In the Czech capital, cars are not the most practical mean to move around the city. That’s why we really recommend to use public transports and purchase a transport card. Wondering how to get it? It’s pretty easy!
There are two ways to make your transportation card.
You can go directly to an office for an Opencard and you will take a form that you fill out directly in the offices.
The second option is to go to the Opencard website. The explanations are in English and you can print the form directly from the site.
The main elements to get the card:
- The Application form (two copies)
- Consent to processing personal details (two copies)
- A photo ID 35x45mm that will be returned
- A passport or a valid identity card.
Once the card is delivered, you can go to a metro station to add credit to it. You can choose the length of time, depending on your requirements: the longer period of time, the cheaper the ticket. Unfortunately, you cannot buy 6-9 months length for your transport card validity. If you are not sure how long your card is credited, you can find machines in most metro stations.
If you have friends who come to visit for the weekend and you don’t want to buy tickets, you can purchase passes at most metro stations.
Opencard is valid for all public transport, tram, metro, and bus, except the Airport Express. The Airport Express costs 60 CZK from the central station to Prague airport. For more information on schedules just click here.