Using public transport in a foreign country can be confusing sometimes. Underground, trains, trams, buses – they all have a unique map scheme and we usually cannot find all possible routes. In this article, we will bring you some basic tips on how can make your traveling easier. You will learn which underground stations may be important for you and how can we stay moving around the city after midnight. In the end, there is also a recommended app that provides a systematic insight fitted for your destination.
Underground is the most commonly used transportation by both tourists and locals in Prague. Czechs call it the metro. It has only three lines so it is not hard to find one’s way around. Our apartments are located in the center of Prague so the most important stations for our guests are in the central intersection where all three lines are crossing.
Line A is green and the most frequented stations are Mustek and Muzeum. They are located on the opposites sides of Wenceslas square. Besides that, they are both interchange stations so you can step off on several places depending on the line type. The station Mustek on the line A has exits on the northwest (lower) side of Wenceslas Square and in its center at the foot of Jindrisska and Vodickova streets. Get off on the stop Mustek if you are staying in an apartment at Vladislavova street. However, the closest exit leads from the yellow metro line B. This is where Bohemia Apartments also have its headquarters. If you want to set off on the left bank of the river Vltava and explore the surroundings of Prague Castle, we recommend you to reach the Malostranska stop.
Our Charles Bridge apartments are best achieved by getting to the station Narodni trida (National Road) on yellow line B. The National Theater, the popular Shooting Island and the park on the embankment of Vltava river Kampa are also within easy reach here. Provided that you are staying in an apartment at Vodickova street, the stop Karlovo namesti (Charles Square) may be closest to you. If you arrive in Prague by bus, you will start your journey on the stop Florenc. Take the stop Namesti republiky (Republic Square) and visit a shopping center Palladium or have a walk through the old coronation route starting from Powder Tower.
Red line C is going through the main train station. Apartments at Jindrisska street are located opposite the main train station so the easiest way to get there is by using line C to the station Hlavni nadrazi (Main train station). Another popular tourist place is Vysehrad (Upper Castle) which has its underground station as well. Besides that, this line encloses the triangle and takes you again to bus station Florenc (also yellow B) or National Museum (green A).
Trams and trains
The next scheme combines all types of railway transport that means underground, trams, commuter trains (marked S) and even cableway leading to Petrin Hill. Trams are the second most used type of transportation in Prague. In the closer city center, there are not many bus lines available. With the same ticket, you can use all available means of Prague integrated transport even the mentioned cable railway.
The transport offer in Prague changes after midnight. The underground is closed from 0:30 am till 4:30 am so you can use night trams and buses. Night traffic lines always start with number 9 that means trams are marked in the range of numbers 91-99 and buses 901-915.
The travel app
If you are not confident in orientation in maps, the easiest way how to find your travel direction is to download free transportation app called PID Litacka. Simply set your current location and destination of your travel and the app will offer you the shortest way. You can find more detailed info on >> https://pid.cz/en/
Bon Voyage! – Bohemia Apartments’ team