Find out all the important information about public transportation in Prague
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3 simple rules
For using public transportation in Prague you need to remember only three simple things: Prague has only three metro lines, tickets are valid for all means of transportation (metro, tram, and bus), and the tickets are valid for time not for how many stops you go.
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Where to buy tickets
You can buy tickets in several places:
- at tobacco shops/stalls all around the city center
- at machines at metro stops or tram stops. Very important to remember is that you mostly need change. Yes, you find modern machines in the city center metro stops but sometimes the possibility to buy tickets by credit card is not functioning. In other words, the machines with change work better.
- Online is not an option for you – that is only for the locals when you have a pass. We buy the monthly or yearly pass online, we do not buy paper tickets. So if you see no one is stamping any tickets when you get on a tram that is because the locals have the pass.
- From spring 2019 all the trams will be equipped with a machine to buy a ticket by a contactless credit or debit card. That is very simple and efficient.
Metro = subway
We use the word “metro” for subway. You recognize the sign every easily on the street: M with arrow pointing down – there is the metro station. In Prague are three metro lines: A, B, C – green, yellow, and red.
How to get from Prague airport to city center
When you arrive in Prague airport, you take the bus 119 to the end stop Nádraží Veleslavín and get into the subway station. It is on the green A line. The bus ride takes about 20 minutes. You can buy tickets at the airport – at the desk or in a machine. You stamp the ticket only by entering the bus and you do not stamp it again in the metro – NO.
For public transportation in Prague for a tourist are applicable only four types of tickets: for 30 or 90 minutes, for 1 day or 3 days.