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Getting Around Prague: Transport Tips and Advice

A Tram in Prague

Ruzyne Airport (where flights to Prague land) is about 10km or forty minutes outside the city center. Bus 119 takes you to Dejvicka Metro, from where you can use the same ticket to take line A into town.

Alternatively, the CEDAZ express will transport you practically straight to your hostel’s doorstep. If you’re traveling with a group, this is probably the best option in terms of ease and cost. Taxis are, for the most part, generally best avoided.

Trains from other European destinations are likely to arrive at Praha Hlavni and buses into Praha Florenc. Both are situated right next to a metro station and so easily connected with the rest of Prague.

Prague is a perfectly walkable city and (apart from getting a little lost from time to time), most visitors find it easy to get around on foot. But there’s also a metro, tram and bus system on hand when your feet get sore from hours of pounding its cobbled streets.

The three metro lines run from 5am until midnight; night trams and buses run all night after this time, and pick up about every 30 minutes. Tickets are transferable across all modes of transport, and can be purchased from tabak kiosks, machines in stations or DP kiosks.

Remember to validate the ticket on board to avoid a fine. Additionally, if you’ve got a large backpack, you’ll need to buy another half ticket for it to travel with you. A one-day pass is cost effective while a three-day travel card is good value when staying in Prague for a few days.

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