Prague to cut public transport fare for students, seniors by half


Prague City Hall has approved reduced public transport fares for students and seniors as of 1 September. Annual passes for those groups will be cut to 1,280 crowns a year if paid in a lump sum, about half the current amount. Alternatively, they can buy quarterly passes for 360 crowns or monthly ones for 130 crowns.

The move follows on the government’s aim to reduce the cost of travel on trams, buses and the metro for students under the age of 26 and residents over the age of 65 by 75 per cent.

In June, the Prague Municipal Council rejected a proposed discount on public transport for students aged 15-26 that would have allowed lowered the cost of annual passes to 365 crowns, roughly equivalent to 1.2 euros a month.