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About tram tickets (Poznan)


swissi 7 | 24
12 Aug 2013 #1
Hi everyone,
I use tram tickets everyday from city center to Morasko (last stop) and back , and most of times I get out to Poznan Plaza to a place their I go, I buy the ticket from machines for 2.80 , so that's 5.60 If I don't go to the Plaza and 7.40 PLN everyday I go there, and the effort of buying 3 times a day ,

there must be a cheaper way to get something for long term , I heard there's a long term tickets, or android application or a website to buy online.,

Please help.

Thanks.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,359
12 Aug 2013 #2
The ZTM point in Kupiec Poznanski or at os. Sobieskiego can answer all your questions.
mafketis 23 | 8,638
12 Aug 2013 #3
Or look it up

ztm.poznan.pl/fares-tickets/fares-new
OP swissi 7 | 24
12 Aug 2013 #4
The ZTM point in Kupiec Poznanski or at os. Sobieskiego can answer all your questions.

They don't speak English , man.

Or look it up

I already checked that, should I buy the 157 zl , for thirty days?
mafketis 23 | 8,638
12 Aug 2013 #5
should I buy the 157 zl , for thirty days?

Depends how long you're going to be in Poland, if you're going to be here long enough then the three or six month tickets are better value but you have to get the electronic card first.

They don't speak English , man.

All the more reason to learn Polish.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
12 Aug 2013 #6
3 moths are little cheaper. Wat does it mean "3-months up to 18 stops, whole network" I guess that you can choose specific line and then your monthly or 3 months ticket is valid only there. But it says whole network. So who from Poznan can explain that?

And to answer your question. When you really want ticket for all lines zone A then why not Named ticket it costs 107,00 zł instead of 157,00 zł. And as a student perhaps you're allowed to pay 53,50 zł. You should read terms and conditions because some cities accept discounts for international students having card ISIC or EUR26. Except if you have Polish student's card - then you can use cheaper fare for sure.
polforeigner
12 Aug 2013 #7
"They don't speak English" : why should they? Poland has its own language: Polish.
OP swissi 7 | 24
12 Aug 2013 #8
if you're going to be here long enough then the three or six month tickets are better value but you have to get the electronic card first.

I wanna buy the one month or three months , but what is the electronic card? and how do I get it?
Monitor 14 | 1,820
12 Aug 2013 #9
ztm.poznan.pl/bilety/sprzeda-biletow/PSB/

All places which in column "Uwagi" have letter "Z"

what is it: peka.poznan.pl/SOP/faq/index.jspb
OP swissi 7 | 24
12 Aug 2013 #10
Thanks so much , those z places sell the electronic card as well? , so I should ask for the electronic card, and the 3 month ticket , right?
Monitor 14 | 1,820
12 Aug 2013 #11
read that: peka.poznan.pl/SOP/faq/index.jspb you can order it online
delphiandomine 85 | 18,359
12 Aug 2013 #12
They don't speak English , man.

Then it's your job to learn. I doubt anyone in your home country speaks a word of Polish.

3 moths are little cheaper. Wat does it mean "3-months up to 18 stops, whole network" I guess that you can choose specific line and then your monthly or 3 months ticket is valid only there. But it says whole network. So who from Poznan can explain that?

Easy enough - you nominate a specific stop, for instance Wroclawska tram stop (in the heart of the city). That ticket then allows you to travel on trams (and I think it allows interchanges to buses) up to 18 stops away from Wroclawska. You can go in any direction with such a ticket - the idea is that you can't travel beyond the 18th stop from Wroclawska. I'm just not sure if such a ticket allows you to change to a bus or not - I think it does, provided it complies with the 18 stop limit.

And as a student perhaps you're allowed to pay 53,50 zł. You should read terms and conditions because some cities accept discounts for international students having card ISIC or EUR26. Except if you have Polish student's card - then you can use cheaper fare for sure.

Poznan - up to age 26 with ISIC or a Polish student ID card allows the use of discounted tickets.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
12 Aug 2013 #13
I'm just not sure if such a ticket allows you to change to a bus or not - I think it does, provided it complies with the 18 stop limit.

But it's monthly ticket for all lines and all zones. Does it mean that after 18 stops I can continue, just have to change tram/bus? If I cannot continue, then who decides from which stop i should count 18 stops?
delphiandomine 85 | 18,359
12 Aug 2013 #14
No, after 18 stops, your ticket ceases to be valid - the idea is that you can travel on any line in any direction from the stop that you nominate. The idea is that you have a "home" stop (chosen by you) - and then you can go 18 stops in any direction from that stop.

