From Monday, June 1, the prices of tickets and unlimited tickets on public transport will be reduced.
The decrease comes after the reduction of the VAT rate to 13% in transport for the period from June 1st to October 31st, as part of the broader measures to support citizens, businesses and tourism due to the pandemic of coronavirus.
In Athens, the price of the basic OASA ticket is set at 1.20 euros instead of the current 1.40 – that is, it is rounded down and beyond the VAT reduction rate. It is recalled that the individual ticket had increased to 1.40 euros after 2015.
In Thessaloniki, after the reduction of VAT, the individual ticket of OASTH will cost 0.90 euros.
Corresponding reductions are noted for the prices of other OASA and OASTH transportation products.
Especially for the reductions of the OASA cards
To the reductions, free time credits are added for the period that the restrictive measures lasted.
In particular, holders of monthly unlimited travel cards, which were purchased before the coronation pandemic and could not use them due to restrictive measures, have the right to automatically renew their card for one month free of charge.
Users who have purchased 3-month, 6-month and annual cards will receive a free subsidy product with an additional time of 55 days, ie as long as the restraint measures lasted. The renewal will be done automatically with the first renewal of the card either in an automatic ticket machine or in a ticket office.
Especially for the new users, annual cards will be given an additional 37 days (which correspond to a 10% discount announced by the Minister of Infrastructure & Transport, Mr. Costas Karamanlis). In other words, instead of 365 days of travel, they will take 402 days.
In the coming days, the OASA will announce how existing cardholders who want to issue an annual card will be able to combine the above benefits (time credit, VAT reduction and an additional 10% discount)