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