Transport in Prague
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Underground, bus, and tram
Prague is a compact city (at least from the sightseeing point of view) with a very good public transport system. The underground (metro) runs three lines from 5:00 am to 12:00 pm. The trams and buses run on a similar schedule. During the night special night trams and buses operate.
The same kind of tickets is usable on metro, tram and bus. You cannot purchase tickets on the trams or at the tram stops (however, there are some exceptions); you have to buy them in advance at the tobacconist’s or at the metro stations. On the contrary, in the buses an additional sale of tickets is possible. When you board the tram (bus) punch a ticket (validate it) into the yellow box near the entrance doors. Do the same at the entrance of metro stations.
Tickets for three fare zones can be used 75 minutes from validation. On working days from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am and on Saturdays and Sundays round the clock such tickets can be used 90 minutes from validation.
Apply to trams and buses 20 minutes allowing no change. On the Metro such tickets are valid for the distance of 5 stations from the station of validation (not including the station of validation) allowing to change between the lines A, B, C, but no longer than 30 minutes. These tickets do not apply to night routes and funicular railway.
It is also possible to buy a short-term season ticket, e.g. in the metro entrance halls of some main stations (no photo needed): a 1-day ticket (80 CZK), a 3-day ticket (220 CZK), a 7-day ticket (280 CZK), or a 15 days ticket (320 CZK).
The price is about 25 CZK for 1 km plus an initial charge 30 CZK, but the prices are not fixed and can differ considerably. Ask for approximate price in advance – there is a danger of being overcharged. According to our information you may pay for a drive from the airport to the downtown a maximum of 400-450 CZK. The airport of Praha is about 15 km from the city centre. You may order for example a taxi service AAA Radiotaxi individually on the phone number 14014 or the phone number 222 333 222.
How to get downtown from the airport?
For more information see: www.prg.aero.
Prague's public transport system offers you the cheapest way to get from the airport to the city centre and vice versa. Bus No. 119 operates between the underground (metro) station "Dejvická" (green line A) and terminal-North of Prague-Ruzyně Airport. The 119 runs every 20 - 40 minutes between the hours of 4:00 am and 12:00 pm. This trip should take about 30 minutes including waiting-time.
Bus No. 100 operates between the underground (metro) station "Zličín" (yellow line B) and terminal-North of Prague-Ruzyně Airport. On working days, in the morning and afternoon the bus operates in 15-minute intervals, otherwise the interval is 30 minutes. Before you get on a bus, you have to buy a 20 CZK-ticket, available from vending machines or newsagents.
Any taxi will drive you to the airport from the city centre. In the opposite direction, there are taxis marked "Airport" on their roofs. The price consists of a 35 CZK boarding fee and the charge should be 25 CZK/km. You should not pay more than 600 CZK for the entire trip.
You may also use a shuttle service between the airport and the city centre. Minibuses have a regular timetable with half-hour intervals from 5:30 am to 9:30 pm in the direction from the downtown (Hotel Marriott, "V Celnici" Street) to the airport and from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm in the direction from the airport to the downtown. Prices are following:
Non-Regular Minibus Service