Charles University (CU) student cards can be used on Prague's public transport system (PID in Czech) both independently and in connection with the use of Opencard smart cards:
CU students who have not reached the age of 26 may use a CU Student Card or a CU International Student Card as a PID travel pass with a 30-day, monthly or 90-day season ticket (a paper voucher sold by the Prague Public Transport Company to be used with the ID card).
As a CU student, you may (but need not) buy an Opencard; if you do and you are under 26, use your CU Student Card or International Student Card to get the student discount when you pay for electronic season tickets loaded onto your Opencard.
5-month and 10-month season tickets are only available in electronic form, which means you can only buy them if you have previously bought an Opencard.
Full-price season tickets (yearly, quarterly, monthly) are only available in electronic form; they cannot be bought as paper vouchers to be used with the CU Staff Card.
For a complete list of PID fares, see www.ropid.cz under the headings Praktické informace > Tarif a ceny > Tarif PID.
Charles University (CU) and the Prague Public Transport Company (Dopravní podnik hlavního města Prahy, a.s., hereafter “DP, a.s.”) have signed an agreement on the use of CU student cards in Prague's public transport system (“PID” in Czech). The agreement took effect on 1 June 2012. The following parts of the agreement are relevant for CU students:
Rights and obligations of the Parties
DP, a.s. undertakes to recognize a valid CU Student Card as an identity document equivalent to a PID travel pass with passenger-selected validity period, as defined in the Terms and Conditions of PID Use (“Tarif PID”). For this purpose, a PID travel pass means a discounted travel pass for college and university students under the age of 26.
DP, a.s. undertakes to recognize a valid CU Student Card when it is submitted as proof of student status by CU students purchasing season tickets with passenger-selected validity period at all DP distribution points and likewise during ticket inspections carried out by authorized staff of DP, a.s.
Passenger classification rules of DP, a.s.
PID travel pass
Charles University students can use the purchased paper voucher as a season ticket if, together with it, they also submit the CU Student Card as an identity document on the basis of which the voucher was obtained.
CU Student Card
Under the present Agreement, CU Student Card holders are entitled to claim discounted fares in PID travel zones P and 0. CU students are entitled to discounted fares if they are under 26 years of age, i.e. up to their 26th birthday. A student who uses the CU Student Card as proof of student status entitling him or her, under the Terms and Conditions of PID Use, to discounted season tickets (vouchers) for college and university students must submit the season ticket together with the CU Student Card on the basis of which the ticket was obtained. During ticket inspection, the student must submit both the season ticket (voucher) and the CU Student Card.
The prices of season tickets are stipulated in the Terms and Conditions of PID Use (“Tarif PID”).
The aforementioned season tickets are valid throughout the network, i.e. for an unlimited number of changes between public transport services in the given Prague City public transport zones (P and 0). Within these limits and subject to the Terms and Conditions of PID Use, they are also valid in trains operated by Czech Railways (ČD).