To get around Prague, you can make use of the dense public transit network, which comprises trams, buses and the metro. All monuments and sights can be reached by public transit. Taking a ride on one of our historical trams is an experience in itself.
The simplest way to buy tickets is to use the ticket vending machines located in the streets of Prague. Most accept credit cards. Ticket vending machines are also located at the airport, at the main railway station, all metro stations and even at the Florence bus station.
A limited assortment of tickets (single-trip + the 24-hour ticket) can be bought via ticket vending machines located inside trams and at metro station entrances (vestibules). You can use contactless cards to buy them.
All ticket types can be bought at DPP Info Centres and sales points; single-trip tickets and the 24- and 48-hour tourist tickets can also be bought at newsstands. DPP Info Centres are located at the airport and the main railway station.
Maps, transit route diagrams, information about connections and fares can be found at DPP Info Centres. You can also call our information line at +420 296 19 18 17 (Loss or finding of items).
The tram depot in Prague-Střešovice houses a unique exhibition about the history of public transit in the Czech capital. At the museum, visitors can see more than forty historical vehicles and many other expositions: models, photographs, historical documents, tickets and plans.
On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, you can see historical Tram 41 and Tram 42 operating in the streets of Prague, and line 43 every Wednesday in the summer. Get on board one of them and enjoy views of Prague in style. The trams run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and their route runs mainly by tourist sites in the city centre.
You can also explore Prague using nostalgic Tram 23. The historic, legendary T3 trams, which are inherent to Prague, operate on this route. Moreover, standard fares apply to this tram line, and you can use this tram to get to Prague Castle, for example.
The funicular will take you from the Újezd stop in the centre of Prague via the Nebozízek stop all the way up to the top of Petřín hill. From here, it is just a short walk to the Petřín lookout tower. Enjoy the comfortable journey up the hill and the view of Prague Castle and Prague itself. It will be like the whole city fits in the palm of your hand. The funicular runs daily from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. [It is out of service during regular Spring and Autumn inspections.]
Visit the Prague Zoo by taking Bus 112 from Nádraží Holešovice on Metro C. This bus runs in short intervals and standard fares apply. Get off at the Zoologická zahrada stop.
Once at Prague Zoo, you can use the cable car to get up the hill if your feet need a rest. The tickets, which cost CZK 25, can be bought in ticket vending machines at the cable car stations. You can pay in cash or by card.
You can use the dense metro and tram lines to travel in the city centre. And where should your perfect stroll through the city centre begin? Take Metro C to Muzeum station, walk down Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí) to Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) and then across Charles Bridge (Karlův most) to Lesser Town Square (Malostranské náměstí). From there you can decide whether to walk up to Prague Castle or take the funicular up Petřín hill to the lookout tower.
It is easy to get to Prague Castle using public transit. There are several options. You can take Tram 22 to the Pražský hrad stop (it is the stop nearest to the castle) or to the Pohořelec or Královský letohrádek stop (and then take a short walk). You can also take Metro A to Malostranská station and walk up the Old Castle Stairs (Staré zámecké schody).
Prague’s Václav Havel Airport is connected to the city centre (metro stations) by bus. Bus 119 will take you to Nádraží Veleslavín station on Metro A; Bus 100 will take you to Zličín station on Metro B. Standard fares apply to both bus lines, as do the 24- and 72-hour tourist tickets, which you can purchase at the DPP Info Centres at both the airport and the main railway station.
Special tariffs apply to the Airport Express (AE) bus line, which runs from the airport to the main railway station and back. You can purchase the tickets directly in the bus or at the DPP Info Centres located at Václav Havel Airport or at the main railway station. A ticket costs CZK 100.
Bus 907 and Bus 910 connect the city centre with the airport at night. Standard fares apply.