Transportation

In Prague

Prague has a very good public transport network including metro, trams, buses, Petřín funicular and ferries

A connection finder, public transportation maps, ticket prices and a lot more you can find at PID website

Get a season paper ticket with a PID pass or your University ID, or a "Lítačka" electronic transportation card (for more information see Cards)

Before you get your student travel card, single tickets can be obtained at vending machines, at newsagents and tobacconists (buy the ticket before you get on the bus/tram/metro)

Single tickets need to be validated in validator (at entrances to metro, or in buses and trams) in order to be valid.

Most of the ticket vending machines accept only coins, only a few of them accept also payment cards

Day transport

  • Approximately from 5:00 to 24:00
  • Three metro lines (A, B, C) and many bus and tram lines
  • Trams have a one or two digit number, buses have a three digit number
  • On weekdays during the rush hour metro runs every 2–3 minutes, trams run every 8 minutes and buses run every 6–10 minutes
  • At weekends metro runs every 7–10 minutes, buses and trams run every 15–20 minutes

Night transport

  • Approximately from 0:00 to 5:00
  • Only special night bus and tram lines operate during the night (trams 91–99, buses 901–915)
  • All the night trams run every 30 minutes, some of the buses also run every 30 minutes, the rest of the buses run every 60 minutes
  • At night there is a central interchange between all the night trams at Lazarská stop

Ticket inspection

If you are caught without a valid ticket, you will be required to pay a fine of CZK 1500, reduced to CZK 800 if it is paid on the spot or within 15 days.

Always insist on getting a receipt. If you have left your valid pass at home, you pay a CZK 50 fine at Prague 2, Na Bojišti 5 (Metro Line C – I. P. Pavlova station) from the next day (12.30 pm) till the 15th day after (+showing your valid pass).

Around the Czech Republic

No need to rent a car, you can get almost everywhere by public transport

It is cheap, safe and the service network is dense

Find your connection at idos.cz

Main bus stations in Prague

  • Florenc
  • Černý Most
  • Zličín

Some international buses also depart from the Main railway station (Hlavní nádraží)

Important railway stations in Prague

  • Hlavní nádraží (the Main railway station)
  • Masarykovo nádraží (Masaryk railway station)