Annual prepaid tickets will allow regular daily passengers to travel significantly cheaper in terms of 1 journey compared to purchasing single tickets separately for each journey. Their price will also be more advantageous compared the price of two separate semi-annual tickets.

  • Annual zone ticket will allow to make unlimited number of journeys within the territory demarcated by selected (purchased) tariff zones for a period of 365 days. Quarterly zone ticket will be able to be purchased for maximum of 8 tariff zones.
  • Annual network ticket will allow to make unlimited number of journeys within all the IDS Východ tariff zones (i.e. entire territory of eastern Slovakia) for a period of 365 days.

Annual prepaid tickets will be uploaded solely on a transport card (physical or virtual) marked with a photography, name and surname of the passenger as well as with the stated time validity of the card and the card identification number. The student “ISIC” card will also be usable as an alternative to the transport card.

Annual prepaid tickets will be able to be purchased via the e-shop of the carriers or in person in the customer centres of the carriers. The tickets will not be able to be purchased from the bus driver; however, it will be possible to extend their validity for the same period (to buy them again for the same financial amount for another 365-day period) already from the bus driver.

There will be available an ordinary (full-fare), discounted (50% discount) as well as special (80% discount) annual tickets.

Entitlement of the discounted annual (zone as well as network) fare will apply to:

  • children under 6 years,
    • the entitlement to this fare shall be proved by a card proving the age of the child or another identification card with the current photo of the child, name, surname and date of birth of the child,
    • the authorised employee of the carrier requires the proof only if he/she considers that the age of the child for who the discount is claimed cannot be assessed based on his/her physical appearance,
  • children under 16 years,
    • the entitlement to this fare shall be proved by a card proving the age of the child or another identification card with the current photo of the child, name, surname and date of birth of the child, applied from the age of 12 years,
    • in any case the authorised employee of the carrier requires the proof only if he/she considers that the age of the child for who the discount is claimed cannot be assessed based on his/her physical appearance,
  • pupils or students under 26 years, that are pupils of primary school, full-time secondary school students or full-time university students,
    • the entitlement to this fare shall be proved by a valid card issued by the carrier, valid card accepted by the carrier or valid university student card,
    • such a card must contain the current photo, name and surname, date of birth of the pupil or student and the validity date of the discount that is the only decisive date for assessing entitlement to the discount (in the case of a transport card, it is sufficient if the date of birth and the validity date of the discount are recorded on the card in electronic form),
  • seniors from 63 years,
    • the entitlement to this fare shall be proved by a valid identity card or valid card issued by the carrier,
    • such a card must contain the photo, name and surname, date of birth of the senior (in the case of a transport card, it is sufficient if the date of birth is recorded on the card in electronic form),
  • severely disabled persons that are holders of a ŤZP or ŤZP-S cards,
    • the entitlement to this fare shall be proved by a ŤZP card, ŤZP-S card, identity card with the stated information about ŤZP or dependence on accompanying person or another card (issued by some of the carriers) proving the claim for the discounted fare if the card is included in the system of mutual recognition of transport cards.

Entitlement of the special annual (zone as well as network) fare will apply to:

  • persons from 70 years,
    • the entitlement to this fare shall be proved by an identity card or another card (issued by some of the suburban bus transport carriers) proving the claim for this fare,
  • pregnant women,
    • the entitlement to this fare shall only be proved by a transport card that is issued some of the carriers based on an identity card and pregnancy card,
  • holders of the gold and diamond Janský plaque or Kňazovický medal,
    • the entitlement to this fare shall only be proved by a transport card that is issued some of the carriers based on an identity card and certificate of awarding the gold or diamond Janský plaque or Kňazovický medal.



The fare will be applied in suburban regular bus transport operated by the following carriers: ARRIVA Michalovce, BUS Karpaty, eurobus, SAD Humenné, SAD Poprad, and SAD Prešov. Detailed information will be available in the Tariff of IDS Východ.