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Public Transportation in Olomouc

Learning how to get around using public transportation in Olomouc is an important step in adjusting to life in Olomouc. In this article, we cover the local public transportation options.

Olomouc, a charming city in the Czech Republic, offers a variety of public transportation options that make it easy for both locals and expats to navigate the city without the need for a personal vehicle. The city’s public transportation system, run by Dopravn√≠ podnik m?sta Olomouce (DPMO), includes trams, buses, and trains. The system is efficient, reliable, and affordable, making it a viable option for daily commuting, leisurely exploration, or even late-night travel.


The tram system in Olomouc is the backbone of the city’s public transportation. With six lines running from early morning until midnight, the trams offer a convenient way to travel across the city. The trams are safe, even at night, and are frequently used by people of all ages, including school children and elderly citizens. A single ticket costs 14 CZK, and there are also options for daily, weekly, and monthly passes. The tram lines cover most of the city, including popular destinations like the city center, the main train station, and the university campus.


Complementing the tram system, the city’s bus network covers areas not reached by the trams. The buses are especially useful for reaching the outskirts of the city and some of the more remote residential areas. Like the trams, the buses run from early morning until midnight, with a reduced schedule on weekends. Night buses are also available, ensuring that you can get home safely even after a late night out. A single bus ticket costs the same as a tram ticket, and the same passes can be used on both trams and buses.


For longer journeys, or for trips outside the city, the train is a great option. Olomouc’s main train station is a major hub, with connections to other cities in the Czech Republic and beyond. The trains are comfortable and reliable, and tickets can be purchased at the station or online. Prices vary depending on the destination and the type of train, but discounts are available for students, seniors, and families.

Overall, the public transportation system in Olomouc is well-developed and user-friendly. The trams and buses are frequent and punctual, and the routes are well-planned to cover the entire city. The trains offer a convenient way to travel further afield, whether for a day trip or a weekend getaway. With a bit of planning, it’s entirely possible to live in Olomouc without a car. In fact, many locals and expats do just that, relying on public transportation and walking for their daily commute and other travels.

So, if you’re considering a move to Olomouc, rest assured that the city’s public transportation system will meet your needs. Whether you’re heading to work, exploring the city’s historic sights, or venturing out into the surrounding countryside, you’ll find that getting around is easy, affordable, and convenient.

Joshua WoodJoshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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