Getting around Prague

Getting around Prague

There are all kinds of ways in which you can get comfortably and easily around in Prague. But also a lot of tourist attractions are easy to reach by foot. Especially the car-free historical centre is the right place for discovering the city on foot. But of course you can also rely on the well-arranged public transport in Prague. The public transport network consists of bus routes, a metro network, trams and even a funicular. But you can also hold a taxi.

Bus Prague

The bus is a very practical means of transportation in Prague. The busses cross the entire city and are operating from early in the morning till midnight. Normally the busses depart from the bus stops every 15 minutes. The central bus station in Prague is called Florenc and is located at Krizikova. Other important bus stations are Na Knizeci in the Nadrazni street and Holesovice in the Partyzanska street. During the night you can even catch a night bus between 00:00 and 04:30.

Metro Prague

Prague also has three well-functioning metro lines. You can easily distinguish them because of the different colors; metro line A is the green line, metro line B is the yellow line and metro line C is the red one. The metro is a very popular way of travelling through Prague. The metro carries around 400 million passengers a year. The most important metro stations where you can transfer to other metro lines are Můstek (Wenceslas Square), Muzeum (Wenceslas Square) en Florenc. The metro operates from 05:00 till 00:00.

Tram Prague

The most common means of public transport among the citizens of Prague is without a doubt the tram. There are at least 23 tramlines with more than 600 tram stations. Prague has a long history of transport by tram. The first trams were crossing the city already back in 1894. The trams will also be the most effective way to travel through the city. A big advantage over the metro is that while travelling you can enjoy some sightseeing at the same time. Almost all big tourist attractions are easy to reach by tram.

Funicular Prague

Prague also has a funicular service to the top of the Petrín hill. You can use the same public transport ticket you use for other public transport. The funicular is functioning between 09:00 and 23:30. You really should try it out. You won’t regret, especially after discovering the great view you have from the Petrín hill.

Taxi Prague

Prague is just like other big cities full of taxis. You can hold a taxi in the street, but it’s even better to let someone call a taxi in a hotel or restaurant. Always pay attention that they will not let you pay too much. Ask for the taxi rates in advance and always ask a receipt.

Getting from the airport to the city centre Prague

The best way to travel from the Prague Ruzyne Airport to the city centre is by taking the minibus Cedaz, which will be waiting for you outside the arrival terminal. This minibus departs every 30 minutes and will bring you to the Náměstí Republiky metro station in the centre within 25 minutes. But you can also pay an additional charge and you will be dropped off at your hotel. A taxi is also an option, but it will be a bit more expensive. The normal busses will take more than 45 minutes to arrive in the city centre.

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