Getting around Prague
The Czech capital boasts an integrated transport system of absolute efficiency. Thanks to the presence of three metro lines, buses, trams and a funicular railway, getting around in Prague is rather easy. The network is managed by the Czech Dopravní podnik hlavního města Prahy.
GETTING AROUND PRAGUE BY METRO
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The metro is the ideal and most convenient way to get around in Prague. The metro consists of three lines, identified by different letters (A, B, C) and as many colors (green, yellow and red). Over 65 km of line, and a total of 61 stations: thanks to the metro, you can easily reach downtown and suburbs. Further development of the network will be guaranteed in the 2023 with Line D, currently under construction.
It is in operation every day, from Monday to Sunday, from 04:45 approximately, until midnight. The metro is efficient and well organized. Most of the stations have escalators, elevators and access for the disabled.
The frequencies are enviable, with trains that, at peak times, pass each 2 or 3 minutes! Mustek, Muzeum and Florenc are the interchange nodes of the three subway lines. From here, it will be possible to move from one line to another.
GETTING AROUND PRAGUE BY TRAM
25 daytime running lines, running from early morning to midnight; 9 night lines, from 91 to 99; the historic 41 line, operational from April to October. The tram line is, on a par with the metro, really ideal to move to Prague. Unlike the subway, however, it is able to give glimpses and views that you would not have the opportunity to see. The Tram is the ideal way to get an overview of the beauty of the city. The 22 number, which crosses the city’s sights, is an emblem. Through this link, it is available our special on the 22 and three NOSTALGIC LINES (41, 42 and 43).
Trams are in service early in the morning, around 05:00, until midnight. Starting from 00:00, up to 06:00, night service is active, with 9 lines, numbered from 91 to 99. Trams make an alternative route to the metro, all converging to Lazarska, an interchange of night lines.
GETTING AROUND PRAGUE BY BUS
The road system, thanks to the presence of 300 buses, is optimal especially to reach the most suburban neighborhoods. The most important stations, all very close to the metro stations, are Florenc (in the homonymous metro station B and C,), Na Knizeci (metro B, stop Andel), Holesovice, Roztyly, Cerny. Buses run every day, from 4.30 to 24. Buses pass with an interval of about 30 minutes. The lines from 100 to 250, carry out urban transport in the metropolitan area of the Capital. Buses from 300 to 398, make a suburban route. The 1, 2 and 3 lines, on the other hand, are special buses for the disabled.
During the night, 15 lines circulate, identified by 901 to 915. Buses run from midnight to 06:00 approximately, with intervals of about an hour.
GETTING AROUND PRAGUE BY FUNICULAR
Every day, from the Újezd tram stop in the Mala Strana district, the funicular takes you to the Petrin hill. A truly beautiful place from which you can enjoy a truly magical and evocative view of the Castle and the whole city. Inaugurated in the 1891, the Petrin Funicular is one of the most popular means by visitors.
On the homonymous hill, after crossing the Wall of Fame, you will see the Kinsky gardens, Lobkowicz, Nebozízek and U rozhledny, the Roseto, the Seminario gardens and Strahov.
he funicular is in service from November to March, from the 09:00 to the 23:20, with a frequency of the races equal to 15 minutes; from April to October, from 09:00 to 23:30, with frequency of 10 minutes.
Thanks to the recent modernization phase, disabled and wheelchair users will have no difficulty for getting around Prague by public transport. Many buses and trams have low floor, and are perfectly accessible. Many metro stations have lifts or ramps to allow wheelchair access. Where there is no way to use the metro, you will almost always find a bus or tram stop nearby.
Thanks to the integrated charging system, it is possible to travel to Prague with the same ticket, regardless of the vehicle chosen. Individual tickets can be purchased for short and medium / long-distance journeys or passes valid for one or three days. Here are the types available:
- Krátkodobá. Ticket for short trips and for the funicular. It is valid for 30 minutes from the moment it is validated. It costs 30.00Kč (1.17 €) for adults aged 16 to 64 years old.
- Základní. Medium-long distance travel ticket. It is valid for 90 minutes from the moment it is validated. The standard version 40.00Kč (1.56 €) per person.
- 1 den. Daily ticket. It allows you to make unlimited journeys on all public transport, within 24 hours. It costs 120.00Kč (4.56 €) per adult.
- 3 dny. Pass valid for 3 days. It allows you to make unlimited journeys on all means of public transport, within 72 hours. It costs 330.00Kč (12.85 €) per adult. There are no reduced versions for this type.
People aged between 60 and 65 and people with reduced mobility pay the discounted rate of 50%. Children up to 15 and adults aged 61 and over have access for FREE
Tickets are valid for all means of transport, including buses for lines to / from the airport. They can be purchased at the yellow machines present in the underground stations and in the main bus and tram stops; in addition, they can be purchased at newsstands and agencies displaying the sign. On board, on most of the vehicles, it is possible to pay by credit card in CONTACTLESS mode.
*All the contents are purely indicative. The timetables and frequency of public transport and taxis are subject to verification due to the current COVID EMERGENCY. We also remind you to inquire in advance about the mandatory nature of the Green Pass and the emergency rules in the Czech Republic.