Prague will extend public transport hours past midnight on New Year's Eve

The city's public transit authority has also announced that it will operate a limited service through mid-February. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 20.12.2022 10:00:00 (updated on 22.12.2022) Reading time: 1 minute

Each year public transport operations in Prague run on a holiday schedule. That means that the frequency of metro, trams, and suburban bus and train lines are adjusted.

This year the "half-holiday" timetable will run throughout the holidays, but the limited timetables will be in force until Feb. 12, according to the DPP website.

On Christmas Day, the daily operation of city bus lines and trams will follow a Saturday timetable until 6 p.m., after which they will switch to night service. The metro will run until midnight, though after 6 p.m. it will operate at 20-minute intervals. 

On the first and second days of Christmas and on New Year's Day, Prague Integrated Transport services will operate according to Sunday timetables. From Dec. 27 to 30 and Jan. 2, public transport in Prague will run on a workday holiday schedule. 

Prague metro will extend operating hours from Monday, May 10 (Photo: Twitter/@DPPOficialni)
Prague metro will extend operating hours on New Year's Eve. Photo: Twitter/ @DPPOficialni)

On New Year's Eve, after a two-year hiatus, the metro will run again until approximately 2:30 a.m., and 45 selected daily bus lines will run until approx. 2:30 a.m. Trams will run a reinforced night service from 10:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. with an interval of 15 minutes, then at 20-minute intervals until 7:00 a.m.

From Jan. 3 to Feb. 12, public transport in Prague will run according to the so-called half-holiday timetables, with intervals extended or some services limited and won't return to full operation from Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, after the end of the winter break in Prague.

A complete overview of changes to Prague's transport schedule and restricted lines during the winter holidays can be found here.

For those who want to extend the holiday spirit a bit longer this year, DPP's flotilla of light-bedecked trams will be making the rounds from now until Jan. 6. You can find a schedule for these trams here.

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