|Inside the Vitosha MTR station|
Although you can buy a ticket at the cash desk, usually I buy my ticket from a vending machine and the price is 1.60 leva. That is nearly a euro. This is a good deal if you are going to be travelling from one side of Sofia to the other, but it is a rip-off if you are only going one or two stops. When you have bought your ticket, you go to the barrier and insert it. The sensor at the barrier scans your ticket and opens the barrier.
The MTR platforms in Sofia do not have glass screens that only open when the train has stopped. Instead, there is just a yellow line and you are not meant to stand any closer to the edge of the platform.
As I said earlier, 1.60 leva is a bit much for a MTR ticket and so Irena wanted to be a proper Sofiot and buy a season ticket for all of the public transport in Sofia: MTR, trams and buses. She went to the office just outside Serdica MTR and now she is the proud owner of a season ticket, valid for one whole year. I think it cost about 370 leva.
And if the public transport in Sofia does not get you moving, we saw these on sale in the Ladies' Market. I am sure that they will get you going, no problem.