Prague Main Train Station DPP Booth
Prague Main Train Station DPP Booth

The Prague Three Day Travel Pass

The Prague Three Day Travel Pass

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2018 @ 2:36 pm with 16926 views

Prague Three Day Travel Pass

Prague Three Day Travel Pass

You’re probably deciding whether or not you’ll need to use Prague Public Transport and then whether you’ll need the long-term Litacka (for minimum 1 month), the Prague three day travel pass or single tickets. This page deals with the Prague three day travel pass which at the time of writing cost CZK310 and is pictured left. NOTE: if you are travelling with children under 6 (document required to prove age) then they travel for free. If your child is 6 or over but has not had their 15th birthday then for free travel they must have a Litacka card.

Why Would You Want It?

  1. For a start, if you are planning on taking more than 13 short trips (CZK24 max 30 mins) or more than 10 longer trips (CZK32 max 60 mins in the centre of town extending to 90 mins outside the P0 area) then the Prague Three Day Travel Pass will save you money.
  2. For me the big advantage is not having to dig around for change for the ticket machines.
  3. You don’t need a CZK16 Luggage Ticket (from/to the airport or train station.

Where Can You Buy the Prague Three Day Travel Pass?

The larger metro stations like Muzeum and Mustek will sell it as will Prague Tourist Information Centres but my advice is to stop at the Prague Main Train Station. When you go into the concourse head over to the left side (north) and you’ll see the DPP Ticket Booth pictured at the top of this page. They accept both credit card and cash and are open 7am to 9pm. If there’s a queue for tickets and you can pay in cash then go further to your left and down towards the escalators where you’ll find the “Tourist Point” which is open 10am to 10pm. At the bottom of Wenceslas Square to one side of the Hotel Liberty is an entry to the Mustek metro station. Go down the stairs and immediately to your left is a DPP office which has the same opening times as the booth at the station and accepts both cash and credit cards.

How Do I Validate It?

It’s like a regular single ticket in that it has a blank space at the bottom. When you first enter the Public Transport system (DPP) then put this ticket into the yellow box with the blank space facing UP and INSIDE the box. You’ll hear the stamping sound. Check that it’s clearly visible and you now have 72 hours of travel.

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  1. My wife and I would like to take the train from Prague to Paris. We need info on getting schedules and how to purchase tickets. We are US citizens and flying into Prague before going to Provence region in France. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    1. Try seat61.com for tips on the route. Otherwise if you want to wait until you get here then its best is to go to the Main Train Station international ticket office and see what the options are. They speak English.

  2. We are going to Prague in July for 4 days, we are both over 70. What do recommend in the way of passes to get from the airport to our room and around the city then to the train station for a trip tp Paris.

    1. Hi Charles, you can buy a 24 hour pass or a 72 hour pass at the airport DPP office so long as you can get there before 9-30pm. After that you can use the machine out by the bus stops. I’d suggest you buy a 24 hour pass first then see if you need to buy other passes or single tickets as you need them. The main station metro station is on the red “C” line. Trams 2, 5, 9, 15 and 26 all stop at the main station.

  3. Does the 3-day-travel pass include the transport from the airport to Prague center?

    Thanks in advance for your reply.
    Sheila

    1. Hi Sheila,
      Yes, it covers all DPP (Prague Transport Network) routes so you’ll find it covers the bus 119 from the airport to Veleslavin and the metro. It does not include the Airport Express which is a private service.

  4. Hi Jason,
    We are a group of 4 coming to Prague in a couple of weeks. 3 of the 4 are over 70 years old. We had never heard that over 70 get free in city transportation – so that you very much for that info! The question we have is – how do you enter the transportation system without some sort of ticket? We are used to having to put tickets in a machine to open gates to enter the station…is this not required in Prague?
    Thanks!!

    1. Hi Rhonda, just to note that you need to carry your passport to prove age. Here it’s an honour system, no gates. On your group, the person that needs the ticket will just stamp the ticket when they enter the system either on a tram or metro and you then have the travel time dependent on the ticket i.e. CZK24 gives you 30 minutes in the central area, CZK32 gives you 60 minutes. Try my tours at https://www.livingpraguetours.com as I give a senior discount.

