Wondering how to get around Prague by public transport? In the heart of the Czech capital, there are various solutions, starting with the bus or streetcar. But did you know that Prague also has several metro lines? In fact, there are 3 different lines.
You don’t need much more than that, as the city isn’t as sprawling as some of its European counterparts. We’d like to take this opportunity to talk to you about the Czech transport system, one of the most efficient in the world.
Prague metro: where and how to buy a ticket?
First of all, get on the Prague metro, armed with your ticket! And don’t forget to validate it. It’s worth noting that in Prague, on the metro, streetcar or bus, ticket inspectors are dressed like everyone else. This makes it relatively difficult to commit fraud.
There are a number of ways to make the most of public transport. You can opt for :
Train/metro tickets at 24czk (the best price), or just under one euro, which allows you to travel for 30 minutes.
Train and metro tickets at 32czk (the best time/price ratio for short journeys), which allow you to travel for 90 minutes.
For tourists, you can also opt for a day ticket. This ticket lasts for 24 hours and doesn’t stop at midnight. It costs 110czk. For others, the 3-day ticket allows.
To purchase your tickets, please use the vending machines dotted around the galleries. You can pay in cash and, in rare cases, by credit card. The Czech Republic is an easy country to get around in.
What metro lines are there in Prague?
In the heart of the city of a hundred spires, there’s a well-established network of three distinct metro lines: the Green line (A), the Yellow line (B) and the Red line (C), although new lines are currently under construction. These three lines connect the whole city. So it’s easy to travel from the far north to the far south of Prague in dozens of minutes.
1. Prague metro line A
Line A, the green line, crosses Prague from northwest to southeast. The two termini are, respectively, Nemocnice Motol and Depo Hostivař. The line passes through a whole series of stations, some of which are very important and busy. One of these is Nádraží Veleslavín, where you can reach the airport. But more than that, you can get to the following stops:
- Hradčanská (château de Prague)
- Jiřího z Poděbrad, notre quartier favori !
By the way, do you know how far underground the Prague metro goes? The Namesti Miru stop is the deepest in Europe! You’ll be 53 meters underground.
2. Prague metro line B
The yellow line (B) of the Prague metro, crosses the city from northeast to southwest. It runs from Černý Most to Zličín. Here again, some stations are very busy. These include Florenc, Náměstí Republiky, Můstek and Zličín! This last stop is also a link to Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG).
3. Line C, REd line
The red line of the Prague metro crosses the area from north to south. It runs from Letňany to Háje. Here too, some stops are particularly busy, especially in the city center.
Florenc, Holešovice and Muzeum are the two main ones, while the Vyšehrad stop is also very busy, as it’s home to one of our off-the-beaten-track activities. Frequent trains, running every 2-3 minutes.
Taking the metro in Prague: what are the operating times?
Rest assured, the Prague metro runs relatively frequently. At rush hour, there’s one every 2 minutes. At off-peak times and when it gets dark, you can expect to wait up to 10 minutes.
As far as opening hours are concerned, the metros run absolutely every day, from 5 a.m. on the first metro to around midnight on the last (terminal departure time). Getting around the Czech Republic has never been easier!
Where can I find information about public transport in Prague?
Would you like to find out more about the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP)? The company has several offices and information centers to help and inform you. You’ll find someone to help you at :
- Můstek station: this information office is open 7 days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Hlavní nádraží station: open every day of the year, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.
- Anděl metro station: the information desk is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Hradčanska station: the office is open from 6 to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, but remains closed on Sundays.
- Nádraží Veleslavín station: open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, but not on Sundays.
Prague metro map: never get lost again
Would you like to have a map of the Prague metro, streetcars and tramways with you at all times? Don’t hesitate to download our official map and keep it safe. You’ll have access to all the information you need in a matter of seconds. It’s a real thorn in your side.