Questions about tickets in the newly-incorporated territories
- What changes in transport await the residents of the new territories?
The price of travel has dropped for residents in the new territories. Ticket fares have dropped from between 13 to 78 percent, and for students the fare-drop is more than 40 percent. The fare system has also simplified. The formerly multiple fare zones have been reduced to two: Zone A – “old Moscow” and the Novomoskovskiy administrative district, and Zone B – Troitskiy and Zelenogradskiy administrative districts. Also, the Unified (Yediniy) ticket has become the universal means for paying for transport in all territories of Moscow, including the newly incorporated territories.
- Which new tickets appeared August 2013 and how do they work?
On August 2013 two new tickets appeared.
First: ticket “A” (which stands for “bus,” or avtobus), which is emerald-colored and is good for 1, 2, 5, 11, 20, 40, and 60 trips, as well as unlimited rides for 30, 90, and 365 days. This ticket is valid for Zone B (except for the city of Zelenograd) and also in the transition area between zones.
Second: ticket “A”, grey-colored. It allows movement between zones and over greater distances, including between Zone A and Zelenograd. The ticket has two versions: “A” for one ride for 50 rubles; and “A” Unlimited for 30 days for 1500 rubles. The ticket for 1 ride is available from the driver for 50 rubles and also from Mosgortrans kiosks. The ticket for 1500 rubles can be purchased only from Mosgortrans kiosks.
Remember also that to move within “Greater Moscow” you can always use your Unified ticket from 1 to 60 rides. You can buy a Unified ticket in Metro ticket offices and automated Mosgortrans kiosks.
- I live in Zone B, what tickets are valid if I want to travel around Zone B?
To travel by bus within Zone B passengers can use the emerald-colored bus pass “A” for any number of trips. In this way the cost of one trip within Zone B for residents of the incorporated territories ranges from 25 rubles (for one- and two-ride tickets) to 13.4 rubles (if using the 60-ride ticket). It’s important to note that this ticket is not valid in zone A. To get other reduced rates, you can purchase an Unlimited “A” bus pass for 30, 90, and 365 days.
- What ticket is best for me if I’m constantly traveling from Zone B to Zone A and back on longer journeys (for example, from Troitsk to Tyepliy Stan station)?
For travel between zones A and B there are two choices: First, purchase a grey-colored “A” bus pass for one trip from the driver for 50 rubles. If you go between zones by bus more than twice per day and you need a ticket with unlimited rides, you can purchase an Unlimited grey “A” bus pass for 1500 rubles from Mosgortrans kiosks.
Second, use the well-known Unified ticket with 1 to 60 rides. The cost of one trip will cost 40 rubles on ticket of 1, 2, and 5 rides, but will cost as little as 21,7 rubles per ride on a 60-ride ticket.
Attention! You may not use an Unlimited-ride Unified ticket of 1, 30 90, or 365 days for travel between zones.
- What if I travel short distances between towns located across the border between Zones A and B?
Especially for these types of passengers we have created the transition area between zones. In this way, if you travel along Kaluzhskoe highway between bus stops “23-iy kilometr” and “Povorot na pos. Armeisky” you can purchase an emerald-colored “A” ticket for 1, 4, and 40 rides from the driver for 25, 100, and 700 rubles.
The same offer is good for the transition area along Kievskoe highway between bus stops “Gorod Moskovsky” and “Povorot na Krekshino.”
If you regularly complete trips in the transition area, you should purchase an “A” bus pass for 1, 2, 5, 11, 20, or 60 rides, or an Unlimited-ride bus pass for 30, 90, and 365 days.
Also, to pay for rides in any of the zones including the transition area, you can always use the standard Unified ticket with 1, 2, 5, 11, 20, 40, or 60 rides.