Yerevan Metro Ticket: Metro Railway, Yerevan Ticket, Fare Chart, Pass, Route, Stations, Zone, Fare Card and Timings for Yerevan Metro Rail

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The Yerevan Metro was first opened in 1981 as the 8th subway system in the Soviet Union. The entire route is 13.4 kilometers long and due to the uneven surface of the city, some stations also run above the ground. It is one of the cleanest subway in the world. The influence of the Soviet Union is particularly evident in the decoration of individual stations.

Yerevan metro is a 13 km long rapid transit system in the Armenian capital. After starting its operation in 1981 it grew to connect 10 stations, as of 2022. Two more stations are currently in planning stage. Yerevan metro system offers quick transit to 50000+ passengers daily for the basic fare of 100 AMD (0.2 EUR) per ride.

The cost of Yerevan metro Fare

Instead of paper tickets, orange plastic tokens are used in Yerevan metro to pay for transit. One token, costs 100 AMD (0.2 EUR). You can buy the tokens at the entrance to any metro station. Look for a simple little kiosk or a desk with an employee of the metro system. These are usually located on the side of the are with turnstiles.

Ticket price

Ticket price for Yerevan Metro tickets starts from A ride on the Yerevan Metro currently costs 100 drams, Book tickets on official website. check more information.

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Yerevan Metro Fare Card

0.0 | 100.04.5 | 100.09.0 | 100.0
0.5 | 100.05.0 | 100.09.5 | 100.0
1.0 | 100.05.5 | 100.010.0 | 100.0
1.5 | 100.06.0 | 100.010.5 | 100.0
2.0 | 100.06.5 | 100.011.0 | 100.0
2.5 | 100.07.0 | 100.011.5 | 100.0
3.0 | 100.07.5 | 100.012.0 | 100.0
3.5 | 100.08.0 | 100.012.5 | 100.0
4.0 | 100.08.5 | 100.013.0 | 100.0

Yerevan metro operating hours

The operating hours of the Yerevan metro are 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily. Individual trains arrive with 4-10 minutes frequency. Time intervals between trains vary throughout the day adjusting to the flow of passengers. Typically, the shortest intervals of 4 minutes are during rush hours. In calmer hours trains arrive every 10 minutes to optimize utilization. Here is a rough guide on frequency of trains on a typical weekday.

TimeTrain frequency
7 AM – 8 AM5-10 min
8 AM – 10 AM4-5 min
10 AM – 1 PM5-10 min
1 PM – 3 PM4-5 min
3 PM – 6 PM5-10 min
6 PM – 8 PM4-5 min
8 PM – 11 PM5-10 min

Yerevan metro stations

Currently, Yerevan metro offers transit through 10 operating stations:

  • Garegin Nzhdeh
  • Shengavit
  • Gortsaranayin
  • Sasuntsi David
  • Zoravar Andranik
  • Hanrapetutian Hraparak (Republic Square)
  • Yeritasardakan
  • Marshal Baghramyan
  • Barekamutyun
  • Charbakh

Yerevan metro card

The metro card issued by the Yerevan metro system is a form of a prepaid e-card. It is used for paying for your metro rides. Instead of inserting a token on the front side of a turnstile you can hover the card over an electronic reader. It deducts 100 AMD from your prepaid balance each time you use your metro e-card.

To be entirely honest, I’ve never seen anyone use these cards in Yerevan metro. And every time I tried to get one for myself, I’ve been told they ran out of cards. I’m not quite sure what’s going on with these cards, but it seems like the employees don’t really want to sell them.  Maybe because they feel like by making these metro cards more popular, they could lose their jobs as vendors of tokens. No idea! But these cards exist – I even found a photo of one on Wikimedia.

Use Yerevan card as a metro pass

If you don’t want to deal with the plastic tokens, there is a much more real and working solution than the metro card – Yerevan Card. Apart from offering a bunch of perks and discounts to visitors of our capital city, Yerevan Card doubles as a Yerevan metro pass. In order to pass through the turnstiles using this card you simply need to hover it over a special sticker on the side of the kiosk next to turnstiles.

I wrote a separate post about Yerevan card (coming soon) and its benefits, so check it out if you want to use a cashless mode of payment for your transit in Yerevan metro.

Yerevan metro map

You can download the latest PDF version of the Yerevan metro map here. It shows all metro stations and nearby attractions worth visiting. Unfortunately, not all stations’ names are written in Latin letters on the grounds of Yerevan’s metro system. So, I intentionally duplicated the names in both Armenian and English transcription. Hopefully this will help you visually match the stations while transiting. You will probably need to keep count of passing metro stations while transiting.

How to use Yerevan metro

Using Yerevan metro is very easy. Just follow these 5 steps:

  1. Buy a plastic token at the entrance to any metro station,
  2. Insert the token on the front side of the turnstile,
  3. Pass through the turnstile as soon as it opens,
  4. Arrive to your destination,
  5. Just pass through the turnstile – on your way out they open automatically.

Rush-hours in Yerevan metro reflect our lifestyle

In Armenia we typically start and finish our day later than most Europeans. So, the rush-hours of metro usage are also slightly shifted in comparison to the West. The typical 7-8 AM morning rush-hour, familiar to you from most European cities, actually starts at 8 AM here. That is the time when most students rush to their classes. Between 9 AM and 10 AM you typically see working people transiting for work, mostly towards the city center.

The traffic decreases after 10 AM and picks up again around 1 PM. This coincides with office lunch breaks and the time when most classes at Universities end. So, between 1 PM and 3 PM the Yerevan metro is full of students and people using their lunch break to run some errands.

Since most fun activities and municipal offices are located in the city center, this is the area where you can see the most traffic during the mid-day rush-hour. Particularly, the Yeritasardakan metro station gets pretty busy during this time of the day.

And in the evening, around 6 – 8 PM, when many people go home from work, or others want to get to downtown for the evening life, the metro is mostly packed. Again, this is particularly well illustrated in the three central stations – Yeritasardakan, Hanrapetutian Hraparak and Zoravar Andranik.

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