“Our dear Pirates in Prague have made tickets more expensive. And a 90-minute one is 40 crowns. SMS tickets will be even more expensive than the normal paper tickets I buy here now,” the prime minister told the people in Čau lidi.
“Mr Prime Minister, we have previously warned you that seniors aged 65 and over travel for free in Prague, so you did not have to buy the ticket,” the transport company told him ironically.
Prague has made travel around the city and on the cable car to Petřín more expensive since the 1st of August. The fare change does not apply to passengers with monthly, quarterly or annual tickets.
The price of an SMS ticket has also increased, from CZK 24 to CZK 31 for a 30-minute ticket and from CZK 32 to CZK 42 for a 90-minute ticket. The reason for this is the increasing costs of public transport operation. “Fares in Prague have not increased for 10 years. Despite this, we are maintaining the current rates of pre-paid coupons, including the unbeatable price of CZK 10/day,” PID pointed out.