      1. What does it mean tickets for 30mins and 60mins plz specify . I will be travelling from airport to na Rodin I Trida . Also my child is below 15 yrs and in app PID Lítačka how should I book I think separately.

        1. Hi there, Prague has different travel zones. If you are in Zones P, 0 and/or B and you have a CZK24 ticket then you have 30 minutes travel time on the DPP system. The 60 minute option only applies if you travel outside of this area i.e. zones 0, B and 1 or zones B, 1 and 2. As a tourist coming from the airport you are in the P,0,B zones so I would advise that an adult needs a CZK32 ticket which will give you 60 minutes travel time. Under 15 means a child ticket. So if you are buying a CZK32 ticket then they will need a CZK16 ticket. Or if you are buying a CZK24 ticket then they will need a CZK12 ticket.

  5. Hi! I bought a 3 day pass that I don’t think I will be using because my friend prefers walking everywhere. Is it refundable at the main station? Or even partially refundable with restrictions? Thank you!

    1. I’m not aware of any refund option. Try going to the DPP ticket office at the Mustek metro station (entry next to the Hotel Liberty) and see if they accept it.

    1. Hi Clare. The 3-Day Pass only covers the Prague Integrated Transport Area and a few selected local trains. For Kutna Hora you need to buy regular train tickets.

  6. Hi Jason,
    Can you advise whether the 24/48 hours Prague transport ticket is available for sale at Florenc metro Station in Prague ?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Carmen, there is no 48 hour pass. The 24 hour pass can be bought at Florenc at a regular ticket machine and it costs CZK110 where you’ll need coins or go outside the metro station via the Sokolovska exit and go around to the left and you’ll find a ticket office where you can pay by card.

  7. Hi there,

    7 of us (adults) are looking for a travel pass for Prague as we are going to be there for 3 days. I am unsure of pricing/routes to go as we are currently looking at places to stay. Do you have any recommendations for us – cheapest would be great at as we are traveling.

    Thanks

  8. Hello Dear

    Your website is very informative and helpful. I have learned alot about Prague from you. Keep it up.

    I just wanted to know one thing. I am planning to come to Prague for like 3-4 Days in Summer 2019. My mind is fix on taking the 72 hour Pass for my travels within the city. I will be accompanied by my wife (so 2 people). My questions are:

    1) Are there ticket scanning machines on the metro / tram stations in Prague?

    2) As a couple, are we expected to have 2 separate passes or buying single pass would be enough for us both?

    The reason why i am asking this question is that in Istanbul, we have this card in which we get top up from local stores. Once charges, numerous people can use the same card as it charges per journey so me and my wife used the same card there when we traveled this year.

    So i just want answers to aforementioned questions. Would be great if you can help.

    Thanks for listening. Cheers and Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Hasan,
      To answer your questions:
      1) If you are over 70 you have free travel in Prague so long as you can prove your age with a passport or National ID card.
      2) You each need a separate pass if you are travelling together. If you are travelling separately then either one of you can use a 3-day pass as it is not tied to a particular person.
      3) The pass is validated the first time you enter the transport system by having it stamped in the little yellow box. From that point on you have the validity of the travel pass on the network and you do not have to stamp it again or show it to anybody unless you are challenged by a ticket inspector.
      Have a good trip

  9. Hi
    i am visiting prague for 3 days so I want to buy a 3day pass but i am confused about zones in prague. which zones pass should i buy?
    i see 72hrs pass for only zone p, so it necessary to any pass for zone 0? and i am a student below 26 so is there any special discount for international students?

    1. Hi Suji, Zone P,0 and B are included in a single area covered by the DPP pass (that includes the 3-day pass). So that means you can use the entire metro and tram system plus many buses. Check the zone map (PID Tarifni Pasma) http://www.dpp.cz/dopravni-schemata/ to see the borders. There is no student discount if you buy a 3-Day pass. Discounts only apply to longer term passes i.e. from 1 month.

