Transportation guide for Prague

Getting around Prague

By metro

Prague's metro is fast, efficient, clean and easy to use. Its three lines and run amongst 50 stations. The Prague metro is only about 30 years old and is mostly Russian-built.

By tram

Trams cover a large area of the city and are used by the majority of Prague's citizens. Trams run from 4:30 a.m. until midnight in 8-10 minute intervals. Night trams (numbers 51 to 58) run from 00:30 a.m. till 4:30 a.m. in 40 minute intervals. Trams 22 and 23 follow one of Prague's most scenic routes, passing by the National Theater to Staromestska and Malostranska metro stations, and continuing up to the Belvedere, Prague Castle and Pohorelec from where you can admire the astonishing view to the city. The nostalgic tram no. 91 is a historic tram that runs on weekends and holidays. The tram leaves from Vozovna Stresovice every hour from 12:00 p.m. until 6 p.m. and continues through the city center.

By bus

Buses mostly cover the outskirts of Prague. Daytime buses run from 4:30 a.m. until midnight in 6-8 min. intervals in peak hours, 10-20 min. intervals in off hours, and 15-30 min. intervals on weekends. Night buses (numbers 501-512) run from 00:30 a.m. until 4:30 a.m. at 40 min. intervals. Bus 119 connects the Ruzyne airport with the Dejvicka metro station and bus 100 connects the aiport with the Zlicin station.

By funicular

The funicular to the top of Petrin Hill starts at the Ujezd tram stop in Mala Strana and runs daily from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. in 10-15 min. intervals.

By taxi

Taking a taxi is a good choice only when you are traveling with a lot of luggage, you need to get to a distant part of Prague or you need to travel at night when the metro isn't running and the trams and buses run less frequently. Many Prague taxi drivers are still rude and dishonest and will try to rip you off if you're a foreigner. Luckily, there are more and more reputable taxi companies that you can rely on for good service and fair rates.

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