Petrin hill is great place to visit, when you want to see something more than streets of Prague. Lookout tower as a small copy of Paris Eiffel tower, Mirror maze, observatory and a quiet park at hill is a peaceful place for travellers.
Most known way how to get to top of the hill is using a funicular from Lesser Town. It is only two stops and tourists can use public traffic tickets.
Unfortunately the funicular will be out of order during main tourist season this year. It will be repaired from 5th June to 2nd September. Walls which holds a funicular have to be repaired. They slowly move and they are damaged by roots of trees.
The repair has to be during the season, because Europe Union grant is limited by purpose and also by time. Money will come in Summer and they has to be spend for repair as fast as possible. Total cost is expected 53 millions CZK.
Although using the funicular was most comfortable, you can still use two different ways. First is walk up to hill by foot from Lesser Town, for example from point of funicular stop.
Second way is not so physical exhausting, because you can get to Petrin from behind by a bus. You can ride from metro Andel at Smichov (bus line 217) or from metro Dejvice (where ends airport bus) with bus 217, 149 or 143. You get off at Koleje Strahov station, where you can also see a biggest stadium in Central Europe. And than you go straight forward between two sides of student dormitories. At the end of a street there is narrower street leading to Petrin park.