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Transport, Getting There

This category includes all information about using public transport in Prague, like buses, trains and taxis, as well as information on how to get to Prague from the UK by car, train, coach or plane.

Getting there by air. Most people travel to the city by air on one of the many daily low cost flights from Europe’s major cities.

By rail. Prices for rail travel are generally far more expensive than air travel and journeys may take much longer than by plane or car. Purchasing a rail pass or a ticket in advance can help minimise costs.

Getting around. Prague is a simple city to get around, especially in the centre, which is relatively small and compact. The best way is to take trams or just walk.

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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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Trains in Prague

Using trains for day trips from Prague is quite a good option. Trains are quite comfortable and still cheap compared to other EU countries. If you’re planning a train journey or using trains more frequently consider buying a Z Card for around 300 CZK (valid for 1 year). This card …

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Prague Main Train Station

Prague’s main train station is one of the final architectural glories of the dying Habsburg Empire, designed by Josef Fanta and officially opened in 1909 as the Franz-Josefs Bahnhof. It was later renamed to Wilson Station, and today is generally referred to as the Main Station. Between 1972 and 1979 …

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Taxis in Prague

An unoccupied taxi has a lit-up sign and may be hailed on the street or hired from a taxi rank, but it is much more recommended and safer to order over the phone. Sadly, Prague still has some of the worst taxi drivers in the world when it comes to …

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Rail Passes

International Rail passes represent good value if you plan to travel widely in Europe. The following special tickets and rail passes may be of value, but if you are going to travel solo in the Czech Republic, buying individual tickets will definitely be cheaper. You can purchase rail passes from …

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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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Useful advice when travelling from/to Prague by Train

On the night trains: Secure your belongings on overnight trains because thieves might roam the cars while you sleep – do not leave them any chance.   Question:   Which train station is more convenient when travelling to/from Prague? Answer: Hlavni nadrazi, which is the main train station, and is …

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Buses in Prague

City Buses If you’re staying in Prague then you probably won’t be using buses, unless you are staying in some obscure suburbs. Also buses are not allowed in the city centre as they produce noxious fumes and the streets are too narrow, so they transport people from the suburbs to …

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