Tickets are on sale at metro stations, newsagents, Public Transport Information Centres, and from orange/yellow ticket machines at major tram and bus stops. Tickets can also be purchased from ticket machines inside trams with a contactless card.
In every tram there is a ticket machine that accepts contactless credit/debit cards for payment placed in the middle of every tram vehicle. Passenger is obliged to buy the ticket immediately after getting on the tram . The ticket from the ticket machine is valid immediately and does not need to by validated anymore.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Tipping in the Czech Republic is commonly expected. Foreign visitors are often expected to tip at least 10%. (N.B. This practice holds true mainly in Prague and leading tourist “meccas” such as Cesky Krumlov, not in the general countryside, where foreigners are not expected to do anything more than locals.)
Trams twist and turn through Prague streets with no apparent rhyme or reason. Daytime trams run from 4:30 a.m. till midnight in 8 – 10 minute intervals (8 – 15 minutes on weekends). Night trams run from 00:30 a.m. till 4:30 a.m. in 40 minute intervals.
Validate means time stamp. When you stick the ticket into the validation machine (they are obvious) the time is stamped on the ticket . The ticket is then valid for the period specified on the front of the ticket on as many trams /buses/metros/funiculars/boats you need to get to your destination.
English in Prague In Prague , a great number of native citizens speak English at least a bit. And at the tourist hotspots, restaurants in the centre, hotels, and gift shops, knowledge of the English language is taken for granted.
The Prague metro carries around 600 million passengers a year and about 40% of people choose it as their mode of public transport in Prague . The Prague subway is fast, efficient, clean and easy to use. Its three lines consist of about 62 km of tracks running mostly underground, and 61 stations.
Compared to the Prague City Pass , the Prague Card offers far more benefits – it includes free public transport , a free two-hour historical guided tour, free airport express, free entry to the Prague Castle and Jewish Museum and almost fifty other attractions, discounts at thirty attractions, and a handy guidebook.
Prague is very walkable . If you dropped from the sky and landed in Old Time Square you would be in a good position to walk everywhere interesting within 30 minutes. Convenient if you want to avoid walking but in most cases will not save you time.
Get a ticket – and get it stamped Look for the large yellow vending machines stationed near metro entrances or at tram and bus stops near shelters. Fares are paid in time increments: 24 CZK = 30-minute ticket, 32 CZK = 90-minute ticket, 110 CZK = 24-hour ticket, and 310 CZK = 72-hour ticket.
Traveling by metro is incredibly easy, and the system will take you around the city center as well as to the suburbs. There are only three lines in Prague at the moment – A (green line), B (yellow line) and C (red line). You can transfer between the lines at transfer points called Florenc, Muzeum, and Mustek.