Prague is such a great city to discover so we decided to give you few tips to make it easier. Except walking by feet or taking a taxi, you can use public transport in Prague. It is possible to take the metro, tram or bus.
There are 3 metro lines in Prague which cross each other in the city centre. Line A is marked with green colour, line B with yellow colour and line C is the red line. Transfer stations are called Můstek (A, B), Muzeum (A, C) and Florenc (B, C). Metro is in operation approximately from 4:30 AM until 12 PM.
There is a dense tram network in Prague. Approximately 30 lines marked with numbers from 1 to 26 (plus temporary lines) run through the city centre as well as to further areas. Trams are in daily operation approximately from 4 AM to the midnight when begins special night operation.
Trams are in night operation from 12 PM to 4 AM. During this time you can take 9 lines marked with number 51 to 59. All lines run from station Lazarská which is located in the centre near Wencelas Square (Václavské náměstí) and Charles Square (Karlovo náměstí). Most of the lines are pretty similar to their daily variations but some of them might be different.
Probably you will not need to take a bus as a tourist because they mostly operate in suburban areas. However it is good to know about buses that connect Vaclav Havel Airport and the city. The easiest way to get to the centre is to take bus no. 119 to metro station Nádraží Veleslavín (metro A) and then continue by metro for example to the transfer station Můstek in the centre. This journey takes approximately 35 minutes.
The same type of ticket can be used for metro, trams and buses. You can buy it in the automatic machines, in information centres at some metro stations or by SMS. You have to validate it before entering metro station or right after getting on the tram or bus. There are 30-minute ticket (24 CZK), 90-minute ticket (32 CZK), 1-day ticket (110 CZK) or 3-day ticket (310 CZK).
Click here for more information about tickets.
The most popular timetables app is definitely IDOS. You can download it in English for free, plan your journey comfortably and even watch in on the map.
Check our previous article Top Smartphone Applications To Get Public Transport Timetables In Prague!
For further details visit The Prague Public Transit Co. Inc. website.