Prague Public Transport
Prague has an excellent public transport network: the connections are fast and on-time.
Buying tickets for tram, metro and bus has never been easier and more accessible – they can be purchased either online, with just a few clicks, in tobacco shops, by SMS, or at the ticket dispensers in the metro entrances.
The official Prague public transport site (DPP) can be found here. Information in English is available about trams, metros and buses, along with maps and route planners.
The Prague Metro is safe and reliable. There are three lines (A-green, B-yellow, C-red). The metro runs from 5 am to midnight daily every 3-10 minutes.
The Bus and Tram cover all Prague. Most of them run from 4:30 am to 11:30 pm daily every 5-25 minutes. There is a limited night bus and tram service on certain lines from midnight to 5 am every 40 minutes.
Tickets for public transportation can be purchased for different periods of time (CZK24 for 30 minutes, CZK32 – 90 minutes, CZK110 for 1 day, CZK 310 for 3 days).
For purchasing a ticket by sms, please find more information here.
If you’re planning to have a longer stay in Prague (more than 1 month), then it’s best to register for the public transportation card, called “Litacka”. You can get one o get one at Škoda Palace Jungmannova 35/29, 110 00 Prague 1 – Nové Město with a passport-sized photo. You can get it online at https://karta.litacka.cz/new-application – fill in the basic information and add a valid photo. You will still need to go to their office to pick it up though.
Getting to Prague from the airport – the easiest way is by bus (line 119) which will take you to metro line A station Nadrazi Veleslavín. From there on, you can reach the city center by getting off at Mustek or Muzeum (New Town) or Malostranska (Old Town). Other routes and more information can be found here.
Transport by Train
The Czech Republic has an extensive railway transport network operated by their national railway company: Ceske Drahy (CD).
Prague’s main railway station, Hlavni Nadrazi, is a hub for domestic and international arrivals/departures. More information in English can be found here.