Prague says it won't hike prices for public transport fares and passes

Deputy Mayor Zdeněk Hřib said city management supports the expansion of electronic tickets, which save costs. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 24.04.2023 10:30:00 (updated on 24.04.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

Good news for Prague public transport users: city management doesn’t plan to increase the prices or tickets or subscriptions.

Deputy Mayor Zdeněk Hřib told ČTK that city officials want to focus on supporting and expanding the electronic system of purchasing tickets. In order to make it more attractive, Hřib says a possibility is modifying the methods of purchase to make buying electronic tickets more advantageous. 

That would motivate people to use electronic tickets and subscriptions, which are available via the public transport app PID Lítačka, more. The higher prices for tickets and subscriptions in their physical form take into account the costs of their distribution, production, or operation, Hřib said. 

The app will have new functions in the future, according to Hřib."We are developing it, gradually adding, for example, the so-called intermodal route planner, which is being tested in pilot operation and will find not only public transport connections but also recommend other modes of transport," he said.

The last price increase for individual tickets for Prague public transport happened in August 2022. However, the increase did not affect the price of subscription coupons; the annual subscription has cost CZK 3,650 for several years. 

current prices of public transport tickets for prague

  • CZK 30 for a 30-minute ticket
  • CZK 40 for a 90-minute ticket
  • CZK 31 for a 30-minute ticket via SMS
  • CZK 42 for a 90-minute ticket via SMS
  • CZK 165 per month for people in material need, a tariff created in 2021
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