This post is dedicated to Prague public transport. Subway, particularly. Subway, metro, underground, you can also call it “mole” in Prague. It is such a funny name for metro commonly used by kids or non-Prague residents. Locals never use it. It is something like a test – if you don´t mind using a word “mole” when talking about metro, you are not from Prague.
MIND THE MOLE
Basically if you call metro “mole” or if you use colors to describe metro lines (green, yellow, red), it is almost 100 % sure you are not from Prague. Locals always say A line, B line or C line.
So what´s new with our underground? Prague just recently opened 4 new stops on line A (green), 6 km extension. It should also help you out with transport from/to the airport. This is quite an important information. The previous terminal station Dejvicka is no longer providing bus connection to the airport. The bus line 119 is now moved to Nadrazi Veleslavin. So if you are going from Prague airport, take bus 119 and go to Nádraží Veleslavín metro stop. It is a direct connection from/to the airport.
GET YOUR PERSONAL PORTER
There is also funny story behind this new metro section. To board the bus 119 that covers the final 8 km between the Nadrazi Veleslavin station and Vaclav Havel Airport Prague, you will have to climb up 32 stairs from the metro to the bus terminal. Escalator are missing (!!!!) The busiest station has however porters (2) who will help you out to carry your bags up. No charge for the service.
DOG FRIENDLY TRANSPORT
Good news for all dogs (and especially for their owners). From July 2015, dogs of all sizes are allowed to travel in Prague public transport for free. Get some fashionable muzzle and enjoy your ride.