Discounts in transportation

Children, students, and seniors are entitled to a state-imposed 75% discount on train and bus fares throughout the Czech Republic. The discount can be utilised year-round without any time limit; however, it does not apply to city public transport.

Students can use the ISIC card, both plastic and digital, as proof of identity in public transport to acquire the discount.

Who is entitled to the 75% discount

  • All passengers aged 6 to 18 (till the day prior to their 18th birthday)
  • Pupils and students aged 18 to 26 (till the day prior to their 26th birthday) who are “systematically preparing for future occupations through study at secondary school, conservatory, college, engaged in full-time studies at university in the Czech Republic or studies that by their content and scope are equivalent to studies at these schools, or have similar status abroad”.

How can I prove my entitlement to the discount

  • Passengers aged 6 to 15 do not have to prove entitlement to the discount.
  • Passengers aged 15 to 18 can prove their entitlement with their ISIC card or a valid official personal identification document, which contains the holder’s photograph, name and surname as well as their date of birth.
  • Pupils and students aged 18 to 26 can prove their entitlement with their ISIC card or a pupil card, which contains their current photograph, name and surname, date of birth and the name of the school they are attending.

To which trains does the discount apply?

  • It applies to all trains of all transport operators in the Czech Republic. The discount can be utilised when travelling with Czech Railways as well as with private transport operators such as RegioJet, Leo Express, GW Train Regio or Arriva.
  • The discount only applies to inland transport. However, it may apply to a train travelling abroad, but the discount only applies up to the last station before the border. For instance, on a train from Prague to Berlin the discount only applies to travel between Prague and Děčín, which is the last stop before Germany.
  • The discount does not apply to extraordinary or historical trains in which even standard passengers pay special fares.
  • Travel operators may also exclude some specific connections from the discount system to prevent their overload, particularly during peak times.
  • The discount only applies to Second Class fares. The discount does not apply to First Class fares.
  • In the case of RegioJet, the discount applies to the Standard, Relax and Low-cost tariffs. It does not apply to Business Class.
  • In the case of Leo Express, the discount applies to Economy Class. It does not apply to Business or Premium.

To which buses does the discount apply?

  • It applies to all regular connections, apart from city public transport connections that do not transcend the city limits.
  • The discount can be utilised among almost all the transport operators in the Czech Republic.
  • The discount only applies to inland transport. However, it may apply to a connection to a foreign destination, but the discount only applies up to the last stop before the border.
  • Bus operators may also exclude some specific connections from the discount system to prevent their overload, particularly during peak times.

Does this discount also apply to city public transport

  • The state-imposed 75% discount does not apply to city public transport. Connections that transcend city limits are an exception.
  • For connections transcending city limits, the discount applies from/to the first stop in the territory of a city, or from/to the transfer stop between a suburban transport and city public transport. It does not apply to the continued journey within cities.
  • Some regions and cities have already decided to further extend the 75% discount to transport within the city. A uniform system applies from September 2018 in the city public transport of the Liberec region (Liberec, Jablonec n. N., Turnov, Česká Lípa) and the Ústí region (Ústí n. L, Děčín, Teplice, Chomutov, Jirkov, Litvínov, Most, Bílina, Varnsdorf).

How is the discount calculated?

  • It is a 75% discount on the full basic tariff price.