Local Public Transport in Bratislava
You can use buses, trolleybuses and trams. Tickets are available in machines at most stops.
Information for passengers - basic conditions for using a ticket by Public Transport Company Bratislava:
In the the Capital of the Slovak Republic Bratislava time tariff is applied in city public transportation. The time tariff is performance-related and is divided into time (tickets for one way with time validity of 15 and 60 minutes, SMS ticket 70 minutes, night transportation 90 minutes and tourist tickets) and zone (prepaid tickets) tariffs. The 15-minute ticket cannot be used for changing the means of transport; however, other tickets may be used for changing.
The passenger is obliged to buy a one-way ticket, combined ticket, ticket for a defined number of ways before entering the vehicle and immediately after the ticket must be marked in the nearest ticket marker. The ticket validity time also includes the time of drive interruption, i. e. waiting at the stop for the next connection. If during the drive the ticket time validity expires, the passenger must mark another ticket.
An unmarked ticket or a ticket marked in the wrong place is invalid.
The timetables placed at the public transportation stops contain the transportation time from the start to the target stop, as well as the tariff zone. This data is binding for checking the ticket validity by the ticket inspector.
Payment and/or extra charge for not presenting a valid travel document to the ticket inspector is EUR 70. If the passenger pays the fine directly in the public transporation vehicle to the ticket inspector in cash or within the following 5 working days at the ticket office of DPB, a. s. (Bratislava Transportation Company, Inc.), the amount is reduced to EUR 50.
Ticket inspectors badge holders of DPB, a. s. being identical with sample are exclusively entitled to check the tickets of passengers. Time validity is specified on this card. Upon request of the passenger the ticket inspector is obliged to present his DPB, a. s. certificate that contains a round seal and original signature of the authorised company employee.
After paying EUR 50 in cash the ticket inspector is obliged to hand over a fee (extra charge) payment confirmation to the passenger.
Note: On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays the validity of a 60 minute-ticket is extended to 90 minutes.
For information regarding night lines see Public Transport Company Bratislava pages.
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