At Busbud, we pride ourselves on delivering the most technologically advanced and user-friendly booking platform in the bus industry. That’s why we’re constantly looking to improve our product by adding features requested by our customers. We’re now excited to announce that we’ve implemented Apple Pay on Busbud’s mobile & desktop platforms!
The benefits of using Apple Pay:
- Fast – Book your bus ticket in a matter of seconds
- Safety – Your credit card information is encrypted
- Updates – In phone notification when your payment has been processed
First in the bus industry
Busbud is the first OTA in the bus industry to offer its customers the ability to purchase their tickets with Apple Pay.
Eder Arsenio, Busbud’s Product Manager explains the availability of the feature:
“Due to Apple’s restrictions, Apple Pay is only available to Busbud customers in Canada, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Russia. You can view the participating list of banks on Apple. The feature is available on OS10+, Safari 10+ and Sierra.
On Busbud, travelers will be able use the Apple Pay feature on over 80% of our bus partners. Companies such as OUIBUS, ALSA, Eurolines, Trailways of New York, Red Coach, Civa & many more. While Apple Pay isn’t compatible with every operator in our inventory, we’re working on increasing its reach for your booking convenience.
Currently, users will not be able to purchase tickets with Apple Pay on Greyhound and other US carriers such as Baron Bus, Sprinter Bus, Best Bus, Southeastern Stages and Hoosier Ride. However, we are working closely with Greyhound to make this new feature compatible with them. We’re hopeful that Busbud travelers will be able to book Greyhound bus tickets with Apple Pay in the coming months.”
Room for improvement
Currently, Busbud travelers wanting to purchase their bus tickets with Apple Pay will be charged in USD. Eder Arsenio explains on how we plan on solving this minor pain point:
“Being a North American company, we prioritized the American market for this initial soft launch. But rest assured, we’re currently working on integrating european currencies through Apple Pay which includes the EURO and British Pound. We look forward to integrating more currencies as Apple Pay gains maturity throughout the rest of the world.”
Busbud makes it easy to find and book the perfect bus trip online. Busbud is the only worldwide bus travel booking website, offering more than two million departures each week across 1,500 operators worldwide. Learn more and book your next trip at www.busbud.com
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