Public Transportation

Prague has one of the best public transportation systems in Europe. Metro linestrams, and buses are used by two-thirds of Prague's population and cover the majority of the city and outskirts. With its night timetable, public transportation is available 24/7.

Single tickets and Travel Passes

Single tickets (fare pricelist here) are available at ticket offices and vendor machines at all metro stations and several bus/tram stops. Newly you can purchase single tickets and pay them by credit card also at ticket terminals, available inside all trams and city buses. 

ticket machine

Travel passes with student discounts are available for students under the age of 26. Students aged 26 or over have to pay full price, regardless of their student status.

In order to purchase cut-price student travel passes, students show the university’s electronic ID card (the ID card you will be issued at registration) as a prof of their status at the ticket office at any of the major metro stations. However, students might have to wait 24 hours after their card is issued before buying the public transportation pass, to allow the data transfer in the card.

For more information about tickets and prices please visit the Prague Public Transit website.

Ticket Inspection                                 

Ticket officers (often accompanied by policemen) travel widely around the transport system and ask passengers to show their tickets or passes. Passengers who are traveling without a valid pass or ticket are subject to a fine, which must be paid on the spot (especially in the case of foreigners). If you have a ticket/travel pass with a student discount, you must show also your student card (or ISIC) as a proof that you are entitled for the discount.

All officers carry both a metal badge and a photo-ID card (průkaz), which are numbered. The number on the two forms of ID should be identical. Always insist on getting a receipt. This may help you if you want to receive part of the money back (e.g. due to having a valid travel pass you have forgotten at home).

IMPORTANT: After you have obtained a travel pass (plus valid coupons for the selected period of time) you cannot be fined at the full rate (in Prague) even if you forget your pass at home. In this case, please, note that you have to inform the ticket inspector and pay a lower fine at the central office of the transport’s agency. In Prague, this agency is called Dopravní podnik and the address of its office is Na Bojišti 5 (5 minutes walk from metro station I. P. Pavlova).

Timetable and Connections

You can find your connection in Prague here

To find your bus or train connections inside the Czech Republic please visit IDOS (switch to English/German in the right bottom corner).

For further information on public transport in Prague (fares, list of routes, and timetables), visit Prague Public Transit Co. Inc, where you can find comprehensive information in English.