The Greek transport ministry decided that the price of a single ticket for the metro, elektrikos, bus/trolley and tram will be raised from €0.80 to €1.00 starting January 1, 2009.
Like the 0.80 euro single ticket, it entitles the passenger to a one-way ride of up to 90 minutes from the time of validation, using all modes.
For those keeping track, ticket prices were last increased on May 1, 2008. It was explained that the rising cost of gas/petrol was to blame. Gas prices have plummeted since then, but everyday expenses continue to go up.
The good news is the price of daily, weekly and monthly passes on qualifying unlimited routes remain the same, and the price of an annual card will go down. It’s meant to be an incentive to leave cars at home to reduce traffic and pollution, and reward those who use public transportation on a regular basis.
* There will be a transitional grace period for ticket holders to use old tickets, and more information will be posted as it comes available or changes.
Amount of Increase since January 1, 2008
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