The funicular can transfer up to 200 people; the journey takes three minutes, two minutes to the station Nebozízek. The route is 510 metres long; the difference in elevation is 130.5 metre. At the beginning of spring, the funicular undergoes regular maintenance, and is therefore out of service. You can reach it by tram nos. 22, 9, 6 and 12 (stop Újezd).
Information on public transport
The funicular is operated by Prague Public Transit Co. Inc., which is owned by the City of Prague.
You can get up-to-date information about the funicular on Prague Public Transit Company free phone line (+ 420 800 19 18 17), which is available daily between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., or in all their information centres. Their list is available here.
Public transport map of Prague
When travelling in Prague it is advisable to carry a public transport map that can be downloaded for free from here, or you can pick it up from one of the PPTC information centres. The funicular connects with trams at the stop Újezd and follows the route Újezd - Nebozízek - Petřín.
Fares in Prague
Since 1st July 2011, there have been changes in PIT tariffs. An adult transfer ticket costs 32 CZK and is valid for 90 minutes. A transfer ticket for 24 CZK is only valid for 30 minutes.
For detailed information on individual tariffs, go to the section Fareson the Prague Public Transit Company website. For information on regional transport fares, click here.
A tourist 24-hour ticket costs 110 CZK, a three-day ticket, 310 CZK. These tickets are available from ticket vending machines and at information centres.
The funicular operates between April and October, from 9 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. daily and between November and March, from 9 a.m. to 11.20 p.m.daily.
The idea to build the Petřín funicular dates back to 1890 when it was decided to build Petřín Lookout Tower. The Petřín Lookout Tower Cooperative wanted to facilitate the journey to the tower, therefore both of the building projects were carried out simultaneously. The funicular was launched on 25th July 1891. It was the longest funicular of its time in Austria-Hungary. For more information visit the website www.pis.cz.