It is very likely that the visitor will walk a lot in Prague, a city just perfect for that. Not to mention that exploring the city in this way ends up being a more enriching experience, because in this way, it is possible to explore hidden streets, admire the architecture of the city – which looks more like an open air museum – and also observe the daily lives of the locals .
Those who prefer or need, however, have quality local public transport available. In the capital of the Czech Republic, the visitor has fleets of electric cable cars, subways, buses, as well as taxis and uber.
In this link, you can download the app that plans public transport trips in Prague for free. Simply enter the starting point and the ending point to get the fastest and most convenient route. Available for Android and IOS.
First of all, it is necessary to know that to use public transport in Prague the visitor needs to purchase an individual ticket, which can be 30 or 90 minutes and cost 24 CZK AND 32 CZK, respectively. These tickets – valid on all means of transport – can be purchased from yellow machines that accept coins only, and have a menu in English.
Those who are spending more time in the city can also opt for one and three-day tickets, worth 110 CZK and 310 CZK, one month and even longer. One way to save, using public transport as often as you like, during these periods. Ah, never fail to validate your ticket before boarding.
The Prague metro has three lines, A (green), B (yellow) and C (red), and runs from 5 am to midnight. In all, the capital of the Czech Republic has 57 stations, of which Muzeum, Můstek and Florenc are the most important line transfer stations. There are no turnstiles on the Prague metro, however, before boarding, passengers must validate their ticket, as it may be necessary to present it to one of the inspectors during the trip.
Tram (electric cable car)
Cable cars are usually an excellent means of transportation in the central area of the capital. Tram 22, even, is great for those who are in the city on tour, because, when embarking on it, the passenger travels along a route full of beautiful landscapes, which passes through the National Theater, the Prague Castle, among other important tourist spots, check them all out on this map.
If you are planning more than one trip per day on tram 22, the saving tip is to purchase the 24 hour ticket. The ticket can be purchased at machines available at the cable car points (coins only), at metro stations or stores identified by the name Tabák.
Taxis and Uber
In Prague, the visitor has a large fleet of taxis, the only problem is that the drivers there do not usually have such a good reputation, especially when it comes to charging fair prices.
As public transport in the city is good, taxis end up being a good idea only if the weather is bad or if the passenger has a lot of luggage. Still, always opt for official taxis, which use a meter, and always ask, before boarding, how much the ride will cost. Another tip is to avoid taking taxis in very tourist areas, as the chances of paying more more are always greater.
Uber is currently being a better and more affordable option in Prague, especially for those who want to get to and from the airport. To order an Uber, you need to download and register in the app.
Places in Prague that are not covered by the metro and also by cable cars can certainly be reached by bus. Those who wish to save money – and also don’t have a lot of luggage – can use one of the two buses available to go from the airport to Prague (and vice versa).
Line 119 , for example, connects the airport to Nádraží Veleslavín (metro line A) in about 15 minutes, while line 100 connects the airport to Zličín, where line B is, in 18 minutes. To plan your bus trip in Prague, just download the official app on your mobile phone or access the official travel planner from DPP (the local public transport operator).