The Czech Railways (ČD) provides hundreds of Ukrainian citizens heading to their homeland, for example, for general mobilization, with free transport on all trains, including those with mandatory seat reservation. Ukrainian citizens only need to prove their passport. These passengers can be transported without necessary reservation also in all trains where a seat reservation is typically required. By the end of February, more than 3500 Ukrainian citizens had taken advantage of this offer. This number is growing every day.
(Update 2nd March 2022) From 27th of February, the Czech Republic with other EU memberstates restrict air traffic on their territory from any Russian carriers. Russian carriers are banned from any air traffic over the Czech Republic. The restriction start to apply from midnight of 27th to the 28th of February. At the same time, in cooperation with its Polish and Slovak partners, České dráhy (a major railway operator in the Czech Republic) dispatched first two special trains for Ukrainian citizens.
The government coalition agreed on a 50% discount in regional and long-distance trains and buses for children, students and passengers aged 65 years and over. The discount will apply from April.
One of the State’s key tasks is to complete the missing transport infrastructure and ensure its operation. Safe and functional transport connections are one of the basic conditions for the further development of our country and its regions. We will also focus on further improving public transport, which must be affordable, easily accessible and offer a convenient alternative to individual means of transport.
Electronic highway vignettes have been valid in the Czech Republic for a year. The system administrator, the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure, would like to draw consumers’ attention to the risks associated with purchasing electronic vignettes from unofficial distributors. Not only are these purchases more expensive for customers, but they can also result in significant complications involving the administration of the electronic vignettes. Unfortunately, the numbers of these purchases are on the rise and increasingly numbers of drivers have contacted the customer line operators who are unable to help them in the majority of cases.
It has been exactly one year since the sale of e-vignettes launched. Digitisation made their purchase easier and more comfortable. Drivers can choose the start of validity and will also receive a notification by SMS or e-mail about nearing end of validity. To this day, 5,749,263 e-vignettes were sold, which is more than in 2020, when only old paper vignettes were available.