Prague Travel Guide


About Prague - Prague Metro System

Prague underground system consist of three lines (see below). It is fast, efficient, clean, and easy to use. Subway is open from 4:30am to 0:30am daily. The frequency of metro is around 2 to 3 minutes during peak hours at weekdays and around 6-10 minutes intervals during the peak-off hours and on weekends. The time elapsed from the moment when the previous train left the station can be seen on the clock at the head of the tracks. User-friendly maps and diagrams make the whole system easy to understand even for non-Czech speakers.

Some tourists make fun from the announcements that can be heard at each station. It says "Ukončete výstup a nástup, dveře se zavírají" (Finish you getting off and on, the doors are closing) and "Přístí stanice" (Next station) followed by the name of the station. When the metro train approaches the station you can hear the name of the station.

Prague Metro Lines

Line A (Green) - running south east to north west from Depo Hostivar to Dejvicka
Line B (Yellow) - running north east to south west from Cerny most to Zlicin
Line C (Red) - running north to south from Nadrazi Holesovice to Haje

Connecting lines & Transfer stations

There are three transfer stations in the city centre where two lines intersect: Mustek (lower end of Wenceslas Square) - lines A and B
Muzeum (upper end of Wenceslas Square) - lines A and C
Florenc (main bus station) - lines B and C
Follow the signs "přestup" (connecting line) followed by the letter of the connecting line. Each transfer route is clearly marked and takes some 3-5 minutes.

First metro station in Prague has been opened in 1974, while the first plans to build an underground system dates back to the end of 19th century. The core of the current system was built in cooperation with Soviet engineers and Soviet built metro cars was imported. There are all reconstructed in a modern and safe way. By the end of the decade, all metro cars should be be replaced by new ones built by Siemens. Now you can meet both new ones with the old ones. An extension by new stations and two new lines (D and E) is planned for the future.

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