Tickets

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ONLY WITH CASH ON BUSES. DEBIT / CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED ON BUSES

PLASTIC SMART CARDS OF MOTION CAN BE ISSUED AT THE TWO OFFICES OF OSEA IN PARALIMNI

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE PLASTIC SMART CARDS OF MOTION CLICK ON THIS LINK: https://motionbuscard.org.cy/ticket

THE TOP UP OF THE PLASTIC SMART CARDS OF MOTION CAN BE DONE AT THE TWO OFFICES OF OSEA IN PARALIMNI WITH CASH AND DEBIT / CREDIT CARDS

THE TOP UP OF THE PLASTIC SMART CARDS OF MOTION CAN ALSO BE DONE ONLINE THROUGH JCC BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK: https://www.jccsmart.com/bus-fare-collection/42094045

TICKET CATEGORIES AND PRICES:

CATEGORY 1: REGULAR TICKETS (OSEA)

- Valid on all bus routes operated by OSEA

CATEGORY 2: REGULAR TICKETS (PANCYPRIAN)

- Valid on all bus routes operated by OSEA
- Valid on all bus routes within all the other Districts of non-occupied Cyprus (Companies: CPT - Larnaca, CPT - Nicosia, EMEL - Limassol, OSYPA - Paphos)
- Valid on all bus routes of Intercity Buses Cyprus

CATEGORY 3: STUDENT TICKETS (OSEA)

- Valid on all bus routes operated by OSEA

Prices for Student Tickets (OSEA) are 50% of Regular Tickets (OSEA) - (Category 1)

50% discount on all our bus routes for:

* Students of Universities (Public or Private) and Schools of Higher Education (Public) in Cyprus (regardless of nationality) who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket sales points if they present to the Issuer, Student ID from approved Universities in Cyprus (Public or Private) or from approved Schools of Higher Education in Cyprus (Public), or Student ID linked to the European Youth Card issued by the Cyprus Youth Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth,

* Students of Higher Education Schools (Private) in Cyprus (regardless of nationality) who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket sales points if they present to the Issuer a Student ID linked to the European Youth Card issued by the Organization of Cyprus Youth in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth,

* Students abroad (regardless of nationality) who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket sales points if they present to the Issuer a European Youth Card for students issued by a competent organization of another European state, or a Student ID which is linked with the European Youth Card for students and includes the corresponding logo.

Click here to view the approved Universities in Cyprus (Public or Private) and the approved Higher Education Schools (Public)

A STUDENT ID CARD IS CONSIDERED VALID WHEN:

A Student ID card is considered valid if it includes the following:

  • recent photo of the holder
  • the name of the University or School of Higher Education that has issued it
  • start and end date of the current academic year (eg 2022-2023)

CATEGORY 4: STUDENT TICKETS (PANCYPRIAN)

- Valid on all bus routes operated by OSEA
- Valid on all bus routes within all the other Districts of non-occupied Cyprus (Companies: CPT - Larnaca, CPT - Nicosia, EMEL - Limassol, OSYPA - Paphos)
- Valid on all bus routes of Intercity Buses Cyprus

Prices for Student Tickets (Pancyprian) are 50% of Regular Tickets (Pancyprian) - (Category 2)

50% discount on all our bus routes for:

* Students of Universities (Public or Private) and Schools of Higher Education (Public) in Cyprus (regardless of nationality) who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket sales points if they present to the Issuer, Student ID from approved Universities in Cyprus (Public or Private) or from approved Schools of Higher Education in Cyprus (Public), or Student ID linked to the European Youth Card issued by the Cyprus Youth Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth,

* Students of Higher Education Schools (Private) in Cyprus (regardless of nationality) who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket sales points if they present to the Issuer a Student ID linked to the European Youth Card issued by the Organization of Cyprus Youth in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth,

* Students abroad (regardless of nationality) who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket sales points if they present to the Issuer a European Youth Card for students issued by a competent organization of another European state, or a Student ID which is linked with the European Youth Card for students and includes the corresponding logo.

Click here to view the approved Universities in Cyprus (Public or Private) and the approved Higher Education Schools (Public)

A STUDENT ID CARD IS CONSIDERED VALID WHEN:

A Student ID card is considered valid if it includes the following:

  • recent photo of the holder
  • the name of the University or School of Higher Education that has issued it
  • start and end date of the current academic year (eg 2022-2023)

THE FOLLOWING TICKETS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED IN OSEA BUSES:

* On all OSEA bus routes we also accept Pancyprian Tickets (Regular and Student) which are issued by the other bus companies in non-occupied Cyprus (Companies: CPT - Larnaca, CPT - Nicosia, EMEL - Limassol, OSYPA - Paphos, Cyprus Intercity Buses).

IMPOSITION OF A FINE IF A VALID TICKET IS NOT PRESENTED:

Passengers that fail to show a valid ticket, in the event of inspection by OSEA inspectors or by inspectors of the Contracting Authority (the Department of Road Transport), will have to pay a fine of €150 on the spot. The fine will be paid directly to the inspector and a receipt will be issued.

