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.
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.
Passengers are obliged to buy a ticket before entering the tram and validate it right after getting on the tram . The tickets can be bought in the automatic machines or in any tobacco store. You can also buy tickets by SMS or use mobile application SEJF.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Entire visit of Prague Castle is free of charge.
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 access to Prague Castle complex is easy. There are several tram stops nearby ( Královský letohrádek , Pražský hrad , Pohořelec) and also two metro stations ( Malostranská , Hradčanská ). The visitors use mostly tram No. 22 (stop called Pražský hrad ) – option 1.
The currency in Prague is the Czech Crown (CZK). Some hotels, shops and restaurants accept Euros as well, but many only take Czech Crowns. Czech Crown (CZK) currency converter. At current exchange rates 1000 CZK = £36/€38/$48.
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.
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.
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.