Transport

Ilustration map of the traffic in Pilsen

Road transportation

Pilsen is well connected to the road network due to its location on the D5 motorway linking the Czech capital of Prague to Germany, where the motorway joins the A6 Autobahn at the Rozvadov/Waidhaus border crossing. The A6 leads from the Czech border through Germany and all the way to France.

Pilsen is the crossroads of three main arteries in the European road network:

Public regional transport and municipal mass transit

When travelling in and around Pilsen, the Integrated Pilsen Transportation (IDP) project makes it possible to use a single proof of payment that is valid throughout the entire system. The price of the ticket depends on the zone where the person is travelling. The inner "P" zone includes a total of eight cities and towns (Dýšina, Chrást, Kyšice, Pilsen, Smědčice, Starý Plzenec, Tlučná and Vejprnice), and the external "Z" zone is made up of 36 towns. The municipal mass transit system in Pilsen is composed of three tram lines, six trolleybus lines, 24 bus lines serving Pilsen and the suburbs, and three night bus lines.

Public international transportation

Bus lines connect Pilsen with the following major European cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bern, Bonn, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, Luxembourg, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Rotterdam, Stuttgart, Zürich and more. International EuroCity and InterCity trains link up Pilsen with: Bern, Dortmund, Frankfurt am Main, Cologne, Košice, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Zürich and Žilina.

Transportation by bicycle

The city lies on the major internationalCycleway No.3 Regensburg - Pilsen - Prague. A system of sports and recreational paths is being built along the river valleys, and a network of cycling paths that follow existing streets is being built to provide access to developed areas. Three interregional cycleways also start in Pilsen: No. 31 from Pilsen to Nepomuk and Blatná; No. 35 from Pilsen to Manětín and Žlutice; and Friendship Cycleway No. 37 from Pilsen via Stříbro to Neustadt and on to Nuremberg and Paris. Numerous tips for bicycle trips, useful advice, links and news can be found at www.plzenskonakole.cz.

Maps - practical maps

Useful links: CSAD autobusy Plzen a.s. (Czech Bus Haulage Company, Plzen), Ceske drahy s.o (Czech Railway), CSA (Czech Aerolines), Plzenske mestske dopravni podniky, a.s. (Public Transportation Company, a joint stock company)

Distance of selected cities from Pilsen

Cities in the Czech Republic
Distance in
Foreign cities
Distance in
km
miles
km
miles
Brno
273
170
Amsterdam
850
528
Ceske Budejovice
137
85
Barcelona
1,650
1,025
Domazlice
57
35
Berlin
368
229
Hradec Kralove
189
117
Bratislava
400
249
Cheb
98
61
Brusel
810
503
Jihlava
190
118
Budapest
620
385
Karlovy Vary
79
49
Dresden
171
106
Klatovy
42
26
Frankfurt am M.
423
263
Liberec
197
122
Geneva
856
532
Marianske Lazne
74
46
Londyn
1,150
715
Olomouc
342
213
Madrid
2,270
1,411
Ostrava
431
268
Milano
778
483
Pardubice
190
118
München
270
168
Praha
88
55
Moscow
1,850
1,150
Usti nad Labem
142
88
Nürnberg
192
119
Zlin
374
232
Paris
920
572
Regensburg
152
94
Roma
1,100
684
Strasbourg
530
329
Warszawa
730
454
Wien
332
206