Leave your car at home - European Mobility Week has started.

In keeping with this year's 'mix and move' slogan, discounted and free public transport is available in a variety of places.

(Source: Jozef Jakubčo, Sme)

European Mobility Week is the largest European campaign that calls on cities, towns and villages to use alternative transport. It is an attempt to motivate people to use sustainable methods of transport, such as public transport, a bike or walking. This year they are focusing on ‘multimodality’ - the mixing of transport modes within the same journey or for different trips, with the slogan 'mix and move'.

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More than 50 Slovak towns and cities are participating this year and in the spirit of the theme, discounted travel is available in a variety of places throughout Slovakia. The Inhabitants of Košice can use public transport at half price throughout the whole week, and can travel for free on Saturday. Moreover, the discount also applies to commuter buses and both category Os (personal) and Rex (regional) trains.

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The Bratislava region is offering public transport for free with the exception of night lines and the lines 801 and 901 that continue abroad. Commuter transport on Slovak Lines buses and the ZSSK (Slovak Railway Company) are discounted by 50 percent. Regiojet will transport people for free on Saturday, September 22, on the Bratislava – Komárno line.

Citizens of Nitra may can enjoy a 40 percent discount for public transport. People in Prešov and Trnava can use public transport for free. Transport on Arriva commuter buses in the Nitra, Košice, Žilina and Trnava regions will be half price.

Do not forget to take a valid driving license with you as it will act as an identification document instead of a valid ticket. The week will continue until Saturday, September 22.

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