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Discovering Prague, the Czech beautiful capital, and moving around the city should not be an issue thanks to Prague’s developed transportation network. From buses and tramways to taxis and even cable cars, you are sure to find a quick and efficient way to get to your destination.

On moving to Prague, especially if you are going to work, you will probably wonder how to move around the city. Like most European capital cities, Prague also has a developed transportation network, including buses, tramway, cable car, subway, etc., which can take you anywhere. Take the time to inquire about each of these before choosing the one which best suits your needs.

Integrated transports network

Prague hosts an integrated transport network, known as Praská Integrovaná doprava (PID). It includes several means of transports, namely the subway, cable car, tramway, and buses.

Fees are determined by the PID according to different zones and the travel duration and you can purchase combined travel passes for the metro, trams, and buses good for a single trip, one day, three days or a whole month.

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Note that in case you are carrying extra luggage, you will have to buy an additional ticket, which costs around CZK 16. Tickets are available at tobacco shops and at automatic vending machines at subway stations.

Subway, cable car, and tramway

Subway is available every day as from 5 am until midnight. On Friday and Saturday, it is available until 1 am the next day. Prague hosts three subway lines, namely A, B and C.

Petřín's cable car network has a single line which goes up the hill. It is available every day as of 9 am until 11.30 pm, every 10 minutes in summer and every 15 minutes in winter.

The city is crossed from North to South and from East to West by not fewer than 26 tramway lines. Tramway is available as from 4.30 am until midnight. Night trams are also available every 30 minutes on lines 51 to 59. Note that tickets have to be purchased in advance.

Bus

Buses are typically used for travelling from the outskirts of Prague to the city centre (and vice versa) — and provide an efficient way for those living in further areas to commute to work. If you are travelling within the city centre, trams and the metro will be most convenient.

Urban and commuter bus lines are numbered 300 to 400. These are available as from 4.30 am until midnight, just like the tramway. Night buses are also available every 30 minutes.

Taxi

As elsewhere in the Czech Republic, you can find several taxi companies in Prague as well as taxi apps like Uber and Liftago. However, there are also the so-called “grey taxis”, which you can often find by the airports and railways stations — these typically prey on newly arriving tourists and would overcharge you. Note that official taxis in the country come with an orange lamp on the roof and a taxi sign on the side of the car. When getting into the taxi, make sure that the taxi meter is on and ask for a receipt at the end of your trip.

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In general, taxi fares are displayed on the window or on the vehicle itself. Rates may rise during the year.

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Transports in Prague
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