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Tips for Getting Around Prague

Submitted by on June 16, 2009 – 12:45 pmNo Comment

prague-tramPrague has a well organized and extensive public transportation system. Its network includes metro and tram services that serve the city center and outlying areas and city buses that serve Prague’s immediate surroundings outside of the city. Tickets can be purchased at metro stations, newspaper stands and vending machines at select stops and are based on time traveled. Ticket types include 20 minutes for 18 CZK, 75 minutes for 26 CZK and daily passes ranging from 1 to 5 days. Airport transfers on the Airport Express are available for 50 CZK.

If you’re looking to experience something different and fun, visitors can experience Prague by boat from April through October. The main quay is located near the Karlovo namesti metro station. The boats are a good way to reach such places as the Slapska prehrada or the Prague Zoo.

Helpful tips for sightseeing around Prague:

  • Take tram # 22 to the stop closest to Prague Castle.
  • Get off at the Malostanska metro station (A line) to reach the Charles Bridge.
  • The nearest metro station to the Municipal House and the Powder Tower is Namesti Republiky (B line).
  • Old Town Square is accessible from both the Staromestska (A line) and the Mustek (A or B line) metro stations.
  • Krcsky les begins very close to the Roztyly metro station (C line).
  • To reach the Petrin Hill viewing tower, get off at the Ujezd tram stop (tram #s 6, 9, 12, 20, or 22) and take the funicular.
  • The television tower is a short walk from the Jiriho z Podebrad metro station (A line).
  • You can reach the airport by taking the AE (Airport Express) from Hlavni Nadrazi as well as bus #s 100, 119, 179, 225, or 254.

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  • Jake says:

    I planned on walking, but a couple of trips hiking up to the castle made me pretty grateful for that tram.

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