The Metro runs daily between 5 a.m. and 12 p.m. Intervals are 2 to 3 minutes in the morning and afternoon rush hours. In the evenings the interval is no longer than 10 minutes, and 7.5 minutes during the weekends.
Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) is the main operator of the metro services. You can find your transfer connections in the comfort of your home via its website which will provide combined travel information including tram and bus transportation, public transit map and a current transport update.
The basic transfer ticket for an adult costs 32 CZK and is valid for 90 minutes across the whole of MHD network. A cheaper ticket for 24 CZK can be purchased for shorter distances lasting no more than 30 minutes. Tourist tickets valid for 24 hours cost 110 CZK and a three-day ticket cost 310 CZK. Detailed information about the individual tariffs can be found in Fares section of the DPP website.
Tickets can be purchased in the ticket vending machines (in all the metro halls), in the DPP info centres, some newsagents or via SMS (make sure to enter the metro hall after your message confirmation as the reception in the metro is either very low or non-existent).
Opencard with a recorded coupon for a particular period (one month, three months, or one year) is recommended for a frequent use of public transport. With the application called Doklad o nároku na zvláštní ceny jízdného (Entitlement to a special price fare) children between 10 and 15, and the elderly between 65 and 70 can travel free of charge.
This metro route with 13 stations along its way connects the two final stops Dejvická and Depo Hostivař, it stretches between Prague 6 and the historic centre to Prague 10. It is shown with green colour in the information system. Its transfer stations are Můstek (transfer to line B) and Museum (transfer to line C). The service was first opened in 1978 and gradually increased in its length to the current figure of 11 km. Trains run this distance in total time of 23 minutes. Today further construction works take place to build new metro stations directed to North-west (stations Bořislavka, Nádraží Veleslavín, Petřiny and Motol Hospital). You can find the updated timetable here.
This metro route runs through 24 stations and connects its last stop Zličín with Prague 5, Prague 2, 1, 8 and 9 to Černý Most. Both final stops are significant terminals for suburban buses and coach transport. It is depicted with yellow colour in the information system and its transfer stations are Můstek (transfer to line A) and Florenc (transfer to line C). The service was initiated in 1985 and its length reached 25.6 km, and the metro trains run this distance in 41 minutes. One of the stations - Národní is closed until 2014 due to construction works. An updated timetable can be found here.
This metro route with 20 stations connects north and south of the city: final stations are Letňany and Háje. The metro runs through Prague 9, 8, 7, 1, 2, 4 and 11. The line is depicted with a red colour in the information system and its transfer stations are Florenc (transfer to line B) and Museum (transfer to line C). This service is the oldest and originated in 1974. The train takes 36 minutes to complete a 22.4 km long journey. An updated timetable can be found here.
In recent years with the trend of transport availability to the disabled and impaired citizens some stations have been equipped with lifts or barrier-free access routes. The more ancient stations have undergone modifications in line with their technical facilities. They feature additional lifts or stair lifts. Gradually, the conditions for transport of prams and bicycles have also been improved. A current situation about barrier-free stations can be found with this map.