Public Transport

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Metro 

The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated in colour:

Green colour (Depo Hostivař station – Nemocnice Motol station) – line A

Yellow colour (Černý Most station – Zličín station) – line B

Red colour (Letňany station – Háje station) – line C

Changing stations are Muzeum (lines A and C), Můstek (lines A and B), Florenc (lines B and C).

Metro operates daily from 5:00 to 24:00. The time interval between train departures is approximately 2-3 minutes during the workday rush hours and 4-10 minutes during off-peak hours.

Trams          

Daytime operation is from 4:30 till midnight. For the night service see the orientation map.

Night operation is provided by tram numbers 91 to 99 in 30 minutes intervals. The central interchange station for night lines is Lazarská.

Tram schedules are located at individual stops or can be found in the mobile application  – available for Android DPP Pražská MHD or Jízdní řády IDOS and iOS Jízdní řády IDOS, DPP Info

Historical tram – the nostalgic tram line no. 41: sightseeing rides on this historical tram through the centre (detailed information here).

 

!!Important Warning!!      Trams always have the right of way at pedestrian crossings! 
Buses

The daytime and night operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Bus schedules are located at individual stops or can be found in the mobile application  – available for Android DPP Pražská MHD or Jízdní řády IDOS and iOS Jízdní řády IDOS, DPP Info. For the night service buses 901-915 and 951-960 see the orientation map.

The Funicular

The funicular on Petřín Hill connects to tram service at the Újezd stop and services the Újezd – Nebozízek – Petřín route. PIT tickets are valid on the funicular.

Funicular operation hours:

  • winter season (November – March) runs from 9.00 to 23.20 hours on a 15 minute interval
  • summer season (April – October) runs from 9.00 to 23.30 hours on a 10 minute interval
  • during the regular revisions the funicular is out of operation
    • Spring: from 5th March until 23th March 2018
    • Autumn: ​from 8th until 26th October 2018

Please note that the funicular is wheelchair inaccessible.


Fares

Travelling by city transport is possible only with a valid ticket. Passengers have to purchase their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the Metro system. The ticket is valid only if marked in the validation machine. Tickets can be bought at selected Metro stations or in public transport information centres, hotels, news stands, travel agencies, department stores, etc. Single tickets can also be bought in the ticket vending machines located at Metro stations or near some stops of surface transport.

Fares in Prague

Fares in the periphery areas

Luggage transport

The fare for transporting luggage or strollers without babies is 16 CZK. The time and zone validity of the ticket for luggage is the same as the time and zone validity of the passenger’s ticket. The maximum length of the validity of the ticket is 300 min.

Free transport applies to luggage up to and including 25x45x70 cm, flat luggage up to and including 100x100x5 cm, tube-shaped luggage up to and including 150 cm in length and 20 cm in diameter, animals in carriers with dimensions up to and including 25x45x70 cm, at most two pairs of skis including ski poles in one case (skis not in a case are not allowed on the transit system), a snowboard or a shopping bag on wheels.

One-day and multi-day tickets include transport of one item that is normally subject to a transit fee, within their time and zone validity. This does not apply to trains that are included in Prague Integrated Transit.

Free-of-Charge Transport of Passengers and Objects

  • For any person accompanying a child under the age of 3 however, that the child must have either „Proof of being under 3 years of age“ (the price for this requisite document is CZK 20, the document can be obtained at some public transport infocentres) or a valid ID card or passport.
  • Except for PIT trains, individuals 70 and over (age must be proved with a PIT ID card, Czech ID card, EU identity card, permanent residence permit, a passport or a proof of special fare entitlement for seniors of over 70)
  • Passenger with a valid PIT ticket are entitled in the City of Prague to transport a dog free of charge
  • Strollers with babies are transported free of charge
  • Bicycles are transported free of charge only in the metro, on ferries, on the furnicular to Petřín and within the designated times on selected tram segments. On PIT trains, passengers with valid PIT ticket can transport bicycles free of charge.

Ticket Inspection

The validity of tickets can be checked by the ticket inspectors at any time during travel or stay in the Metro system. The ticket inspector is entitled to ask the passenger to produce his or her valid ticket, to confiscate invalid tickets, and to collect a penalty  in case of travel without a valid ticket. To prove their identity, inspectors produce yellow-and-red badges. They issue receipts for the penalty amounts. Detailed information HERE.


Lost and Found

In the event of losing or leaving your personal property in the Public Transit Company vehicle please call the information line +420 296 19 18 17 or fill in the form HERE