Public transport within the territory of Prague and its surroundings is run by 17 transit operators, the most important of which is the Prague Public Transit Company (Dopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy, a. s).
The whole system of Prague Integrated Transport is organised by the ROPID company (Regional Organiser of Prague Integrated Transport). All up-to-date information about travelling in Prague and its surroundings is available on the website of the Public Transit Company (ROPID) and at all information centres of the Prague Public Transit Company.
The Prague metro network consists of three lines: A, B and C. The metro operates daily from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. In the morning and during the afternoon peak hours, trains come every 2 to 3 minutes; the maximum interval in the evening is 10 minutes. On weekends, trains on all lines come in 7.5-minute intervals.
Accessible Travelling by Metro
To meet the trend of making transport accessible for people with reduced mobility, the newest metro stations are equipped with a lift or a disabled access.
In the capital city there are 22 day-time and 9 night-time tram lines. Within the metropolitan public transport network the most important lines create a backbone connection across the city and are numbers 3 (Kobylisy – Sídliště Modřany), 9 (Sídliště Řepy – Spojovací), 17 (Vozovna Kobylisy – Sídliště Modřany) and 22 (Bílá Hora – Nádraží Hostivař).
These lines go directly through the busiest places of the capital and their interval is 4–5 minutes on working days and 7–10 minutes in the evening and on weekends.
Other trams run on 8–10 minute intervals on working days and on 15–20 minute intervals in the evening and on weekends. Day-time lines are in operation from about 5 a.m. and usually stop running shortly after the midnight, thus enabling you to continue on your way once you have got off one of the last metro services.
Night-time lines are in operation from about 00:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and replace day-time metro, trams and buses. The backbone of night-time services consists of nine tram lines (51–59), which all run on 30-minute intervals. It is possible to change to any other night-time tram at the central stop called Lazarská. There are also several other stops where certain trams link up with others.
Accessible Tram Travel
Low-floor trams operate on the vast majority of tram lines – you can find them at particular tram stop timetables on the PIT website. All trams are equipped with special receivers for the blind.
City buses represent another way of travelling by public transport and complement the three metro lines, as well as the dense network of tram lines and railways. There are 118 day-time and 15 night-time bus lines operating especially in areas where there is no rail transport and in the outskirts of the capital. They also provide fast connections around the perimeter of the city without going through the city centre. Suburban lines of Prague Integrated Transport also connect Prague with its surroundings.
Night-time connections from 00:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. replace day-time metro, tram and bus lines. Night-time city bus lines run on 30-minute or 60-minute intervals and at some transfer points they link up with trams or other bus lines. Transport to some municipalities around Prague is provided by suburban bus lines, which link up with the network of night-time city lines.
Prague Integrated Transport (PIT) is a transport system, which also covers suburban areas with suburban buses. Thanks to more than 150 lines, connections are provided from the capital to three hundred surrounding municipalities. These lines are marked with numbers starting with 3 (PIT lines going outside of Prague start with 4). If you take a bus from Prague, you need to get on via the front door. SMS tickets are not valid on these buses.
In Prague, suburban links align most efficiently with the metro. In the rest of the region it is possible to change to trains or other suburban buses. In the region, these buses complement the backbone network of “S” railway lines.
Accessible Bus Travel
In recent years, bus transportation has seen the greatest progress in transporting people with reduced mobility. The Prague Public Transit Company now provides low-floor buses on all routes. To ensure that you are served by a low-floor bus, have a look at the stop timetable – low-floor guaranteed connections are marked with a wheelchair symbol.