Which Prague Bus Tour Should You Take?

This post will provide information about hop-on-hop-off Prague tours as well as other bus tour options, night tours, and discounts.

 


HOP-ON HOP-OFF BUS TOURS

This type of bus tour will take you to each of the major landmarks in Prague, allowing you to jump off and explore the area at your leisure. 

When you’re finished looking around, you can get back on the bus and continue with the guided tour.

While some buses are open-top, allowing you to get a good look at the city, others are smaller and not open to the air. We’ll note what type of bus is typically provided by each company.

We’ll also include details such as ticket prices, stops included, routes and any additional information that you might want to know.


City Sightseeing

This is one of the most popular hop-on-hop-off bus tour companies in the world, and they offer one of the best services in the city.

City Sightseeing offers 3 tour routes and a total of 21 stops in Prague, including locations such as Prague Castle, Old Town Square, the Dancing House, Kampa Island, and Wenceslas Square.

 

City Sightseeing Prague Bus Route

 

Audio guides are provided in 15 different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Czech, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Arabic and Turkish.

City Sightseeing uses both open and closed top buses depending on weather and other factors.

Tickets are valid for a total of 3 months and can be activated whenever you wish, giving you plenty of time to decide when you want to take the bus tour.

If you can’t manage to take the bus tour while you’re in the area, tickets can be canceled for free up to 24 hours before your chosen tour date.

 

City Sightseeing Prague Tickets

 

Ticket Prices

  • 24-Hour Ticket: €22/Adults | €11/Kids
  • 48-Hour Ticket: €29/Adults | €14,50/Kids

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Each of these tickets can be combined with additional activities such as a cruise or a walking tour. We will provide more details about this in our discount section.

Routes

There are three routes provided by City Sightseeing: Red, Blue, and Purple. While the blue route offers stops every 15 minutes, both the red and purple routes run on 35-minute intervals.

The blue loop is the shortest at 50 minutes in length. The purple loop will take you 70 minutes to complete. Finally, the red loop is a full 90 minutes, covering 10 of the 21 stops included.

 


Prague Bus Tours

This service is very similar to other hop-on-hop-off bus tours in Prague in that they offer 3 different bus lines which visit a variety of different locations in the city.

In total, this service offers 15 stops at popular sites such as Prague Castle, Republika Square, Old Town Square, the Dancing House and more.

 

 

Their tour is available in 14 different languages including English, Spanish, Swedish, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, and Russian.

Prague Bus Tours uses double-decker buses with windows on the roof, allowing you to see everything in the city in great detail.

Much like their competitors, this company will also allow you to cancel your tickets up to 24 hours before you plan to use it for a full refund.

 

Prague Bus Tours Ticket Options

 

Tickets are available for either 24 or 48 hours, and buses run from 9 am – 5:30 pm.

Ticket Prices

  • 24 Hour Ticket: €23,20/Adults | €11,58/Kids
  • 48 Hour Ticket: €29,98/Adults | €15,18/Kids

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As with other hop-on-hop-off bus tours in Prague, this company also offers combo packages at a discounted price. Check our discount section for more details about these deals.

Routes

Prague Bus Tours offers three routes: the green, red and orange lines. The green line runs every 10-20 minutes, but both the orange and red lines offer service every 30-45 minutes on average.

The green line travels around sites such as Kampa Island, Charles Bridge and other areas near the water. 

The orange line focuses on locations such as Old Town Square and Republika Square. 

Finally, the red line makes a loop all around the outer edge of the city centre with stops at Prague Castle, the Dancing House, Stranov Stadium and more.

 


HOP ON – HOP OFF

Much like similar services in Prague, this company offers 3 bus lines in Prague which cover a variety of notable locations.

Hopon-Hopoff uses both open-top double-decker buses and smaller closed top vehicles. The type of vehicle they use may depend on the weather, route popularity, and other factors.

