Prague Metro (Subway)

The Prague metro carries around 600 million passengers a year and about 40% of people choose it as their mode of public transport in Prague. The Prague subway is fast, efficient, clean and easy to use. Its three lines consist of about 60 km of tracks running mostly underground, and 57 stations. New stations continue to be added.

The Prague metro is only about 40 years old (it was first opened in 1974) and is mostly Russian-built.


Metro Lines

Prague Metro PlatformThe three lines of the Prague metro currently are:

Line A (Green) runs east to west from Depo Hostivař to Dejvická and has 13 stations. An extension of line A to Motol is planned for 2014. Line A should eventually run all the way to the Prague Airport, which is currently serviced only by bus.

Line B (Yellow) runs east to west from Černý most to Zličín and has 24 stations.

Line C (Red) runs north to south from Letňany to Háje and has 20 stations.

Line D (Blue) is planned to be built in the future. The construction should begin in 2014 and the first section is scheduled to open in 2018.


Transfer Stations
Prague Metro Escalator
There are three transfer stations in the city center where two subway lines intersect:

Můstek (lower end of Wenceslas Square) - lines A and B intersect
Muzeum (upper end of Wenceslas Square) - lines A and C intersect
Florenc (main bus station) - lines B and C intersect

These are transfer points from one line to another. Each transfer route is clearly marked and takes 3-5 minutes walking.



In the Metro Station

Prague Metro StationTrains run from around 4:45 a.m. and the last train leaves its station of origin at midnight. Night trams and buses must be used when the metro is closed. Trains arrive in 1-3 min. intervals during the peak hours of the morning and afternoon commute and in 4-10 min. intervals in the off hours. The time that has elapsed from the moment when the previous train left the station can be seen on the clock at the head of the tracks.

All stations are equipped with escalators and about two thirds of all metro stations allow access for the disabled.



Subway Announcements

Prague Subway CarOnce on the train, the following announcements can be heard:

1. Name of the station where the train is currently stopped, e.g. "Můstek"
2. Warning of doors closing: "Ukončete prosím výstup a nástup, dveře se zavírají." (Please finish exiting and boarding the train, the doors are closing.)
3. Name of the following station (e.g. Muzeum): "Příští stanice: Muzeum" (Next station: Muzeum). If that station is also a transfer station, you will hear "Přestup na linku A/B/C." (Transfer to line A/B/C).



Prague Metro Map

You can download a large printable map of the Prague subway and tram system from the Prague Public Transit Co. website. You will need Adobe Reader. If you don't have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free here.

Prague Metro and Tram Map

• Useful Dictionary

eskalátor - escalator
linka (A, B, C) - line (A, B, C)
metro - subway
přestup - transfer
stanice metra - subway station
trasa - route
vstup - entrance
výstup - exit

Placený prostor, označte si jízdenku - Paid area, validate your ticket
Vlak přijíždí do stanice - Train approaching the station
Ukončete prosím výstup a nástup, dveře se zavírají. - Please finish exiting and boarding the train, the doors are closing.
Příští stanice: [name of station] - Next station: [name of station]
Přestup na linku A/B/C - Transfer to line A/B/C
[name of station], přestupní stanice - [name of station], transfer station

myCZ tip: Online Schedules and Connections
You can look up Prague metro schedules and connections at dpp.cz.

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