The current fare for 30 minutes will be in Prague for 30 crowns, which is the current 24 crowns. The 90-minute fare costs 40 crowns, it still costs 32 crowns.
“The price of the 24-hour ‘tourist’ fare is also rising slightly, to 120 crowns, so far it has cost 110 crowns, and a three-day to 330 crowns from the current ones 310 crowns, “states the website of Prague Integrated Transport.
On the contrary, the prices of annual, monthly and quarterly coupons do not change.
Why tickets become more expensive, then Prague Integrated Transport reads as follows: “During the pandemic, the public transport system faced a significant drop in the number of passengers, and thus in sales. If we want short connection intervals and not approach traffic restrictions, it is necessary to at least partially increase fares. The annual coupon for traveling around Prague still costs 3,650 crowns, which is only 10 crowns a day on average. It is the cheapest way to travel around the city without worries, and it pays off at such a low price even for passengers who do not travel by public transport by far every day. The annual coupon for traveling in Prague pays off from 8 public transport journeys per month. “
What is Prague Integrated Transport
Prague Integrated Transport (PID) is a transport system, including metro, trams, railways, city and suburban bus lines, cable car to Petřín and some ferries. This system is gradually being integrated with common transport and tariff charges and a uniform transport solution, including the coordination of timetables.
Changes in the Central Bohemian Region
Fares for an individual journey in the Central Bohemian Region will be, in addition to the cheapest variants, for 15 minutes for 14 crowns and variants for 30 minutes for 22 crowns. graduated by 10 crowns for each additional band, for example, a three-way fare will be for 30 crowns, four-band for 40 crowns. The time validity of the individual fare is maintained and is also graduated after 30 minutes.
The prices of all subscription coupons are increasing by 25 percent; according to Prague Integrated Transport, the acquisition of annual coupon variants for the given tariff bands will be more advantageous than before.
“Fares in the Central Bohemian Region have not increased since 2011 and have long covered only a part of the costs of operating bus and train lines in the region, which is approximately 50% to 60%. Public transport fares should be very advantageous in order to be motivating for public transport journeys. On the other hand, nowadays such a low fare is no longer sustainable, even with regard to large outages in fare revenues during a pandemic. The increase of 25% together with the lower price saving of annual coupons is thus a compromise that can help the extent of public transport in the Central Bohemian Region without major restrictions on connections, “says the website of the Prague Integrated Transport.
Main changes to the PID tariff from 1 August 2021
- increase the prices of a one-time 30-minute ticket from CZK 24 to 30 and a 90-minute ticket from CZK 32 to 40 for travel around Prague (because, however, the prices of long-term coupons for Prague are maintained)
- increase in the prices of one-day and multi-day tourist tickets for Prague and the Central Bohemian Region
- increase in the price of one-off and subscription tickets in the Central Bohemian Region by approx. 25% (advantage of annual coupons compared to tickets for shorter periods)
- simplification of proving free transport for children and juniors up to 18 years of age and seniors from 65 years of age in Prague public transport, except for trains (now it will be enough to just prove the age)
- a new type of fare for people in material need receiving a living allowance of about 70% of the normal fare
- cable car to Petřín new CZK 60 per ride (subscribers and holders of tourist tickets still do not have to pay anything extra)
- special Airport Express bus line newly for 100 CZK (so far 60 CZK)
- unification of the handling fee for issuing a card or discount application on Lítačka for CZK 60
- increase of the surcharge to the fare for a journey without a valid travel document or for another violation of the transport conditions
- change in the price for parking in P + R car parks in Prague (newly graded into 3 categories according to the distance from the center)
- new possibility to buy a PID ticket also from a train attendant