The 18 stops (as far as I understand it) can be in any line - but you're still limited to 18 stops from your "home" stop. It's an odd idea, but it's quite common for those who only use public transport to get to work. Looking now - the 18 stop ticket is only valid for zone A, that's why it's quite cheap. It's a good ticket for those that live halfway between the centre and their work on the edge of the tram network.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
12 Aug 2013 #15
So then I should create map for myself presenting all stops which are reachable within 18 stops from my chosen stop. Strange, because it's not obvious without having this custom map. For example if I want to do circle with radius of 18 stops from my central stop. It would be possible if from every stop on my way was connected with another bus to my central stop by no longer way than 18 stops. It sounds like some task from math book :)
delphiandomine 85 | 18,359
12 Aug 2013 #16
Pretty much :)

But there are schematic maps available that show the stops, and every bus/tram has a table with the stops shown - so you can simply calculate it that way :)
OP swissi 7 | 24
20 Aug 2013 #17
Reduced tickets (ulgowy 1.40) who are they for? .... Can I use them instead of normal tickets (2.80) ??
Thanks.
kpc21 1 | 763
21 Aug 2013 #18
As you can see here: ztm.poznan.pl/fares-tickets/fares-new/

Time tickets are valid on the tram and bus network and enable transfers.
Real time of the ride is counted.
Combining tickets in order to obtain longer time ticket is forbidden.
Single-ride tickets are valid only on the bus network and does not entitle to transfers.
Combining reduced tickets in order to obtain normal-fare ticket is forbidden.
Combining tickets for 1 zone in order to obtain ticket for more zones is forbidden.

It is not a rule in Poland, e.g. in £ódź such combining is allowed - but in Poznań not.

As you can see on the bottom of that website:

Reduced fare (50%):
- children aged between 5 and the beginning of the school education
- children and young people until the age of 18 (proof of age is required)
- students of Polish schools during education until the age of 23 (proof of scholar status is required)
- students of national colleges (proof of student status is required)
- students of international colleges until the age of 26 (ISIC card is required)

So if you are a student and have ISIC card or Polish student ID card, you can buy reduced tickets.

They are also for pensioners up to 69 years old.
Poznanchap
22 Aug 2013 #19
Mobilet was an android app you could top up with money and use to purchase tickets, and it would display a code that inspectors could scan straight from your screen. I used to use it a lot (though I never met a ticket inspector while using it). As far as I remember, the service is no longer available for Poznań (at least, I received a message some time this year saying that as of blahblah it'll no longer be valid).

KOMkarta is definitely the most convenient option for simply topping it up on a (for me) monthly basis. Prices have gone up a LOT in the last three years. When I first moved here, I had an ISIC and a monthly ticket cost me 30zł. Then it went up to 40 and then 50, then my card expired and the price doubled, but it's far more convenient than having to worry about buying tickets and scrambling to the machine on the tram to stamp it. If you go that route, I'd always recommend getting it topped up in Kupiec (there's another place, I think near sobieski), because the ticket machines in Poznan are notorious for never working.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,359
22 Aug 2013 #20
Mobilet

Still valid - the whole fuss proved to be over nothing. It's absolutely invaluable.
hebele
3 Mar 2015 #21
Can I use my student card (the one I get from Adam Mickiewicz University) as PEKA card in busses and trams? Also, there is a logo of Bank Zachodni WBK on the student ID, why is that? Dziękuję :)
kpc21 1 | 763
3 Mar 2015 #22
According to this:
peka.poznan.pl/web/portal/student
peka.poznan.pl/documents/10180/0b8cab71-fc41-4607-bed2-53ae6bb6f052
- yes, you can. To be clear - you have to buy a ticket, but you don't need a PEKA card. A ticket will be encoded on your student card instead.

About the WBK bank logo - the student ID of your university can be used as a payment card.

samorzad.amu.edu.pl/sprawy-studenckie/smartcard
bzwbk.pl/santanderuniversidades-pl/smartcard/smartcard.html

To use this feature you have to sign a special agreement with the WBK bank.

I don't really understand how it exactly works - whether you open a bank account this way, you have to already have their account, or it's just a pre-paid card.


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