Public transport tickets can be used on any type of public transportation and allow transfers between lines (subway to subway, tram to tram, etc.) and types of transport (subway to tram, tram to bus, etc.) for up to 30 minutes (24 CZK) from validation for short ride tickets and 90 minutes (32 CZK) for long ride tickets. You can also buy tickets valid for 24 hours (110 CZK) and three days (310 CZK).
Prague’s main train station is one of the final architectural glories of the dying Habsburg Empire, designed by Josef Fanta and officially opened in 1909 as the Franz-Josefs Bahnhof. It was later renamed to Wilson Station, and today is generally referred to as the Main Station.
Prague Airport Buses to Dejvice metro station depart every 10 minutes from 4am to midnight (32 CZK, plus 16 CZK per large piece of luggage). A taxi to the city centre costs around 600 CZK. It’s recommended to book your airport transport online with PragueAirportTransfers.
Prague City Council has cracked down on the city’s notoriously dishonest taxi drivers by installing a network of taxi stands with red-and-yellow signs quoting the correct fares between various parts of the city, but in reality Prague’s taxi drivers try to cheat passengers on many occations.
Getting a cab in Prague especially at night might be quite a problem as you might end up with an inflated price. Except for the routes from the airport or train station, taxis are most often taken late and after a night out, when we are, perhaps, less in the mood to discuss the route or even properly remember it.
Most international connections terminate in Prague at the Florenc station, located at Metro lines B and C, in Florenc. The main bus station serves all international and long distance domestic routes. From here, you can get to the city-centre by metro line B in about 5 minutes.
Using the Czech Republic’s trains is perhaps the best way to take in this country, as they are cheap, efficient and stretch to nearly all towns in the land. Strangely, taking a bus can actually be a faster way to reach a destination, but the problem is that they are usually a lot more expensive.
Instead of going on a Prague bus tour, take a free tour on a tram. Tram #22 offers a nice ride for getting to know Prague. It operates approximately every 5 to 10 minutes, and passengers can get on or off as they want (a 32 CZK standard ticket is required and valid for 90 minutes).
The train is a very common means of transportation in the Czech Republic. All Czech cities, towns and many villages have their train stations and are interconnected well enough to make train travel a convenient way of getting from one place to another. Trains in the Czech Republic are operated by České dráhy (Czech Railways), RegioJet, and Leo Express. Czech Railways had a monopoly until September 2011. RegioJet brought a breath of fresh air to Czech train travel by offering a high level of service and comfort at lower prices. Leo Express started operating in November 2012.
Prague is very popular destination for its beauty but is also famous thanks to the city dishonest taxi drivers operating there, famous for ripping off anyone who looks like a tourist – including mayor Pavel Bém who was famously posing with a fake moustache on his undercover inspection trip.
Prague Airport Transfers offer private transfers (using VIP sedan, minivan or comfortable coach vehicles) to / from any city or town in the Czech Republic and neighboring countries. The rates we offer are likely to be much cheaper than when using a normal taxi, or for larger groups, similar to train ticket prices. However, unlike travelling by train or bus, with us you can break the journey with a few hours’ visit to an interesting place en route. There will be just a small waiting charge. Also, for an extra charge, we can arrange a professional guide.