Prague How to Move
The Czech capital boasts an integrated transport system of absolute efficiency. Thanks to the presence of three metro lines, buses, trams and a funicular railway, moving around in Prague is rather easy. The network is managed by the Czech Dopravní podnik hlavního města Prahy.
PRAGUE HOW TO MOVE IN METRO
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The metro is the ideal and most convenient way to get around in Prague. The meter consists of three lines, identified by different letters (A, B, C) and as many colors (green, yellow and red). Over 65 km of line, and a total of 61 stations: thanks to the metro, you can easily reach downtown and suburbs. Further development of the network will be guaranteed in the 2023 with Line D, currently under construction.
It is in operation every day, from Monday to Sunday, from 04: 45 approximately, until midnight. The metro is efficient and well organized. Most of the stations have escalators, elevators and access for the disabled.
The frequencies are enviable, with trains that, at peak times, pass each 2 or 3 minutes! Mustek, Muzeum and Florenc are the interchange nodes of the three subway lines. From here, it will be possible to move from one line to another.
PRAGUE HOW TO MOVE IN TRAM
25 daytime running lines, running from early morning to midnight; 9 night lines, from 91 to 99; the historic 41 line, operational from April to October. The tram line is, on a par with the metro, really ideal to move to Prague. Unlike the subway, however, it is able to give glimpses and views that you would not have the opportunity to see. The Tram is the ideal way to get an overview of the beauty of the city. The 22 number, which crosses the city's sights, is an emblem. Through this link, it is available our special on the 22 and 91 lines.
Trams are in service early in the morning, around 05: 00, until midnight. Starting from 00: 00, up to 06: 00, night service is active, with 9 lines, numbered from 91 to 99. Trams make an alternative route to the metro, all converging to Lazarska, an interchange of night lines.
PRAGUE HOW TO MOVE BY BUS
The road system, thanks to the presence of 300 buses, is optimal especially to reach the most suburban neighborhoods. The most important stations, all very close to the metro stations, are Florenc (in the homonymous metro station B and C,), Na Knizeci (metro B, stop Andel), Holesovice, Roztyly, Cerny. Buses run every day, from 4.30 to 24. Buses pass with an interval of about 30 minutes. The lines from 100 to 250, carry out urban transport in the metropolitan area of the Capital. Buses from 300 to 398, make a suburban route. The 1, 2 and 3 lines, on the other hand, are special buses for the disabled.
During the night, 15 lines circulate, identified by 901 to 915. Buses run from midnight to 06: 00 approximately, with intervals of about an hour.
PRAGUE HOW TO MOVE IN FUNICULAR
Every day, from the Újezd tram stop in the Mala Strana district, the funicular takes you to the Petrin hill. A truly beautiful place from which you can enjoy a truly magical and evocative view of the Castle and the whole city. Inaugurated in the 1891, the Petrin Funicular is one of the most popular means by visitors.
On the homonymous hill, after crossing the Wall of Fame, you will see the Kinsky gardens, Lobkowicz, Nebozízek and U rozhledny, the Roseto, the Seminario gardens and Strahov.
The funicular is in service from November to March, from the 09: 00 to the 23: 20, with a frequency of the races equal to 15 minutes; from April to October, from 09: 00 to 23: 30, with frequency of 10 minutes.
Thanks to the recent modernization phase, disabled and wheelchair users will have no difficulty in moving around Prague by public transport. Many buses and trams have low floor, and are perfectly accessible. Many metro stations have lifts or ramps to allow wheelchair access. Where there is no way to use the metro, you will almost always find a bus or tram stop nearby.
On the official website, through this link, you will find the updated map of stops with guaranteed access for the disabled.
Thanks to the integrated charging system, it is possible to travel to Prague with the same ticket, regardless of the vehicle chosen. Individual tickets can be purchased for short and medium / long-distance journeys or passes valid for one or three days. Here are the types available:
- Krátkodobá. Ticket for short trips and for the funicular. It is worth 30 minutes from the time it is validated. Costa 24.00Kč per adult; 12.00Kč in the reduced version for kids between 6 and 15 years and adults between 60 and 70 years.
- Základní. Ticket for medium-long distance journeys. It is worth 90 minutes from the time it is validated. Costa 32.00Kč per adult; 16.00Kč in the reduced version for kids between 6 and 15 years and adults between 60 and 70 years.
- 1 the. Daily ticket. It allows unlimited travel on all public transport, within the 24 hours. Costa 110.00Kč per adult; 55.00Kč in the reduced version for kids between 6 and 15 years and adults between 60 and 70 years.
- 3 dny. Pass valid for 3 days. Allows unlimited travel on all means of public transport, within 72 hours. Costa 310.00Kč per adult. There are no reduced versions for this type.
Prague City Pass It is the ideal solution that combines transport and attractions. Available in three different types, depending on the duration, it is ideal to visit this beautiful city, and unlimited access to all means of the network.
Tickets are valid for all means of transport, including buses to / from the airport. They can be purchased at the yellow machines in the underground stations and in the main bus and tram stops; moreover, they can be purchased at newsstands and agencies that display the sign.