Travel around Prague by Public Transport – Tickets and Passes
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT TICKETS (valid on Metro , trams & buses)||ADULT & STUDENT||CHILD 0-5 YRS|
|Ticket for 30 minutes travel||24 CZK||free|
|Ticket for 90 minutes travel||32 CZK||free|
|1-Day Pass (24 hours)||110 CZK||free|
|3-Day Pass (72 hours)||310 CZK||free|
You can purchase the ticket for getting around Prague at the yellow/orange vending machines you can usually find inside the vestibule of the metro , on bus or tram stops. You can also buy the ticket in tobacco shops, tourist information centers, or serviced ticket booths in the metro .
At the time of construction the communists were worried that Prague might be targeted by the West as a great place to drop a nuclear bomb. So they created the metro deep underground to doubly serve as a nuclear bomb shelter.
Metro ( Subway ): Daytime metro runs from 05.00am to midnight. It is used by around 400 million passengers per year and its three lines cover all areas of the city. This safe means of transport mostly runs underground and has about 50 stations in Prague .
Credit cards are accepted in most places in Prague , for example in hotels, restaurants and international shops. However, some local shops, cafés and bars do not take credit cards. Cash is still king in the Czech Republic (Czechia), so if you able to do so, pay in cash .
Public Transportation to the Prague Airport Regular public transportation is the fastest and cheapest way to reach the city center. A 90-minute ticket costs 32 Kč ($1.46 USD) and is valid on all city buses, trams and the metro.
Ticket vending machines are installed at all metro stations and at selected surface transit stops. For travelling within the area of Prague choose a ticket for 24, 32, or 110 CZK. By pressing the button repeatedly you can buy more tickets at once.
Trams twist and turn through Prague streets with no apparent rhyme or reason. Using the tram map you should be able to hop your way from to tram to tram and get to almost anywhere in the city. Daytime trams run from 4:30 a.m. till midnight in 8 – 10 minute intervals (8 – 15 minutes on weekends).
You need to buy a ticket before you board a bus , tram or metro . Tickets are sold from machines at metro stations and tram stops, at newsstands, snack shops, newspaper kiosks, hotels, Prague tourist information offices and metro station ticket offices. Tickets are valid on tram, metro , bus and the Petřín funicular.
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
Tap water is safe to drink in Prague ! You can drink water from taps in Prague without worrying about the effect on your health. In parks and streets, you’ll see drinking fountains with clean water ; don’t be scared to fill bottles with it.
The world’s deepest subway system is said to be the Pyongyang Metro in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which has tracks more than 110 meters underground . Arsenalna station on the Kiev Metro’s Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line in Ukraine is 105.5 meters below the surface.
Top 10 Things to Avoid in Prague Sightseeing. Wasting Time Waiting for the Cuckoo. Charles Bridge in the Middle of the Day. Getting around. Getting Pickpocketed on the 22 Tram. Getting Ripped off by Taxis. Shopping and money. Tacky Souvenir Shops. Rip-off Exchange Offices. U Fleku’s Pushy Waiters. Wenceslas Square Sausages. Restaurants on Old Town Square.
The best times to visit Prague are the spring and early fall when the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds . Because of the city’s generally chilly climate, the warmer summer months (average high temperatures hover in the low to mid-70s) see the largest influx of tourists – which means higher hotel rates.
Clothes that you can wear during both day and night will be best. Consider jeans and a variety of light tops for the day walks. Prague is best explored on foot thus consider a solid pair or two of closed toed shoes. Add a light sweater or jacket to your for potentially chilly evenings.