What is an In Karta Card?
Valid from 15 December 2013
ČD’s chip In Karta card serves as a carrier for travel documents and discounts. It will bring you a range of attractive benefits – from a 25% discount on fares to cashless payments...
In Karta card
An In Karta card is a plastic chip card the size of a regular payment card. It is intended mainly for regular ČD customers who, thanks to their In Karta cards, can travel by train for less. Certain discounts can be recorded on an In Karta card in the form of so-called applications. Thanks to these applications, passengers can purchase tickets with a corresponding discount.
For example, if you record the IN 25 % application onto your In Karta card, you will be entitled to a 25% discount off the regular and return fares, and off the price of commuter tickets. You can use this discount each time you purchase a ticket. During an inspection by the conductor, you will demonstrate your eligibility for the discount by presenting your In Karta card. You can also record certain commuter tickets or an IN 100 % network ticket onto your In Karta card, which allows you to travel on all ČD trains without purchasing more tickets (with the exception of required reservations on SC Pendolino trains).
Your In Karta card can also serve as an electronic wallet, which you can charge up with money and then purchase tickets with it at ticket vending machines or cashlessly at the ticket office. You will receive a discount for such purchases in the form of a bonus, which is credited back to your electronic wallet. At the ticket office, it is necessary to announce in advance that you intend to pay with your electronic wallet.
With an application on your In Karta card, you can also purchase First Minute Czech (Včasná jízdenka Česko) tickets or Special-Offer (Akční jízdenka) tickets for inexpensive travel between selected cities in the Czech Republic at reduced prices.
You can obtain an In Karta card either at the station ticket counter by filling in the necessary form (or you can bring it already filled in from home), or online through the ČD eShop.
Overview of In Karta card discounts
When purchasing an In Karta card, select the amount of the discount to be recorded onto your card and the duration of its validity – three months, one year or three years – according to your needs.
IN 25 %
is intended for all passengers, including children, students and ZTP and ZTP/P cardholders, who commute by train regularly to school or work. It is also worthwhile for frequent travel to various destinations. With an In Karta IN 25 %, you will receive a 25% discount on one-way and return tickets, commuter tickets (weekly, monthly and quarterly variants), a discount on tickets to foreign destinations (thanks to the RailPlus supplementary application), and discounted First Minute Czech (Včasná jízdenka Česko) and Special-Offer (Akční jízdenka) tickets.
IN 50 %
is suitable mainly for regular trips by youth aged 15-26 and adults. It is also offered to pensioners at a discounted price. With an In Karta IN 50 %, you will receive a 50% discount on one-way and return tickets, a 50% discount on commuter tickets 15+, a 25% discount on student commuter tickets, a discount on tickets to foreign destinations (thanks to the RailPlus supplementary application), and discounted First Minute Czech (Včasná jízdenka Česko) and Special-Offer (Akční jízdenka) tickets.
IN 100 %
is intended for regular travel with a higher level of comfort. Without needing to purchase other travel documents, you will be able to travel without limitation on ČD trains in 2nd carriage class and you will receive a discount on tickets to foreign destinations (thanks to the RailPlus supplementary application), free transport of one piece of oversized luggage, and free travel on Airport Express connections and on the ČD aerial cableway to Ještěd.
is a variant of the IN 100 % discount (without the RailPlus supplementary application) suitable for corporate clients. The card is issued to the company (not to an individual), is transferable and helps resolve issues surrounding business trips.
is intended for passengers over 70 years of age. With the IN Senior discount, passengers need not purchase any additional travel documents for travel on local (Os) and limited-stop (Sp) trains. For travel on fast (R) and higher-quality ČD trains, passengers will receive a 50% discount on one-way and return tickets, commuter tickets, a discount on tickets to foreign destinations (thanks to the RailPlus supplementary application), and discounted First Minute Czech (Včasná jízdenka Česko) and Special-Offer (Akční jízdenka) tickets.
Supplementary applications for In Karta cards
In addition to the basic applications for an In Karta card, you can also procure supplementary applications. For example, for 1st class travel on all ČD trains, you can purchase a time upgrade to 1st carriage class for your In Karta card.
How much does an In Karta card cost?
The price of an In Karta card depends on the price of the discount application with which it is purchased.
In Karta as a ticket to cultural events
You can also use the ČD In Karta card as a ticket to cultural, sport and social events for which ticket sales are provided by the company Ticketstream. Register on www.ticketstream.cz, pay for the tickets and then just go to the event with your In Karta card. You will also enjoy significant savings with your purchase, and you can buy an unlimited number of tickets.