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Public Transport Tickets

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).

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Prague Main Train Station

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.

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Arriving in Prague and Getting Around

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.

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Getting a Taxi at Night

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.

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Prague Taxi Fares

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.

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Main Bus Station (Florenc)

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.

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Getting Around Czech Republic by Train or Bus

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.

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Self Guided Tours With Tram #22

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).

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Taxis in Prague

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.

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Driving In The Czech Republic

If you intend on driving, realise that a license acquired in all E.U. countries is valid throughout the E.U., but any driver from a non E.U. country needs to obtain a driver's license for the Czech Rep if they're residing, for the long-term, in the country. This is also true if they possess a car bought in the Czech Rep. An insurance certificate is also needed.

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Parking in Prague

Most parts of central Prague have meter zones with fees from 30 CZK to 120 CZK per hour (or you can arrange a long-term parking permit). There are some car parks close to metro stations plus underground car parks. To reduce congestion in the city, Park&Ride parking places are used on the outskirts of Prague.

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