FREE TRAVEL ON ALL OUR BUS ROUTES FOR:

* Children under 6 years old,

* Soldiers and contracted soldiers of the National Guard of Cyprus, who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket sales points if they present to the Issuer their military identity card or the certificate from the Institution in which they serve an alternative service, which states the date of termination of their term of office,

* Retirees who are beneficiaries of the Low Income Retirement Aid Plan who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket sales points if they present to the Issuer the Card of the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance, provided that they do not receive any aid for road passenger transport services on regular services as part of the Aid Plan,

* The recipient and his / her family members (adults and children over 6 years old) who receives Public Aid from the Welfare Office, who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket offices if they present to the Issuer a card or a certificate from the Welfare Office, provided that that they do not receive any aid for road passenger transport on a regular basis as part of the Public Aid,

* Disabled people in wheelchairs,

* Blind people (which may be accompanied by a guide dog),

* Escorts of blind people or disabled people in wheelchairs,

* European Disability Card beneficiaries and their attendants, where the European Disability Card is marked "A" (Assistant) which indicates the need for an assistant,

* Special groups agreed between the Contracting Authority and the Concessionaire who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticketing points if they present a card or an appropriate certificate to the Issuer,

* Students of Pre-primary and Primary Public Education who are transported to buses that run student routes.

50% DISCOUNT ON ALL OUR BUS ROUTES FOR:

* Students of Universities (Public or Private) and Schools of Higher Education (Public) in Cyprus (regardless of nationality) who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket sales points if they present to the Issuer, Student ID from approved Universities in Cyprus (Public or Private) or from approved Schools of Higher Education in Cyprus (Public), or Student ID linked to the European Youth Card issued by the Cyprus Youth Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth,

* Students of Higher Education Schools (Private) in Cyprus (regardless of nationality) who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket sales points if they present to the Issuer a Student ID linked to the European Youth Card issued by the Organization of Cyprus Youth in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth,

* Students abroad (regardless of nationality) who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket sales points if they present to the Issuer a European Youth Card for students issued by a competent organization of another European state, or a Student ID which is linked with the European Youth Card for students and includes the corresponding logo.

Click here to view the approved Universities in Cyprus (Public or Private) and the approved Higher Education Schools (Public)

* People aged 6 to 18:
- up to the age of 12 (up to a height of 1.2 meters) it is not necessary to present to the bus driver any supporting document,
- from 13 to 18 years old, using a personalized smart card which can be obtained from ticket sales points by presenting to the Issuer a national or student ID. Users, who are students, can buy and upload to their personalized smart card a monthly student ticket of €10.00 which will be valid only in the geographical area where it is issued. All students, including seniors, are eligible to purchase student tickets for the months of July and August. For July 2023 until July 4, 2030 this transitional provision of the student ticket of €10.00 will not apply and the 50% payment of the fare will apply to all available types of tickets,

* Social security beneficiaries who carry a personalized smart card which they can obtain from ticket sales points if they present to the Issuer their Social Card or Social Card Beneficiary Certificate of the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance of Cyprus. Regular users from July 2020 to June 2023 inclusive, can purchase and upload to their personalized smart card a monthly ticket of €20.00 which will be valid only in the geographical area issued. For July 2023 until July 4, 2030 this transitional provision will not apply and the 50% payment of the fare will apply to all available types of tickets.


Other Population Groups that are allowed to pay a reduced fee:

* for families with more than two children attending secondary and technical public education at the same time, the fee specified in the paragraph for persons aged 6 to 18 years is paid for a monthly student ticket for only one child and the other children are excluded from the obligation to pay a fee for a corresponding ticket,

* for large families, with more than one child attending secondary and technical public education at the same time, the fee specified in the paragraph for persons aged 6 to 18 years is paid for a monthly student ticket for only one child and the other children are excluded from the obligation to pay a fare for a corresponding ticket,

Customers can obtain from the Ticket Sales Points of the Concessionaire one ticket corresponding to the monthly fare specified in the paragraph for persons aged 6 to 18 years, which will be uploaded to the personalized smart card upon presentation of the necessary receipts. For the rest of the children, the personalized smart cards will be loaded at the same time with a monthly ticket title that will have zero value and will be valid for the same period of time as the ticket for which the fare is paid.

Personalized smart cards are issued based on the terms and conditions that are listed on the website www.motionbuscard.org.cy

THE NEW ELECTRONIC TICKET IN CYPRUS:

(Last Update: January 2021)

What we need to know:

The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works in cooperation with the Public Transport Companies in Cyprus has introduced since 2018 the use of the Electronic Ticket.

All paper tickets and paper cards have been replaced with:

    • One Journey Paper Ticket

      Issued in Customer’s Presence from the Driver Console

      Ticket

      AVAILABLE IN ALL BUSES SINCE SEPTEMBER 2018

      1. One Journey Paper Ticket: is issued on the bus, in customer's presence, with the respective amount payable to the driver and with maximum charging price not exeeding the €2.00. Transfers are not allowed.


