The public transport infrastructure consists of an intensely used integrated transport system of Prague Metro (its length is 59 km with 57 stations in total), Prague Tram System (including the “nostalgic tram” no. 91), buses, the Petřín funicular to Petřín Hill, and six ferries. Prague has one of the highest rates of public transport usage in the world with 1.2 billion passenger journeys per annum.
Václav Havel Airport Prague handles flights of most European carriers and also some overseas flights. It is located 30–45 minutes by car from the center of Prague. There is a good connection between the airport and city center by public transport buses and taxis.
Unfortunately, there is no metro or train connection to the city directly from the airport. You should buy a ticket for public transportation before travelling. These can be found at the arrival hall, at ticket machines or at the newsagents (if arriving late and all shops are closed buy a ticket from the driver (high value banknotes not accepted).
Prague has a very sophisticated metro, tram and bus transport system. The Prague underground is quite new and efficient. At peak times, trains run every 2 or 3 minutes, and during off-peak hours at least every 8-10 minutes.
You can find more information about Prague public transport on the website www.dpp.cz.
Most visitors find travel passes cost effective and hassle free. If you use public transport more than a few times a day, definitely go for one. Also 3 and 5 day passes allow free transport for a child aged between 6 and 14 (inclusive).
Prague City Transport Fares
Travelling by city transport is possible with a valid ticket only. Passengers have to obtain their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the Metro system. The ticket is valid only if marked in the validation appliance.
Standard ticket: 40 CZK (children 16 CZK)
Short-term ticket: 30 CZK (children 12 CZK)
The standard ticket is valid for 90 minutes and short-term ticket is valid for 30 minutes after marking.
Mobile ticketing (via SMS) available.
One-day (24-hour) ticket: 120 CZK (children 55 CZK)
3-day (72-hour) ticket: 330 CZK (not available for children)
The one-day and three-day tickets are valid for all the city transport facilities and allow transfers. On such a ticket, owner’s name and the date of birth have to be filled in. The ticket is valid from the moment of its marking. These tickets can be bought in the Information Centres of the Prague Information Service (PIS).
In the city center, taxis are easy to take from the street but we strongly recommend you use hotel taxis or to call a taxi by phone through the radio taxi service.
We recommend you use following taxi companies:
Profi Taxi: +420 261 314 151 or +420 844 700 800
AAA Taxi: +420 222 333 222 or +420 2211 0 2211
Tick Tack Taxi: +420 721 300 300
Boarding charge: approx. 30–40 CZK/1 drive
Journeys within the city: approx. 26-28 CZK/1 kilometer
Waiting time: approx. 4–6 CZK/1 minute