Basic information on public transport
You can get up-to-date information related to travelling in Prague and its surroundings on the free phone line of Prague Public Transit Company (+ 420 800 19 18 17), which is available daily between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., or in every information centre of Prague Public Transit Company (PPTC). Their list is available here.
Fares in Prague
Since 1st July 2011, there have been changes of PIT tariffs. An adult transfer ticket costs 32 CZK and is valid for 90 minutes. A transfer ticket for 24 CZK is only valid for 30 minutes.
For detailed information on individual tariffs, go to the section Fares on the Prague Public Transit Company website. For information on regional transport fares, click here.
A tourist 24-hour ticket costs 110 CZK, a three-day ticket, 310 CZK. These tickets are available from ticket vending machines and at information centres.
The Opencard is worthwhile
When frequently travelling in the city, it is worthwhile getting an Opencard with a public transport seasonal ticket. Children between the age of 10 and 15 and senior citizens between the ages of 65 and 70 years travel for free, provided they have an Opencard with the application Free Fare.
The modern chip card enables its holder to buy prepaid monthly, ninety-day or yearly tickets with the possibility of interrupting it as well as a wide discount programme. The Opencard also serves as a library card and parking payment card. To apply for an Opencard on-line, click here (available only in Czech).
Where you can purchase the ticket
1. In public transport ticket vending machines that are available in all metro stations and in selected above-ground stops. (List of all ticket vending machines can be found here.)
2. In information centres of Prague Public Transit Company (to get their list click here) or in tobacconist outlets.
3. Sending an SMS text message from your mobile phone. To purchase the SMS ticket is very simple. Just send a message to 902 06. Depending on the type of the ticket, write - DPT24, DPT32, DPT110 or DPT310 – in the text. The number corresponds with the price of the ticket: for 90 minutes the price is CZK 32, you pay CZK 24 for 30 min. and you can also buy a one-day SMS ticket for CZK 110 or the three-day ticket for CZK 310. To that sum you have to add the price of the SMS message according to the tariff of your operator.
4. When purchasing tickets from bus drivers, none of the cheaper tariffs apply. The flat rate price for adults is CZK 40 and CZK 20 for children.
Prague Integrated Transport (PIT)
PIT is a modern integrated public transport system, which has been gradually developing in Prague and the Central Bohemian Region. It includes the underground, trams, railways, city and regional buses, funicular and ferry boats. This system is gradually being integrated with common transport and tariff conditions and unified transport solutions, including timetable co-ordination. For more information click on this section of the portal or go to the website www.ropid.cz.