Ostrava has a modern and extensive public transport network. The City takes a progressive approach to introducing new measures supporting sustainable mobility and is actively involved in cooperation on the national (Czech) and European level.

Fact sheets

City public transport

The number of passenger journeys using Ostrava’s public transport system in 2016.

City public transport

After 10 years of slow decline, public transport passenger numbers are rising again.

City public transport


City public transport

Low-emissions buses as a percentage of all buses in Ostrava. These buses meet EURO5/EURO6 standards or use CNG.

City public transport

Introduction of a system enabling passengers to pay using contactless bank cards in all Ostrava city public transport vehicles. The system has helped to generate an increase in passenger numbers.

City public transport

Ostrava’s electronic public transport ticket sales system is the second in the world (behind only London) in terms of its modern conception and passenger convenience.

Transport terminals

As part of the programme to create a fully integrated public transport system, the City of Ostrava has built 4 key transport terminals (Svinov, Main Railway Station, Hranečník, Dubina).

Cycle transport

The total length of all cycle routes, lanes and paths in Ostrava (1 December 2016).

Cycle transport

The target length of Ostrava’s cycle routes – set out in the Concept for the Development of Cycle Transport in Ostrava.


  • ‘Bike to Work’ competition now open
  • Kaipan electromobile
  • StudentCar SCX
  • Plans for a new road safety centre
  • Bohumínská Street is being re-routed underground
  • Transport guard viaRODOS
  • Bikesharing
  • Cable car route
  • Cycle Route ´Y´
  • ´Karolina´ trolleybus line – phase 1
  • ‘Karolina’ tram stop
  • The Smart Transport System
  • Dubina terminal
  • Hulváky transport interchange
  • Hranečník terminal
  • Svinov terminal
  • Resolve project
  • Eco-friendly public transport
  • Contactless bank cards project
  • Ostrava´s City Authority vehicle fleets
  • Travel Healthy

‘Bike to Work’ competition now open

This year the City of Ostrava is cooperating with the Auto*Mat association, the organizer of the ‘Bike to Work’ competition. This annual nationwide event promotes cycling as an everyday form of commuting to work, and this May it is being held for the eighth time.

According to the competition’s organizing team, the aim of the event is to motivate as many people as possible to use cycling – or other non-motorized forms of transport, including walking or running – when commuting to work. If people stop using cars every day, they will soon feel a number of benefits. They will improve their physical fitness (and their mood), and they will also contribute to improvements in air quality – all helping to make the city a safer, more pleasant place to live and work. The motto for this year’s competition is ‘Save the City’.

The competition is a team event. Colleagues form teams of between 2 and 5 members, and each team must regularly cycle to work together during May. This year, as in the previous two years, the competition is also open to people who commute in other ways – walking, running, skating, skateboarding, wheelchair users, and more…

The competition includes several categories evaluating entrants based on how regularly they cycle (walk, run etc.) to work, the length of their journey, creative ideas, and more. Employers can also compete for the title ‘Cycle Employer of the Year’ or ‘Best Competition within a Company’. One of the aims of the event is to persuade employers to create proper facilities for employees who cycle to work (bike stands, showers, changing rooms, and so on).

There is a small fee for participating (either 290 CZK or 390 CZK depending on the registration date). The fee includes the price of a T-shirt with the competition logo; the wearer can get discounts at a range of events run by the local coordinator.

Ostrava is this year’s local coordinator

This is the first year in which the City of Ostrava is directly involved in the ‘Bike to Work’ competition as the local coordinator, though in previous years up to 500 local citizens participated in the event. So help us to increase this number! Join our local ‘Bike to Work’ Facebook group (‘Do práce na kole – Ostrava’) and tell us:

  • What prizes do you want to compete for?
  • What “T-shirt events” you would like to see?
  • Would you like to take part in a cycle ride in May?
VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava
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Kaipan electromobile

The first car to exceed the speed of 100 km/h was an electric vehicle. The first car to run on the moon was also an electric vehicle. And someday, when the oil runs out here on Earth, electric vehicles will probably be the primary means of transportation. And who knows whether that won’t occur soon due to current technological progress, as we have been working on electric-drive technology also in the Czech Republic for a number of years.

The first model, called the K0, saw the light of day at the end of 2009 and travelled 107 km on one charge at the track in Nošovice. Its drive system is intended for suburban operation and the vehicle achieved a maximum speed of 65 km/h, with battery life of more than 300,000 km. Later prototypes exceeded the speed of 100 km/h with no trouble and successfully approached the range threshold of 200 km on one charge, which is more than most of us need when commuting for work or pleasure.

