Tram 22 Prague - a convenient way how to get to Prague Castle

Tram 22 follows one of Prague's most scenic routes with stunning views along the way. It goes from Nadrazi Hostivar on the south-east end of Prague through the hip Vinohrady quarter to the New Town, passing by the National Theatre, crossing the river Vltava to Mala Strana (the Lesser Town) and continuing up to the Prague Castle. It ends at Bila hora on the west suburb of the city.

The 22 is ideal to see Prague´s major attractions in a cheap and comfortable way. You can hop on/off and visit the most interesting places in Prague.

The tram 22 uses iconic red tram cars T3 built by Tatra between 1960-1999. Several times an hour is the T3 replaced by modern low-floor tram car made by Skoda. 

A tram stop for the line 22 is located roughly 150 meters from the hotel Anna in Vinohrady. A tram stop "Novoměstská radnice" for the 22 is located roughly 350 meters from the hotel Pav in the centre of Prague.

Prague tram 22 route map:

Useful information:

Tram 22 runs from 5am – until 1am at 5-10 minutes interval depending on the day time (on the weekends 15-20 minutes).  Tram 97 follows the route of the 22 at night.

Buy your ticket at hotel, at newspaper stand (look for Tabák or Trafika) or from the yellow boxes located at some tram stops or inside metro stations (it´s coins only).

There are 4 types of tickets sorted by the validity - 24 CZK for 30 minutes, 32 CZK for 90 minutes, 110 CZK for 24 hours and 310 for 72 hours.  The 22 journey from Vinohrady to the Prague Castle takes approximately 30 minutes. Don´t forget to validate your ticket in the yellow boxes in a tram.

Check out a list of the 22 tram stops, the 22-route map and the 22 tram timetable.

Now take a seat and let´s the ride start!

VINOHRADY

Our journey starts at Vinohrady (Vineyards). Originally, it used to be a place for royal vineyards since 14th century. Nowadays, it´s a very popular residential quarter. Charming district with Art Deco houses and beautiful parks offers high concentration of good cafés and ethnic restaurants.  

Vinohrady Theatre

Vinohrady Theatre

NÁMĚSTÍ MÍRU (metro line A)

The centre of Vinohrady, Namesti Miru (Peace Square) with it´s beautiful neo-gothic church of St. Ludmila is surrounded by historical buildings such as the Vinohrady Theatre or the National House. Favourite Christmas market is held at the square. If you are lucky you can enjoy a spectacular performance of the Signal Festival (mid-October).

Namesti Miru

Church of st. Ludmila on Peace Sq.

I.P. PAVLOVA (metro line C)

A busy transportation hub is just one stop from Namesti Miru. It´s surrounded by plenty of fast foods, cafes, and by farmer´s market. The hub creates a border between Vinohrady and the New Town.

NOVÉ MĚSTO (NEW TOWN)

Prague´s New Town was founded in 1348 by the emperor Charles IV., but do not expect medieval atmosphere. During 19th century the walls were demolished, and the New Town was modernized.

The Baroque Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, built in 1670, or the gothic New Town Hall can be seen from the tram near the Charles square.

Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola Prague

Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

From the Charles square the 22 continues through Spalena street to the metro stop Narodni trida (line B). Look at the cubist house Diamant on the right on the corner of Spalena and Lazarska street. 

A giant masterpiece (11 meters) of Franz Kafka´s Head by the controversial Czech artist David Cerny is located behind the shopping centre Quadrio at the Narodni Trida metro stop.

Franz Kafka´s HeadFranz Kafka´s Head

NARODNI STREET

At the end of Spalena street the 22 tram turns left onto Narodni street, the boundary of the New Town and the Old Town. Walk north to the Old Town Square or east to the Wenceslas Square.

In the 19th century, important buildings and institutions, such as the National Theatre and the Czech Academy of Sciences were built here.

On November 17, 1989, police suppressed here a peaceful student demonstration, which is thought as the beginning of the Velvet Revolution.

Are you hungry? Café Louvre and Café Slavia are both good places to have brunch or lunch.

Before the 22 tram leaves right bank of the Vltava river, you will see two impressive buildings. A weird building of a black-light theatre (Nova scena) from 1980s and the National theatre with a golden roof.

National Theatre Prague

National Theatre - view from the Petrin hill

While crossing the river towards Ujezd, be sure to capture the beautiful view of the Prague Castle in front of you.

