The account-based ticketing platform PayiQ has partnered up with the Finnish travel ticket service Perille.fi to enable customers to compare prices, view timetables and purchase tickets in one. only mobile application.
The first step of the collaboration will see Perille sell train and bus tickets through the PayiQ Tickets mobile app.
PayiQ’s public transport mobile app is already in use in around 20 Finnish cities. The PayiQ Tickets app allows users to purchase tickets from all of PayiQ’s partners, without having to download a separate app for each city. The addition of the Perille service saves customers time by helping them find a suitable route and allowing them to easily purchase tickets.
The Perille service will also include cross-border trips with bus connections between Helsinki, Finland, and St. Petersburg, Russia, available this fall. Thanks to the combination of the two services, passengers can buy all the tickets they need through a single application. A trip between Turku, Finland, and St. Petersburg, would include a Föli local bus ticket, a VR train ticket to Helsinki, and a Lux Express bus ticket to St. Petersburg.
“Perille is very excited about this cooperation with PayiQ,” said Vesa Heikkinen, CEO of Perille Mobility Services. “Perille’s comprehensive range of long-distance travel and bus and train ticket travel chains, combined with PayiQ’s existing customer base and the wide range of local traffic tickets, will bring together almost all Finnish public transport into one only application. We believe our combined service will be particularly attractive to large public transport consumers who have sporadic long-distance travel needs, but do not wish to download another app or sign up for another service.
Pirkka Lankinen, CEO of PayiQ, said: “We are happy to have Perille.fi long distance travel tickets at our service. We already have a wide range of local traffic tickets for several cities and now you can also buy intercity trips with the same app. PayiQ’s mission has also been to provide ticketing solutions for the entire travel chain and this cooperation brings us closer to our goal.
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