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Worried about Delhi Metro fare hike? Here's how much Metro travel costs in cities like London

A basic comparison reveals Metro travel in London is the most expensive

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Delhi Metro just hiked fares across all its routes (except Airport Line) beyond 5 kilometres by Rs 10, a fare hike which comes just 5 months after the previous one.

The hikes will surely be a pinch on the pocket, however, it is interesting to take a glance at the fares of metro services in other cities of the world.


Prices of a standard ticket on metro lines -


Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 30/6/16 General view on a platform at Southfields Underground Station near the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club REUTERS/Toby Melville - LR1EC6U14RJ26

General view on a platform at Southfields Underground Station near the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (Courtesy: Reuters)

London's transport governing body Transport for London has demarcated nine zones in the city.

The basic price of a ticket (from one zone to another) comes to 6.60 GBP, or around Rs 568, whereas inter-zonal travel across more than two stations starts from 7.70 GBP (Rs 662.84).

The maximum ticket price for the London trains presently is 28.60 GBP (Rs 2,461) as compared with a highest fare of Rs 60 on the Delhi Metro.

Subsequently one can use an Oyster card/ contactless payment card or a Travel card to make payments, under which the fares are reduced by around 30 to 40 percent.

All the fares are for a single way. Moreover, travel on London’s underground involves changing at a lot of stations, which may amount to higher fares.

Source: Transport for London


Passengers wait on the platform for a S-Bahn commuter train on a snowy morning in Berlin January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT) - BM2E7140RMI01

Passengers wait on the platform for an S-Bahn commuter train on a snowy morning in Berlin (Courtesy: Reuters)

On Berlin’s train network, a short distance ticket costs around 1.7 Euros (approx. Rs 130).

This ticket is valid for one person and for a two-hour journey through the city, with a maximum cap of three stops, across S and U-Bahn, two of its major rail networks.

Berlin’s train network is divided into three tariff zones: AB, BC and ABC.

A single ticket (one-way) on the AB route costs around 2.80 Euros (Rs 215) whereas on the ABC route it goes for 3.40 Euros (Rs 261.38).

The tariff across zone ABC is 3.40 Euros for a one-way ticket, which amounts to Rs 261.38.

However, Berlin’s transport system also offers reasonable options such as buying a day ticket for around 7 Euros (Rs 538), and seven tickets for one person at 30 Euros (Rs 2,306).

Source: Berlin Online Stadtportal

New York

Passengers wait inside a stopped C subway train in New York City after a power failure stopped multiple subway lines during the morning commute in New York, U.S., April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid - HP1ED4L13901C

Passengers wait inside a stopped C subway train in New York City (Courtesy: Reuters)

The fare for a "SingleRide" ticket in New York's subway amounts to USD 3 (Rs 196) as per MTA charts.

The cost comes down when one rides with a MetroCard, which can be refilled between anything from USD 8 to USD 80 (depending on route length) at a station for winning a 5 percent bonus fare. There are also Unlimited Ride MetroCards for fixed time windows (7 days, 30 days, etc.)

Source: MTA


The logo of the Metro is pictured in Paris, France, August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen - D1BETTSGNGAA

The logo of the Metro is pictured in Paris, France (Courtesy: Reuters)

The fares for the Paris Metro start from 1.90 Euros (Rs 146) for a basic ride and go on till how much you travel. Unlimted travel cards for tourists start at around 5.80 Euros per day (Rs 446.79)

Source: RATP
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