However, the university team still was not satisfied. The idea of having solar panels on the roof of a house and, in the garage, an electric vehicle charged by those panels is more than inspiring. And if the car isn’t at home, energy is stored in batteries or hydrogen and can then be used to simply “fill up” the car. No filling stations, no more spending money on petrol. That’s a great idea, isn’t it? And its realisation is not far away. The latest prototype, the K3, is now taking shape. The K3 is an experimental vehicle for testing hybrid sources of energy, such as batteries, hydrogen fuel cells and electrical central units powered by petrol and CNG/LPG. This functions is such a manner that of this sources is installed in the vehicle with a supercapacitor and propulsion is provided by an electric motor.

It seems complicated, doesn’t it? Perhaps at first glance, but our goal is simple: to build a drive system that will take a car as quickly and as far as possible on one charge and as cheaply and ecologically as possible without depending on fossil fuels.

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, in cooperation with Kaipan, s.r.o. and Isotra, a.s.




StudentCar SCX

We often hear that electric cars are the vehicles of the future. But the subject of debate are also arguments that the production of electric vehicles is very expensive, that it is uncompetitive so far, and it is subject to great pressure of automobile and oil companies. However, the world oil reserves are steadily disappearing and electric cars can be an adequate substitute of present-day vehicles operating on petrol, diesel or gas. Therefore, it is necessary to deal with the development of electric cars on the grounds of technical universities as well.

In 2011, the Department of Vehicle Materials and Technologies developed the electric car StudentCar SCX. The result of teamwork for students and engineers is a low two-seater coupe with sophisticated timeless lines. StudentCar SCX is the first sports electric car developed and manufactured in the Czech Republic, whose performance is comparable with the current world leaders. It is a harmonious combination of design and technology friendly to the environment while achieving outstanding driving characteristics and excellent driving dynamics.

SCX has a unique arrangement of the electric 4×4 drive, which consists of four synchronous motors controlled by four frequency converters. It achieves acceleration of 4.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and 9.2 seconds from 0 to 150 km/h, it goes round bends without problems at high speeds with lateral overload of more than 1 G.

The interior of the vehicle is equipped with modern technology for displaying dashboard data in the form of a pair of displays and 10″detachable tablet. The interior upholstery is made with great care and perfect workmanship. A major task for the team collaborating on the development of SCX was the approval of the operation on roads, which was also successful.

When it whizzes by, you might say to yourself it is time to replace your “Diesel” or “Petrol” for something greener.

The team led by Petr Tomčík from the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, VŠB-TUO worked on the project, the development was funded by TA01030430, TA ČR (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic) “Applied research and development towards increasing the safety of vehicles with electric drive – electric vehicles and reducing their negative impacts on the environment”.




Ostrava, Svinov Municipal District
Bílovecká street
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Plans for a new road safety centre

The City of Ostrava has recently unveiled plans to build a new road safety centre in the Svinov district (at the primary school in Bílovecká St.). The new centre – which was jointly presented to the public by Councillor Lukáš Semerák and the Mayor of Svinov Helena Wieluchová – will include a state-of-the-art traffic simulation area with electric buggies (so children will be able to learn about safety not only as pedestrians or cyclists, but also from the perspective of drivers). There will also be an athletics track, a football pitch, a tennis court, a three-storey building with a teaching room for 30 children, changing rooms, a club room, storage facilities and a garage area.

The new centre will cover an area of 3.5 hectares. Construction work will begin next year, and completion is scheduled for 2019. During school hours the centre will be used by school groups; during afternoons and at weekends it will be open to the general public. The total cost of construction is estimated at approximately 50 million CZK. Around 20 million CZK will be required for the traffic simulation area and the outdoor sports facilities, while the building itself will cost around 30 million CZK.

City Councillor Lukáš Semerák – whose main area of responsibility is transport – explained why the new centre is necessary and why the City has decided to fund it:

Ostrava currently lacks sufficient facilities for compulsory primary school courses in road safety. The new centre will be located in Svinov – but it will also serve the neighbouring district of Poruba and other municipal districts.

The Svinov complex will be Ostrava’s third road safety centre. The Ostrava-Jih municipal district (in the south of the city) uses the traffic simulation area at the Alberta Kučery primary school, where the outdoor surfaces were repaired by the City last year. The districts of Moravská Ostrava, Slezská Ostrava and Mariánské Hory use the facility at Orebitská St. in Přívoz, which will be renovated and extended during next year.

The new Svinov facility will be the most modern of its type in Ostrava; it will be the only road safety centre to have electric buggies, traffic lights, speed measurement and other simulations of authentic road traffic situations. Children will also enjoy the opportunity to participate in road safety teaching in the role of vehicle drivers.


Bohumínská street
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Bohumínská Street is being re-routed underground

Ostrava’s Mayor Tomáš Macura has recently unveiled the City’s bold new plans to re-route Bohumínská Street – a busy four-lane highway running through the central part of the city – into a tunnel. At surface level there will be a standard two-lane street, with lower speed limits, traffic calming measures and plen