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.
The three lines of the Prague metro currently
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.
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.
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.
the Metro Station
Trains 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
All stations are equipped with escalators and
about two thirds of all metro stations allow access for the
Once on the train, the following announcements can be
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).
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.
of station] - Next
of station] Přestup na linku A/B/C - Transfer
to line A/B/C [name of station], přestupní stanice - [name
of station], transfer
Online Schedules and Connections
You can look up Prague metro schedules and connections