Prague has a very efficient subway, tram and bus transportation system. On the new Prague underground, peak hours trains run every 1 or 2 minutes, and during off-peak hours at least every 10 minutes. The most recent information on Prague's transportation system can be found on the official website www.dpp.cz
The Prague Subway (Metro) network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated in colour: A - green colour (Depo Hostivař station - Nemocnice Motol station), B - yellow colour (Černý most station - Zličín station), C - red colour (Letňany station - Háje station), with transfers possible at Museum station (lines A and C), Můstek station (lines A and B), Florenc station (lines B and C). Subway operates daily from 5 a.m. till midnight.
Daytime operation is from 4:30 a.m. till midnight. Night-time operation is from 00:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and is provided by tram numbers 51 to 59 with traffic intervals 30 minutes. The central transfer-station for night-time lines is Lazarská stop. Tram schedules are located at individual stops.
The daytime and night-time operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Night-time service is provided by bus numbers 501 to 515. Bus schedules are located at individual stops.
Download public transportation scheme here.
When taking a taxi, make sure the taxi is equipped with a permanently installed yellow roof lamp with the TAXI sign in black letters. The registration number, company name and price list including the base rate, rate per kilometer and one-minute-waiting rate must be displayed on both front doors of the cab. These prices must correspond with the prices set on the meter in the cab. Customers are recommended to order a taxi with non-stop dispatching offices where the information on fares is available in advance.
Please use one of the recommended companies (operators speak English):
AAA Taxi (+420 14 0 14) or PROFI Taxi (+420 14 0 15) or TICK TACK Taxi (+420 14 222)
Boarding charge: approx. 30-40 CZK/1 drive
Journeys within the city: approx. 26-28 CZK/1 kilometer
Waiting time: approx. 4–6 CZK/1 minute
Prague City Transport Fares
Travelling by city transport is possible with a valid ticket only. Passengers have to obtain their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the Metro system. The ticket is valid only if marked in the validation appliance.
Standard ticket: 32 CZK (children 16 CZK)
Short-term ticket: 24 CZK (children 12 CZK)
The standard ticket is valid for 90 minutes and short-term ticket is valid for 30 minutes after marking.
One-day (24-hour) ticket: 110 CZK (children 55 CZK)
3-day (72-hour) ticket: 310 CZK (not available for children)
The one-day and three-day tickets are valid for all the city transport facilities and allow transfers. On such a ticket, owner's name and the date of birth have to be filled in. The ticket is valid from the moment of its marking. These tickets can be bought in the Information Centres of the Prague Information Service (PIS).
For more details visit www.dpp.cz/en/fares-in-prague
The validity of tickets can be checked by the ticket inspectors of Dopravní podnik (The Prague Public Transport Company) 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 (1000 CZK, if paid at once 800 CZK) in case of travel without a valid ticket. In case of unpaid freight the inspector collects a penalty 50 CZK. To prove their identity, inspectors produce yellow-and-red badges. They issue receipts for the penalty amounts.