  10. Hi,
    Should I get a Prague Travel Pass/ Prague Card/ Prague City Pass for a 2-day trip? I am a solo female traveller on a budget and can’t walk around too much.
    Thanks,
    M

    1. Hi M. Doesn’t matter about being a solo traveller or female but if you are on a budget then you’ll need to carefully plan your itinerary for using the Prague Card. Adult 2-Day is CZK1550 and I would recommend it if you will need to be using public transport to get to and from your hotel etc. 2 Days of Travel works out to CZK220. Jewish Museum Ticket is the CZK350 option (does not include the Old/New). Circuit B at the Castle is CZK250. Then you’d need to do other stuff like the museums etc to make up the difference. You could save something on the travel but overall, so long as you plan to visit a couple of museums and gate towers it’s worth it to buy the card. Just remember to start early as the card is based on calendar days i.e. if you validate on Monday, you can use it on Monday and Tuesday.

      1. Hi Jason,
        I have gone through your website and the information you are helping with here. First, I want to appreciate you for this noble cause 🙂
        So based on this answers of yours, for solo traveler who doesn’t really know much about prague, I think taking 2 single days passes(separately for 2 days) and individual tickets for tourist places(Jewish Museum:CZK350, Circuit B at the Castle:CZK250) is better than 2-day Prague card… right? I havent really explored the individual tickets for all the tourist places in Prague. But I feel paying separately for tourist places for 2 days will be less than CZK1550.. right? What do you suggest? If you can provide list of places covered under 2-day Prague card, that would be great! Thank you again!

        1. Hi Mayur, first go to https://www.praguecard.com/calculator and use the calculator to see if it’s worth buying the card or not. Transport cost is the same as it is now separated from the card. Look for places that have early opening or late closing times so you can extend the day. The Prague Card will pay for itself so long as you visit at least 5 locations.

  11. Hi Jason

    I would like to ask two questions if that’s OK.
    If I buy a 24 hour ticket at Prague airport will it include the 16CZK luggage charge for the bus and tram element of my journey to the city and will it be valid for all the propoed route?
    Secondly, looking at the online transport map my route seems to be airport bus 100 to Zlicin, then either metro to Karlovo namesti and tram route 3 or metro to Radlicka and then tram route 17, both of which seem to go to tram stop Kublov, close to my hotel on Podolske nabrezi. Would one of these be a better or simpler option and would either be reasonable to negotiate for a new arrival in a new city in the early evening?

    Many thanks

    1. Hi David, this journey is more than 30 minutes so you would need a CZK32 ticket PLUS a CZK16 ticket which you can buy on arrival at the airport at the DPP booth up to 2130 or at the bus stop machine after 2130. For the route, either are ok but I would go 100 to Zlicin then metro to Karlovo Namesti then switch to the tram 3. Or you have the 119 from the airport to Veleslavin then metro to Staromestska then the 17. Depends on the timetable which would be quicker but the 119 changing to the 17 tram is more scenic.

      1. Hi Jason

        Thank you very much for the other recommended routes and I think I will go for your Zlicin, Karlovo Namesti, tram route 3 option.
        The reason I was hoping a 24 hour ticket on arrival would have been an option was because I was hoping to use it for a few hours during the following day to do a bit of travelling around by tram before the early evening.

  12. Hi Jason
    We will see you tomorrow for the tour 🙂 As we are here for 10 days we will get the monthly pass. Can we only buy that at the main train station and do we need any kind of ID? Many thanks

  13. Hello,
    I will be travelling with my wife and 2 children aged 9 and 14. If I buy 2 3 day passes, will my children travel with us for free, or I have to buy tickets for them ?

    1. Hi Gurhan, if you have a 24 hour or 72 hour pass then from age 6 to 15 the child rate applies i.e. for maximum 30 minutes they need a CZK12 ticket and for maximum 60 minutes they need a CZK16 ticket. The free child transport only works with the Litacka travel pass which is for a minimum of 1 month.

  14. Hello, arrive in Prague Airport and I just would to know about merto for travel pass 2 days as i have a Disabled person railcard deaf ,that for travel bus, bus plus, merto. How much?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Paul, as far as I know there is no special dispensation for foreign disabled people. There is no 2 day pass. In your case it would work out cheaper to buy 2x 24 hour passes as that works out to CZK220 as opposed to CZK310 for the 72 hour pass. The DPP pass covers all metro, tram and bus routes in the city limit. Outside of that you have zones and you pay that in cash if using a bus.

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