Koper Card

Koper Card PLUS

Koper is a modern city with a clear vision of development of urban transportation. A contemporary, functional and reliable urban transportation provides mobility to all residents of Koper as well as other passengers who come to visit our city. We are proud to present a new passenger and environment friendly urban transportation.

The renewed bus fleet offers technical, technological and travelling improvements and puts passenger comfort at the centre. We have 12 new, environment-friendly, low-emission vehicles with the state-of-art EURO 6 engines, which offer a pleasant ride, more space, effective air conditioning as well as easy access for all passengers.

The new bus fleet is equipped with an advanced, contactless fare collection system, which enables simpler, more flexible use of public transportation by using the Koper Card Plus card system. The payments with Koper Card Plus have been already introduced on urban buses, whilst in future the Koper Card Plus will be used for payments of other services as well.

User-friendly timetables have also been introduced with more frequent departures, free-of-charge changes of buses within 30 minutes from the first ride, the option of payments with the Moneta mobile phone system, payment for several passengers, the introduction of vending machines, and a 24-hour availability of Koper Card Plus.

We wish you a very pleasant and safe ride!



New contactless smart cards Koper Card Plus are available in four motives.

The VALUE CARD bears no name and is transferable. It will provide a free-ofcharge change of buses within 30 minutes from the payment for the first bus travel. The value Koper Card Plus will be chargeable with up to €50 credit.

The TIME CARD will replace the currently valid monthly tickets. It is issued to a specific holder and is not transferable. It enables an unlimited number of rides on all city bus routes. The monthly time card can only be obtained from the Koper Bus Station selling point, Kolodvorska 11, where we will register the right of use for an individual type of monthly time card. When buying the time card for the first time, you will have to identify yourself with an ID document, but without any ID photo to be put on.


The time cards can be topped at the ticket vending machine and any other selling point, where the monthly validity of the card can be renewed for the next month after paying for the appropriate monthly ticket. In addition to a monthly ticket, the time card can be topped up with a credit (up to €50) which is then used in the same way as cash or for paying for other services that will be included in the Koper Card Plus system. If you have a valid monthly ticket loaded on your time card, the system registers the monthly ticket and does not deduct the amount of fare. When the system detects that no valid monthly ticket is loaded on the card, it automatically deducts the fare from the balance on the card.

The Koper Card Plus is permanent.

Sale and topping-up of cards

kartomatYou can also buy value cards at ticket vending machines, which means that the Koper Card Plus is available 24 hours a day.

The purchase procedure at a ticket vending machine is simple. The button »Nakup nove kartice« (Buy new card) appears at the bottom of the touch screen. The purchase procedure starts when you press the button. First select the method of payment (cash, bank or credit card, Moneta) and pay for the card. The price is the same as at other points of sale, i.e. €2.50. The ticket vending machine issues the card and the procedure is completed. If you buy a card with cash and insert more than €2.50 in the ticket vending machine, the machine instructs you to touch the card scanner with the new card so that the surplus amount can be credited to the card. The ticket vending machine guides the user through the procedure by sound and written instructions on the screen.


If you insert more money than required when paying for a monthly ticket at the ticket vending machine or buying a new Koper Card Plus, the surplus amount is added to the selected card as a credit. If you do not want to add credit to the card in this way, prepare the exact amount when buying a card or topping it up.

Bus ride

It is only possible to enter the bus through the front door next to the driver. The ride must be paid immediately after entering the bus, by validating the Koper Card Plus. There is one card reader (validator) on every bus – it is located next to the driver and is intended for paying for the ride for one or several passengers with the same card and/or with a mobile phone.

To validate the card, the user touches the validator with the Koper Card Plus, close to the image of a hand holding a card. The card must be validated upon every entry to a bus, even when switching buses. Free tickets must also be validated. If after the validation the Koper Card Plus is again in contact with the validator on the same bus, the words 'ŽE VALIDIRANA' (already validated) appear on the screen. The card balance is shown again.

At the vehicles' exit doors additional readers – validators are installed, which are used for counting passengers. A counting survey over the passengers and control over the individual departure density will be provided, in order to ensure easier planning of changes in the bus line scheme and timetable.
The passenger has to touch-off the validator with the Koper Card Plus when exiting the vehicle.

Paying for the rides of several passengers
The rides of several passengers are paid from the available credit on the value or time cards. Please, tell the driver to select the desired number of tickets on a special terminal and then touch the validator with the card. The 30-minute bus switching period applies to all passengers travelling with you, but only if you travel together.

The list of tickets selling points with accompanying information is available at www.arriva.si and www.koper.si.