Transportation in the Czech Republic

Planes, trains and automobiles…what’s the best way to get around?

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While you’re in Prague, you should try to visit as many countries as you’d like and as many as your budget allows.

While living in Prague, you will most frequently travel about the city by bus, tram, or metro. Public transportation in Europe is a lot more frequently used than in the States because far fewer people have cars.

Czech Republic Transportation bus

Buses are fast, quick, and convenient. Bus schedules around Prague can be found here. You can map your routes and plan trips using this tool!Czech Republic Transportation

You’ll also frequently be using the Tram (tramvaje), which is the local overground train system. Trams run every 15 minutes or so, and operate from 4:30am-12am everyday. There is also a night tram that operates more infrequently between 12:30am and 4:30am. You may find all tram schedules here.

Czech Republic Transportation metro

In addition to the bus and train systems, you’ll also have access to Prague’s metro system! Currently, Prague has three metro lines to serve the city. They are conveniently colored Red, Yellow, and Green. The Green line runs from east to west and stops at 13 stations, the Yellow also runs east to west stopping at 24 stations, and the Green line runs north to south, servicing 20 stations. For more information on this amazing transportation system, please visit MyCzechRepublic. Please also download the Tram and Metro Map of Prague!

Czech Republic Transportation Taxi

Taking a taxi also has it’s advantages. Need to get somewhere quickly? Alone at night? Taxis are your best option in these situations. However, not all taxis are equal or safe. The taxi system in Prague is steadily improving, however, when taking taxis, you must always be aware that there are differences between private and public taxis.

Short story: private taxis can charge you whatever they want, and can change prices on you in an instant. You’re better off calling a dispatch service that uses metered taxis. Private taxis also have meters, but drivers are less likely to use them with tourists and foreigners. Dispatch services and local companies are much more likely to meter the ride and be honest with prices.

One of the local taxi companies, AAA, has reliable taxis and an app for you to request a taxi easily. You may also find apps like Liftago much easier and convenient to access on your smart phone.

Liftago – You pick the driver closest to you and you can see the fare before you choose. This is an app only available on smart phones.

Weekend travel

Czech Republic Transportation weekend travel

You’ll be able to fly, take trains, and buses. Past students have traveled to many countries, especially by bus and train. It’s incredibly affordable! With your student ID card, you’ll get a discount! The Student Agency is also a great site for booking bus trips outside of Prague.

The Czech Republic is located in Central Europe and is bordered by Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Poland. Adventures and opportunities abound!

**Pick-pockets: While traveling in the Czech Republic is a breeze, it is always important to be aware of your surroundings. Pick-pocketing occurs frequently, especially in larger cities. Make sure that your bag is zipped up and carried in front of you and that your wallet is tucked away safely. Guys, never carry your wallet in your back pocket. Just don’t.

It is also a good idea to keep copies of your passport and essential documents in your dorm or hotel room, just in case. Keep an eye out for yourself and your friends on crowded metro trains and don’t be afraid to make a lot of noise if you see something out of place. Pick-pockets scare easily!