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Public Transport

Public transport in Prague is well organized, efficient and very easy to use. The Prague underground is comprised of 3 lines and 41 stops and is a very efficient means of transport. The operating hours are from 05.00 until midnight. The tram is also a convenient mode of transport for sightseeing and it operates until after midnight. The bus system operates widely in areas that are not covered by the tram and in suburban areas, where some lines run till after midnight.

If don’t want to spend all your time getting to places or spend all your money on expensive taxi fares there is an option: buy a 24-hour or 72-hour transport pass from the Prague Transport Authority offices at underground stations or in the arrivals hall at the airport. Or try SMS ticket: You don’t need to buy classic paper tickets while using public transport in Prague. All you have to do is text from your mobile. Send an SMS to 90206 with subject DPT. Wait a few seconds – sometimes it can take up to one minute – and your ticket will arrive (subject to your mobile credit balance). When you meet a controller, you just show him your display with your ticket number. Price is the same as ordinary paper tickets, 32 CZK, and is valid for 90 minutes.

On foot: A very enjoyable way to see Prague, but with steep hills, cobbled streets and tramlines, you must wear comfortable shoes. Be careful when crossing as some drivers tend to ignore crossings without lights. Also trams travel quite fast and may come upon you with little warning.   

Beware: Pickpockets operate on the public transport (especially trams 22 and 23) and in crowded tourist areas like the castle or the Astronomical Clock. 

Did you know? When using public transport in Prague you are expected to give up your seat for the elderly and disabled.

Prague Public Transport

Most tourist attractions and city sights are in a convenient location within the city and are best reached on foot or by using the cheap public transport (metro, tram and buses). To get around without hassle you will need a map. All means of public transport are operated by Dopravní …

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Public Transport Tickets

The Prague public transport system uses two types of tickets – short ride tickets and long ride tickets. Tickets can be bought from ticket machines (which give instructions in English and supply change) at all metro stations and newsagents. A ticket must be validated (punched) at the entrance to the …

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Metro (Underground)

The Prague Metro is an underground public transportation network. It is the fastest means of transportation around the city and serves about 1.5 million passengers a day, which makes it the sixth busiest metro system in Europe. Prague metro was first opened in 1974. It is fast, efficient and very …

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Trams

Trams in Prague are quite a fast way of getting around and, compared to the metro, you will have the chance to see much more. Trams are also Prague’s oldest method of public transport. Horse-drawn trams appeared on the streets in 1879, but by 1891 the first electric tram was …

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Funicular Railway

Funicular Railway to Petrin Hill is located just next to the tram stop Ujezd (trams 12, 22, 23) in Lesser Town. Railway runs daily from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (11:20 p.m. from November to March) in 10-15 min. intervals and is operated by the public transport company. Funicular stopping …

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Are You Travelling Without a Ticket?

It will be More Expensive! Prague Increases Fines to CZK 1500. The campaign against stowaways in Prague’s public transport continues. The Transport Company has decided to increase the cost of fines for those who are caught by ticket inspectors. If you pay on the spot, the fine remains the same …

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