Short-term tickets for Prague public transport (metro, trams, buses, …) can be acquired in the following way
A list of tickets with their respective prices can be found in the following article.
Ticket vending machines are installed at all metro stations and at selected surface transit stops. For travelling within the area of Prague choose a ticket for 24, 32, or 110 CZK. By pressing the button repeatedly you can buy more tickets at once. If you want to buy a discounted ticket or a ticket for luggage or a dog, press the DISCOUNTED button prior to making your selection. When you are finished, insert the correct amount of money and take your tickets and change.
The vending machines accept only coins, not banknotes. Some busy places (e.g. Airport, Main train station) are equipped with machines that accept cards as well.
Some shops, especially newspaper shops, offer tickets for Prague public transport.
Drivers of urban buses sell tickets with additional charge.
Tram drivers do NOT sell tickets!
|Full-price (Adult)||40 CZK||90 min. P+0+B|
|Discounted (Child, Senior)||20 CZK||90 min. P+0+B|
Tickets need to be validated (stamped in the yellow box). Validate the ticket only once when boarding the first vehicle (or entering the station area in the metro or on trains).
SMS tickets are available only with a Czech mobile operator SIM card!
A ticket can be acquired by sending an SMS message to 902 06. You pay the price of the ticket plus SMS cost charged by your operator.
The SMS ticket is valid only in zone P (Prague urban lines); it is not valid in outer zones, on trains and suburban buses.
||30 min. P|
|DPT32||32 CZK||90 min. P|
|DPT110||110 CZK||24 hod. P|
|DPT310||310 CZK||72 hod. P|
You receive the ordered SMS ticket usually within two minutes. It is necessary to wait for the ticket before boarding the vehicle or entering the transport area (e.g. metro station). Other tickets than those listed above (e.g. discounted) can’t be acquired via SMS. To buy a ticket for 110 CZK or 310 CZK a confirmation message with text “Ano” to number 902 06 will be required. You need to own a Czech mobile operator SIM card and have the Premium SMS service active.
For smartphones there is also an application named “Sejf”. After downloading the application and charging it with some money you can easily buy public transport tickets that you need (full-price only). Tickets bought this way are valid only in zone P (Prague urban lines); they’re not valid in outer zones, on trains and suburban buses.