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Your Comprehensive Guide to Prague Castle Location

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Prague Castle is an architectural masterpiece and the largest ancient castle in the world. Marvel at its grandeur and explore its various sections, including St. Vitus Cathedral and the Royal Palace. The charm of Prague Castle is worth every effort to get there. Whether you arrive by car, by foot, or by any other means, this historical marvel will make your journey unforgettable! 

Keep reading to find all the information on how to get to this magnificent castle.

Prague Castle location

Getting to Prague Castle by public transport

By tram
By metro
By bus
Prague Castle by Tram

Best For: Culture Lovers, Budget Travellers 

Travel Time: Approximately 15 minutes from the city center (Wenceslas Square) to Prague Castle. 

Closest Stop: Pražský hrad (Prague Castle) 

Timings: Trams operate from early morning until midnight, with a frequency of every 5-10 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes during off-peak hours.

Trams are a convenient and efficient way to reach the castle, allowing you to soak in the beauty of Prague along the way. Hop on tram number 22 at Wenceslas Square and alight at Pražský hrad (Prague Castle) stop, which is a short walk from the main entrance of the castle.

Prague Castle by Metro

Best For: Saving Time, Avoiding Traffic 

Travel Time: Traveling from the city center (Mustek station) to Prague Castle using the metro takes approximately 15 minutes. 

Closest Stop: Malostranská station 

Timings: The metro operates from early morning until midnight, with trains every 5-7 minutes during peak hours. 

The metro system in Prague is known for its punctuality and speed. Take the metro line A (green) to Malostranská station and enjoy a short walk uphill to the castle entrance. With air-conditioned carriages and frequent service, the metro offers a hassle-free journey to Prague Castle.

Prague Castle by Bus

Best For: Saving Time, Budget Travelers 

Travel Time: From the city center, such as Wenceslas Square, it takes approximately 10 minutes by bus to reach Prague Castle. 

Closest Stop: Pražský hrad (Prague Castle) bus stop 

Timings: Buses run frequently from early morning until midnight, with a frequency of around 10-15 minutes during peak hours and 20-30 minutes during off-peak hours. 

Hop on bus no. 192 from Wenceslas Square, and enjoy a scenic ride to Prague Castle. Once you reach the Pražský hrad bus stop, it's just a short walk to the castle entrance. Buses offer both standard and air-conditioned options, providing a comfortable and budget-friendly way to reach Prague Castle.

Getting to Prague Castle by car

Getting to Prague Castle by Car

Driving route 1

From Wenceslas Square 

Travel Time: 13 minutes

Embark on a scenic drive heading southeast on Václavské nám toward Ve Smečkách. Then take Žitná, Městský okruh and Patočkova to U Brusnice in Praha 6. Continue on U Brusnice. Take U Kasáren to Hradčanské nám. in Praha 1, and you will be standing in front of Prague Castle’s main entrance.

Getting to Prague Castle by Car

Driving route 2

From Old Town Square 

Travel Time: 15 minutes

Start driving northeast on Staroměstské nám. And take Masná, Dlouhá, and Revoluční to reach Štefánikův moat. Cross the bridge and take M. Horákové to U Brusnice in Praha 6. Continue on U Brusnice, then take U Kasáren to Hradčanské nám. in Praha 1, and you will find yourself in front of the main entrance of Prague Castle.

Prague Castle Parking

Parking Facilities

Parking at Prague Castle is limited, so it's advisable to find a parking facility nearby. Here are five nearby parking facilities for you:

Walking to Prague Castle

Walking to Prague Castle

Travel time: Approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on your pace and how much you stop to take in the beauty around you. 

Distance: 1.5 kilometers from Charles Bridge

Ideal for: Sightseeing and enjoying a stroll.

Begin your journey at the renowned Charles Bridge, a stunning medieval bridge that offers breathtaking views of the Vltava River. As you cross the bridge, take a moment to appreciate the intricate statues lining its sides. Once you've reached the other side of the bridge, follow the signs directing you to Prague Castle. The route will lead you through the charming streets of Malá Strana, with its picturesque houses and cozy cafes. 

How to enter Prague Castle?

There are 4 Prague Castle entrances and you can use any of them to enter the castle grounds with any variety of Prague Castle tickets.

  1. The I Courtyard Entrance
    Location: Hradcany Square, Hradčany, 118 00 Praha 1, Czechia
    How to reach: Take the tram 22 to Pohořelec and enjoy a leisurely walk downhill. If you fancy a more direct path, alight at Malostranské náměstí. From there, follow the New Castle Stairs. Both routes will take you directly toward the I courtyard entrance.
  2. The II Courtyard 
    Location: Second Courtyard of Prague Castle, Hradčany, 119 00 Praha 1, Czechia
    How to reach: Take tram No. 22 to Pražský hrad stop. Take a 5-minute walk from there to reach the 2nd courtyard entrance.
  3. The Na Opyši Gate
    Location: Na Opyši, Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia
    How to reach: Hop on metro line A (green) and alight at Malostranská station. Follow the route of tram No. 22 for approximately 100 meters, then take a left turn towards the Old Castle Stairs. Climb the steps to reach the gate.
  4. The Royal Summer Palace Entrance
    Location: Queen Anne's Summer Palace, Mariánské hradby 52/1, 118 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia
    How to reach: Alight at the Královský letohrádek stop from tram No. 22. Take a 15-20 minute walk to Prague Castle Riding School to reach the Royal Summer Palace entrance.



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Frequently asked questions about getting to Prague Castle

Where is Prague Castle located?

Prague Castle is located at Hradčany, 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia.

How do I get to Prague Castle?

Reaching Prague Castle is a breeze! You can take a bus, metro, or tram ride, hail a taxi, rent a car, or even walk if you are in the neighborhood.

Which is the best way to get to Prague Castle?

Prague Castle is located within the historical center of Prague and connected to a well-laid-out network of public transportation systems. Most tourists prefer tram services to get to Prague Castle as there are multiple tram stops near the castle.

Which is the fastest way to get to Prague Castle?

The metro reigns supreme as the fastest way to reach Prague Castle.

Which is the cheapest way to get to Prague Castle?

Travel smart and save money by hopping on a tram to reach Prague Castle. It's budget-friendly and part of the authentic Prague experience.

Which is the closest bus stop to Prague Castle?

Pražský hrad bus stop is the closest bus stop to Prague Castle.

Which is the closest metro station to Prague Castle?

Malostranská station is the closest metro station to Prague Castle.

Can I park at Prague Castle?

Limited parking is available at Prague Castle, so we recommend parking your car in a nearby parking facility.

How long does it take to get to Prague Castle from the city center?

The journey from the city center to the castle takes around 15 minutes.

What are some insider tips for reaching Prague Castle?

Arrive early to avoid the crowds, and don't forget to savor the picturesque views from the castle gardens.

How long does it take to drive to Prague Castle from the Prague airport?

Prague Castle is located about 12.2 km away from the airport. If you are taking a taxi or driving a car from the Prague airport to Prague Castle, it will take around 22 minutes.

Which entrance should I use to enter Prague Castle?

There are 4 entrance gates to the Prague Castle complex, designed to make it easier for visitors to enter the attraction using different means of transport. You can also refer to the Prague Castle entrances page to get a better idea about the entrance points.

Which gate should I use to visit Golden Lane first?

The Na Opyši Gate is closest to Golden Lane.