      One Journey Paper Tickets are valid for:

      All days between: 04:00hrs -21:00hrs

      Between 21:01hrs - 03:49hrs an evening one journey paper ticket is issued by the driver with maximum charging price not exceeding the €3.50.

      For Intercity Services the price charged is depending on the route taken. The minimum charge is €3.00.

      Daily Paper Tickets may be issued on the bus with the respective amount payable to the driver and with maximum charging price not exceeding the €6.50.

  • Paper Smart Card – Carries Multiple Single Journeys – Non Rechargable

    Ticket

    AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC SINCE JULY 2020

    2. Paper Smart Card for multiple journeys: is issued on the bus and is loaded with a limited number of one journey tickets (4), with the respective amount payable to the driver. For cards loaded with larger number of one journey tickets (8, 10, 20, 40), visit the local Points of Sales.

    Maximum charging price per one journey ticket is €2.00. Automatically turns to One Day ticket with the use of four one journey tickets.

    For Intercity Services the price charged is depending on the route taken. The minimum charge is €3.00.

    Allows up to 2 transfers within 60 minutes of the first validation without an additional charge.

    The Card can be loaded with the following period titles with the following maximum charging prices:
    – 2-Day – €13.00
    – 3-Day – €19.50
    – 7-Day – €35.00
    – 30-Day – €70.00

    Single, one journey tickets on the Paper Smart Card are valid all days and hours of service. all days and all hours of service.

    Is sold in all Districts in Cyprus (Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos and the Famagusta area that is under the control of the Cyprus Republic) and is valid only for the service offered in the district that is purchased for.

    The card is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase, for first validation. Futher 6 months are offered from the first validation for the use of all tickets. No refund is given for not using the tickets within the above time periods.

  • Non Personalized Plastic Smart Card - Rechargable

    Ticket

    AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC SINCE MAY 2018

    3. Non Personalized Plastic Smart Card - rechargable: Is issued at local points of sale for a fee of €2.00. Not available to people who are allowed a discounts.

    Charged with:

      • Period Tickets for 7 days or 30 days, valid from the date of the first validation, which must be within 6 months of the date of purchase.

        The following maximum charges apply:
        – 7-Day – €35.00
        – 30-Day – €70.00

        For Intercity Services the price charged is depending on the route taken.

        Period Tickets are valid all days and all hours of service.

        Each card can carry at the same time up to three period tickets, from any of the public transport operators in Cyprus covering the districts of Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos, non-occupied Famagusta and Intercity travel.

    • E-Wallet - AVAILABLE FROM JUNE 2019 - maximum top up €50. Each validation removes a corresponding one journey amount. Allows up to 2 transfers within 60 minutes of the first validation without additional charge. Maximum charge limits for Daily, Weekly, and Monthly are not applicable with regular usage in non personalised plastic cards.


    No money or tickets are refunded in case of loss, card malfunction or non-use. Such service is only available for the Registered Cards.

    To convert the card to "REGISTERED", visit the local Points of Sales. It is necessary that you present a proof of identity (National ID card or Passport).

    For "REGISTERED" cards, in the event of loss or malfunction of the card, the money or the valid ticket types are returned to another smart card at an administration and card cost fee of €5.00.

    You may hold more than one non-Personalized Plastic Smart Card.

  • Personalized Plastic Smart Card – Rechargable

    Ticket

    AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC SINCE MAY 2018

    4. Personalized Plastic Smart Card - rechargable: is issued with a maximum charge of €5.00 at local points of sale and it is also available for people entitled to discounts. It is necessary that you present a proof of identity (National ID card or Passport) and where applicable proof of entitlement for discounts (ID for Pupil, University Student, Receiving Government Income Support, Pensioner etc). Your picture is taken and printed on the card.

    Charged with:

      • Period Tickets for 7 days or 30 days and 365 days, valid from the date of the first validation, which must be within 6 months of the date of purchase.

        The following maximum charges apply:
        – 7-Days – €25.00
        – 30-Days – €50.00
        – 365-Days – €500.00

        Period Tickets are valid all days and all hours of service.

        Each card can carry at the same time up to three period tickets, from any of the public transport operators in Cyprus covering the districts of Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos, non-occupied Famagusta and Intercity travel.

    • E-Wallet - AVAILABLE FROM JUNE 2019 - maximum top up €50. Each validation removes a corresponding one journey amount. Allows up to 2 transfers within 60 minutes of the first validation without additional charge. Maximum charge limits for Daily, Weekly, and Monthly are automatically applied with regular usage at Pancyprian level.
      The following maximum charges apply to the e-wallet for Pancyprian travel:
      – One Day – €20.00
      – Weekly – €100.00
      – Monthly – €300.00


      In the event of a loss or malfunction of the card, the money or valid ticket types are reloaded to another smart card at a charge of €5.00 to cover the administration costs.

      No refund is given for non-use of Tickets.

      You may hold only one Personalized Plastic Smart Card.

       

PROJECT CO-FUNDED BY THE COHESION FUND

The project goal is to promote sustainable mobility using buses and to eliminate problems in public transport basic infrastructure.

Λογότυπο

Project Budget: €8m.

Cohesion Fund contribution: 85%

EU Cyprus Structural Funds
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