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Public Transport Information: Travel around Prague by Metro, Tram & Bus

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

While the easiest way to travel into the city from Prague Airport is by taxi, you can also take a bus then change to the Prague Metro.

Once checked in to your hotel, it is simple to travel around Prague by public transport.

Travel into Prague from the Airport by public transport

There is no metro station at Prague Airport, so to travel into Prague by public transport requires taking a bus then a metro.

There are two routes. Both take around one hour:

Route 1: Bus 59 from either Terminal 1 or 2 at Prague Airport to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (line A), then change to the Metro.

Route 2: Bus 100 from either Terminal 1 or 2 at Prague Airport to Zlicin metro station (line B), then change to the Metro.

Fare: 40 CZK. You can purchase tickets from an orange ticket machine by the airport exit doors, at the airport bus stops and inside buses.
Prague Airport
Prague Airport (PRG)
Alternatively, buy your tickets from a Public Transport Information Centre, which are in the arrivals halls at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Open: Daily 07:00-21:00.
Note: If you have a lot of luggage or prefer a faster, smoother journey we advise booking airport transfers.

Travel around Prague by public transport

The city centre is compact. After dropping your bags at your hotel, it is easy to travel around Prague either on foot or by public transport (use taxis with caution, they 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 transport modes.

You can purchase tickets from the orange ticket machines inside trams and buses, at metro stations, and at major tram and bus stops. You can also buy them from a Public Transport Information Centre.

The ticket machines inside trams and buses accept payment by contactless credit card and mobile device.

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

Note: Passengers intending to purchase a ticket inside a tram or bus using contactless payment are required to board the vehicle by the door with the contactless payment symbol on.

Ticket Validation

Once you have a ticket, it must be validated at the time of travel:

-A ticket bought from a ticket machine inside a tram or bus is validated automatically.
Public Transport Ticket Machine in Prague
Public Transport Ticket Machine
-A ticket bought from elsewhere must be validated manually by punching it in a yellow ticket validation machine, which are inside trams and buses, and at the entrance to metro stations.


This table lists public transport tickets available to tourists (discounted tickets for local residents are not shown).
Contactless Payment Symbol
Contactless Payments

(valid on metro, tram & bus services)
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

(must carry passport or photo ID with DOB if 10yrs+)
 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) 1000 CZK free 1000 CZK free
 Petrin Funicular Railway (one-way) 60 CZK free 60 CZK free
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 be ready to present it for inspection if requested by a transport official.


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

The main centres are at:

-Prague Airport (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2)
-Nádraží Veleslavín metro station (line A)
-Můstek metro station (lines A & B) (bottom of Wenceslas Square, by metro exit "28. října")
-Prague Main Railway Station (Praha hlavní nádraží)

Open: Daily 07:00 to 21:00.

There is also a small centre at:

-Zlicin metro station (line B)

Open: Monday-Friday 08:00 to 17:00.

MODES OF public 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 outside Prague, from within Czechia and other European countries.
Prague Metro METRO (underground/subway)

The Prague Metro serves all areas of the city centre, and extends well into the suburbs. The Metro is safe and reliable, with trains travelling at high speed.

Prague Metro operates 05:00-24:00.

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

Each metro line runs a service every 2-4 minutes during peak times, every 4-10 minutes off-peak.

Prague Metro map | Prague Metro information
Prague Metro
Prague Metro
Prague Tram
Prague Tram
Prague Trams TRAMS

The Prague tram network serves all areas of the city centre, and extends well into the suburbs. Trams are safe and reliable, and provide a reasonably quick means of transport.

Daytime trams operate 05:00-00:30.

Trams run every 4-8 minutes during peak times, every 5-20 minutes off-peak.

Night trams operate 00:30-05:00, and run every 30 minutes.

Most useful trams for tourists:

-Tram 9 runs through Wenceslas Square, onto the National Theatre, and across the river to the Lesser Town;

-Trams 22 and 23 run by the National Theatre, across the river to the Lesser Town, and travel up to Prague Castle.

Prague tram map
Prague Bus BUSES

The Prague bus network transports people into the city from outside Prague, from areas not served by the Metro and trams.

Buses terminate near metro stations and tram stops, to facilitate onward travel around the city by tram or metro. One example is the journey from Prague Airport (see above).

Daytime buses operate 04:30-00:30. Buses run every 6-8 minutes during peak times, every 15-20 minutes off-peak.

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

Prague bus map
Prague Metro
Prague Bus
Petrin Funicular Railway in Prague
Petrin Funicular Railway
Petrin Funicular Railway FUNICULAR RAILWAY

The Petrin Funicular Railway runs from Újezd street (tram stop Újezd) in the Lesser Town to the top of Petrin Hill. There is a halfway stop at Nebozizek Restaurant, both on the way up and on the return journey.

At the top of Petrin Hill are landscaped gardens, Petrin Tower, a mirror maze, observatory, and a carousel (in summer).

There are two funiculars. They depart at the same time from each end: as one ascends the other descends.

The Petrin Funicular Railway operates 08:00-23:00: every 10 minutes in summer, every 15 minutes in winter.

Buy tickets for the funicular railway at the base (Újezd), at the halfway stop, and at the top.

Alternatively, as the funicular railway forms part of the public transport network, holders of 24 hours, 72 hours and 1-Month public transport tickets can travel for free.
Prague Trains TRAINS

Prague Main Railway Station (Praha hlavní nádraží)
is the busiest train station in Czechia. It is 5 minutes walk from Wenceslas Square.

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

The second train station in Prague is Praha-Holešovice Railway Station (Nádraží Praha-Holešovice), located just outside the city centre.

Metro station: Nádraží Holešovice - metro map (line C).
Tram stop: Nádraží Holešovice.
Prague train
Prague train at the Main Station

Check train times and book tickets at České dráhy (Czech Railways).
Information is in English and Czech.

Alternatively, purchase train tickets either in advance or on the day of travel from any Prague railway station. Tickets are generally available up to the time of departure.

More Information

For information on travelling to Prague: Travel to Prague.

For information on accessibility on public transport: Prague Accessibility Guide.
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