Apart from buses, trams and the metro, Prague Public Transport includes 6 ferries providing transport across the Vltava River.
Ferries have been sailing on the Vltava River in Prague since olden times. Their main function was connecting the pedestrian and vehicle communications crossed by the river, and to replace the missing bridges.
In their heyday, there were about fifty ferries in Prague. Most of them were cancelled and replaced by bridges. However, you may still enjoy the charm of the Prague ferryboats today. Since their revival in 2005, Prague ferries have become extraordinarily popular. Voyages on ferries are a welcomed romantic experience and a sought-after tourist attraction for people from all over the world. They offer a unique opportunity to discover Prague via the Vltava River and see the city from a totally different point of view.
In the center, you can take a ferry to most islands on the Vltava River. On the outskirts of the city, ferries transport people to places from which they can continue by cycle trails or buses. In these parts of Prague, ferries are even used as a means of transport for people going to work.
Today, ferries are included in the Prague Integrated Transport system and are thus connected with the city public transport links. There are now six ferry lines on the Vltava River in Prague. Passengers may use a time ticket from the Public Transport Company, or a regular transfer ticket that can be bought directly from the ferryman (except on the P3 link).
The recent history of Prague ferries is connected with the year 2005, when they became part of the public transport system. The first ferry to be launched was P1, providing transport between Sedlec and Zámky on the southern outskirts of Prague. In the following two years, two other ferries, P2 and P3, were launched and after approval by the Council of the City of Prague in 2008, the remaining lines, P4 and P5, started operating. For more information visit the website www.prazskeprivozy.cz.