Transport

Transport in Prague

Prague Public Transport (MHD) is a well-organised system of affordable transport in the center of the city and its surrounding areas. It includes Metro, Trams, Buses and Funicular. Thanks to this system it is possible to travel with just one transport ticket on all the types of transport across the Prague.

1. Metro

Metro is the backbone of public transport in Prague. Daily carries over one million passengers who use it for travelling to work and school, or in order to reach their leisure time activities.

Prague metro network consists of three lines A (green line), B (yellow line), C (red line), where trains run every 2-4 minutes at peak times and every 5-10 minutes at other times. All the metro lines operate approx. from 5:00 to 24:00.

2. Trams

Prague tram network is one of the largest in Europe. Trams offer a comfortable and reliable surface transportation in Prague. 

Daily tram lines 1–26 operate approx. between 5:00 and 24:00. Intervals are 8 minutes at peak times and 10–20 minutes at other times. The busiest lines 9, 17 and 22 operate more frequently (every 4 minutes at peaks, 5–10 minutes otherwise).

Night tram lines 91–99 operate approx. between 0:00 and 5:00 in 30 minutes interval. At nights friday/saturday and saturday/sunday the interval is shortened to 20 minutes.

3. Buses

Buses in Prague Transport complement the metro and tram network. Urban buses operate within the city of Prague, while suburban buses connect also surrounding municipalities. 

Urban buses operate approx. between 4:45 and 0:15. They are numbered 100–299. Intervals are typically between 6 and 15 minutes at peak times, 10 to 30 minutes at other times. Passengers on these lines can board the bus using any of its doors.

Suburban buses link Prague and municipalities in the Central Bohemian region. The lines are numbered 301–499. On these lines it is allowed to board only by the front door. A passenger must present a valid ticket or buy a ticket from the driver. 

At night, approx. between midnight and 4:45, night bus lines 901–915 complement the night tram network. There are also suburban night lines 951–960.

4. Funicular

Funicular to Petřín is a popular tourist attraction. It is included in the transport system, therefore all Prague public transport tickets can be used. The lowest station Újezd can be reached by tram lines 9, 12, 15, 20 or 22 and 23. 

The funicular is operated for the whole year, only in spring and in autumn it is interrupted for approximately three weeks inspection.

How much cost transport tickets?

The basic transport ticket for an adult costs 32 CZK and is valid for 90 minutes. For shorter distances lasting no more than 30 minutes you need to pay 24 CZK for a ticket. 

A tourist ticket valid for 24 hours costs 110 CZ and a 3-day-ticket is for 310 CZK. Further information regarding the price list can be found in section Fares on the Prague Public Transport Company website ( www.ddp.cz )

Free travel: Children under 6 years and adults from 70 years of age travel for free.

Where can you buy a ticket?

  1. In a ticket vending machines of the Transport company which can be found on all the metro stations and some bus and tram stops across the city.
  2. In the info centres of the Transport company or in newspaper stores which are located near the stops.
  3. Purchase an SMS ticket from your mobile phone. Send a text depending on your desired ticket i.e. DPT24, DPT32, DPT110 or DPT310 to 902 06. The number in the text refers to a price: 32 CZK for 90 min travel, 24 CZK for 30 min, 110 CZK for one-day ticket, 310 CZK for a three-day ticket. You will receive confirmation about your ticket purchase. Please note that you will be charged for the text message according to your operator´s charges.

Where can you mark a ticket?

The ticket is not valid till the moment it is marked. There are yellow machines for marking tickets inside buses and trams. In the metro you can find same machines usually in front of the escalators or stair to the platform.