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Prague Public Transport

The Prague metro operates 05:00-midnight.
Metro lines run every 2-3 minutes at peak times and every 10 minutes at other times.

All areas of the city centre are covered and there are three metro lines: A (green), B (yellow) and C (red).

The metro is generally very reliable and offers a safe form of transportation around the city at high speeds.

The daytime tram service operates 04:30-midnight.
Popular tram lines run every 3 minutes at peak times. Other routes run every 8-10 minutes minutes during the week and every 15 minutes at weekends.

The nighttime tram service operates 00:30-04:30.
These trams cover most areas of the city and run every 30 minutes. These trams have different numbers to the daytime trams.

Most useful tram routes: No.9 runs across the city via Wenceslas Square and onto Mala Strana. No.22 & No.23 run via Mala Strana to the rear of Prague Castle.

Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Train Station
Prague's main train station is situated near to Wenceslas Square in the New Town - more info
Metro Station: Hlavni Nadrazi (line C).

Praha Holesovice Train Station
Prague's second largest station.
Metro Station: Nadrazi Holesovice (line C).

Tickets & Reservations: Online and telephone bookings are not possible in English. Purchase tickets from the train station in Prague. There is no culture of advance reservations, so tickets are generally available, even on the day of travel.

Timetable: when searching the train timetable, do not put Prague, put Praha - timetable

The funicular railway runs up Petrin Hill. Take it to enjoy wonderful views over the whole of Prague.

The funicular operates April-October 09:00-23:30 and November-March 09:15-22:20.

There is a stop midway, which is ideal for visitors to the wonderful Nebozizek Restaurant.

The funicular costs 20czk. You can use the same ticket for travel on trams, buses and the metro.

Prague has one of the best public transportation systems in Europe. The metro, trams and buses are used by two-thirds of Prague's population and cover the majority of the city and outskirts. Especially the metro makes getting around town a breeze since it enables you to cover long distances in a matter of minutes. If you can't continue to your destination on foot, you'll be able to catch a tram or bus from near the subway station.

To move around town, we recommend using public transport over driving or taking a taxi. The traffic situation in the city center has become pretty bad in the past decade and not many good things can be said about Prague taxi drivers either.

If you're going to be staying in Prague for a few days, you may want to buy a tourist pass that will enable you to use any type of mass transit as many times as you want within the time period for which your pass is valid.

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