The Prague Public
|The Public transport system in
Prague is well developed, efficient and accessible. Travelers from
the West will be surprised at how cheap it is. The system is based
upon Metro, Trams and buses. Every corner of the city can be reached
by one of the 3 forms of transport. Buses tend to be used for the
more inaccessible areas whereas Metro and Trams are recommended for
all central places.
Tram and Bus
|The Metro is
very cheap, efficient and fast. The metro is divided into 3 lines
A,B,C, respectively green, yellow and red. The metro starts at 5 o´clock
in the morning and the last departure is around midnight. Tickets,
for a single adults, cost 8 Kc and are valid for a single trip (only
4 stations). The ticket is still valid if you change to another
metro line, but if you change to bus or tram another ticket must be
Buses are used where there are
no trams and follow the same ticket procedure as trams
surprisingly able to keep to time and if the timetable lists a
particular interval the chances are that it will arrive as
scheduled. Occasionally trams do get diverted across a different
route and can catch out the unsuspecting traveller.
Again there will be no ticket collector. Simply
have your ticket stamped by the machine just inside the doors. Trams
drive on every larger road and generally they stop at the metro
lines. After midnight the night-trams drive about every 40th minute.
|Passengers may travel by means
of public transit (PT) vehicles with valid tickets only. The
passenger must purchase the ticket before entering the surface PT
vehicle or before entering the transportation area of Metro or
funicular to Petřín. The ticket is valid only if it has been
stamped in the stamping machine, or if the pass has a time coupon
enclosed with all required permanently legible data completed.
are on sale in selected Metro stations, at news-agents, in PPT
Information Centres, in hotels, travel agencies, department
stores etc. Tickets can also be obtained from the ticket-machines
placed near some surface transport stops and in Metro and funicular
stations and their surroundings.
Unfortunately the transport system is one
of the prime targets of pickpockets and thieves. Take care in crowded tourist areas!