Public transportation

Prague has a rich and well-working public transportation system where you can choose between buses, trams, metros, and an enjoyable funicular. There are all kinds of tickets for public transportation; single tickets, day passes, three-day passes, and five-day tickets. Besides these, you can also buy monthly, three monthly, and a full-year pass. Tickets need to be validated before entering into the metro system, or as you board the bus or the tram.

Historic tram in Prague
Historic tram in Prague

Prague metro lines:

There are three lines in Prague; a green, a yellow, and a red line. The first line starts around 5.00 in the morning and lasts until 24.00. The metros run regularly so there is no need to study timetables!

Prague metro map:

Below you can see a map presenting the three different metro lines in Prague.

Buses and trams in Prague:

The buses and trams start around 4.30 in the morning and travel until approximately midnight. Between midnight and 4.30, there are some night buses traveling. Below you can see a map presenting the metro lines, but also the popular tram lines in Prague. One of the most popular tram lines is number 22 which is considered to be the most popular tram line in Prague among tourists.

The Funicular:

There is a funicular bringing you up to Petrin Hill. During the main season this leaves between every 10th and 15th minute. Frist trip leaves around 9 in the morning. You can read more about the Petrin Hill here.

Prague public transportation price list:

You can buy tickets for public transportation from ticket machines all across the city and also by the metro stations. How much does a ticket cost?

  • Valid for 30 minutes: 30 CZK
  • Valid for 60 minutes: 40 CZK
  • Valid for 24 hours: 120 CZK
  • Valid for 72 hours: 330 CZK

Children travel free with public transportation until they reach the age of 15.