About the project


The Pilsen Card: history, development and successes

The multi-function chip card project in Pilsen went live on 1 May 2004 in two parts – Check-in System and Reservation System. The necessary technological base for the card centre was built together with these two systems.

History of the Pilsen Card

Year Event

Pilsen Card and Pilsen Ticket city booking system introduced

  Dining, clocking and access systems solution implemented

e-wallet for on-board fare payments launched


Launch of Pilsen Fare – an anonymous card for buying individual tickets

2006 Non-transport e-wallet payment functions introduced
2007 Launch of system of self-service zones – self-service ticketing terminals
2008 Pilsen Card introduced as alternative library card for City of Pilsen Library

Mobile telephone e-wallet – testing phase


Pilsen Card Bonus Programme launched


Car-parking payments enabled


Mobile phone Pilsen Card – limited commercial edition


Text-message tickets introduced


Mobile telephone as reader for ticket inspectors


Electronic confirmation of student status between university and PCTC


Pilsen Card introduced as ticketing card in Pilsen Region Integrated Transport System


Launch of Pilsen Card e-shop


Pilsen Card can be topped up at bank machines


Pilsen Mini introduced


Pilsen Card visually redesigned


Awards won by the Pilsen Card

Innovation of the year competition 2014

  • Category winner: public sector and non-profit organizations

MasterCard – 2012 Czech Development Centres

  • Best Public Transport Card in the Czech Republic 2012

Czech Innovation 2013

  • Category winner: Innovation in Public Administration – Pilsen Card bank machine top-up feature česká inovace 2013