A coin.

Type Resource
Function Unlocking stuff
Obtainable by Collecting or prize
Price Found in the subway

Coins (which look like Coin.png in the game) are the main currency in Subway Surfers. Coins can be obtained by many ways, for example, collecting it while running or receiving it from mystery boxes. With enough coins, players can buy characters like King, Zoe and Prince K, or hoverboards like Panda, Hot Rod and Lowrider. However, some characters or hoverboards like Tricky, Yutani and Fresh use tokens instead of coins to be obtained. Coins are also used to upgrade and buy power-ups and skip missions.

Where to Find Coins?

  • Collecting them during a run
  • Opening Mystery Boxes (up to 100,000 coins (900,000 during the Mega Jackpot event))
  • Purchasing them in the Shop (up to 1.2M coins for $99,99)
  • Completing the 3rd and 4th days of the Word Hunt (previously Daily Challenge)
  • Obtaining them from friends (up to 25 runs)
  • Obtain from tiers in the Season Hunt
  • Connecting to Facebook (5K coins)
  • Purchasing the Welcome Pack (one-time purchase, up to 45K coins)

How to Spend Coins?

List of Coin Packs

Players can also buy coins with real money. The below table illustrates the prices of each "pack" of coins.

Number Pack Name Amount Image Price (USD)
1 Stack of Coins 7,500 $0,99
2 Pile of Coins 45,000

65,000 (during sale)

3 Bag of Coins 180,000 $19,99
4 Chest of Coins 500,000 $49,99
5 Vault of Coins 1,200,000 $99,99
6 Double Coins Doubles player's coins during a run $4,99


  • If players are in need of coins, the Coin Magnet will help collect all the coins in every lane (for a limited time), making it a very useful power-up in collecting coins.
    • The Jetpack is also good in collecting coins as they will appear in the air when flying, while the Super Sneakers help collect coins under them while jumping, and don't forget the Power Jumper which gives players lines of coins when jumping high in the sky.
  • Coins appear in 3 different types of trails, a normal straight trail, an arch trail (requires the player to jump) and a wavy trail (requires the player to switch lanes).
  • Other ways of getting coins are buying them with in-app purchases (using real money) or when the player's Facebook/ Game Center friend plays the game and had 25 runs.
    • There are also easier ways to get coins, like watching a sponsored video and subscribing to Kiloo and SYBO Games' Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
    • There is an in-app purchase where they can get double coins for every coin they collect while running for $4.99, making it easier to buy limited characters and hoverboards.
    • Sometimes in-app purchases have sales which lets them buy a certain amount of coins in a much cheaper price.
    • A starter pack was also added during the Mumbai edition that rewards the player 7,000Coin.png and some keys and hoverboards for $0.99.
  • Coins can also increase players' run score, which makes them essential in getting highscores.
    • The points gained from coins are counted in the following equation:
      • number of coins x score multiplier x 2.
      • A simpler way to look at it: each coin is worth 54 points. If they only grab one coin in a run, then at the end of it they'll get 54 points added to your score. Meanwhile the score multiplier is at work boosting their score while you run.
  • So far, all limited characters cost 95,000Coin.png and limited hoverboards cost 50,000Coin.png.


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