Getting around Prague

Basic information about travelling in Prague.

Before using any kind of public transport you must buy a ticket. There are several types of them:

  • Transfer ticket valid for 90 minutes (32 CZK)
  • Transfer ticket valid for 30 minutes (24 CZK)
  • Transfer ticket valid for 24 hours (110 CZK)
  • Transfer ticket valid from 72 hours (310 CZK)

Children under 6 years travel for free, children from six to ten years of age travel for free if they have with them any document showing their name, their date of birth and their photo. Children from ten do 15 years travel for half of the fare specified above.

Tickets could be bought in the Information Centres, in the Retail counters of the Prague Transport Company, in the Ticket vending machines, from bus drivers (tickets on slightly-higher price: adults 40 CZK, children 20 CZK) and on Relay.

Validation machines are located at the entrances to metro stations, usually near the escalators. All lines (A, B, C) operate from about 4:45 am to midnight. Intervals vary from two minutes (in the morning and afternoon peak times) to ten minutes after 9:00 pm.

There are about 20 tram lines numbered 1 – 36. Intervals range from five minutes during peak hours to 20 minutes after 9:00 pm. Each vehicle is equipped with several yellow validation machines.

There are approximately 130 bus lines numbered 100 – 297. Intervals vary significantly and some lines do not operate on week-ends. Each bus is equipped with several validation machines. Stops names are announced.

Night transport is ensured by trams and buses. There are nine night tram lines numbered 51 to 59. Their operating period starts around midnight and ends around 5:00 am. You can also use 15 bus lines numbered 501 – 515, they start to operate around half past midnight and end at 4:00 am.

There are some low-floor buses and trams. These vehicles are indicated in the timetables using a bold font for the departure time. In most metro stations, you can find elevators for passengers in wheelchairs or parents with bab carriages.

You can take a scenic journey through Prague on historic tram line 91. The route connects Prague Castle – Malostranska – Malostranske namesti – Narodni divadlo – Vaclavske namesti – Namesti republiky – Vystaviste. The fare is 35 CZK for adults and 20 CZK for children.

A cableway takes passengers up to Petrin hill, where there is an observation tower and house of mirrors. The cableway operates from 9:00 am to 11:30 pm. Regular public transport tickets are valid for the cableway.

Source: the official website of the Prague Transport Company,

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