Prague City Transportation

Prague has an extensive tram system as well as a metro, though walking is an attractive option as well. Prague City Transportation

Walking

Prague is small enough to traverse on foot. Use mass trasit to reach hotels outside of the historical center.

Metro and Tram

The metro, Vystup, offers three lines covering the city. However, the metro does not service many tourist spots. The tram, Tramvaj, runs all over the city both day and night. Single tickets are valid for 20 minutes on trams and buses, or 5 stops on the metro. Transfer tickets are better for longer commutes: 75 minutes during peak hours Monday through Friday, 90 minutes on weekends, holidays, and late nights (8 p.m.-5 a.m.) weekdays. Reduced fares apply to children aged 6-15.

Metro and Tram Tickets

Short-ride (up to four stops or 15 minutes): CZK 18, 9 reduced

Transfer ticket: CZK 26, 13 reduced

One-day pass: CZK 100

Three-day pass: CZK 330

Seven-day pass: CZK 500 

Month pass: CZK 550

More information at: Czech Republic Tourism site or for specific timetables and transfers go here.

Taxi

When coming from the airport, use one of the taxi services. Prices are posted at official desks near baggage claim. By law, taxis charge a base rate of CZK 34, an additional rate of CZK 25 per kilometer within the city of Prague and CZK 5 per minute waiting in traffic or at the customer's request. Avoid catching a taxi at Wencelas Square, Narodni, or outside of Obecni where notorious rip-off artists await.

Airport

Airport information at: www.csl.cz.

Note: All prices were accurate when compiled. Please check the Web sites listed for the most up-to-date information.

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