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Public Transport Fares Up 10-12% in Belarus

Last week public transport fares went up in Gomel, Minsk and Vitebsk regions. Starting 21 December, public transport fares will rise in the capital of Belarus as well.

In the regions the cost of one trip will rise from 40 to 45 kopecks (~$0.23). Public transport passes will become 6% more expensive on average.

In Minsk the cost of one trip will go up from 50 to 55 kopecks (~$0.28) for ground transport and from 55 to 60 (~$0.3) kopecks for metro, making an increase of almost 10%. The cost of public transport passes will rise on average by 5%.

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The most expensive unlimited monthly pass – for four means of public transport – will cost 43.59 Belarusian rubles, or about $22.06 (previously – 41.5 rubles). A monthly pass for one means of ground transport will cost passengers 23.63 rubles (previously – 22.5 rubles) and 25.99 rubles for metro (24.75 rubles before 21 December).

On the good side, four new types of public transport passes will be introduced in Minsk.

Namely, there will appear unlimited travel cards for ground transport for 1, 2, 3, and 90 days, as well as travel cards for 100 trips.

The cheapest travel card for one day will cost 2.60 rubles (~$1.32), for two days – 4.59 rubles (~$2.33) and 6.32 rubles (~$3.21) for three days.

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