Basic information about tickets
There are three ways to pay for travel. First, you can buy ticket from bus driver by cash. This ticket is valid only for one journey without change. For ticket prices see table below.
Second way of fare payment is by chip card with electronic purse. This chip card can be obtained at operator's ticket offices where is also possibility of credit charging. Fare paid by electronic purse is lower than ticket bought from bus driver (see table below). And another advantage of chip card is that you will pay only 0,10 € if you will change the bus within 45 minutes after first journey.
Prepaid tickets (valid for 30 or 90 days) are useful for regular passengers. They offer unlimited travelling during ticket validity and they can be bought on chip card.
SMS ticket is valid number of journeys within validity of SMS ticket. Basic SMS ticket is valid 45 minutes (empty SMS to number 1133), 24 hours SMS ticket is valid 24 hours from purchase (SMS with text "24" or "den" to number 1133). Passenger is obliged to show the SMS ticket to driver on his demand.
Electronic ticket CVAK is valid number of journeys within validity of electronic ticket. Basic electronic ticket is valid 45 minutes, 24 hours electronic ticket is valid 24 hours from purchase in mobile aplication CVAK (www.cvakapp.sk). Passenger is obliged to show the electronic ticket to driver on his demand.Penalty fare for travelling without valid ticket or marked chip card is 25 € (if it is paid-in directly in the bus), or 50 € (paid-in at supplementary box-office up to 30 days), or 100-multiple of basic fare (= 70 €) in other cases.
If you want to buy ticket from bus driver, you should board via first door. If you have chip card, or prepaid ticket you can board via first, or second door and then you have to put your chip card near card reader. Boarding with baby buggy is allowed only via door marked by appropriate pictogram.
|Ticket||Paid cash||Paid by chip card|
|SMS ticket basic - valid 45 minutes from purchase|
|SMS ticket daily - valid in day of purchase from 3:30 to 23:30|
|Reduced ticket - child 6 - 15 years|
|Reduced ticket - student 15 - 26 years|
|Reduced ticket - pensioner above 62 years|
|Citizens above 70 years (citizen of SR, or with permit to stay)|
|Baggage - 2nd and other item|
|Change of bus|
|One change of bus within 45 minutes|
|Basic 30 days|
|Reduced 30 days|
|Basic 90 days|
|Reduced 90 days|
Baggage is an item with size more than 30 x 50 x 60 cm, longer than 150 cm, or bigger than 5 x 80 x 100 cm.