Prague’s public transit headed to holiday schedules for the rest of the summer

In most cases there will be longer waits for trams, buses, and the metro, but the bus to the airport will be more frequent. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 28.06.2023 10:08:00 (updated on 28.06.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

Prague public transport will run on its holiday timetables from July 1 to Sept. 3. Intervals in most cases will be extended. On the other hand, due to the arrival of tourists, the express bus line to Václav Havel Airport will be strengthened.

Longer intervals between services

For the metro, the intervals will be extended to 7.5 minutes on weekdays and on lines B and C and at the weekend. Tram line intervals will change to 10 minutes on peak weekdays and 12 minutes on weekdays around noon.

For the backbone tram lines 9, 17, and 22, the intervals will be halved. Line 4 will be out of service and line 16 will end at Kotlářka. The operation of tram 21 will remain the same due to the renovations of the Barrandov Bridge. The historical tram 42, which requires a special ticket, will run every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Intervals for bus lines will also be longer on weekdays and weekends. There will also be slight restrictions on selected suburban bus routes with short intervals during peak weekdays. But there will be no changes to the operation of the lines between Prague and Kladno, due to construction work on the rail lines. School lines and school connections on suburban and regional lines will not run.

Due to growing demand, the special AE line from Hlavní nádraží to Václav Havel Prague Airport will also be strengthened from July 1. The current 30-minute interval will be shortened to 20 minutes between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Construction work taking place

As happens every summer, there will be planned outages on the metro and route changes to trams due to construction work. The most significant is that the metro C line won't run between Muzeum and Pražského povstání from July 1 to July 9, and tram service along Plzeňská Street will be disrupted from July 15 to Aug. 10. Changes to regular routes can be found on the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) website.

There will also be several permanent changes to suburban transport from the start of the holiday season. On line 369 between Prague and Mělník, five new pairs of connections will be added at the weekend and the interval will be 30 minutes, for example. Current schedules for all lines can be found on the Prague Public Transit DPP website and on the PID Lítačka app.

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