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Prague Metro Guide

Prague Metro Guide

A quick guide

The Prague Metro, founded in 1974, is the 5th busiest Metro in all of Europe and one of the best ways to around the city.

Whether you're a Prague local or you're stepping into Prague for an unforgettable getaway, you'll want to read on to find out everything you need to know about the Prague Metro.


About The Metro

The Prague Metro currently operates with 3 lines that service 61 stations throughout Prague between 4am and midnight.

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Tickets And Passes

You are required to have a valid ticket on you at all times while on the metro.  Random ticket inspections are done regularly and if you are found without a valid fare, you will be fined 800CZK ($35) increasing to 1500CZK ($66) if paid after 15 days.

1) Fares

Single tickets good for 30 minutes travel are 24CZK ($1).  You can also opt for tickets good for 90 minutes travel for 32CZK ($1.50).  Children aged 10-15 are half price while seniors and children under 10 can travel for free.

2) Day Passes

Both 1 day and 3 day passes are available for 110CZK ($4.85) and 310CZK ($13.70) respectively.  They are both good for unlimited travel on the Prague Metro from the time they are validated to the time they expire.
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Where To Buy Tickets

Each metro station has vending machines for buying tickets.  You can also purchase tickets at almost in any tobacco shop.  After purchasing your ticket, make sure to validate it by punching it in the orange machine at the top of the escalators at the Metro station or inside trams and buses.
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Inside you'll find travel tips, a trip journal, adventure passport, language flashcards, inspiration and a whole lot more.

It's perfect for everyone from first time travelers to those who are already out there living the backpack dream.
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Trip Planning

If you've never traveled on a foreign metro system, even a smaller one like the one in Rome, it can be a bit daunting at first.  Just take a moment to relax and gather your bearings.  Before you know it you'll be navigating the metro system like a pro!

Before you're off to somewhere, take some time to plan out your route.  Figure out which line or lines you'll need to go on and which stations you need to transfer at in order to get to your final destination.  Also, figure out which exit you'll be leaving that station out of as some stations have many exits.

As with other major cities, pickpockets love working the metro.  Overcrowded stations and train cars give them ample opportunity to work their craft.  Just remember to be smart and protect yourself.
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Navigating The Metro

1) At the station

You'll find all signage, including the self service machines, is in both Czech and English and the directional arrows to the different metro lines are all color coded so don't worry about a language barrier.

Validate your ticket or pass when you pass through the gate to the metro and hold on to your ticket until you have exited the metro as ticket inspectors may ask you to show proof of purchase.

2) Find your train

To find your train line just follow the colored directional arrows and signs.  As each line has trains going in two different directions, check the directional map on the wall to make sure you're heading the right way.

3) Exiting the station

Once you've arrived at your final destination, find your desired exit and insert your ticket into the turnstile to leave the station.
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Transferring Lines

Most trips will involve transferring from one line to another.  When you get off at your transfer station, follow the colored directional signage leading you to your next line.  Again, make sure you’re going in the right direction and off you go.
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