The original proposal for the addition of an overhead chairlift system at the Prague Zoo dates back to the 1960s. In 1970, the actual construction began but it wasn’t until 1977 that the system was opened to the public. At the time, the owner of the chair-lift was the Prague Zoological Garden and the original operator was the Central Bohemian Park of Culture and Leisure. Due to serious technical deficiencies, operation was halted a year later in 1978. In 1981, the operational difficulties were resolved and the chairlift’s operation resumed with the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) as operator.
Dogs may not be transported on the Zoo’s aerial chairlift, even if in a carrying case. However, the carrying of folded prams, golf clubs or similar, the size of hand luggage, is permitted.
Bus line 112 from the C-line metro station at Nádraží Holešovice will take you to the Zoo. There is also a direct connection between Bohnice and Troja on bus line 236. The standard Prague Integrated Transport (PID) fares apply to both lines.