Guide - Prag



Urban Transportation of Prague

Ticket inspection

Ticket validity can be inspected any time during a trip or a stay within the compulsory ticket area by ticket inspectors of Prague Public Transit Co. Inc.

Ticket inspectors are entitled to give passengers binding instructions and identify personal data of passengers. They prove themselves by an inspection badge designated "Dopravní podnik hl.m. Prahy, akciová společnost - Ticket inspection" /Prague Public Transit Co. Inc. - Ticket Inspection/ and by a four digit identificantion number. Upon request a ticket inspector is obliged to produce his/her service card with a photograph and a number identical with that on the badge.

Ticket inspectors on PIT vehicles and within the compulsory ticket area are entitled to ask passengers to produce valid tickets, take away invalid tickets and, in case of travelling without a valid ticket, assess a penalty fare.

The relevant ticket inspector shall issue a pay receipt or an acknowledgement confirming the withdrawal of a season ticket.

Funicular Railway to Petřín

Funicular railway to the Petřín hill was opened on 25 July 1891. The funicular was driven by water overbalance. Its operation was terminated in 1916 in connection with World War One. The funicular was reopened and electrified no sooner than in 1932. It provided reliable services for 30 years. In 1965 the track was damaged by extensive landslips at Petřín. The funicular was reopened after a 20-year interruption in 1985 and was included in public transport system. The funicular railway is located next to "Újezd" tram stop and runs along the route Újezd - Nebozízek - Petřín.

When using the funicular you may use all types of public transport tickets excluding non-transfer single tickets.

Technical parameters:
   - length of track: 510 m
   - stops: 3
   - cars: 2
   - elevation: 130 m
   - maximum grade: 298 ‰
   - travel speed: 4 m/s

Prague Underground

The Prague metro is the fastest means of transportation around the city and serves over one million passengers a day.

The Prague metro comprises three lines, each of them represented by its own color on the maps and signs: line A (green), line B (yellow) and line C (red). There are 51 stations in total (three of which are transfer stations) connected by more than 50 kilometers of mostly underground railways. The metro service operates between 5 am and midnight every day, with around 2-3 minutes between trains during rush hours. Over 420 million passengers use the Prague metro every year.

It is not uncommon for the Prague Metro to have combined stations, i.e. that stations are physically located between two squares/junctions. (This is why the name of a station may easily turn up at two different places in the city, or there may occur unnamed stations on the map.) So it is not enough to get off at the right station, but one should watch out to choose the right way out to the surface – otherwise they may find themselves at a different place, 5-10 minutes' walking distance from the required destination.

Prague Ruzyně airport and the accessability to the city center

Ruzyně International Airport (PRG) is located 10km from the city centre, the airport is a hub for ČSA Czech Airlines. 

Our company offers cheap and friendly Prague Airport Transfers from Prague Airport Ruzyne for fixed price.

In 2005, the airport served 10.8 million passengers.

Trams and buses

Trams (tramvaje) cover a large area of the city (with 500 km of tracks) and are used by some 300 million people a year. 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.

Buses (autobusy) mostly cover the outskirts of Prague. Daytime buses run from 4:30 a.m. till midnight in 6-8 min. intervals in peak hours, 10-20 min. intervals in the off hours, and 15-30 min. intervals on weekends. Night buses (numbers 501-512) run from 00:30 a.m. till 4:30 a.m. at 40 min. intervals.

Trains and buses out of Prague

 Prague Trains

Prague has several train stations. The most widely used ones are the Main Station (Hlavní nádraží), Holešovice Station (Nádraží Holešovice), Masaryk Station (Masarykovo nádraží) and Smíchov Station (Nádraží Smíchov). They are all accessible by the metro and several tram lines.

How to Get a Cheaper Fare?

Besides offering discounts on group tickets (at least two people traveling together) and return tickets (go there and back within 24 hours).

For more info about train tickets, its prices and many other please go directly on the page of Czech Railways

Prague Buses

The two most frequently used bus stations are Florenc and Roztyly. If you are coming to Prague on an international bus, you will most likely arrive at the Florenc bus station, which is located at the B/C line of the subway.

Be careful if you decide to take a taxi from the train or bus station!