Introduction to Trenčín's fare conditions
When buying a ticket for the public transport in Trenčín, there are different options to consider. One can either purchase a single-journey ticket in cash directly at the bus driver, which is valid for a single ride on any single route, or purchase a single-journey ticket in an electronic validator by means of a topped-up travel card.
More frequent commuters can buy a prepaid ticket, which is valid for 30 or 90 days since purchase on as many journeys as desired.
|Ticket type||Full fare||Reduced fare|
|Paper ticket (in cash, single ride)||0.80 €||0.50 € / 0.30 €*|
|Electronic ticket (1st ride)||0.40 €||0.25 €|
|Electronic ticket (2nd ride within 40 mins)||0.28 €||0.18 €|
|Night route ticket (paper / electronic)||1.00 €||not available|
* The 0.30 € option is available only to elderly people above 70 years of age. Electronic tickets for such passengers are free of charge.
Paper tickets can be purchased directly at the bus driver in cash, offer a discounted option for childer under 15 years of age, students under 26 years of age and pensioners above 70 years of age. They are valid for one journey on any day route – transfers are not allowed.
We recommend having the exact amount of money ready to reduce the time the bus spends at the stop.
Electronic tickets are purchased by touching a topped-up travel card onto a validator inside a bus. The electronic tickets are valid for one journey, but a single transfer within 40 minutes of the original purchase will result in another ticket, which is discounted by 30%. This ticket is also valid for one journey.
Just as paper tickets, these also offer a reduced fare option for the categories of passengers listed above. Information about where to get a travel card for the public transport in Trenčín are below.
|Palackého St. 11||Mon–Fri 08:00–12:00, 12:30–16:00|
|Železničná St. 2||Mon–Fri 09:00–13:00, 13:30–17:00|
Apart from these ticket offices, there are also ticket machines, where existing travel cards can be topped up.
|Address||Ticket machine location|
|Generála Svobodu St. 1||Južanka shopping centre, 1st floor|
|Belá St. 7271||Laugaricio shopping centre, ground floor|
|Prepaid ticket time validity||Full fare||Reduced fare|
|30 days (~1 month)||15.00 €||9.00 €|
|90 days (~3 months)||40.00 €||24.00 €|
Prepaid tickets can be loaded onto a travel card (the same type of card used for electronic single-journey tickets) at aforementioned ticket offices. They have to be validated upon bus entry, even when changing routes within 40 minutes (transferring).
Travel cards with prepaid tickets loaded onto them can also store credit, which means that any day the prepaid tickets becomes expired, the card owner can automatically pay in credit to commute.
Prepaid tickets are not valid on night route 50.
Other types of tickets
If a piece of luggage exceeds 20 by 30 by 50 centimetres, 5 by 80 by 100 centimetres or 10 by 10 by 150 centimetres in any direction, including animals in cages (more about animals here) and empty strollers, it is subject to fare conditions and it must be paid for. A single-journey ticket for such luggage costs 0.30 € (paper ticket in cash) / 0.25 € (electronic ticket on a travel card).
Fare types and discounts
The default fare available for everyone regardless of their age or health conditions is the full fare. For specific age categories and people with health disabilities, a reduced fare is available, which offers a discount on all tickets. It is neccessary to show a verification card during a ticket inspection. The chart below describes the types of passengers, for whom the reduced fare is available.
|Passenger type||Required verification|
|Children 6 to 14 years of age (incl.)||None|
|Students up to 25 years of age (incl.)||Student card (ISIC)|
|Adults above 70 years of age (incl.)||Any proof of age|
Additionally, children up to 5 years of age (incl.) are allowed to travel on the public transport for free.
If the passenger is for any reason unable to show a valid ticket or a discount ID, they have to pay a fine and the price of a full-fare ticket (0.80 €) plus:
- 25.00 € if paid on the spot or within 3 workdays
- 35.00 € if paid between 4 and 30 days after the fine had been issued
- 40.00 € if paid any later
If the passenger holds a prepaid ticket, but has not validated it, they shall only pay 5.00 € as a manipulation fee. A 1.00 € manipulation fee applies to passengers not having paid for their luggage.