Transport in Prague
How to go from the Prague airport?
1. Airport Express - Bus from Prague airport to the Main railway station Praha - Hlavní nádraží in the city centre: 60 CZK (~2 EUR).
The bus line AE operates:
- daily from 5 a.m. till 10 p.m.
- in a regular interval of 30 minutes
- luggage free of charge
Tickets at the driver, duration to the city centre, 30-40 minutes, depends on the traffic.
2. Taxi: price around 700 CZK (28 EUR), recommended taxi services and contacts find below.
3. Bus: No.119 to the final station “Nádraží Veleslavín” and then by Subway (Metro, green line A) - through ticket (90 minutes) 32 CZK (1 EUR) per person
4. Hotel pickup: Varies by hotel but usually from 600 CZK and up
The Prague public transport system uses two types of tickets:
- Regular tickets can be used on any type of public transportation and allows transfers between lines (subway to subway, tram to tram, etc.) and types of transport (subway to tram, tram to bus, etc.)
Adults: 24 CZK (Kc) for 30 minutes
Adults: 32 CZK (Kc) for 90 minutes
Tickets are sold through yellow ticket vending machines (also in English, coins only), at ticket offices located at some metro stations, at a Tabák/Trafika, at some newsstands, and at tourist information centres. A ticket must be punched at the entrance to the metro station and on the tram/bus to mark the start of the validation period. 90 minutes tickets available also via SMS by sending the text message "DPT32" to the number 902 06 26)
- Short-term (tourist) passes
24-hour pass: 110 CZK
3-day pass (72 hours): 310 CZK
The Prague Metro (Subway)
The metro lines currently are:
- Line A (Green) - running east to west from Depo Hostivař to Nemocnice Motol
- Line B (Yellow) - running east to west from Černý most to Zličín
- Line C (Red) - running north to south from Letňany to Háje
There are three transfer stations in the city centre where two lines intersect:
- Můstek (lower end of Wenceslas Square) - lines A and B
- Muzeum (upper end of Wenceslas Square) - lines A and C
- Florenc (main bus station) - lines B and C
In the Metro Station
Trains run from 5 a.m. till midnight in 2-3 min. intervals during peak hours and in 4-10 min. intervals in the off hours. The time elapsed from the moment when the previous train left the station can be seen on the clock at the head of the tracks.
Once on the train, the following announcements can be heard:
- Name of the station where the train is currently stopped, e.g. "Můstek"
- Warning: "Ukončete prosím výstup a nástup, dveře se zavírají." (Please finish exiting and boarding the train, the doors are closing.)
- Name of the following station (e.g. Muzeum): "Příští stanice: Muzeum" (Next station: Muzeum), followed, if applicable, by "Přestup na linku A/B/C." (Transfer to line A/B/C)
Trams (tramvaje) cover a large area of the city. Daytime trams run from 4:30 a.m. till midnight
in 8 - 10 min. intervals (8 - 15 min. on weekends). Night trams (numbers 51 - 58) run from 00:30 a.m. till 4:30 a.m. in 40 min. intervals.
Recommended Taxi Services
AAA Radiotaxi - phone 14014 or 222 333 222, www.aaa-taxi.cz
City Taxi - phone 257 257 257, www.citytaxi.cz
Profi Taxi - phone 14035 or 261 31 41 51, www.profitaxi.cz
Nejlevnejsi taxi – phone 226 000 226, www.nejlevnejsi-taxi.cz/en/
A price from the airport to the city centre can be about 500 - 600 CZK. We would recommend to order a taxi in advance before your trip and a taxi driver can await you in the arrival foyer.