Travel Guide: Travel Around Prague - Public Transport
Public transport in Prague is cheap, efficient and highly integrated.
The easiest way to travel into the city from Prague Airport is by taxi, but once in the city and checked into your hotel, it is simple to travel around by public transport.
Travel into Prague from the Airport
|Fare: 32czk if you board the bus with a ticket (on sale at the Public Transport Information Centre at the airport, and at the orange/yellow ticket machines located by the airport exit doors and at the bus stop); 40czk if you purchase a ticket onboard the bus (exact change is required).|
Travel around Prague by Public Transport
|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 public transportation network permits you to travel on all metros, 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.
Purchase tickets from metro stations, Public Transport Information Centres, newsagents, and from orange/yellow ticket machines located at major tram/bus stops and inside newer trams.
Public Transport Ticket Machine
| Public Transport 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 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 tourists:
|Single Ticket for 90 minutes travel||32czk||16czk||free|
|Single Ticket for
30 minutes travel
|1-Day Pass (24 hours)||110czk||55czk||free|
|3-Day Pass (72 hours)||310czk||310czk||free|
Ticket validation: you must 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 05:00-24:00.
Metro lines run a service every 2-3 minutes during peak hours and every 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, running at high speed from one side of Prague to the other.Prague Metro map
| Prague Metro information
| FUNICULAR RAILWAY|
The funicular railway operates 09:00-23:30.
It runs every 10 minutes in the summer and 15 minutes in the winter, in both directions.
The funicular runs from Újezd in the Lesser Town to the top of Petrin Hill, with a stop half way at Nebozizek Restaurant. At the summit of Petrin, set amongst landscaped gardens, are the Petrin Observation Tower, a mirror maze and an observatory.
The funicular railway forms part of the Prague public transport network, so the same tickets and passes used on trams, buses and the metro can also be used to ride the funicular (see public transport tickets).
Prague travel guide has information on getting to Prague.
| £1 = 28czk|
| €1 = 25czk|
| $1 = 20czk|