Prices for public transport in Vienna have gone up as of today (July 1).
The increase affects single journeys, weekly and monthly passes as well as some other types of transport tickets. Prices remain the same for owners of the yearly pass.
The operator of the Viennese metros, trams, buses and local trains (Strassenbahn) Wiener Linien said that the adjustment was necessary in order to continue providing a good quality service despite an increase in costs.
A single journey will now cost 2,10 Euros instead of just two Euros. The weekly pass will cost 15,80 Euros and the monthly pass will cost 47 Euros – two Euros more than before July, 1st.
The short-distance tickets no longer exist. The Verkehrsbund Ostregion, VOR (English: Transport Union Region East) have also increased their prices.
According to Wiener Linien, the prices will not change for more than 60 percent of users, as yearly passes, senior-tickets, student and young people passes are staying unchanged.
The increase in prices is being explained by the rise in staff and energy costs. The old tickets are valid until the end of the year. After December 31st, old tickets can be swapped by paying the remaining difference.
Buses in the city centre are also starting on new routes from today, 1st July.