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Getting to Prague
- Easily accessible from all major European cities (max. flying time 2.5 hours)
- Direct flights from 128 destinations all over the world
- Two terminals – Terminal 1 and 2
- Many low-cost airline options
Distance to other European cities:
- Berlin 350 km
- Zürich 694 km
- Frankfurt am Main 508 km
- Amsterdam 877 km
- Budapest 525 km
- Bratislava 328 km
- Krakow 540 km
Prague has several train stations, but international trains are likely to arrive at the Main Railway Station (Hlavní Nádraží). There are also some international arrivals at Holešovice Station (Nádraží Holešovice). These stations are connected to the underground (red line C) and go directly to the Prague Congress Centre (Vyšehrad).
Prague enjoys a widely used and inexpensive underground, tram and bus system. For more information about the Prague public transportation visit www.dpp.cz.
The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated in colour:
A - green colour (Depo Hostivař station - Motol station)
B - yellow colour (Cerny most station - Zlicin station)
C - red colour (Letňany - Haje station).
Transfers are possible at Museum station (lines A and C), Mustek station (lines A and B) and Florenc station (lines B and C). The Metro operates daily from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. During peak hours trains run every 1 or 2 minutes and during off-peak hours at least every 10 minutes.
Daytime operation is from 4:30 a.m. to 24:00 a.m. Night-time operation is from 00:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and is provided by tram numbers 51 to 58 with traffic intervals of 30 minutes. The central transfer-station for night-time lines is Lazarska stop. Complete a.m. schedules are located at individual stops or online.
The daytime and night-time operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Night-time service is provided by bus numbers 501 to 514. Complete bus schedules are located at individual stops or online.
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 Prague public transport system uses two types of single-trip tickets:
|30´ ticket||90´ ticket|
|Adults||24 CZK||32 CZK|
|Children 6 -15 years||12 CZK||16 CZK|
|Children under 6||free||free|
If necessary, you can buy a 90-minute ticket directly from the driver for 40 CZK.
Both tickets can be used on any type of public transportation and allow transfers between lines (subway to subway, tram to tram etc.) and transfers between different types of transport (subway to tram, tram to bus etc.) for up to 30 or 90 minutes from validation.
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.
You can also buy tickets by using your mobile phone and sending the text message "DPT24" or "DPT32" to the number 902 06. Your ticket will usually be sent to your phone within one minute.
A ticket must be punched at the entrance to the metro station or when boarding the tram/bus to mark the start of the validation period. If you requested a ticket by SMS, you must have received your ticket before you enter the vehicle or the paid zone on the subway.
Click here to see detailed information on public transport fares.
The validity of tickets can be checked by officials of 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 (1500 CZK, if paid at once 800 CZK) in case of travel without a valid ticket. In case of unpaid freight / luggage the inspector collects a penalty (200 CZK, if paid at once 100 CZK). To prove their identity inspectors produce yellow-and-red badges. They issue receipts for the penalty amounts.
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, price list including the base rate, rate per kilometre 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.
Explore Prague in an exciting way connected with a healthy life style. You can enjoy either sightseeing in the city centre or relaxing along the Vltava River.