Prague Public Transport

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1) Metro

Prague Metro Orientation Plan [jpg]

The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated in colour:

green line [png] green colour (Depo Hostivar station - Dejvicka station)

yellow line [png] yellow colour (Cerny most station - Zlicin station)

red line [png] red colour (Letnany - Haje station)

Changes are possible at Muzeum 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. The time interval between train departures is approximately 2 - 3 minutes during the workday rush hours and 4 - 10 minutes during off-peak hours.

2) Trams

Daytime operation is from 4:30 a.m. to midnight. Night operation is from midnight to 4:30 a.m. and is provided by tram numbers 51 to 59 at an interval of 30 minutes. The central interchange station for night lines is the Lazarska stop. Tram schedules are located at individual stops.

3) Buses

The daytime and night operation of buses is similar to tram operation. The night service is provided by bus numbers 501 to 515 and 601 to 610. Bus schedules are located at individual stops.

4) The Funicular

The Funicular to Petrin Hill operates along the route Újezd - Nebozizek - Petrin. The Funicular operates daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (April - September) and from 9:00 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. (October - March) with traffic intervals between 15 and 20 minutes.

Prague City Transport Fares

Travelling by city transport is possible only with a valid ticket. Passengers have to obtain their tickets before boarding a vehicle or entering the Metro system. The ticket is valid only if marked in the validation appliance (a yellow ticket stamping machine found near the door of trams or at the entrance to metro stations). Tickets can be bought at selected Metro stations or in Dopravni podnik Information Centers, hotels, at news stands, travel bureaus, department stores, etc. Single tickets can also be bought from ticket machines located at Metro stations or near some bus and tram stops.


Basic transfer ticket 32,- CZK
Discounted (children 6 to 15 years) 16,- CZK

  • the ticket is valid for 90 minutes after validation

Short-term transfer ticket 24,- CZK
Discounted (children 6 to 15 years) 12,- CZK

  • the ticket is valid for 30 minutes after validation

Prices may increase during the year.


  • luggage, dogs and prams without babies 16,- CZK; the time and zone validity of a ticket for The fare for a piece of luggage, a dog not in a carrier or a baby carriage without a child is the same as the time and zone validity of the ticket of the passenger transporting the luggage or dog, up to a limit of 300 min; on the AE line (Airport Express), the fare for a dog in the stretch Praha hl. n./Praha Masarykovo nádraží/Náměstí Republiky - Letiště is 30 CZK, and in the stretch Dejvická - Letiště it is 20 CZK

Tourist Tickets

  • for 24 hours 110,- CZK, children (6 - 15 years) 55,- CZK
  • for 3 days (72 hours) 310,- CZK

These tickets are valid for all the city transport facilities and allow for changes.

The ticket is valid from the moment of its validation. These tickets can be bought in the Information Centres of the Prague Public Transit Company and in the Information Centres of the Prague Information Service (PIS).

Free-of-Charge Transport of Passengers and Objects

  • children up to 6 years of age
  • citizens of the Czech Republic and foreigners with a residential permit aged over 70
  • disabled persons (only citizens of the Czech Republic, holders of ZTP and ZTP-P card) including wheelchair, guide and dog
  • prams with babies
  • animals in protective boxes
  • luggage of up to 25 x 45 x 70 centimetres
  • rod-like luggage up to the length of 150 centimetres and 20 centimetres
  • in diameter
  • boards up to 100x100x5 centimetres
  • two pairs of skis including ski poles in one case (skis not in a case are not allowed on the transit system) or a snowboard
  • shopping bag on wheels
  • bicycles

Ticket Inspection

The validity of tickets can be checked by the ticket inspectors of Dopravni podnik at any time during travel or waiting in the Metro system. The ticket inspector is entitled to ask a passenger to produce his or her valid ticket, to confiscate invalid tickets, and to collect a penalty:

  • CZK 1000 - basic surcharge for passenger transport without a valid transit document, which is reduced to CZK 800 if it is paid at the point of inspection or no later than the 15th calendar day from the day of inspection at the supplementary fee till. The surcharge can be paid at the supplementary fee till at the earliest from 1.00 p.m. the following work-day. In the event of a confiscated pass, it can be picked up in the same time period after submitting a Record of Transit Inspection and payment of the reduced surcharge. If the passenger produces a forged transit document (imitation of a transit document) or a changed or modified transit document during transit inspection, surcharge reduction is not provided!
  • CZK 400 - surcharge for violating Act No. 111/94 Coll., Act No. 266s/94 Coll, Decrees of the Ministry of Transport No. 175/2000 Coll. and Transport Terms of Service. The surcharge is not subject to reduction when paying at the point of inspection, nor subsequently at the supplementary fee till.
  • CZK 200 - surcharge for unpaid conveyance charges (for luggage or dog), which is reduced to CZK 100 when paid at the point of inspection or no later than the 15th calendar day from the day of inspection at the supplementary fee till. The surcharge can be paid at the supplementary fee till at the earliest from 1.00 p.m. the following work day.
  • CZK 50 - surcharge for a forgotten season ticket that was issued based on personal data provided, with a validity period of one month or more, and valid at time of inspection. This fact must be proven at the supplementary fee till between 1.00 p.m. the following work day and the 15th day from the surcharge being issued.

Notice: The CZK 50 surcharge does not apply to tickets with a pass purchased after the transit inspection was performed, and in the case of a debt assumed from another individual.

To prove their identity, inspectors produce yellow-and-red badges. They issue receipts for the penalty amounts.

Information for Disabled Persons

Barrierless Access in Metro

  • A-line - stations Dejvická, Muzeum, Strasnická, Skalka, Depo Hostivar
  • B-line - stations Zlicín, Stodulky, Luka, Luziny, Hurka, Nové Butovice, Smichovské nádrazí, Národní trída, Florenc, Vysocanská, Kolbenova, Hloubetín, Rajská zahrada, Cerný Most
  • C-line - stations Letnany, Prosek, Strizkov, Ládví, Kobylisy, Nádrazí Holesovice, Vltavská, Florenc, Hlavní nádrazí, Muzeum, Vysehrad, Pankrác, Budejovická, Roztyly, Chodov, Opatov, Háje
  • Special bus line H1 providing transport of disabled persons in wheelchairs and connects the area of Chodov - Wenceslas square - Palmovka - Cerny most. Transfer to metro is possible at stations Chodov, Pankrác, Florenc, Rajská Zahrada, Cerný Most. This line is in service during the working days only.


The maximum prices for taxi services in the district of the capital city of Prague:

  • ride in the district of the capital city of Prague 28,- CZK / 1 km
  • boarding fee 40,- CZK
  • waiting time 6,- CZK / 1 min.

The prices can rise during the year.

The maximum prices are valid for all vehicles offering taxi services in the district of Prague. The price for waiting includes waiting in a traffic jam (slow traffic) as well as waiting on the customer's request. Fare outside the district of Prague is not limited.

  • Each taxi has to be equipped with a permanently installed roof lamp with the TAXI sign.
  • The registration number, company name and price list including the basic rate, kilometer rate and one-minute-waiting rate must be displayed on both front doors of the taxi. These prices must correspond with the prices set on the taximeters in the taxi.
  • Customers are recommended to order a taxi by means of nonstop dispatching offices, where information on fares is available in advance.
  • When the journey is completed, the driver is obliged to issue an orderly and fully filled receipt for the payment. The receipt must be issued by the taximeter printer.