What sets this company apart from others is that they offer a total of 24 stops available on this hop-on-hop-off bus tour – more than any other competitor on the market!

 

Hopon Hopoff Prague Bus

 

In addition to providing more stops, this company also offers their tour in 22 different languages including the following:

English, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukranian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.

As if that weren’t enough, Hopon Hopoff also includes a free cruise with each bus tour. This is included with their standard tickets, but it’s essentially their version of a combo package. 

Ticket Prices

  • 24 Hour Ticket + Cruise: €27,20 per person
  • 48 Hour Ticket + Cruise: €34,40 per person
  • 24 Hour Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Kids): €63,20
  • 48 Hour Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Kids): €87,20

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This company also offers free ticket cancellation up to 24 hours before you plan to take the tour.

Tickets are available for 24 or 48 hours and bus service runs from 9 am – 6 pm each day.

Routes

Hopon Hopoff offers a green, red and yellow line, each covering different locations in Prague.

The green line takes about 90 minutes to finish and buses run every 15 minutes. Stops include sites such as Wenceslas Square, Kampa Park, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, and Republika Square.

 

Hopon Hopoff Prague Bus Routes

 

The red line takes around 1 hour to complete and buses run every 30 minutes. You can visit places like Prague Castle, Karlov, Petřín Hill and Na Florenci.

The yellow line will take you another 60 minutes to finish and it runs less frequently at a rate of one bus per hour. Sites include Vyšehrad, TV Tower, Corinthia Towers and more.

 


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FULLY-GUIDED BUS TOURS

This section will cover fully guided Prague bus tours. These outings do not typically make many stops, but they do offer live commentary about all of the sites included. 

When they do make stops, you can expect your guide to hop off the bus with you and provide continued commentary in the area.

 

 

These tours are usually a lot more affordable and much shorter in length, so they’re great for visitors who don’t have a lot of time in the city or those with mobility concerns.

In addition to providing details about the tour itself, we will also include ticket prices, availability, duration, and other important information.


Martin Tours

This company offers three different fully guided bus tours in Prague.

Each tour is a different length, which means you’ll see the most significant sites on the short outing and just about every major landmark on the long trip.

 

Martin Tours Prague Map

 

All of these bus tours include free ticket cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity begins. If you can’t manage to make it in time for the trip, just cancel your tickets for a full refund!

Tour Details

The short tour is about 1 hour long and it covers locations such as Old Town Square, Republika Square, Powder Tower, the Dancing House, the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, New Town Hall and more.

On their 2 hour trip, you can expect to see additional landmarks like the Royal Summer House, Lesser Town, Jewish Town and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to stop at Prague Castle and take a look around!

Finally, the longest option they offer is about 3 ½ hours in length and visitors will have the chance to jump off and enjoy a guided walking tour across the Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square.

Their 2-hour tour is included with at least one tourist pass. Martin Tours also offers some combo packages which could save you money. For more details on these opportunities, make sure to read our discount section.


Prague Bus Tours

In addition to their hop-on-hop-off bus tours, this company also offers fully guided trips around the city.

Each guided bus tour they provide includes a walking tour as well, allowing you to hop off, take a look around and learn about a few of the more notable landmarks.

 

Prague Bus Tours Coaches

 

The first option they offer is a 2-hour trip which includes a 1-hour walking tour at Prague Castle in addition to opportunities to see sites like the Dancing House, Charles Bridge, the National Theatre and more.

The next bus tour is about 3 hours long, and you can expect to see most of the major sites in the city. At the end of this outing, you’ll stop at Prague Castle for a walking tour. From there, you’ll head to Old Town Square to see more notable locations.

Ticket Prices

  • 2 Hour Bus Tour + Prague Castle Tour
  • 3 Hour Bus Tour + Prague Castle + Old Town Square

Both of these tours include free hotel pickup, which means there’s no additional travel required to take the trip. That said, it should be noted that they do not provide hotel dropoff.

