Transport in Czech Republic

According to Gradinmath, Prague airport “Ruzyne” is located 20 km north-east of the center of Prague. Flight time on the Moscow-Prague route is 2 hours 40 minutes. Line buses run from the airport to the center of Prague: bus 119 to the metro station “Dejvicka” (line A), bus 179 to the station “Nove Butovice” (line B). Buses depart every 10 minutes from 4:30 am to 11:30 pm and stop near the arrivals terminal.

The trip takes about 25 minutes, the fare is 12 Kc. Suburban bus “Cedaz” to the metro station “Dejvicka” leaves every half an hour from 6 am to 9 pm.

Travel time – about 15 minutes, ticket price – 60 Kc. The suburban bus “Welcome Touristic Praha” departs every half an hour, the route airport – residential areas, the duration of the trip is about 30 minutes, the ticket price is 95 Kc. The official tax for a taxi is from 30 CZK per kilometer, but taxi drivers can ask for much more (find out the price in advance). It is advisable to book air tickets in advance, two weeks in advance. Of course, you can buy a ticket the day before, but it will cost more, as there are usually first class tickets on sale.

VIR Hall

The Ruzyne Airport in Prague offers the following range of services for VIP clients:

  • individual meeting of passengers at the aircraft ladder
  • meeting in a special comfortable arrivals hall with a bar and cafe
  • transportation of passengers on special vehicles to the aircraft gangway (Mercedes Benz, Ford, Fiat minibuses)
  • tray, loading, unloading of luggage and hand luggage into and out of passenger transport
  • provision of premises for waiting for a flight (rooms are equipped with comfortable furniture, TV, video, music center, telephone)
  • prompt passage of passport and customs control through specially equipped terminals
  • rent of separate suites for meetings and negotiations, presentations, press conferences
  • provision of city communication services, fax, copier, Internet connection

Similar services are provided at all major airports in the world.

Prague railway station

The railway station is located in the very center of Prague. Travel time from Moscow to Prague – 36 hours (the train follows the route Moscow-Minsk-Brest-Warsaw-Prague).

Usually all trains come to the Hlavni nadrazi station, much less often to Nadrazi Holesovice, Smichovske nadrazi, Masarykovo nadrazi.

There are metro stations near these stations. Car type: international trains – 3 pers. in a compartment.

Motor transport

Intercity buses usually arrive at Florenc or Roztyly stations. There is a metro station nearby.

Taxi

Taxi fares are free: from 30 Kc per 1 km, waiting price from 4 to 10 Kc per minute (includes waiting for slow driving and waiting at the request of the customer), landing fee 30 Kc. It is safer (and cheaper) to order a taxi by phone. Car doors usually have the name of the company and the price per kilometer and per minute of waiting. These prices must correspond to those set by the driver on the taximeter.

At the request of the passenger, the driver is obliged to present a receipt for the journey, which indicates the place of registration of the car (SPZ) and registration number.

24-hour phone numbers of some taxi dispatchers: “City Taxi” 233 103 310; “TAXI PRAHA”

Urban transport

Metro
The Prague metro network consists of 3 lines marked with letters and differing in color: line A (green), line B (yellow) and line C (red), 48 stations. The metro operates daily from 5:00 to 24:00, the movement interval is 3-10 minutes.

Trams
Trams run daily from 4:30 to 24:00, at night from 24:00 to 4:30 there are only routes starting with the number 5 (51, 52, 58, etc.). The central transit stop of night routes is the stop “Lazarska”. There is a timetable at every stop.

Buses
Day and night traffic is the same as for trams; night traffic is provided by routes ╧ 501 and 512. There is a timetable at each stop.

Funicular The
funicular to Petřín Hill runs along the Ujezd-Nebozizek-Petřín route and starts from the tram stop ╧22 Ujezd. The funicular is part of Prague’s public transport, i.e. it valid tickets purchased for the tram or metro. It operates daily from 9:15 to 20:45 (only on weekends in winter), traffic interval is 10-15 minutes.

Types of fare payment

Tickets for all types of transport can be bought at newsstands or in the subway, as well as in yellow machines (choose the type of ticket, throw a coin, get a ticket and change). The cheapest adult ticket – 8 Kc – for 15 minutes of travel by tram or bus without the right to transfer or 4 metro stations (you can change lines, but the transfer should not take more than 3 minutes). It is not valid on night routes and the funicular.

Ticket for 12. The KS is valid for one hour (after you have entered it) on weekdays from 5 am to 8 pm and for one and a half hours on weekdays from 8 pm to 5 am, and on weekends at any time.

Tickets for 24 hours (Ks 70), 3 days (Ks 180), 7 days (Ks 250) and 15 days (Ks 280) are only sold on the metro. They need to write your name, surname and date.

Tickets for three days or more are valid precisely by DATE, and not by time (that is, three days, not 72 hours), so they should not be punched in the evening, otherwise the day will be lost. Long-term tickets (for a month or more) are sold at the main branch at Na Bojisti 5 (next to the metro station “IPPavlova”), they do not need to be punched, they are valid one day before the start date and three days after the end date.

Children’s ticket (6-16 years old) costs: 4 Kc without transfers and 6 Kc with transfers. Children under 6 years old – free of charge, for luggage larger than 20x30x50 cm, a bicycle or a dog (if the dog is not in a cage) a separate ticket is required (6 Kc).

Controllers are selective in the metro and trams. The fine for traveling without a ticket is 400 Kc.

Car rent

On the territory of the country there are many Czech and international companies that rent cars. The well-maintained roads and motorways of the Czech Republic make ideal conditions for traveling by car, although Prague itself is not a very convenient city for motorists – there are many one-way streets, and many of the streets are paved.

A car can be rented by a person who has reached the age of 18 (often, according to the rules of companies, the age must be older depending on the class of the car) and who has an international driving license.

Right-hand traffic, seat belts must be fastened. Maximum speed: in the city – 50 km / h, on the highway 130 km / h. Some highways are toll roads (a special piece of paper about payment (toll roads) is attached to the windshield when you rent a car, it must be attached.

The cost of gasoline is from 30 crowns per liter. The deposit for the car is about $ 150. Branches of world famous rental companies cars are located at the Prague airport, the price is from $65 per day (unlimited mileage) or from $26 per day + $0.24 per kilometer).

Parking areas are marked with different colors. Orange zones – short-term parking only (maximum 2 hours), price: 40Kk per hour, 15Kk for 15 minutes, parking from 18:00 to 8:00 and on Sunday free of charge. Green zones – maximum parking time – 6 hours, price: 30 kc per hour, 15 kc for 30 minutes, parking from 18:00 to 8:00 and on sunday free of charge. Blue zones – only for residents of the city center, a special card is required.

VIP car rental
There are many companies that rent limousines and executive and luxury cars – Mercedes, Cadillac, Lincoln. You can also rent luxury minibuses. Firms offer VIP car rental services for weddings and other celebrations, trips to castles and other trips. In most cases, the car is rented with a driver.

If you travel to the Czech Republic in your own car, the car should be insured. The presence of a “green card” will be checked at the border. The card must be valid for the entire stay in the country, and you can buy it at any insurance company or at the border point.

Transport in Czech Republic