Based on the favourable experience gained so far in the framework of this project, the scope of the Budapest mobile ticket pilot project launched in the beginning of this summer is expanding with new products. From today, different BKK products are purchasable through a smart phone application.
The Budapest mobile ticket is the form of BKK’s public transport products purchasable through a mobile application. The mobile ticket can be purchased anytime, anywhere, even while waiting at the stop a few minutes earlier before the departure of the lines. In the first phase, the mobile ticket was available for the Airport Shuttle busline 100E from June, 2019.
As planned, the pilot project continues, as a result of which from today, new public transport products are available in the system, such as:
- 24-hour Budapest-travelcard,
- 72-hour Budapest-travelcard,
- Seven-day Budapest-travelcard.
To reach the new product types, upgrade of the mobile application is required.
In the introduction phrase, BKK pays particular attention to the support of the recognition and the use of the new mobile application service to passengers by colleagues during the use of Budapest’s public transport services and during ticket inspection activities. Based on the experience gained in the course of the expansion of the mobile ticket, further passes are expected to be available in the near future through the mobile application.
The agreement on the public transport mobile ticket was signed by Minister of the Interior Dr Sándor Pintér and by Budapest Mayor István Tarlós on 10 April 2019. The introduction of the mobile ticket is realised as the first phase and part of the Integrated Fare Collection Electronic System by the National Mobile Payment Plc in collaboration with BKK.