The Metro: Getting around Prague

The three-line metro system is easy to understand but does not serve many hotels or tourist sights. Trains run daily from 5 a.m. until midnight and usually arrive every 2-3 minutes during peak hours. The Czech word 'Vystup' designates exit.

Prague Metro Station

Prague's metro system is only three lines, but it can be a useful travel tool for certain destinations. Photo:


Ticket costs begin at CZK24, which will get you a short-term, 30 minute ticket (often all you need), while a 90-minute ticket costs CZK32. Prague public transport also offers one and three-day tickets, for CZK110 and CZK310, respectively.

Half-off discounts are granted for children (up to 15 years of age) and seniors (over 60) on the 30-minute, 90-minute and one-day passes.

Ticket sales

Individual tickets (30 and 90 minutes) can be purchased at ticket vending machines located in all metro stations, as well as at tobacconists and tourist information centers. One and three-day passes can only be purchased at information centers.

Metro tickets can also be used for journeys on the tram or central Prague buses. It's important to stamp and validate your ticket before boarding, as plainclothes inspectors will fine you on the spot for riding without a valid ticket.

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