Smart Cards

A smart card is a contactless chip card, which in the IDS BK serves as a Travelcard (prepaid travel ticket) or a electronic wallet (eWallet) or both at once. You can use any smart card issued by any of the contracted issuers. It is possible to use all the smart cards to buy any Travelcard you wish. Only some smart cards are compatible with the eWallet. Each smart card issuer has slightly different conditions and prices for issuing a smart card. You can find more information about every type of smart card lower down.

Dopravný podnik Bratislava, a.s.

Dopravný podnik Bratislava, a.s. (Bratislava city public transport operator)
The smart card is able to hold both a Travelcard and an eWallet. It is possible to use the internet for buying the Travelcard by the means of the DPB eShop.

You can apply for the smart card at the ticket offices of DPB, a.s. or you can order it electronically through the internet website of DPB.

The smart card is issued on the basis of a filled in and signed application form, which you get at the ticket office. It is necessary to show an identity document together with the application form and to provide a photograph of the size 3 x 3,5 cm.

Price: 4,30 €

Slovak Lines, a.s.

Slovak Lines, a.s. (regional bus operator)
The smart card is able to hold both a Travelcard and an eWallet. It is possible to buy the Travelcard through the internet by the means of the Slovak Lines eShop. The first sale of the Travelcard is possible only at the ticket office.

You can apply for the smart card in the ticket offices of Slovak Lines, a.s. or you can order it electronically through the Slovak Lines eShop. The smart card is issued on the basis of a filled in and signed application form, which you get at the ticket office. You can get the photograph done free at the ticket office at Autobusová stanica (the Bratislava bus station). If you apply for the smart card at the bus station in Malacky, you have to bring a 3 x 3,5 cm photograph with you. In the case you want to apply also for a discount it is necessary to present an appropriate document. The smart card is issued immediately after you apply for it and it is valid 5 years. 

Price: 3,00 €

Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko, a.s.

Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko, a.s. (train operator)
You can use the smart card as a Travelcard. It is possible to buy the Travelcard through the internet by the means of the ZSSK eShop.

You can apply for the smart card at the ticket offices of ZSSK. The smart card is non-transferable between passengers. It is issued for a specific name on the basis of a filled in and signed application form, which you get at the ticket office. It is necessary to show an identity document together with the application form and to provide a photograph of the size 3 x 3,5 cm. In the case you want to apply also for a discount it is necessary to present an appropriate document. The smart card is issued within 30 days after you apply for it and it is valid 10 years. It is possible to use the smart card also for other commercial discounts of ZSSK.

Price: 5,00 €

Vybrané vysoké a stredné školy

Selected universities and secondary schools
The smart card can be used for a Travelcard as well as for an electronic wallet. It is possible to buy the Travelcards through internet by the means of the DPB and Slovak Lines eShops.

The cards are issued by the schools for their students under the conditions of the individual school. 

Bratislavská mestská karta

Bratislava City Card (for Bratislava residents only)   
The smart card can be used for a Travelcard. It is possible to buy the Travelcard through the internet by the means of the DPB eShop.

The card is issued under the conditions of the city of Bratislava as a bank card with the option to apply for special benefits for the citizens with a permanent residency in Bratislava. All permanent residents of Bratislava can apply for the card under the conditions of the bank where they apply for it (not all banks are involved in the project). For travel the card is non-transferable between passengers. The passenger is obliged to present himself with the Bratislava City Card and an identity document too. The card is valid 3 years. The advantage of the card is a 10% discount from the price of the Travelcard for zones 100+101. In the case you buy a Travelcard for both the city and regional zones, the discount will be provided only from the price of a separate Travelcard for zones 100+101. You don't get a discount when you buy a Travelcard only for the regional zones. 
It is possible to sell a Travelcard onto a Bratislava City Card only by the means of the sales network of DPB.


Cards, which you cannot use within the IDS BK

It is not possible to use the following cards for buying a Travelcard. 

Neplatné IDS BK karty

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