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Prague public transport system

The Prague public transport system consists of the metro (underground railway), trams, buses, and a cable car to Petřín Hill.


Metro

Travelling by metro is fast, efficient, and safe. There are three metro lines (A green, B yellow, and C red) with 57 stations, including three transfer stations Muzeum (A-C), Můstek (A-B), and Florenc (B-C). The metro runs every day from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight. The intervals are approximately 2 to 3 minutes during morning and afternoon rush hours, and at night and on weekends, the intervals do not exceed 10 minutes. More information here.



Trams

Day operation, i.e. from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight, is covered by the tram lines 1 to 26. The night tram lines are numbered 91 to 99. Day lines have intervals of 8 minutes during rush hours and 10 to 20 minutes at other times. Night trams run in 30-minute intervals.


Buses

City buses run between 5 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. During rush hours, most have intervals of 10 to 20 minutes. At other times, the intervals are 15 to 30 minutes.


Cable car to Petřín Hill

The cable car to Petřín Hill is connected to the tram transport at the Újezd station. Its last station is situated near the popular outlook tower – Petřín Tower (copy of the Eiffel Tower in Paris). During the summer, it runs at regular intervals of 10 minutes. From November to March, it runs every 15 minutes.



Public transport fares

Basic transfer ticket for adults over 15 years old (90 minutes)

CZK 40

Short transfer ticket for adults over 15 years old (30 minutes)

CZK 30

Tourist ticket (24 hours)

CZK 120

Tourist ticket (72 hours)

CZK 330


A more affordable alternative when travelling regularly in Prague is the Lítačka card with an integrated coupon for a specific period (monthly, quarterly, yearly).


Where to purchase tickets

You can purchase tickets in the ticket vending machines that are installed in all stations of the metro and at selected bus and tram stops. Some tobacco shops and other shops also sell tickets.When entering the transport space, you must mark the ticket. An unmarked ticket is considered invalid.


Another option is to purchase an SMS ticket via a mobile phone. Send a message to the phone number 902 03 according to the selected type of ticket – DPT24, DPT32, DPT110, or DPT310, where the number indicates the price of the ticket. You will then receive an SMS as confirmation of purchasing the ticket.


You can find additional information about the Prague public transport system, including the option of searching for a connection, here.


Taxi service

Unfortunately, Prague taxi drivers do not have the best reputation in the world. From February 2020, the price per kilometre was increased to CZK 36, and the boarding rate is now CZK 60. We recommend always agreeing on a price with the driver before getting in to a car. Reliable companies whose dispatchers are capable of communicating in English include AAA Radiotaxi (+420 222 333 222), Profi taxi (+420 261 314 151), and City Taxi (+420 257 257 257).


Bicycle sharing

Similar to other European cities, a system of public bicycle sharing operates in Prague as well. You can find more information here.


Parking zones

Since 1996, paid parking spaces have been gradually established in the separate districts of Prague. The blue zone is reserved for resident parking with a long-term parking card. The violet zone is a mixed zone for residents and non-residents with paid parking (parking for a maximum of 24 hours), and the orange zone consists of paid parking spaces for visitors for a maximum of two hours. The operating hours for the parking zones are usually from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, but this may differ in the separate city districts. Outside the operating hours, it is possible to park in the zones without restrictions.


You can find more information about the Prague parking zones here.






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