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Budapest pilots open loop contactless fare payments on airport shuttle bus

Hungarian transit authority Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK) has begun trialing an open loop contactless fare payment system that enables passengers to pay their fares on the 100E airport shuttle bus in Budapest by tapping an onboard validator with their physical or digital debit or credit card. budapest airport shuttle bus

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“Passengers are not required either to make a registration in an app or on another online interface and they are not required to hold a paper-based ticket until the end of their trip. They only need to use their bank card or smart device at the validators to be found onboard the vehicle,” the transit authority says.

  • Ticket purchase and validation at the same time with a bank card only on the 100E Airport Express.
  • Exchange an airport line ticket with your bank card on the bus on the Budapest Pay&GO device.
  • You no longer need a paper ticket, cash or pre-purchase: you can use your bank card on the bus to quickly, conveniently and simply exchange your airport line ticket, whether you are traveling alone or in groups.

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  • A bank card, smartphone or smartwatch can be used to buy tickets.
  • In addition to traditional cards, you can also buy tickets with a Mastercard, Maestro, VISA or VPay debit, credit or prepaid bank card, or with virtual bank cards registered in digital wallets (e.g. GooglePay, ApplePay, SamsungPay and other mobile wallets).



What is the Pay&GO device for and where can I find it?

  • By touching your bank card, you can buy and validate tickets through this, even for several people.
  • You can query your previous purchases.
  • You can find it at every door of the 100E Airport Express: on the right side of the driver’s cabin at the first door, on the handrail on the right side of the door for the second and third doors.

The steps of the purchase

  • By default, the device offers the purchase of 1 airport line ticket.
  •  If you only need 1 ticket, touch your bank card or smart device to the device.
  • When buying multiple tickets, you can buy a maximum of 5 tickets by using the “+” sign.
  • The amount of the purchased tickets is not immediately deducted from your bank account, the financial settlement of the transactions takes place during the night after the purchase.

BKK announced in November 2022 that it was planning to test open loop contactless ticketing on the airport shuttle bus and BKK launched the BudapestGO Mobility-as-a-Service app in February of the same year.

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