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Prague Integrated Transport (PIT) is a modern integrated public transportation system in the capital city of Prague in the Central Bohemian Region. The aim of the system is to provide complex and quality transportation in Prague and its vicinity.

 
 
Prague Integrated Transport includes all means of Prague public transport – the metro, trams, cableway to Petřín and city bus lines – as well as commuter bus lines (numbers starting with 300 and 400), railway transport and ferries. The backbone of Prague Integrated Transport is rail transport, i.e. the metro, trains and trams. The bus transportation serves for connecting the terminals situated at rail transport stations.

The PIT system includes all railway routes leading from Prague.

The Prague metro has been in operation since 1974. It consists of 3 lines: A = green, B = yellow, C = red. All of them are continuously being developed. From Sunday to Thursday the metro is operated from 5 am to midnight and from 5 am to 1 am on Friday and Saturday. The intervals between trains vary from 90 seconds to 10 minutes.

Trams and buses are in operation daily, usually from 4:30 am to midnight. Night trams and buses provide transport at 30-minute intervals after midnight.

PIT Maps

It is recommended to use the Prague Integrated Transport orientation map when travelling through the city. You can download it for free here.

Ticket prices

PIT tariffs are divided by zones and time. The area of Prague is divided into four tariff zones: P – two-tariff zone, 0 and B. The ticket prices differ accordingly. You can check the ticket prices here.

The Prague city public transport, i.e. all metro lines, trams, city buses, ferries, the Petřín cableway and selected parts of railway lines are included in the two-tariff zone “P”. The commuter bus lines and selected parts of railway lines in the area of Prague fall into the other Prague tariff zones (0 or B). The periphery of Prague (the area of the Central Bohemian Region) is divided into 5 outer zones (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). You can find the list of all tariff zones here.

The system of fares is not complicated. The fares depend on the minutes spent in the vehicle, number of changes and tariff zones. It is possible to buy a daily ticket, a multiple-day ticket, as well as monthly, quarterly and yearly passes. You can find the complete list of ticket fares here.

From 1 July 2011, the prices and the structure of tickets has changed. The changes apply to free transport for children from 10 to 15 years and seniors above 65-70 years of age. Free transport is conditioned by presenting an Opencard with an activated discount application (a fee of CZK 120 will be valid for 6 years). If the passenger does not show a valid Opencard, he or she must pay the half-fare. This free transport is only available in the area of Prague, and it is available for all means of transport. Other major changes include new prices and types of tickets. You can find detailed information about these changes here.

You can buy tickets from the ticket machines which are installed at the entrance to the metro or at newspaper and tobacco shops. Inspectors of the Prague Public Transit Co. Inc. are authorised to check ticket validity at any time in the vehicle or within the transport area and possibly fine passengers for an invalid or missing ticket.

Useful links:

Fares
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Basic information about the PIT system
 
Author: Romana Kuncová
 
Added: 05.08.2011
 
 
 

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