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.
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.
Prague has one of the best public transportation systems in Europe. The metro, trams and buses are used by two-thirds of Prague’s population and cover the majority of the city and outskirts. The metro especially makes getting around town a breeze since it enables you to cover long distances in a matter of minutes.
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 .
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.)
A ticket for the Prague public transport network permits travel on the Prague Metro, trams and buses for a set period of time: 30 minutes or 90 minutes. There are also 1-Day, 3-Day and 1-Month passes. Free Travel: Seniors and children eligible for free travel do not require a ticket.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
Prague is famous for well-preserved castles, Baroque and Gothic cathedrals, medieval squares, dreamy bridges, nightlife spots, and a lively arts scene. It’s known for its centuries of history and cultural heritage, where the medieval heart of Europe can be felt in its cobblestone streets.
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.
The same type of ticket can be used for metro, trams and buses. 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.
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).
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.