Transportation in Prague
Prague's extensive underground network, or Metro, is a quick way to get around. There are three lines, A (green), B (yellow) and C (red), which criss-cross the city centre and terminate in the suburbs.
Prague has no shortage of taxis, but if you want to catch a cab, you should order one by phone from a trustworthy, official company. You may well be overcharged if you catch a taxi at one of the ranks in the main tourist areas. Don't hail one on the street either – it is illegal for them to stop anywhere but at an official taxi rank.
Much of central Prague is pedestrianised, including the Old Town Square and several of the streets leading off it, as well as the cobbled lanes of Malá Strana. This is where many of the top sights cluster, so put on your walking shoes.
Buses tend to be less crowded than trams, but are mostly of use for travel outside of the city centre.
Rent your car
Prague’s narrow medieval streets, many of which are one-way, and shortage of parking mean that it’s easier to park at one of the park-and-ride car parks by metro stations in the outskirts. They are secure and only cost €0.30 for the day, compared to €0.70-€1.30 per hour in the city centre.
Travel passes – available for one, three or five days – give you unlimited travel on trams, buses and the metro system in Prague. Buy them at any metro station and validate your ticket (only once per ticket and/or journey) in the little machines as soon as you board a bus or tram or enter a metro station.