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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 transport network permits travel on the Metro, 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, newsagents and Public Transport Information Centres, and from orange/yellow ticket machines located at major tram and bus stops, and inside newer trams.

 
Public Transport Ticket Machine

Public Transport Ticket Machine in Prague

Public Transport Information Centres are open daily 07:00/08:00-20:00/21:00 at Prague Airport (T1 and T2), at Můstek metro station (bottom of Wenceslas Square, by the exit to 28. října street), and at Praha hlavní nádraží (Main Train Station). The centres provide tickets and maps for the public transportation network.

The full fares structure is complicated by reductions for holders of Czech issued ID. For simplicity, we have summarised the fares readily available to foreign visitors:

 
Public Transport Tickets
(valid on Metro/trams/buses)
Adults & Students Seniors
70+yrs
(must carry a passport or photo ID)
Children
10-15yrs
(must carry a passport or photo ID)
Children
0-9 yrs
(6yrs+ must carry a passport or photo ID)
Single Ticket for 90 minutes travel 32 CZK free 16 CZK free
Single Ticket for 30 minutes travel 24 CZK free 12 CZK free
1-Day Pass (24 hours) 110 CZK free 55 CZK free
3-Day Pass (72 hours) 310 CZK free 310 CZK free
1-Month Pass 670 CZK free 670 CZK free

Ticket validation: Validate your ticket by punching it in the orange machine at the top of the escalators on the Metro, and inside trams and buses.

 
 METRO
The Prague Metro covers all areas of the city centre, and 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), C (red).

The Metro is safe and reliable, running at high speed from one side of Prague to the other.

Prague Metro map | Prague Metro information.

 
Prague Metro

Prague Metro


Prague Trams

Prague Trams

   TRAMS
The tram network covers all areas of the city centre. Daytime trams operate 04:30-24:00.The most popular trams run every 4 minutes. Other trams run every 8-10 minutes during the week, and every 8-15 minutes at weekends.

Night trams operate 24:00-04:30, and run every 30 minutes.

Most useful trams: Tram 9 runs from Wenceslas Squareto the National Theatre, then over the river to the Lesser Town; Tram 22 runs from the National Theatre over the river to the Lesser Town, then up to Prague Castle.

Prague tram map.

 BUS
The bus network primarily serves the outskirts of Prague, areas where the Metro and trams do not reach. Buses often terminate at metro stations or tram stops in or near the city centre, providing people living outside Prague with an efficient means of travelling into the city.Travelling from Prague Airport into the city by public transport is one such journey (see above).

Daytime buses operate 04:30-24:00.
Buses run every 6-8 minutes in peak hours, every 10-20 minutes off-peak, and every 15-30 minutes at weekends.

Night buses operate 24:00-04:30, and run every 30-60 minutes.

Prague bus map.

 
Prague Bus

Prague Metro


Funicular Railway

Funicular Railway at Petrin in Prague

   FUNICULAR RAILWAY
The funicular railway runs from Újezd in the Lesser Townto 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 operates 09:00-23:30.
It runs every 10 minutes in the summer, and every 15 minutes in the winter, in both directions.

The funicular railway forms part of the Prague public transport network, so the same tickets and passes used on the Metro, trams and buses can also be used to ride the funicular (see public transport tickets).

 TRAINS
Praha hlavní nádraží train station
The main train station in Prague is Praha hlavní nádraží, which is near Wenceslas Square.
Metro: Hlavní nádraží – metro map (line C).Nádraží Praha-Holešovice train station
A second railway station is located just outside the city centre, Nádraží Praha-Holešovice.
Metro: Nádraží Holešovice – metro map (line C).

Train Times & Ticket Reservations
Check train times and book tickets at České dráhy (Czech Railways). Information is in Czech, English and German (select ‘en’ or ‘de’ on the top right-hand corner of the website). Or, buy tickets from any train station.

 
Prague Trains

Prague Trains

More Information
Read our guide on how to get to Prague: Prague travel information.