Prague Tram Network – Everything You Need to Know (2024)

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Written by local experts Adriana & Matěj

Adriana and Matěj Halouskovi are travel bloggers behind the successful blog Czech the World.

Matěj was born in Prague and has lived here his entire life and Adriana moved here 6 years ago.

We have traveled to more than 60 countries, but if we could tell you what place we know the most, it is our city

This article is your comprehensive guide to everything about Prague’s trams, from practical information such as routes and tickets to exploring the rich history and scenic tourist routes that make Prague’s tram system a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Introducing Prague Tram Network

The Prague tram network spans approximately 150 km, making it one of the most extensive in Europe. The trams provide comfortable and reliable surface transportation throughout Prague.

It includes 785 trams, servicing 24 daytime routes and 9 night routes, ensuring comprehensive coverage across the city. The trams operate on a frequent schedule, with headways as short as 4 minutes during peak hours and no longer than 20 minutes at night.

The fleet includes a mix of modern low-floor trams for accessibility and historic models that provide a nostalgic ride through the city.

Tickets can be purchased at various vending machines, online, or through mobile apps, with options ranging from short-term passes to long-term subscriptions

Prague Tram Network - Everything You Need to Know (2024)

Map of the Prague Tram Network

Daytime tram routes 1-26 operate from 5:00 AM to midnight. The frequency during peak hours is every 8 minutes, and during off-peak times, it ranges from 10 to 20 minutes. Key tram routes, such as lines 9, 17, and 22, run at half these intervals (every 4 minutes during peak hours and 5-10 minutes otherwise).

You can download the map here.

Map of the Night Service

Night tram lines 91-99 carry passengers from midnight to 5:00 AM at 30-minute intervals. Lazarská station serves as the central hub for all night trams, facilitating easy transfers between routes. The night scheme is a map of both trams (dark red color) and buses (blue color).

You can download the map here.


Tickets can be purchased at various vending machines, online, or through mobile apps, with options ranging from short-term passes to long-term subscriptions.

It is important to say, that if you buy PID ticket, it is valid not only for trams but also for buses, Vltava ferries, and metro in Prague.

If you are visiting Prague for just a couple of days, the best is 24-hour or 72-hour ticket. It’s simple and hassle free. Just buy the ticket, stamp it (when you first board a vehicle or enter a metro station) and that’s it. What benefits do these 24/72-hour tickets offer?

  • Priced at 120 CZK for the 24-hour ticket, and 330 CZK for the 72-hour option.
  • Once stamped, the ticket remains valid for exactly 24 or 72 hours from the time of stamping; for example, if stamped at 19:35, it will expire at 19:35 the following day or three days later.
  • Good for an unlimited number of rides within the period of validity.
  • Applicable for use across PID-operated trams, subways, buses, ferries, and trains within Prague, with the exception of vintage routes K, 41, 42, and the Airport express AE.
  • Includes access to the Petřín funicular, which usually costs 60 CZK for a one-way ticket.
  • You are allowed to carry one piece of luggage without any additional cost (excluding on trains).

For those who plan to travel less frequently, shorter-duration tickets are available.

Short-term ticketsFull priceHalf price
30 min.*30 CZK15 CZK
90 min.*40 CZK20 CZK
24 hours120 CZK60 CZK
72 hours330 CZK

Full price – From 15 until 60 years
Half price – Seniors from 60 until 65 years with a valid proof of their discount entitlement.

*30 minute and 90-minute tickets are not valid for Petřín funicular. A single-ride ticket valid for funicular can be bought for 60 CZK at the funicular station.

If you’re planning an extended stay in Prague, you might want to consider a season ticket, starting from one month.

Prague Tram Network - Everything You Need to Know (2024)

Finding the connection

To find the fastest connection, just use Google Maps. Alternatively, you can use official Prague transport website Spojení DPP or download the app Pubtran, for Apple, you can use IDOS.

Prague Tram Network - Everything You Need to Know (2024)

Historical Tram Lines

Prague offers special tram tours, including the historical tram line no. 41 and 42, which operates with vintage trams and takes passengers on a historical tour of the city. These special rides provide insights into the tram’s history and offer a unique perspective on Prague. Seasonal and thematic tram rides, such as the Christmas tram, add a festive touch to the experience, making it a memorable activity for visitors.

Historical Tram Line No. 42 operates year-round, connecting major tourist destinations in Prague, predominantly through the historic center. This hop-on, hop-off service runs daily. Note that the standard Prague Integrated Transport (PID) tariffs do not apply to this special line.

Ticket Prices for Historical Tram Line No. 42:

  • Full-day adult fare (valid for 24 hours): 350 CZK
  • Discounted full-day fare (children aged 4-15, students up to 26 years old, holders of ZTP passes, and seniors aged 65 and over): 250 CZK
  • Children under 3 years: Free
  • The full-day ticket is also valid on tram line No. 41 and bus line K.

Tickets are available from the conductor on board the tram and can be purchased either with cash or by card. Vouchers can be bought at all Info Centers and exchanged for tickets directly on the tram. Tickets can also be purchased at the TIC Můstek, TIC Old Town Hall, and the IC Petřín Lookout Tower.

Once validated, the full-day ticket is valid for 24 hours only on lines 42, 41, and K, and cannot be used on regular Prague public transport services. Regular PID tariffs do not apply on line No. 42.

Prague Tram Network - Everything You Need to Know (2024)

History of the Prague Tram Network

The origins of Prague’s tram system date back to 1875 when the first horse-drawn tram made its debut on the streets of Prague. This initial mode of tram transport laid the foundation for the extensive network that would eventually cover the city.

By 1891, the system had transitioned to electric trams, a significant technological leap that increased efficiency and capacity. The 20th century saw numerous expansions and modernizations, despite the challenges posed by two world wars and political changes.

Today, the network boasts about 150 kilometers of tracks, making it one of the largest and oldest continuously operating tram systems in Europe.

This network not only facilitates the daily commute for thousands of residents but also provides visitors with an authentic glimpse into the daily life of the city, all while offering scenic routes that highlight Prague’s most picturesque vistas.

Prague Tram Network - Everything You Need to Know (2024)

Exploring Prague by Tram

For tourists, the tram is not just a practical mode of transport but a touristic adventure in itself. Some routes are particularly scenic, such as Tram 22, which passes by many major attractions including Prague Castle and the National Theatre.

Modern trams are equipped with the latest safety features and are designed to be accessible to people with disabilities, including low-floor designs for easy boarding. Clear signage and announcements in multiple languages ensure that even non-Czech speakers can navigate the network confidently.

Visit the Museum of Public Transport

Explore more vintage trams at Praha-Střešovice. In the tram depot in Prague-Střešovice, there is a unique collection of artifacts from the history of public transport in the capital of the Czech Republic. The permanent exhibition “Museum of Public Transport in Prague” was opened in May 1993 by the Prague Public Transit Company, a joint-stock company. It presents to the public more than forty historical vehicles and many other exhibits including models, photographs, historical documents, tickets, and diagrams.

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