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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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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Police Officers have Revealed False Taxi Drivers in the Centre

When checking taxi drivers in the centre of Prague in March 2011, police officers revealed five persons with forged documents. They were all handed over to the police on suspicion of committing forgery and fraudulent alteration of an official instrument. Police officers from the special TAXI group together with metropolitan …

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Domestic Transport

The Czech Republic’s train and bus network is surprisingly cheap and efficient. While the quality may not be anything to brag about, both systems (except the privately owned firms like the Student Agency) are comprehensive and normally run completely on time. The bus service is the most extensive and lots …

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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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Bicycles and Cycling in Prague

Prague offers an increasing quantity of specifically marked bicycle lanes, such as the lengthy and popular route which follows the River Vltava from the National Theatre (south of the centre), and the route which begins round Prague Zoo and tracks the Vltava northwards towards Germany. But due to the heavy …

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