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Seniors ride for free - Prague

Seniors, 70+ with i.d. can ride the trams, buses, etc. in Prague for free. Applies to all nationalities, not just Czechs.

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but you must have your passport , national Identity card or residency permit as ID ,also 65+ can ride free if they get a PID card cost is or was 20kc and you need a passport type photo.
if you are over 60 but under 65 you can also get the PID card and get a months travel for 130kc which is what i do when in the city ( I am 65 next year)
info on this link.
https://pid.cz/en/discounts/#senior
i am in Prague several times a year , in the 4 years i have had the pass I have never been asked to show it.

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I was never asked also, but only there 3 nights. I have been asked in Aarhus, Berlin, etc, but I always had a ticket.

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Yes!! We were there last year and we really appreciated the complimentary service. We miss Prague.

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My favourite subject. Just to confirm. If you are an EU Citizen then you can use your passport or National ID card. If you are NOT an EU Citizen then you must use your passport. Anybody with a Czech residence permit can use that. You can ride buses, trams and even a few local trains in Prague but you CANNOT apply this discount to the Airport Express. Even though it's listed as a DPP service, it is not a public route and so the senior discount does not apply. Hope that helps.

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Good to know about airport. Train Station Information told me about this, including passport, on arrival. Hope this gets included in Steves' future books.

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The Airport Express bus may not be free for folks over 70, but the buses connecting the Green and Yellow metro lines to the airport are free. Bus 100 runs between Havel Airport and the Yellow line at the last stop (Zlicin), and I find that the fastest bus. Bus 119 connects to the Green Line at Nadrazi Veleslavin and seems to have more stops. Since the metro lines themselves interconnect, you have good choices.

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a little update on this.I have been informed from another travel website that you can download passes onto your smart phone from the Litacka App https://app.pidlitacka.cz/en/.
not 100% on downloading one for over 70's but i have down loaded one for over 65 (also free travel) and my one says it is valid till 2069 at which stage i will be 113 years old.
have a look and see what might work for you,
for those of you that have to pay you can download and pay for passes and individual tickets on the app too.

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If you just get the app then you can use it to buy any ticket or a 1-day pass or a 3-day pass. If you create an account on PIDlitacka then you can view details of any passes that you have bought all the way up to the 1-year pass BUT, anything higher than the 3-day pass (1-month, 90-days etc) has to be already bought online through a created account on the main website because they want more detail. This method applies to anybody up to 69.
Now there's the question of the discount for the 60-69 age range. You would still need to visit a DPP office to get the PID card because that is how you prove your age so 60-64 get the discounted pass and 65-69 gets free travel if carrying the PID card. There was talk about the PIDlitacka system being upgraded so that if you created an account and bought a pass then you could apply your PID number to get a discount but as far as I know, that is not yet in place. As previously mentioned, from 70 you don't need to download or register for anything and you only need your passport or national ID.

PS
I'll buy you a beer for your 100th if we can find a pub which is open.......

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2747 posts

Thanks Uncle Gus & Jason for the updates. Fond memories & such a wonderful service!
All the best. ;)

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2514 posts

so Jason if I have this right I still need the physical pass even though i have a Litacka account, i will have it with me anyway but just trying to sort stuff out for other that will be travelling with me once this Covid problem is over.looking forward to yopu buying me a beer on my 100 birthday , not that far away.

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Hello mate, yes. Even though your Litacka account is good for another 50 years, the most important thing for you is that your PID card is valid. Check the date on the PID and if that says 2060 etc then you are good to go because you've already proved your age to DPP and you qualify for the free travel. As you know, the PID is then used in any inspector check as your ID.

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thanks Jason, there is no expiery date on my card but it does have my date of birth, just says Senior on it, but will arrange for a new card next time i visit.