Arrived in Prague for your studies and still haven't reached 26 y.o.? We have a great news for you! You are entitled to get pretty huge discount on your transport card for Prague. In this article we will explain you step-by-step how to obtain student fares and save some money on using Prague transport.
STEP 1: What you need to do first is to think whether you want to have an electronic card (as shown in the picture above) or get a paper coupon. There is no other diference than having a stylish card or just a piece of paper, both have the same functionality. The price for getting the electronic card is 100,- CZK (3,7 EUR) when you pick it up at one of the sale points around the city or 50,- CZK (1,8 EUR) in case you let them send you the card on your address (in Czech Republic). To get this card you just need to fill up the form and pay the fee on this website and wait around 14 days till its prepared for you.
STEP2: When we have the card / or decided to use a paper coupon it's time to obtain the document called "Žádost o vydání průkazky pro časovou jízdenku" needed to get a student fare (that huge discount :-). You should get this form at your university (in case you don't, ask at the metro sale points or download and print it out under this link. How to fill it up? See the green text and red notes in the picture bellow.
STEP4: Everything filled up? Then you are good to get your prepaid ticket at the sale points of Prague Public Transport Company. Don't forget to take the form above and your personal ID (or passport) with you. In case you ordered the electronic card take it with you or visit the point of sale, where you let the card to be delivered to. Here is the list of sale points, where you can get your discounted fare:
|Sale points of Prague Public Transport|
|Metro Line "A"||Metro Line "B"||Metro Line "C"|
|Můstek||Anděl||I. P. Pavlova|
|Náměstí Míru||Můstek||Hlavní nádraží|
|Depo Hostivař||Rajská zahrada||Letňany|
STEP5: Get a pre-paid ticked for the time period that suits you the most. You are allowed to pick the length of time you want to buy your ticket for. See the price list of student fares below:
|1 month||260 CZK (9,6 EUR)|
|3 months||720 CZK (26,6 EUR)|
|5 months||1 200,CZK (44,4 EUR)|
|10 months*||2 400 CZK (88,8 EUR)|
STEP6: Always carry your time coupon and the student ID card with you when travelling in Prague public transport. Inspectors checking validity of your tickets are common in all the means of transport (mostly in the metro). In case you don't plan to buy a ticket, checkout the mobile app called Fare2Bandit helping you to sneak around inspectors. (See Fare2Bandit page for fines applied when travelling without the ticket.)