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Are Prague transit passes free for senior foreigners?

Are the transit passes in Prague free for seniors if you have proof of your age, like your passport. Looks like they are free for seniors but does this include us foreign visitors?

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The websites seem to all say that you need to be able to prove your age (65 or over) to a fare inspector. They don't say anything about limiting to citizens only.

Posted by
2648 posts

yes if you are 65 or over just show your passport if asked.I was last in Prague in the middle of April and checked with the staff at the airport transport desk. , just your passport is needed. if 60 -65 then you need a PIT card at a cost of 60kc plus a monthly pass cost of 160kc ( I think),.

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I don't know what a PIT card is. And where is the best place to purchase transport passes for younger people (not seniors)

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"I don't know what a PIT card is. And where is the best place to purchase transport passes for younger people (not seniors)"
the link given by Texas TravelMon gives all the info you need.The Transport desks in T1 (non shengen arrivals) and T2 (Shengen arrivals) are best places top get the PIT cards but you do need a passpoert syle photo,card cost 60kc.
https://www.dpp.cz/en/fares/list-of-points-of-sales, other places to get them are listed on this link.

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I'll put my usual warnings. If you are 65 or older and claiming free transport then a ticket inspector will first establish if you are a Czech Resident (permit allows free transport if it shows you are 65 or older), if not, he will then establish if you are an EU citizen (National ID card allows free transport if it shows you are 65 or older). Finally you will be viewed as a foreigner in which case you MUST carry your passport to claim free travel. Note that people get caught out coming from the airport because although transport of a person is free for 65 or older etc, you still have to buy luggage tickets..........

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Dekuji. I take this to mean that since I am a US citizen, I can use the transit system free of charge as long as I have my US passport with me, which I will. I am assuming this will also be valid for the funicular. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions on this. Won't be taking any luggage on the transit system.

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Here is the age 65-70 and 70 plus criteria for FREE travel.
The tariff category of senior of 60-65 years is always valid from the day of the 60th birthday and ends by the day preceding the day of the 65th birthday, the tariff category of senior of 65-70 years is always valid from the day of the 65th birthday and ends by the day preceding the day of the 70th birthday, and the tariff category of senior over 70 years is always valid from the day of the 70th birthday.

*Seniors aged 65-70 can verify their right to receive the free age-based fare/tariff through the use of any form of ID card or a passport.

**Seniors aged 70+ can verify their right to receive the free age-based fare/tariff through the use of any form of ID card or a passport.

For travel on PID trains within the territory of the Capital City of Prague, the right of seniors aged 70+ to special fares can only be verified through use of a recognized type of identification document (for example, a Lítačka card) or a PID-issued Senior 70+ ID card. No other types of age verification documents are valid for these special travel fares on PID trains. Free transport is not provided on the AE line.

Identifier - an identifier is a carrier of an electronic ticket - Lítačka, In Karta ČD or a contactless payment card or mobile application.

The area of the Capital City of Prague is, for the purpose of the tariff and the fare, split into four tariff zones - zone P has a double tariff value (it is counted as two tariff zones) and linear zone 0, which includes border zone B. Both zones, 0 and B, are counted separately for individual fare (i.e. as two zones) and as one zone for fixed-period tickets.

Here is the luggage \/dog requirement which I've never heard of.:
The fare for transporting accompanying luggage or dogs will be 20 CZK.

Age 65-70 MUST pay on PID trains in prague:
Train lines that are included in the Prague integrated Transport (PID) system are labeled by letter S (or R) and a number, e.g. S1 or S88. These include typically passenger trains in Prague and surroundings. On these lines, PID tickets can be used. Long-distance fast trains are not integrated in the system.

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mzpurple, the funicular is a DPP service and although it has a different ticket now it still follows the same DPP rules and sets the "adult" range at 15-60. After that the "Senior" rules apply so yes, you can travel for free with your passport as a supporting document if you have had your 65th.

Everybody, please be careful when a section of a document is cut'n'pasted into the forum in English. This is simply an online translation which can cause confusion. In this case something which is simply called "ID Card" in English is actually "Občanský průkaz" in Czech which specifically means National ID card. The DPP website is aimed at Czechs and the National ID card extends to any EU country using that scheme i.e. Schengen area, but not outside that area. Therefore to be absolutely sure of free travel for somebody 65 or over who is NOT an EU citizen then bring your passport.

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2648 posts

free for 65 and over, yes,the 119 bus and metro is perfectly ok for you to use, in fact I did that very thing last month to and from the airport.

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sorry shoul add that if travelling from the airport with a larger suitcase/bag then you need a luggage ticket that cost 20kc each,just validate at the bus stop and it lasts for 90 minutes, more than enough time to get to any hotel in the city