Public Transport and Car Parking

60 days extra on season tickets

This applies to season tickets valid for 30 and more days which were validated for at least one day during the period from 9.3 to 31.3, i.e. they were bought either during or prior to that period.

Car parking is free of charge in the city

Car parking in all city zones is free of charge until further notice. Residents' permits are still valid, but permanent parking is not permitted.

Most buses and trams are running on “public holidays” timetable

City public transport will be running on the “public holidays” timetable until further notice, as more time is needed for disinfection of buses and trams. Reserve vehicles are being brought into use as and when necessary.

Public transport users must wear face-masks

You can get on buses and trams only if you are wearing a face-mask or other protection over your mouth and nose (e.g. a scarf or neck-warmer). The driver has the right to tell you to leave the vehicle if you get on without any face protection.

The City is having bus-stops disinfected

So long as the weather conditions are suitable, the City will ensure that public transport stops are regularly disinfected.

Buses and trams are regularly disinfected

After returning to the depot, public transport vehicles are disinfected with virus-deactivating sprays containing chlorine.

We are disinfecting streets and pavements

Streets and pavements throughout the city are undergoing regular disinfaction with chlorine-based spray. The most-frequented public areas have priority.

Temporary ban on ticket sales by drivers

We recommend that bus and tram passengers buy their tickets in advance or pay via SMS by sending an empty text to the number 1166.

We are disinfecting pedestrian crossing buttons

With increased personal safety in mind, pedestrian crossing buttons at traffic-lights are also being disinfected.

Door opening buttons are deactivated

Public transport passengers do not need to press a button to open bus or tram doors.

Temporary cancellation of extra student transport

Extra student trams and buses on routes R4, 5 and 57 are temporarily cancelled. Tram R4 runs on the “School holidays” timetable.

Two City public transport ticket sales points are closed

To prevent the risk of infection, the advance ticket sales and inspection office at no. 3 Rooseveltova Street is closed until further notice, as is the ticket kiosk on Námestie osloboditeľov Square. For advance ticket sales and travel card arrangements, please visit the City Public Transport Company (DPMK) Client Centre at no. 6 Bardejovská Street.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Are all public transport season tickets being extended by 60 days? When did tickets have to be purchased in order to benefit from this measure?

Public transport users who bought a pre-paid season ticket for 30, 90 or 180 days or a whole-year season ticket during the period from 9.3.2020 to 31.3.2020 will have their ticket validity extended by 60 days. It is enough if the season ticket was validated for at least one day during that period, and the extra 60 days will be added to its validity automatically.

Are the police really imposing 50 euro fines on people caught using public transport without a face-mask on?

No, this information which was spread on the internet is not true. But if you try to get on a bus or tram with no form of face protection, the driver has the right to order you off the vehicle.