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    Moscow Metro Fare Options

    The best way to save money on Moscow Metro subway is to get 60 rides 90 days Troika pass which is available for RUB 1700 (~RUB 28/ride).

    http://troika.mos.ru/en/about/preimuwestva_trojki/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoverLearn View Post
    The best way to save money on Moscow Metro subway is to get 60 rides 90 days Troika pass which is available for RUB 1700 (~RUB 28/ride).

    http://troika.mos.ru/en/about/preimuwestva_trojki/
    but there is even something better to it. if you use an ABOOVE GROUND transport within 90 minutes, you pay only half price. and it also goes the other way around. use the bus/trolley/tram and within 90 minutes the Metro, the fare is only half price for the metro. by the way, if you use the MCK, the Central railway line, the entrance to the Metro, it was at least on THAT one station where it was basically just changing trains, not going outside at all, was free. and to pay the Metro now, the credit card system payment is working. at least yesterday it was in Strogino and in Partisanskaya. i special tried these two.
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    The 90 minute ticket only makes sense if you use both types of transport every time. In case you often take trips on metro only and on bus only, it's more effective to add two separate tickets to your card. For example, I usually have metro 60 rides and ground transport 60 rides on the same card, and the rides are subtracted according to the particular type of transport used. This way, I use up the metro 60 rides in about a month and a half, while the bus/trolley rides last for almost 3 months. Also, you should keep up with fare hike notices, when I found out about the fare hike to take place after New Year's, I recharged both options on my card, so I'm still riding on old tariffs as of now.

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    , I recharged both options on my card, so I'm still riding on old tariffs as of now.[/QUOTE]0

    check next time on the turnstiles how much you pay....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    [COLOR="#FF0000"], I recharged both options on my card, so I'm still riding on old tariffs as of now.

    check next time on the turnstiles how much you pay....
    I know what you're getting at, and if I had charged it with cash, I would indeed be paying 35 rubles a ride at the new rates. But when you get a 60 ride ticket charged on your card, it subtracts rides, not money, from your card every time you swipe it. So for example if I have 60 rides, it says 59 on the display after I swipe it once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiancai View Post
    I know what you're getting at, and if I had charged it with cash, I would indeed be paying 35 rubles a ride at the new rates. But when you get a 60 ride ticket charged on your card, it subtracts rides, not money, from your card every time you swipe it. So for example if I have 60 rides, it says 59 on the display after I swipe it once.
    good for you indeed. because on my troika is says how much money i still have left and not rides. and suppose 60 rides in 3 month is fair enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiancai View Post
    The 90 minute ticket only makes sense if you use both types of transport every time. In case you often take trips on metro only and on bus only, it's more effective to add two separate tickets to your card. For example, I usually have metro 60 rides and ground transport 60 rides on the same card, and the rides are subtracted according to the particular type of transport used. This way, I use up the metro 60 rides in about a month and a half, while the bus/trolley rides last for almost 3 months. Also, you should keep up with fare hike notices, when I found out about the fare hike to take place after New Year's, I recharged both options on my card, so I'm still riding on old tariffs as of now.
    How can one add bus rides on Troika card?

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    Here's the most amazing thing about the Metro...... many of my egotistical Russian business friends would never be seen dead on the Metro, I still love them though as they prefer to sit in their cute cars in never ending traffic jams ...... I travel every day on the Metro with my Troika card playing scrabble on my iPad
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoverLearn View Post
    How can one add bus rides on Troika card?
    i have a - no limit- Troika card. that means i can load it with as much or as little money i want. i can use it on the Metro and all above ground transport. i also can go to the zoo-park, without waiting in line....i can add money either paying by credit card at the cash desks in the Metro itself. or with internet banking, using my credit card again. or pay at any of the myriad terminals that are around in town.
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    Which ticket is best depends on how many times you use public transport, use this calculator to find out .
    http://troika.mos.ru/en/tariffs/calc/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoverLearn View Post
    How can one add bus rides on Troika card?
    You just go to a kiosk that sells bus tickets (they are usually next to the bigger bus stops) and ask them to charge the ticket on your troika instead of issuing a separate paper ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoverLearn View Post
    How can one add bus rides on Troika card?
    http://troika.mos.ru/en/about/where_to_buy/

    here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge View Post
    Which ticket is best depends on how many times you use public transport.
    that is right.

    for me, the unlimited card is the best, since i take public transportation as much as possible, and usually more than 8x a day.

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    I bought 60 rides subway ticket for 1,700 ~ 2 months ago. Is there any way to check expiry date on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoverLearn View Post
    I bought 60 rides subway ticket for 1,700 ~ 2 months ago. Is there any way to check expiry date on it?
    go to any -Kassa - at any metro station, obvious not during rush hour, and the cashier will tell you.TROIKA cards unfortunately can not be checked on the machines with the yellow dot that are situated in every Metro Station.
    But a Troika does not expire as such.
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