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Information centres

Place

Open

Muzeum metro station

Monday - Sunday 07:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.

Karlovo Namesti metro station

Monday - Friday 07:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.

Nadrazi Holesovice metro station

Monday - Friday 07:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.

Narodni Trida metro station

Monday - Sunday 07:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.


 

Metro
The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated in colour: green colour (Skalka station - Dejvicka station), yellow colour (Cerny most station - Zlicin station), red colour (Nadrazi Holesovice station - from 6/2004 extended to Ladvi - Haje station), with transfers possible at Museum station (lines A and C), Mustek station (lines A and B), Florenc station (lines B and C). Metro operates daily from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.. The time interval between train departures is approximately 2 to 3 minutes during the workday rush hours and 4 to 10 minutes during off-peak hours.

TramsTrams
Daytime operation is from 4:30 a.m. to 24:00 a.m. Nighttime operation is from 00:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and is provided by tram numbers 51 to 58 with traffic intervals 30 minutes. The central transfer-station for nighttime lines is Lazarska stop. Tram schedules are located at individual stops.

Buses
The daytime and nighttime operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Nighttime service is provided by bus numbers 501 to 514. Bus schedules are located at individual stops.

The Funicular
The Funicular onto Petrin Hill operates along the route Ujezd - Nebozizek - Petrin. The Funicular operates daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (April - October) and from 9 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. (November - March) with traffic intervals from 10 to 15 minutes.


Prague City Transport Fares
Travelling by city transport is only possible with a valid ticket. Passengers have to obtain their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the Metro system. The ticket is valid only if marked in the validation appliance. Tickets can be bought at selected Metro stations or in Dopravni podnik Information Centers, hotels, at news stands, travel bureaus, department stores, etc. Single tickets can also be bought from the slot machines located at Metro stations or near some stops of surface transport.

Fares
Transfer ticket 12,- Kc
Discounted (children 6 to 15) 6,- Kc

The ticket is valid for 60 minutes after marking. During off-peak hours, i.e. 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on working days and all day Saturdays and Sundays ticket validity is lengthened to 90 minutes.

Nontransfer ticket 8,- Kc
Discounted (children 6 to 15) 4,- Kc

In trams and buses a nontransfer ticket is valid for 15 minutes after marking and does not allow changing of lines. In the underground the nontransfer ticket is valid for 4 stations after marking (excluding the starting station) and allows transfers between the underground lines. Time validity of the nontransfer ticket in the underground is limited to 30 minutes.

Nontransfer tickets are not valid on night trams and buses and for the Petrin Funicular.
The prices may be increased during the year.

Freight
luggage, dogs, prams without babies, bicycles in the underground 6,- Kc
 

Tourist tickets

for 24 hours 70,- Kc, children (from 6 - 15) 35,- Kc
for 3 days (72 hours) 200,- Kc
for 7 days (168 hours) 250,- Kc
for 15 days (360 hours) 280,- Kc

 

These tickets are valid for all the city transport facilities and allow transfers. On such a ticket, owner's name and the date of birth have to be filled in. The ticket is valid from the moment of its marking. These tickets can be bought in the Information Centres of the Prague Information Service (PIS).


Free-of-Charge Transport of Passengers and Objects
children up to 6 years of age
citizens of the Czech Republic and foreigners with residential permit over 70
disabled in a wheelchair, guide and dog
prams with babies
animals in protective boxes
luggage sized up to 25 x 45 x 70 centimeters
rodlike luggage up to the length of 150 centimeters and 20 centimeters in diameter
latelike luggage sized up to 100x100x5 centimeters
1 pair of skis
a bycicle (in Metro only and off-peak hours))

Notice
If a disabled person in a wheelchair is to use the city surface transport, the guide should inform the driver. At the A-line Metro station Dejvicka, the B-line Metro stations Zlicin, Stodulky, Luka, Luziny, Hurka, Vysocanska, Kolbenova, Hloubetin, Rajska zahrada, Cerny Most and the C-line Nadrazi Holesovice (i.e. Holesovice Railway Station) and Hlavni nadrazi (the Main Railway Station), Muzeum and Vysehrad there is barrierless access to the platform. In a similar way, modified freight-lifts can be used in the A-line Metro station Skalka, and at the C-line - Florenc, I. P. Pavlova, Pankrac, Roztyly, Chodov, Opatov, Haje stations. On working days a special bus service of the line numbers 1 and 3 is provided for the disabled in wheelchairs at these lines: Bryksova, Invalidovna - Florenc - Namesti Republiky - I. P. Pavlova - Jedlickuv ustav - Budejovicka - Nemocnice Krc - Petyrkova - Chodov; and Sidliste Dablice - Prosek - Bulovka - Nadrazi Holesovice - Florenc - Namesti Republiky - Malostranska - Hradcanska - Brevnovska - Nemocnice Motol - Sidliste Repy - Zlicin.

Ticket Inspection
The validity of tickets can be checked by the ticket inspectors of Dopravni podnik at any time during travel or stay in the Metro system. The ticket inspector is entitled to ask the passenger to produce his or her valid ticket, to confiscate invalid tickets, and to collect a penalty (800 Kc, if paid at once 400 Kc) in case of travel without a valid ticket. In case of unpaid freight the inspector collects a penalty 50 Kc. To prove their identity, inspectors produce yellow-and-red badges. They issue receipts for the penalty amounts.