Yerevan Metro system was launched in 1981. Yerevan has beautiful and comfortable metro stations. The stations and foyers have interesting architectural design and are decorated with diverse and multicolor stones: tufa, marble, basalt. Yerevan Metro is an easy, clean and fast way to get around.
Yerevan Metro covers 12 km (7.5 miles). There is only one line in operation and ten stops. The trains run every 5 minutes and stop running at 11pm. They undergo daily technical testing and are in normal state.
The number of passengers has increased during the last few years. The tickets (actually, coins) of metro cost AMD 100 (about 19 euro cent). You also can have a card instead of the coins and charge it whenever you’d like to.
Yerevan Metro stations are very deep and decorated with national motifs. 10 active stations are serviced by Yerevan Metro:
- Barekamutyun (Friendship) Station is the last stop and is located in the north of the city. There is a large underground shopping area next to this station.
- Marshal Baghramian station is next to Lovers’ Park. It is the least overcrowded among the stations. House Museum of Aram Khachaturyan (an outstanding Armenian music composer, conductor, founder of Armenian national symphonic music and one of the fathers of Armenian classical music), Armenian National Academy of Sciences, the Parliament House, Writers' Union of Armenia, AUA (American University of Armenia) and British Council are located on Baghramyan Avenue.
- Yeritasardakan (Youth) Metro station is located on Isahakian Street. The station is located close to the educational center of Yerevan and gathers the highest number of passengers. There are interesting architectural solutions both in the underground hall and the entrance hall. There are many cafes, bistros and clothing stores in the vicinity of this metro station.
- Hanrapetutian Hraparak (Republic Square) metro station is located near the Republic Square. Vernisage is pretty close to this station. Near the entrance of “Hanrapetutian Hraparak” (the Republic Square) station, there flows a fabulous fountain, the silver beads of which are seen from out of the station as well. And if you are attentive you will observe the fountain playing with the sun, performing rainbow which is beautiful enough and worth of notice.
- Zoravor Andranik metro station is next to "Kino Rossia", which is a large movie theatre converted into a market. Yerevan State Pedagogical University, a nice park with attractions and a church are located nearby this metro station.
- Sasuntsi David metro station is located in a big and nice square, where the famous statue of Sasuntsi David (Armenia's epic hero) stands. There are underground red low reliefs telling about the heroes of Armenian national epos. There are many food markets in this area. The Yerevan Central Train Station is within easy reach of the metro stop. There you can catch a train to Gyumri, Sevan and Georgia. Lines to Turkey and Azerbaijan are closed.
- The other 4 metro stations Gortsaranain (Factory), Shengavit, Charbakh, Garegin N'jhdehi Hraparak (Garegin N'jhde Square) are located in the suburbs of the city. It is a fun and good experience to take a metro and explore one of the suburbs of Yerevan. There you will see and explore the bustling squares and cheaper shopping.
Yerevan has an uneven landscape and because of this the metro sometimes goes above ground. Only Sassountsi David and Gortsaranayin stations lie above ground.
Points of Interest
Armenian Genocide Museum Cafesjian Art Museum Children Art Gallery Erebuni Museum History Museum of Armenia House Museum of Aram Khachaturian House Museum of Hovhannes Tumanyan Matenadaran Middle East Museum National Gallery of Armenia Saryan Museum Sergey Parajanov Museum
Events in Yerevan
ARAX Concert In Yerevan Armenian Genocide Commemoration April 24 Bernd Glemser Concert Chinese Concert in Yerevan Dima Bilan In Yerevan Golden Apricot Film Festival Halloween in Yankee Pub Japanese Xylography in Armenia Junior Eurovision La Fete at Kami Club New Year at Facebook Club Panarmenian Games Patriotic Music Evening Pilaqyan Show Part 10 Stevie Wonder in Armenia TEDx in Yerevan for 2012 The National Film Awards Trio Jazz Khoube Unmanned Aircraft Wine and Jazz Music Evening Yerevan 101 Contest