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Chairlift at the ZOO

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The cableway will be operational from second half of March 2019 in good weather.


The fare is CZK 25 for a single ride (up or down) by passengers over 6 years of age. Children under 6 are transported free of charge, but only on the lap of a person over 15; each such person may transport only one child on his/her lap. Only coins can be used to obtain tickets from the ticket vending machines, which are located at the upper and lower stations. The vending machines do not give change; bills can be exchanged for coins from the cableway attendant. The tickets for the cableway at the ZOO are not valid for transport in other means of public transport. No other tickets or passes can be used for a ride on the cableway.

Chairlift at the ZOO

Links to the ZOO

You can also go to the Zoo by bus No. 112 leaving from the C Metro station Nádraží Holešovice. There is also a direct link to the Zoo from Bohnice and Troja by bus No. 236. The PID tariff is valid on both lines.

Chairlift at the ZOO – A Brief History

The construction of a chairlift at the Prague ZOO was already being considered in the 1960s. Construction commenced in 1970, and the chairlift wasn't put into service until 1977. The owner of the chairlift was the Prague ZOO, and the operator was the Central Bohemia Park of Culture and Leisure. In 1978 it was shut down due to serious technical problems. It wasn't put back into service until 1981, and the operator of the chairlift at the Prague ZOO became the Prague Public Transport Company.

Chairlift at the ZOO Chairlift at the ZOO – Technical Parameters

  • Inclined length of track: 105.9 m
  • Inspection speed: 0.167 m/s
  • Vertical rise: 50.1 m
  • Motor output: 725 RPM/13 kW
  • Average gradient: 28º12'
  • Passenger capacity: 720 persons
  • No. of supports: 4
  • Year of mfg.: 1970
  • No. of seats: 60
  • Seat capacity: 90 kg
  • First commissioned: 1977
  • Transport speed: 0.85 m/s
  • Operated by Prague Public Transport Co., a. s.: since 1981

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