Travel around

Walk

The centre of Prague is surprisingly easily accessible by walking, if you don’t mind the occasional cobblestones, hills, waiting on the red light and minding the dog poo everywhere :).

Make sure you don’t get in an accident, drivers tend to be crazy.

Public Transport

Usually in time, most often comfortable and fast, we definitely suggest to use it. Sometimes when a wagon gets crowded pay extreme attention to your belongings :).

There are several useful apps that help you move around - even to find the nearest stop. Actually Google Maps work fairly well, too :). Or you can use the Idos app (free both for iOs  and android ).

There is a website, too. You can switch it to English (little flag on the bottom right), make sure you select properly in which timetables to search (Prague Public Transport).

Trams

The best mean for moving around the centre of the city.

Karlovo Namesti is very well connected with trams going in all directions.

If you want to check where the trams go, you can enter the line number into this form.

Subway (called Metro)

Prague has 3 lines going across the city: A - green, B - yellow and C - red. The lines cross in a triangle in the center of the city, with 3 “transition stops”.

The venue is on the yellow line, station “Karlovo namesti”. Some stations have 2 exits from the tunnel, Karlovo namesti is one of them … when getting out, make sure you are using the proper exit :).

The venue is situated conveniently between the two exits.

Buses

They operate mostly in places where the other two systems can't reach - in small roads in the centre, on the outskirts. Chances are you are not going to use a bus, except on the way from the airport.

Night system

One of the things we are always proud of in Prague :) The metro stops at midnight and trams and buses start a different scheme. There is a network of trams, each of them goes every 30 mins and they all meet in the centre, close to the venue (Station ‘Lazarska’).

Tickets

You can get a 3 day ticket for ~EUR 10, or buy individual tickets for ~1 EUR. There are vendor machines (the most confusing vendor machines on this planet :) and single journey tickets are also available in most newspaper stands.

The single journey ticket can be bought in 2 variants, 30 minutes or 90 (~1 EUR).

Ticket Inspectors are met rather rarely, but the encounter is usually not a pleasant one if you fail to present a ticket. Fines, loss of time and good spirits may happen.

Taxis

Try to avoid taxis in general, Prague has a great system of public transport, use it :).

In case you do need a taxi, make sure you call it through some app / website / service - don’t stop them on the road.

Get an app like Liftago - doesn’t require a card, you can still pay by cash. Drivers are usually rather nice :).

Uber works, too.