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Map of Prague
Map of Prague. Prague is divided into 10 city districts, and every city district is devided in several sub districts  ... The Postal code for Praha 1 is 110 00, for Praha 2 ist 120 00; Praha 10 is 100 00. E.g. the sub districts of Praha 8 (Liben) are Palmovka, Prosek, Kobylisy ...
 
Public Transport
There are 3 metro lines in Prague & a lot of tram (since 1891)- and bus lines. And a cableway (Or is it a funicular? Sorry for our lack of english skills).

Tickets are valid for all means of transportation, but cannot be purchased from bus- or tram drivers. You have to buy them in advance at all metro stops, news- and tabac shops, some groceries, anywhere you see the red-and-yellow "DP" sticker or at yellow vending machines (in metro stations and some places with high density of traffic). Press once for the ticket you want, twice if you want two tickets..., and then press the 'enter' button!

Coins only, but they do give change). Tickets need to be stamped before entering the metro or after entering trams & busses.
Plain-clothes inspectors do ticket checks. Penalty is 200 CZK if you're travelling without a valid ticket. Ask for his or her photo ID badge!

Metros are going beween 5 a.m. and midnight, trams at day and night: Night trams are visible through a "5" at the beginning (51, 52, 53 ...), they have 8 different lines and most of them croosing each other at "Lazarska" in the center of Prague, where you can change trains. They approach every 40 minutes.

The 12 nightbuslines (501, 502 ...) don't have one similar central stop, but most of them stop at the top of Wenceslas Square (near Muzeum metro) and around the corner from I.P. Pavlova metro stop.
Fees (from October 2011):

Single ticket: 24 CZK. 30 minute duration, no transfers allowed. 5 metro stations limit.
Single ticket: 32 CZK. 90 minute duration, transfers allowed from Metro to tram to bus.
24 hour ticket: 110 CZK. Unlimited rides on all Prague's public transportation for 24 hours from validation.
72 hour ticket: 310 CZK. Unlimited rides on all of Prague's public transportation for 72 hours from validation.
30 day ticket: 670 CZK. Unlimited rides on all of Prague's public transit for 30 days from validation.
90 day ticket: 1880 CZK. Unlimited rides on all of Prague's public transit for 90 days from validation.

For long-term passes you do _not_ need a photo and your ID anymore. They are available at all the major metro stations and at the main office at Na bojisti 5, Prague 2 (Phone: 224982770). If you are in Prague for longer than one week you should buy the 30 day pass and you will save a lot of money.

The cableway starts at the bottom of Petaín hill at Újezd ánd runs to the top of Petáín hill. It runs every ten or 15 minutes between 9.15 a.m. and 8.45 p.m (10 CZK for adults or 5 CZK for children).


A few more links for network maps: The Public Transport Website.

For more information visit Public Transport Information Offices:
  • Metro Station Muzeum, in the subway of Muzeum station, Line A and C Open: Monday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Phone 222623777
  • Metro Station Mustek, in the subway of Mustek station, Line B, beneath the Jungmannovo Square, Open: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Phone: 222646350
  • Metro Station Nádrazí Holesovice at Nádrazí Holesovice station, Line C, exit to the Plynární Street Open: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Phone: 220806790
  • Metro Station Andel in the hall of Andel station, Line B Open: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Phone: 222646055
  • Metro Station Cerný Most, the northern end of Cerný Most station, Line B, next to bus termini Open Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Phone: 222647450
  • Ruzyne Airport, arrivals hall Open: Monday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Phone: 220115404
 
Taxis
Not long time ago it was definatly risky to hire a taxi in Prague, but fortunatly since 98, 1st of April there are regulations. If you take a taxi for a trip within Prague and you do not go out of Prague's borders you can hire a cab without beeing scared if you pay attention to the following:
Prior to setiing off, the taximeter must be reset and the figure 30 CZK will appear on the display. There is for all taxis within the city of Prague a regulated maximum rate: A One-off boarding charge is max. 30; 1 kilometer within the city bounderies is max. 22 CZK and Waiting is max. 4 CZK per miunute. Make sure you ask for a receipt before paying. Receipts have to be printed out by the taximeter since 98, April. Taxis ordered through the dispatcher are cheaper (updated 20th of Oct 2002).
  • Taxi Praha Phone: 266778899 & 66776677 (October 2002: 17.9 CZK/km)
  • Profi Taxi Phone: 214035 (October 2002: 18.9 CZK/km)
  • AAA Phone: 214014 & 233113311 & 23122112 (October 2002: 19.9 CZK/km)
 
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Lost and Found
Praha 1, Karoliny Svetlé 5, Phone: 24 23 50 85
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