The cableway is in operation from March 31 to October 31, 2012 in good weather.
|period||days of the week||service hours|
|March 28–April 1, 2013||Thursday–Monday||9.30–17.00|
|April 2, 2013||Tuesday||out of service|
|April 3–30, 2013||Tuesday–Sunday||9.30–17.00|
|May and September||whole week||9.30–18.00|
|June, July and August||whole week||9.30–18.30|
|October 1–31, 2013||Tuesday–Sunday||9.30–17.00|
|October 28, 2013||Monday||9.30–17.00|
|November 1, 2013||Friday||out of service|
|November 2–3, 2013||Saturday–Sunday||9.30–16.00|
The fare is 20 CZK for a single journey (up or down) by a passenger older than 6 years (children under 6 can travel on the cableway free of charge). Tickets from the ticket machines, which are situated at the top and bottom stations, can be purchased only by inserting coins. Exact fare (20 CZK coin) should be used since no change is returned; banknotes may be changed with cableway operator. A bulk ticket for a group of 6 and more passengers may be purchased to speed up service for bigger groups of visitors.
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.
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.