Have you bought yourself a smart card for the city bus yet? If not, you can grab one from the City Bus Services office at the TTI campus or you can get it from the Public Utility Booth located in Norzin Lam, Changzamtog (near Fly over bridge), Gongdzin Lam (opposite 8-eleven) and Olakha (behind White Tara).
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗱?
Using a smart card is much more affordable while traveling on the bus compared to paying cash. For a Smart Card, the base fee is Nu 5 and on every stop, you'll be charged Nu 1. However, if you pay cash, the base fee is Nu 10 and it increases by Nu 5 for every zone you cross.
For example, if you use a smart card and board the bus at the City Bus Terminal and get off at Tashichho Dzong, you will only be charged Nu 10 (base fee of Nu 5 and an additional Nu 5 for crossing 5 stops) but if you pay cash and travel on the same route, you will be charged Nu 15 as you have crossed a zone (base fee of Nu 10 and an additional Nu 5 for crossing a zone).
Using a smart card is not only cheaper for you but it also helps the City Bus Services to control revenue leakage and ensure funds are not being misused.
GPS and smart card readers have been installed on 45 buses and we highly encourage you to get yourself one! In addition to the regular cards, we also have cards for:
- Students - 30% discount
- Persons with disabilities - 20% discount
- Senior citizens - 10% discount
Although the City Bus Service fares have been revised, it is being done after almost 16 years. However, if you use a smart card, the difference is minimal.
Find here the exact routes and fares and make yourself aware of how much you should be charged whilst traveling on the bus.
For any more information, please contact 17846673 or 17523417.