Fares in the newly incorporated territories
As of August 1 the public transit system of the capital has become unified for all of Moscow’s residents, including the newly incorporated territories. It has also become cheaper and more convenient. There are now two fare zones in the city: Zone A, which includes “old Moscow” and the Novomoskovskiy administrative district; and Zone B, composed of the Troitskiy and Zelenogradskiy administrative districts. Thanks to the new fare system passengers can choose the best ticket depending on their length of travel. Meanwhile, the familiar Unified (Yediniy) ticket is now valid for all travel in the new “Greater Moscow.” Now a trip from one side of Moscow to another can cost as little as 20 rubles and trips within a zone can be as little as 12.5 rubles.
of trips / duration
||50||80||80||-||60||80||100*||1 trip on surface transport (trolleybus, bus, tram)
||350||500||500||-||350||500||750|| 1 trip on Metro and/or monorail
||-||2380||2380||1400||-||2380||-||1 trip on Metro (and/or monorail) + surface transport (trolleybus, bus, tram)|
* – on sale from bus driver.
For travel within Zone B you can use the emerald-colored “A” bus pass for unlimited rides. The cost of one trip is from 12.5 rubles (with a 60-ride pass) to 25 rubles (with a 1- or 2-ride pass). Please remember that this ticket does not allow for travel to Zone A.
You can also use a Unified ticket with 1 to 60 rides or the Troika card to pay for the trip. In addition, you can add the emerald “A” bus pass or a Unified ticket from 1 to 60 rides to your Troika card. Alternatively you can add money to your Troika card and pay individually for bus trips in Zone B for 26 rubles or 44 rubles including transfers within a 90-minute period.
For travel between Zones A and B there are two ticket options: first, buy a grey-colored “A” bus pass from the driver for 50 rubles; or second, use the familiar limited-ride Unified ticket with between 1 and 60 rides. Note! You may not use an unlimited-ride Unified ticket (those good for 1, 30, 90, or 365 days). The cost of one ride on a Unified ticket is between 20 rubles (with a 60-ride pass) and 40 rubles (with a 1- or 2-ride ticket). This is cheaper and easier than before. Please note that you can buy a Unified ticket at Metro ticket offices and at automated Mosgortrans kiosks. You cannot buy the Unified ticket from drivers
To travel within the transition zone between Zones A and B, use the emerald “A” bus pass which can also be added to the Troika card. The transition area is needed so that passengers traveling short distances up to 20 km from the border between zones can have a cheaper ticket, equivalent to the yellow TAT ticket in “old Moscow.” These fares are between 12.5 and 25 rubles depending on the number of rides purchased and do not require the purchase of the Unified nor the grey-colored TAT ticket.
Student travel passes which used to cost 410 rubles and worked only in the newly incorporated territories now cost only 230 rubles and are good for travel in all of Moscow. This change does not affect passengers with social cards for whom travel will continue to be free.
for travel within Zone A (“Old Moscow,” the Novomoskovskiy administrative district, and also within Zelenograd): use yellow TAT, Unified, or 90 Minute tickets, or Troika card;
for travel within Zone B (Troitskiy administrative district): use emerald-colored “A” bus pass or Troika card.;
for travel between Zones A and B and for greater distances: use grey-colored “A” bus pass or Unified ticket with 1-60 trips (not including unlimited-ride tickets);
for travel in the transition area for short distances: use emerald-colored “A” bus pass.
To determine the best ticket for you, use the chart on this page which has both a fare table and a zone map. Look at it carefully! If you still have questions you may call the customer service line at +7 (495) 789 32 10 or the mobile shortcut 3210, or visit the page “Questions and answers.”