Prague metro to resume service through midnight from July 15

Prague metro will resume its regular midnight service later next month; the city's Airport Express bus will also be reintroduced from July 1

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky Published on 26.06.2021 15:20:00 (updated on 26.06.2021) Reading time: 2 minutes

The Prague metro will resume its regular nightly service through just past midnight as of July 15, Prague Public Transport (DPP) spokesperson Aneta Řehková has revealed in a press release.

For much of the past 15 months, Prague's public transport has been limited due to decreased demand resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. In May, metro service was extended from 10:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

As of later next month, metro service will return to pre-pandemic hours. DPP cited increased interest in nighttime travel after 8:00 p.m. in recent weeks as the reason for expanding the current hours; in June, the number of metro passengers after this time was up 42% compared to May.

Previously, midnight metro service was not expected to be re-introduced until September at the earliest.

From July 15, the final metro trains will leave a central Prague station shortly after midnight; If you're in the city center, the last ride will leave between 12:02-12:08 a.m.

On line A, the last train from Muzeum towards Depot Hostivař at 12:07 a.m. and from the Můstek towards the Nemocnice Motol at 12:08 a.m.; on line B, the final train from Florenc to Černý Most and Můstek to Zličín will both leave at 12:04 a.m.; and on line C, the last train from Muzeum to Háje will leave at 12:02 a.m. and from Florence to Letňany at 12:05 a.m.

In other summer news from Prague Public Transport, the city will reintroduce its Airport Express buses, bringing passengers from Václav Havel Airport to the city's main train station, as of July 1.

The Airport Express line has been completely out of commission for the last 15 months. An expected increase in tourist traffic to Prague during the summer months was cited as the reason for its reintroduction.

Prague's Airport Express line will operate daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. in 30-minute intervals.

Passengers can also expect a price increase on the Airport Express line. From August 1, a one-way ticket will cost 100 crowns, up from 60; the cost for children aged 6-15 will rise from 30 to 50 crowns. Children under six ride for free.

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