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Transportation in Prague

Prague is situated at an intersection of important transit roads, and its territory concentrates a large amount of activities of above-regional importance. Prague has one of the best public transportation systems in Europe. A Prague public transport ticket permits travel on all trams, buses and the metro, plus allows you to transfer between transport modes.


Prague’s metro system consists of 3 lines, designated by letters and colours:

A line green colour (Depo Hostivar - Dejvicka)
B line yellow colour (Cerny most - Zlicin)
C line red colour (Letnany - Haje), with possible changes at Muzeum station (lines A and C), Mustek station (lines A and B), Florenc station (lines B and C).

It Metro operates 05:00-midnight. Metro lines run a service every 2-3 minutes during peak hours and every 10 minutes at other times (weekends and holidays). The Prague metro is very reliable, offering a safe form of public transportation around the city at high speeds.


The trams in Prahue operate 04:30 - midnight. The most of tram lines run every 3 minutes during peak hours, the other routes run every 8-10 minutes during the week, every 15 minutes at weekends and holidays. There´s also a night-time service which operates 00:30-04:30. Trams cover most areas of the city and run every 30 minutes and their numbers are different than during the day.


Day and night bus service is very similar to that of trams. The interval between most buses is 5 – 15 minutes during morning and afternoon peak hours on working days; buses run every 10 – 20 minutes in morning off-peak periods, every 15 – 30 minutes in the evening and every 10 – 30 minutes on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.


In Prague you can also find some train stations:
  • Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Train Station – this is the main train station in Prague, near Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namesti), available on metro (line C)
  • Nadrazi Holesovice Train Station – it is just outside the city centre, also on metro (line C)
You can purchase the tickets from any train station in Prague.

Fares and tickets

This part is very important and you should read it before using the public transportation in Prague.

Fares valid within the Capital City of Prague are part of Prague’s Integrated Transport Tariff. The tariff applies to all metro, tram and bus lines, as well as the funicular railway to Petrin. Means of public transport can be used with a valid ticket only.

Passengers have to purchase the ticket prior to getting on any surface public transport vehicle or entering any compulsory ticket area of the metro. Tickets are available at selected metro stations, newsagents, Information, hotels, travel agencies, department stores, etc. Tickets are also available from ticket vending machines (only issue single tickets that are valid for up to 24 hours) located next to, or in the vicinity of, surface transport stops and at metro stations.

There are two types od tickets: Transfer and the Non-transfer ones. Tickets are to be inserted in the validating machine in the direction of the printed arrow, face (arrow) upwards. On trams and buses, validating machines are installed on the support bars next to the door; on the metro and funicular railway, validating machines are located at the entrance to the compulsory ticket area. The ticket is valid only if validated in the validating machine or accompanied by the relevant transport operator coupon and with all required and permanently legible data completed.

Ticket validity can be inspected by ticket inspectors of Prague Public Transit Co. Inc at any time during the journey or period spent within the compulsory ticket area. If you get caught, then don’t make a fuss, just pay the fine, ticket inspectors got the law on their side.


Jakub Prochazka
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Phone: +420 732 52 47 42

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