Exploring Prague, Czech Republic: by streetcar, car or river

Prague transport

Prague has one of the best transport connections in the world. In one day you will be fully accustomed to Prague and feel comfortable. Going down the subway, at the stands at once take a free map of public transport (available in Russian) and try to carry it with you, it will give confidence and help quickly orientate.

Prices for tickets and passes

Tickets Adult Kids Teen, Student Seniors Disabled
Standard 90 minutes 40 CZK 40 CZK 40 CZK 20 Kč 0 Kč
Short 30 minutes 30 CZK 30 CZK 30 CZK 15 Kč 0 Kč
1 day 24 hours 120 CZK 120 CZK 120 CZK 60 CZK 0 Kč
3 days 72 hours 330 CZK 330 CZK 330 CZK 0 Kč
Pass
30 days 1000 Kč
90 days 2700 CZK
1 year 7800 CZK
Lítačka
30 days 550 CZK 130 CZK 130 CZK 130 CZK
90 days 1480 CZK 360 CZK 360 CZK 360 CZK
5 months 2450 CZK
1 year CZK 3650 1280 CZK 1280 CZK 1280 CZK

Definitions

Adult Persons from 15 to 60 years old.
Kids Children from 0 to 15 years old. From the age of 6 years old a certified document (PID “Dítě 6-15”) with name and surname, date of birth and photo is required.
Adolescent, student Child from age 15 to 26. From 15 to 18 years old a certified document (PID “Junior 15-18”) with name and surname, date of birth and photo is required. From 18 to 26 years old the discount is applicable with a PID card “Student 18-26 let” and with a document proving student status (accreditation in the Czech Republic or ISIC)
Disabled ZTP and ZTP-P card holders – free of charge.
Senor Persons aged 60 to 65 years. Preferential fare is applicable only with PID card “Senior 60-65 let”.

Special fares and free travel

To be eligible for reduced fares, you must be in the concessionary category. It is issued either electronically (for the Litačka card), or on paper. For issuing a PID card it is necessary to have a passport (birth certificate for children’s tickets), 4.5*3.5 photo (no older than one year). Filled out at ticket offices PID at metro stations or in the info centers. Price 60 CZK. Card holder: 10 CZK.

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Children aged 6-15 years old get a card for 5 years, teenagers aged 15-18 years old get a card for 3 years, students aged 18-26 years old get a card for 5 years, and pensioners aged 60-65 years old get a card for 5 years.

Pensioners over 65 years old need only provide a passport.

Tickets

For all modes of transport (subway, streetcar, bus, funicular to Petrin Hill, river transport across the Vltava River and trains within Prague) a single ticket without limitation on the number of transfers.

The validity of the ticket is NOT paused. If a ticket is purchased for 30 minutes and stamped, you have exactly 30 minutes to travel on any transport, including transfers.

Single ticket is limited in time (from 30 minutes to 72 hours). The ticket is validated immediately after boarding at the yellow validators (on the rails of the streetcar or bus, at the entrance to the subway). When the ticket is checked by the conductor it must be valid (stamped, the date and time of activation is printed on the ticket).

Passes

Passes are issued either in electronic form (name ticket) or in paper form (portable ticket). Portable ticket is suitable for transfer to other persons.

Are you coming to Prague for a week? Do not hesitate to buy a paper pass for 1000 CZK. In our forum you can buy and sell a valid pass. Save money!

Passes are sold at PID (Pražská integrovaná doprava) and Info Centers, in both airport terminals. It takes 3-5 minutes and you can pay in cash or by bank transfer. On the ticket the dates of the beginning and the end of the validity period are indicated. If you wish the ticket is laminated for a fee of 10 CZK.

Attention, the pass can be bought only at the following metro stations:

  • Line A: Nemocnice Motol, Nádraží Veleslavín, Bořislavka, Dejvická, Hradčanská, Můstek, Náměstí Míru, Želivského, Strašnická, Skalka, Depo Hostivař.
  • Branch B: Zličín, Luka, Hůrka, Smíchovské nádraží, Anděl, Karlovo náměstí, Můstek, Florenc, Palmovka, Vysočanská, Rajská zahrada, Černý Most.
  • Branch C: Háje, Opatov, Roztyly, Kačerov, Vyšehrad, I. P. Pavlova, Hlavní nádraží, Nádraží Holešovice, Kobylisy, Ládví, Letňany.
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Passes for a month are sold in both terminals (from the first terminal to the second 3 minutes on foot). Ticket offices are open daily from 7:00 to 22:00.

Check out ticket offices hours and location here.

SMS ticket

Convenient solution for those, who are in a hurry in Prague and are popular in certain circles. SMS ticket can be bought at any time and in any place with the use of cell phone. Ticket is valid only in Zone P, regular tourist does not go outside its boundaries.

Text message number: 902 06
Text sms Ticket Price
DPT42 30 minute ticket 42 CZK
DPT31 90 minute ticket 31 CZK
DPT120 24 hour ticket 120 CZK*
DPT330 72 hour ticket 330 CZK*

*) In order to purchase this ticket you will need a confirmation of your order. Send the word “Ano” to the number 90206 (SMS is charged according to the tariff of the mobile operator).

Important information

  • The SMS ticket will arrive in approximately two minutes.
  • If you accidentally delete your ticket, you can get a duplicate by texting DPTA to 90206 (cost 3 kronor).
  • The ticket is only valid in zone P.
  • It is not valid on PID trains and in the O zone.

For those who are planning to cheat and buy an sms ticket only when meeting the conductor, it will not work, a fine is guaranteed, don’t even try.

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