Prague integrated transport system

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Prague’s integrated transport system is a flexible and reliable tool for all Praguers traveling for work and leisure. Passengers can use not only the dense network of buses and trams, but also Prague's unique type of transport – the subway.


Prague’s public transportation is run by the Transport enterprise of the capital city, Prague.

The Prague subway started running May 9, 1974; Florenc and Kacerov are among the oldest stations. Today, the subway runs through 53 stations and transports 458 million passengers annually.  

The total length of the subway route is 54 kilometers. Therefore, the subway is ideal for longer distances and also its operation isn’t negatively influenced by the growth of automobile transportation.


The subway has three routes – “red” route C (which runs between stations Háje and Ládví), “yellow” route B (connects stations Černý Most and Zličín) and the “green” route A (which transports passengers from Dejvická to Skalka).Obviously, it is possible to change from one route to another at transfer stations. They are: Florenc (routes C and B), Můstek (routes A and B) and Muzeum (routes A and C).

Regular tram transport started in Prague in the year 1875, then as a team of horses connecting Karlín with the incomplete National Theater.The first electric tram started transporting passengers in the year 1901, and four years later completely replaced the horses.


Today’s state of tram transport enables transport over 533 kilometers on routes between 628 stops. Each of the 26 daily trams and the nine night tram lines has its own route and enables passengers’ comfortable transport to the desired location.


Every year, trams transport 334 million passengers. Besides daily transport, the trams also ensure night transport during the time when it isn’t possible to travel by subway.

In March 1908, the first regular bus route in Prague between Malostranká Square and Pohořelec was realized, however it was soon stopped for technical reasons.The links started up again in 1925; in the beginning they only ran on the edge of the city where the passengers traveled on trams.

If we could calculate the length of the route all buses must have traveled between their final stops, we would get an unbelievable 2,197.7 kilometers!There are 180 bus lines plus 16 nightly , which stop at a total of 2,510 stops over the whole region of the capital city.

Annually, buses transport 337 million passengers.


Buses and trams ensure daily transport and nightly transport during the time when it’s not possible to travel by subway.

Besides the above-mentioned modes of public transport, there are also commuter transport options that adjoin villages and the surrounding areas of Prague in the Prague integrated transport system.This transportation consists ofbus links 300 and 400 and also by trains in second class passenger compartments and express trains and chosen fast trains. 

Some of these links already operate in a higher (1–5), for which a higher price is paid in accordance to the concrete distance and zone used.

Transport connection of all lines in the Prague integrated transport system can be easily found on the national informational system of timetables .

Commuter transport






Added: 29.12.2009

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