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Using Prague Buses, Metro and Trams

Prague public transport is well integrated, efficient, effective, good value,
usually pleasant to use and operates to a very precise timetable.  But please read
our tips on avoiding international pickpockets.

Click here for details of how to use the Taxis
Click here for "Point-And-Go" A4 Taxi sheet - a simple practical guide to directing taxis.
Click here for details of mobile phone SIM card for easy taxi ordering
Click here for details of the IdyllicPrague personal chauffeur service.
Click here for details of how to use the Buses
Click here for details of bus 119 to Prague Airport
Click here for details of how to purchase cheaper bus metro and tram tickets
Click here for photos of Prague Metro and purchasing metro/bus/tram tickets
Click here for the schedule of bus times from Cerny Vul to Prague.
Click here for details of how to use the Metro
Click here for details of how to use the Trams
Click here for the Prague transport web site. 
Click here for details of how to drive into Prague
Click here for details of Prague flights. 
Click here for details of subsidised collection from Prague Airport.


It is particularly convenient to buy 24hr tickets 3 day tickets or month tickets
that cover all Buses, trams, metro and trains within Prague, and are even valid
for the sight-seeing funicular railway! 
Tickets can be purchased at metro stations and at newsagent kiosks around Prague. 
Single use tickets can be purchased from machines.  Single use and multiple
use tickets can be purchased from metro information offices and newsagent
kiosks and also from metro ticket clerks (look for a small glass window within
the metro station labelled "MHD").  It is possible to purchase a ticket by mobile phone.
It is also possible to order tickets from Z-Market see "Shopping".

(Note, better value tickets are available, but for these tickets you need a
metro photo id card, which is not intended for short stay tourists.)

Ticket dispensing machines in the metro stations are translated into English, but can
be confusing at first, which is one of the reasons that we recommend "multi-day" tickets. 

Having purchased your ticket, you need to validate the ticket by stamping it with the
date and time.  This is done by inserting the ticket into any one of the small
yellow machines which can be found inside Buses and at the entrance to the
metro stations, just before the escalators.  When you insert your ticket in the
machine, the machine will stamp the date and time on the top surface of
the ticket at the furthest point away from you.  So ideally the ticket should be
inserted in the machine the right way up and the right way around.  If you are
unsure there is usually a friendly traveller nearby who will be pleased to help.

Bus/metro/tram tickets are sold according to your length of journey.  in 2015 prices: -
    Černư Vůl to Bořislavka Metro          18Kč
    Černư Vůl to Metro, Bus, Tram etc    24Kč 32Kč 40Kč (depending on time length of journey)
    Černư Vůl to Prague Airport             40Kč

You may be asked to buy an extra ticket for large luggage.

These tickets were purchased from a machine: -

If you want to take the 316 or 356 bus from Černư Vůl hospoda (pronounced Churney Vool
hos-pod-ar) going to Bořislavka (pronounced Bodg-is-larv-ka) and you do not have
a ticket, get on the bus and offer the driver some small change - the driver will take
the correct fare from you.  We have never had any problems with this approach.

(Note - when boarding the 119 bus from Prague Airport you need to buy a ticket
from the machine at the bus stop, the 119 bus driver will not sell you a ticket.)

These tickets were purchased from a bus driver: -


For details of Bus and Metro click here


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