Ticket fares for Greece’s public transport will increase as of next week, the Transport for Athens (OASA Group) announced, adding that the hikes are a result of the implemented value-added tax (VAT).
As of Monday, a single ticket on any mode of transport will cost 1.40 euros compared to the current 1.20 euros, with reduced tickets remaining the same at .60 cents.
Starting next week, tickets can be used for an extended period of 70 minutes instead of the 30 minutes in effect at present.
The fare hikes will also apply to all-inclusive travel cards, which are valid for all modes of public transportation including airport transfer as well as to six-month or yearly cards.
Prices will remain the same for monthly (30 euros) and three-month travel cards (85 euros) for all modes of transfer (airport excluded).
Rates for all inclusive travel cards including airport transport are as follows: monthly cards at 49 euros from 45 euros with reduced fares at 25 euros from 23 euros. Three-month cards cost 142 euros from 130 euros with reduced cards at 71 euros from 65 euros. Six-month cards will cost 250 euros from 230 euros with reduced cards at 125 euros from 115 euros, and yearly cards will come to 490 euros from 450 euros, with reduced rate cards at 245 euros from 230 euros.
In the meantime, e-tickets and e-cards for Athens public transport are set to take effect within this year, OASA said.