Air-conditioned Trams in Prague
If you want to find out if a Prague tram is equipped with air-conditioning, you need not get on board. This is good to know when you want to go by tram on a hot summer day and especially if you travel during the rush hour. Simply look at the front of the tram and you’ll know.
Škoda trams and air conditioning
All Škoda trams, type 15T4 for insiders, have a yellow insert on the front. These trams all have climate control. In 2023 Prague’s public transport system had just under 900 trams in operation, of which 127 air-conditioned. More air-conditioned trams have been planned for te future.
Airco turns on at 22°C
The climate control in the Prague trams switches on automatically and activates itself when the temperature in the passenger compartment exceeds 22 degrees Celsius. The driver does not have the technical possibilities to adjust the temperature to personal preferences.
Older Škoda trams
Older Škoda trams type 15T look very similar to the 15T4, but are without a yellow nose piece, and only have airco in the driver’s cabin. But if the number 9243 or 9285 is on the front of the tram, then there is also air conditioning in the passenger area.
Online network map
Another way to know when an air-conditioned tram or bus will arrive at your stop is to check the official online Prague public transport map, which shows the real-time location of all running trams and buses. The “snowflake” icon means that the tram or bus has air conditioning.
Air conditioning in metro and bus
All metros have air conditioning and sometimes it blows very hard. Most buses are also air-conditioned. As a tourist you will usually travel by metro or tram as not many buses run in the city centre. Buses usually serve the suburbs.
All trams and buses have windows that can be opened. Sometimes, there is a ‘fight’ among the passengers: some want the windows open and others close them again.
Historic Bus K as hop-on hop-off bus