are landscaped gardens, the Petrin Observation Tower, a mirror maze and an observatory.

There are two funiculars, which depart at the same time; as one funicular goes up the other comes down.

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

The funicular forms part of the Prague public transport network, so the same tickets and passes used to ride the Metro, trams and buses can also be used on the funicular (see public transport tickets).
Prague Trains 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.
Prague Train
Prague Train

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