How to Get Around Brno
The public transport system consists of trams, city buses and trolleybuses. Buses operate 24 hours a day. At night there are special night buses. Night buses leave every 30–60 minutes depending on the line. The main railway station (“Hlavní nádraží”) is the central interchange point of all night trams and buses.
The interval between most buses is 7–15 min from Monday to Friday during rush hours. Weekend intervals are 10–30 minutes. The average interval between most trams is approximately 8 minutes during rush hour on working days; otherwise every 10–15 minutes.
Important meeting points and junctions in Brno
- Náměstí Svobody – the main square of the city centre, between the Česká meeting point and the Hlavní nádraží meeting point
- Masarykova – together with Česká the most important street in the centre, leading you from Náměstí Svobody to Hlavní nádraží.
- Česká – one of the main junctions, also a meeting point (we say “by the clock” – there is a clock at the corner)
- Hlavní nádraží (the Main Railway Station) – also one of the main meeting places and main junction
For times, schedules and routes, see the search engine: https://idos.idnes.cz/en/brno/spojeni/ (possible to switch it to German, too).
It is also available as the mobile application Czech Public Transport IDOS with an English version. For schedules in Brno, GPS location of vehicles and information about transport irregularities you can try the DPMBinfo application.
FROM/TO Vinařská, you can get by:
- Tram 1 – tram stop “Výstaviště – hlavní vstup”
- Trolley buses 25, 26, 37 and 52 – bus stop “Výstaviště – hlavní vstup”
- Night bus N97 stop “Výstaviště – hlavní vstup”
- Trolley bus 38 – bus stop “Pavlíkova”
- Bus 68 – bus stop “Pavlíkova”
- Night bus 95 – bus stop “Pavlíkova”
FROM/TO Komárov, you can get by:
- Tram 12 – tram stop “Komárov”
- Bus 67 – bust stop “Komárov”
- Night bus N94, N95 – bus stop “Komárov”
FROM/TO Kounicova, you can get by:
- Trams 12 – tram stop “Klusáčkova”
- Trolley bus 34 and 36 – bus stop “Klusáčkova”
- Buses 68, 81 - bus stop “Klusáčkova”
- Night bus N93 and N99 – bus stop “Klusáčkova”
Tickets and Transport Pass
For occasional travel around Brno, you can buy a single-use ticket. Its validity is time and zone limited (zones 100 and 101 will suffice). The easiest way to buy a ticket is to use your debit/ credit card in the vehicle at the vending machine. Put it close to the machine once to buy the ticket and again when getting off. The system will calculate the most convenient ticket for you based on your length of travel, your transfers and how many journeys you have made that day. If you forgot to use your card when getting of the vehicle, don’t worry, you will not be charged more than 25 CZK for one journey within the city. Find more information here.
Paper tickets are sold through yellow vending machines at some stops, DPMB shops, kiosks and railway stations. The ticket is valid from the moment it has been validated for the period specified on it and only in those tariff zones marked on the ticket. The ticket must be validated immediately after boarding the vehicle (look for a yellow machine by the door). Aside from special tickets valid outside of zones 100 and 101, you can change vehicles with all kinds of tickets within the time limit. The paper ticket does not have to be validated again during transfers.
Overview of basic tickets:
|15 minutes/45 minutes outside of zones 100 and 101||20 CZK|
|60 minutes (2 zones)||25 CZK|
|90 minutes (3 zones)||27 CZK|
You can also buy an SMS ticket by sending a text to number 90206, but it is only possible with a Czech SIM card (make sure the “Premium SMS” service is activated with your mobile provider). You have to wait for the confirmation SMS (approximately 2 minutes) before you board the vehicle.
|BRNO20||20 minutes||20 CZK|
|BRNO||75 minutes||29 CZK|
|BRNOD||24 hours||99 CZK|
Brno city transport pass
For regular travel around Brno we recommend you purchase a monthly or quarterly pass.
If you are a student under 26, you are entitled to a reduced student-rate pass for two zones (100 and 101) which is the most practical (cost: 275 CZK per month and 685 CZK quarterly). If you are 26 or over, you will need a regular pass (550 CZK per month, 1370 CZK quarterly.
In order to obtain Brno City Transport Pass, you need to buy it online as it is the only possibility to do so. For more information see below.
Electronic transport pass
Since 2017 it has been possible to buy an electronic transport pass online. All you need is a contactless bank card (it will be your ticket carrier) and a card with authorised online international payments to pay for the ticket. After your arrival in Brno, you only have to go to one of the DPMB shops once to verify your Brno ID account and then you can conveniently buy your monthly/quarterly tickets online.
Find out step by step instructions here. You don’t need an ISIC card to prove your student status – you will simply log in the IS at one point in the process. If the student status verification does not work for you, the most probably reason is that your name is incorrectly spelt, or your birthday wrongly put in the IS. Contact your coordinator.
Ticket inspections and fines
Ticket inspectors in Brno do not wear uniforms - they will show you their official badges. If you do not have a valid ticket/transport pass, you will be fined. If you pay an 800 CZK fine on the spot (in cash or by card) you do not have to show any ID. You can also pay 800 CZK within 5 working days at the main DPMB office (Novobranská 18) or 1500 CZK later. In this case, you will have to show your ID to the inspector. If you do not want to show it or if you do not have your ID with you, the inspectors will call the police.
If you do have a valid transport pass and you just forgot it, you will have to bring it to the main DPMB office (Novobranská 18) within 5 working days to prove it and you will pay a 50 CZK fine.
The Transport Company of Brno City
(DPMB — Dopravní podnik města Brna, www.dpmb.cz)
Main office: Novobranská 18
Opening hours: Mon–Fri: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
For more information about fares and connections in Brno see DPMB website.