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Getting Around Prague


As everything is within walking distance, you can probably spend most of your visit to Prague without using public transport. Alternatively, you can use Prague’s extensive and efficient metro system that has 3 lines. There are also various trams and buses that fill the metro’s gaps. All three systems share the same tickets. The metro runs daily from 5am-midnight. At night, trams #51-58 and various night buses operate (marked in blue at bus stops). The ticketing system is somewhat confusing and prices change based on rush hour times as well as distance and time traveling. The standard single fare is 26k. We recommend purchasing one of the travel passes which cost 100k for a 24-hour pass, 330k for a 3-day pass and 500k for a 5-day pass. Tickets may be purchased at each station or at newsstands. You must validate (stamp) your ticket as you board the tram and bus or as you enter the metro paid areas. Once validated, you can transfer for free within that hour (1.5 hrs after 8pm) to different buses, trams, metros, etc.