How to Get Around Brno
The public transport system consists of trams, city buses and trolley buses. 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://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/brno/spojeni/ (possible to switch it to English or German).
It is also available as mobile application Czech Public Transport IDOS with 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 – final tram stop “Komárov”
- Bus 40, 48, 49, 50, 63, 67 – bust stop “Komárov”
- Night bus N94 – bus stop “Komárov”
FROM/TO Kounicova, you can get by:
- Trams 11, 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
Tickets are sold at ticket vending machines, DPMB shops, kiosks and railway stations and via SMS at the stop. You can also buy a ticket for a higher price in the bus, just ask the driver and be sure to have the exact amount of money.
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). Tickets are sold through yellow vending machines at some stops, DPMB shops, kiosks and railway stations. You can also buy a ticket for a higher price in the bus or tram, just ask the driver and be sure to have the exact amount of money. 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). Except for special tickets valid outside of zones 100 and 101, you can change vehicles with all kinds of tickets within the time limit. The 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 travelling around Brno we recommend you to purchase a monthly or quarterly pass.
If you are a student younger than 26 years of age, 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, transport pass plus a plastic card cover 30 CZK). If you are 26 years and older, you will need a regular pass (550 CZK per month, 1370 CZK quarterly plus a plastic card cover 30 CZK). In order to obtain this pass, you need to take your ID document (passport), a photo and your ISIC card (read our information e-mails before your arrival to find out how to obtain the ISIC card) to one of the DPMB stores for example at the main station. Your student buddy will help you to obtain the pass after arrival.
Electronic transport pass
Since 2017, it is 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 authorized online international payments to pay for the ticket. After your arrival to 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. Prices are the same as for the paper transport pass above.
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 get fined. If you pay 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., Sat: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For more information about fares and connections in Brno see DPMB website.