Public transport

Generally

Trams, buses and metro are used for public transport in Prague. Three metro lines, about 15 tram lines and many buses operate in Prague, which makes Prague having one of the best transport systems in Europe. Except of the metro, they are also available over the night.

Information about public transport:

Ticket control

Travelling without a valid ticket and getting caught by an inspector will cost you 1500 CZK. You have the right to require a receipt. If you forgot the valid transport pass in your room, you will pay 50 CZK.

Operation times

Prague’s metro operates daily from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in 2-10 minute intervals (depending on the day time). For the night transport, there are special night trams and buses, which take you anywhere in 30 minute intervals.

Metro stations at which you can buy all kinds of tickets:

 Tickets and transport passes for public transport in Prague:

You are obligated to have a valid short-time ticket or transport pass when entering any transport vehicle. Tickets can be bought at yellow vending machines, newsagents or tobacconists and then have to be marked in markers within the bus/tram or in the metro vestibule. There are several types of short-time tickets, all of them allow tranfers:

  • 30 min. ticket…24 CZK
  • 90 min. ticket…32 CZK
  • 1-day ticket….110 CZK
  • 3-day ticket….310 CZK

For a transport pass, you’ll need student’s confirmation from the university, ID card and passport photo. The coupons can be bought at special offices, mostly in the metro halls. Again, several types of transport passes are available.

  • 30 days………260 CZK
  • 90 days………720 CZK
  • 5 months…..1200 CZK
  • 10 months…2400 CZK