Public transport

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.
The metro especially 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, since the traffic situation in the city center has become pretty bad in the past decade. If you insist on taking taxi, consider downloading an app such as Taxify, Liftago or Uber to avoid unexpectedly high charges.

Tickets

If you want to use public transport, you need to have a valid ticket before you get on the bus/tram/metro. You can buy transfer tickets for 30 minutes (24 CZK), 90 minutes (32 CZK), 24 hours (110 CZK) or 72 hours (310 CZK).

    • Paper one-off tickets are sold in DPP Info centres, Ticket vending machines, Advanced Sales and selected wholesalers (Relay branches, news stands).
      You can also buy a ticket on the bus upon boarding at driver’s booth for a higher price. Please, try to avoid this option since not many bus drivers speak English and you may cause a delay.
    • SMS ticket: In cooperation with all mobile operators, The Prague Transit Co. provides passengers with an SMS ticket service, making it possible to purchase a single transfer ticket using a mobile phone. Customers wanting to purchase an SMS ticket must not have Premium SMS services blocked (these can be activated free of charge by calling the operator’s help line).
      In order to purchase an SMS ticket, you need to send an SMS “DPT *ticket price*” to 90206, for example “DPT 32” for a 90-minute transfer ticket. Your should obtain a ticket inside 3 minutes.

Transport Card

Please, find a PDF guide on the Guides and handbooks page.

Transport Schedule

Transport schedules are always available at the metro/bus/tram stations. However, it affects only the lines that stop at those stations.
To be able to plan your journey in advance and view any schedule, we recommend using this website (switch to English at the right bottom under commercial frame).
It is also available as an app to your smartphone in English. Please note this works on-line only, since it contains up-to-date information including suspensions or exceptional temporary changes.

Trains

If you wish to use trains to cover longer distances outside Prague, please refer to this Czech Railways website, where you can plan your journey and buy tickets on-line.
Train schedules are also available in the app mentioned above.