UJEZD

The first stop on the opposite side of the river Vltava is Ujezd, the base of Petrin park. There is the Memorial to the Victims of Communism just across the street.

If you are an ice-cream lover, do not miss an ice-cream store Angelato.

You can climb up the Petrin hill or use a funicular. At the top of the hill you will find an observatory, a rose garden, a mirror maze, and a lookout tower resembling the Eiffel´s tower in Paris. The views from Petrin are worth the effort. It is possible to access the Prague Castle from the top of Petrin by following paths towards the Strahov monastery.

Petrin hill

Petrin hill - lookout tower and the church of st. Lawrence

MALA STRANA (LESSER TOWN)

Ancient houses and palaces, souvenir shops, cafés and restaurants are lining the street heading to Malostranske namesti. The 22 pasts the Church of Our Lady Victorious, home to the Infant Jesus of Prague.

Malostranské namesti or the Lesser Town Sq. is the main square of the Lesser Town. An impressive building of the St. Nicholas Church with green-domed roofs that dominates the square, belongs to the artistically most significant Baroque buildings of Prague. The heart of Lesser Town is surrounded by embassies, ministry buildings, restaurants, and hotels. The square is just two blocks from the Charles bridge and about 10 minutes’ walk from the Prague Castle via Nerudova street.

Malostranske square

Church of st. Nicholas on the Lesser Town Square

Malostranska is the metro stop (line A), the last stop of the tram 22 in Lesser Town. From April to October it is possible to visit the amazing Baroque Wallenstein garden. If you like to hike, you can walk from Malostranska up to Prague Castle. If not, stay in the 22 and go further.

Wallenstein Garden

Wallenstein garden

Leaving the Lesser Town, the tram safely surmounts the hill towards the Prague Castle area. While going up Chotkova street, you get an amazing view of Prague, the river Vltava and all the bridges.

Prague´s bridges

View of Prague bridges from Chotkova street

PRAGUE CASTLE AREA

Tram 22 goes around the Prague Castle area. There are several possibilities to entrance the Castle:

Kralovsky letohradek stop

Enter the garden. Pass the Royal Summer Palace and go through the garden. In 15 minutes you reach the 2nd Courtyard of the Prague Castle. Note that the Royal Garden is open only in summer season (April - October).

Royal Summer Palace

Belvedere, Royal or Queen Anne's Summer Palace

Prazsky Hrad stop

Turn left and in 5 minutes you reach the 2nd courtyard of the Prague Castle.

2nd Courtyard of the Prague Castle

2nd courtyard of the Prague Castle

Brusnice

Turn left to U brusnice street, continue via Kanovnicka street. In 10 -15 minutes you reach the 1st courtyard of the Prague Castle.

Pohořelec

Last stop to reach the Prague Castle. Walk down the pebble stone street with the St. Vitus Cathedral in front of you. It is an easy way with some interesting sites along the way, such as the Loreta - a Baroque pilgrimage site consists of a cloister, the church of the Lord’s Birth, the Santa Casa and a clock tower with a famous chime.

Loreta Prague

Loreta

You can also visit the Strahov Monastery which is famous for its library and halls. Additionally, the cloister has own brewery.

Strahov monastery

Strahov monastery

Our journey is at the end. The tram 22 continues via Břevnov and Bila hora to its end station.


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Hotel Anna in Prague Vinohrady***

  • located 300m from the 22 tram stop in residential quarter Vinohrady near the city centre
  • 400m from Namestí Míru - the centre of Vinohrady and the metro stop line A
  • 1 km from the Wenceslas Square, 20 minutes walk from Prague Old Town 

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 Hotel Pav*** in the centre of Prague

  • located 300m from the 22 tram stop (Novoměstská radnice), 500m from the National Theatre and the river Vltava
  • 600 m from the Charles bridge
  • 1 km from the Old Town Sq. and Wenceslaw Sq.

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 Hotel Atlantic Prague Old Town***

  • next to the shopping mall Palladium
  • 800 m from the Old Town Sq. and Wenceslaw Sq.

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  Best Western PLUS hotel Meteor Plaza****

  • just next to the medieval Powder Tower and Art Nouveau Municipal House
  • 600 m  from the Old Town Sq. and Wenceslaw Sq.

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