Short-term fares in Prague Integrated Transport will become more expensive from 1 August. The price of a 30-minute ticket in the capital (zones P, 0 and B) will rise from the current 24 to 30 crowns, the price of a 90-minute ticket from 32 to 40 crowns. We must tell the councilors about this in April this year.
A full-day (24-hour) ticket will increase in price from 110 to 120 crowns from August, and a three-day ticket from 310 to 330 crowns.
The price of SMS tickets will also increase, as well as text messages when ordering them. The 30-minute new fee will come to CZK 31 (code DPT31), the 90-minute minute to CZK 42 (code DPT42). For a full-day and three-day SMS ticket, the price is the same as for their paper variants, ie CZK 120 (code DPT120) and CZK 330 (DPT330).
Short-term tickets no longer have to be valid for the cable car to Petřín. The one-time fare will now cost 60 crowns, and will be included in the price for prepaid coupons and tickets with a validity of at least 24 hours.
The special Airport Express bus line between the main train station and Ruzyně Airport will also become significantly more expensive – from 60 to 100 crowns.
The price of a monthly and annual subscription in Prague will not change. Due to low interest, the five-month option ends. The annual public transport coupon in 2015 was reduced from the original 4,750 to the current 3,650 crowns. Last year, there was a gradual increase in the game up to 5,500 crowns, in the end the politicians did not approve it.
The novelty is to be fare capping. “Once a day, passengers spend 120 crowns in the PID Lítačka application for individual tickets, ie the price of all-day tickets, so they have free fare until the end of the day. In the future, the capping of monthly and annual fares could be added to the mobile application, “said Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates) in April. What tariff changes will take effect from August this year, the capping will not be until 2022.
Councilors approved a 70% discount for people in material need who receive a living allowance. For a monthly subscription, they pay 165 crowns instead of the standard 550 crowns. The goal is for people who can’t afford an annual subscription (the price is lower for a month lower) not to go illegally. The quarterly subscription for people in material need will cost 444 crowns. The relief is to work only until the end of 2022.
Much more than before, drivers in the most frequently intercepted P + R car parks will pay. Guarded parking on the outskirts of Prague has risen in price from 20 to 50 crowns since August, parking closer to the center (Holešovice, Ládví, Kongresové centrum and Skalka 1) even at 100 crowns. Free parking for unguarded stays does not exceed 12 hours.
The reason for the increase is rising costs. Revenues from fares have long been covered by only one-fifth for a long time, the rest is subsidized by the city (in the case of PID, the Central Bohemian Region). In addition, due to coronavirus, income from tourists must fall.
The transport company will start buying unused older tickets on 2 August. Until the end of August, you can return at the sales points of the transport company, but a maximum of five pieces from one face value. The reason for the restriction is the control of the authenticity of tickets, a persistent business. More than five pieces can be sold only in the building of the Central Dispatch Center (Na Bojišti 5 near IP Pavlova Square). He will buy tickets until the end of January.
The basic fine for driving without valid tickets remains 1500 crowns. However, the discount we receive with a quick payment will be less than before: When paying on the spot or within 15 days at the additional cashier, fare surcharge will decrease to 1000 crowns, so far it has dropped to 800 crowns. Registration of the annual coupon within five days of imposing the fine will be a fine of only 800 crowns. By the way, the fine can now also be paid online via the transport company’s e-shop.
The sinking for further violations of the transport regulations, for example for pollution or other damage to vehicles, will also increase, up to CZK 1,000.
The prices of one-off tickets for travel in the Central Bohemian Region are rising by approximately 25 percent, the individual zones will be graduated by 10 crowns (except for the lowest prices). Unlike Prague, subscriptions will also become more expensive – also by approximately 25 percent.
Finally, one more pleasant news. It is easier than before to prove the age for entitlement to a cheaper or free fare in Prague. People aged 60 to 65 must prove their identity. Children from 10 to 15 years of age leave seniors from 65 years of age no longer have to have special ID cards or an application, all they need to do is prove their relevant age, for example with proof of identity. Children under 10 no longer have to prove their age at all. But beware: this simplification does not apply to trains, there is still a need for special cards or an electronic application.