Much like their hop-on-hop-off bus service, if you need to cancel your tickets, you may do so up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

 


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NIGHT BUS TOURS

There is currently one bus tour available after dark in Prague, and this section will provide information about the evening outing. 

 

 

We will include details about ticket prices, hours, availability, and locations you can expect to see after the sun goes down.


Prague By Night

This service is similar to a fully guided tour, in that you won’t be allowed to hop off wherever you want. 

Instead, a professional guide will provide details about each of the sites on your trip.

In addition to landmarks like Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Hall, and the Dancing House, you may also get the chance to see the Krizik Fountain as it is lit up after dark from April – October.

The professional guide provided for this outing speaks English, but the tour is also available in German, Spanish, French, Italian and Russian.

At 2 hours in length, you should have plenty of time to see most of the notable locations in Prague after dark.

Ticket Prices

This tour is limited to a maximum of 25 guests per trip, so you can rest assured that it won’t get too crowded.

As with most of the other services we’ve listed on this post, tickets can be canceled if necessary up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

 


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DISCOUNTS AND COMBO DEALS

In this section, we will cover all the different ways you can save money on bus tours in Prague. We will include ticket prices, activities included and other details about tourist passes and combo packages.


Tourist Attraction Discount Passes

Some Prague tourist passes include bus tours along with admission to several notable locations in the city.

These services allow you to pay one flat price for either a set number of attractions or a specific number of days in which you can use the pass.

If you plan on seeing and experiencing a lot of attractions in Prague, this is a great way to save money on several activities.

The Prague Card includes the 2-hour fully guided bus tour from Martin Tours. Depending on how you use the pass, you could save 50% or more on tickets for this activity.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a shorter option, the Prague City Pass includes a 45-minute minibus tour from Gray Line. This tour is only offered to pass holders, which is why you won’t find it anywhere else in this post.

Here are a few other locations you can visit and activities you can enjoy for free using a Prague tourist pass:

  • Prague City Cruise
  • Prague Zoo
  • Bílek Villa
  • Vyšehrad
  • Jewish Museum
  • Prague Castle
  • Czech Museum of Music
  • Petřín Observation Tower
  • And more!

Discount passes start at around €55 per person, so it’s easy to see how you could quickly start saving some money.

To learn more about these services, please read our post covering Prague tourist attraction discount passes.


Combo Packages

Some Prague bus tour companies offer combo deals which include 2 or more of their services.

 

 

If you’re planning to enjoy more than just one activity, this could be a great way to save some money on tickets.

City Sightseeing

  • 24-Hour Bus Tour + Cruise
    • €33/Adults | €16,50/Children
  • 48-Hour Bus Tour + Cruise
    • €37/Adults | €18,50/Children
  • 48-Hour Bus Tour + Cruise + Prague Castle
    • €43/Adults | €23/Children
  • 48-Hour Bus Tour + Cruise + Jewish Quarter
    • €43/Adults | €23/Children
  • 48-Hour Bus Tour + Cruise + Prague Castle + Jewish Quarter
    • €53/Adults | €26,50/Children

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Prague Bus Tours

HOPON-HOPOFF

  • 24-Hour Bus Tour + Cruise + Prague Castle Tour
    • €27,20 per person
  • 48-Hour Bus Tour + Cruise + Prague Castle Tour
    • €34,40 per person
  • 24-Hour Family Ticket
    • €63,20 for 2 Adults + 2 Kids
  • 48-Hour Family Ticket
    • €87,20 for 2 Adults + 2 Kids

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Martin Tours

  • Prague Unlimited Tour (6 hours)
  • Prague 3-Hour Bus, Foot and Boat Tour

As you can see, most of these combo packages are only a little more expensive than a Prague bus tour alone. For a few more euros, you could easily enjoy several additional activities!

For more details about these opportunities, make sure to check our post covering Prague combo packages.

 


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