Prague has a very efficient public transport system, including a bus, tram and metro (subway – underground) network. It works very similarly to other large cities, where a one-way ticket is valid for a limited period of time in which passengers can use several means of transportation (30 or 90 minutes depending on the ticket).
Transport tickets and passes can be purchased in any metro station, either at a vending machine or ticket office. Keep in mind that the vending machines only accept coins and can be used in English. Passengers can also buy their tickets in certain newsagents, tourist information centers or tobacco shops. If you are planning on taking the tram, we recommend getting the tickets beforehand.
Passengers will always need to validate their ticket before getting on the metro or once on the bus and tram in the yellow machines. This is important as there are frequent controls by inspectors, who will fine you if you haven't validated your ticket.
Although it is a little confusing, you can click here to download a transport map of Prague.