Every means of transport in a single app
The PostBus App, upgraded in March 2018, covers all public transport in Switzerland, displays car, ride and bike sharing services and links mobility services as required by the user.
Sandro is planning a journey from Belpstrasse 37 in Berne to Burgdorf. He needs it to be as fast as possible – and doesn’t mind what means of transport he takes. By taking a taxi to the station and then catching a train, he can manage the trip in 24 minutes. It will take two minutes longer if he travels to the station by tram instead. Sandro knows all this information thanks to the PostBus App, which displays a range of suggestions he can filter according to his preferences. He can choose the cheapest, the next or the fastest connection. Above all, however, the app combines public transport timetables with other services, including PubliBike, Mobility, Catch a Car, Sharoo, ParkU, go! Taxi and Flinc. Users can also integrate their own bike, their own car or a footpath when planning their trip.
Multimodal travel companion
Since the update, it has been possible to combine various modes of transport with a single app, giving customers clear added value. The PostBus App also works as a ticket machine: customers can use it to buy electronic tickets not just for local fare networks, but for all public transport throughout Switzerland.
Whether for weekend outings or the daily commute – the app shows the route that really works. If you use the same routes frequently, you can save them as favourite connections. Right on the start screen, customers can see when they need to leave their current location to make their connections on time. The Alarm button uses push messages to notify users about disruptions or delays on a planned public transport route.
USB charging sockets
All new PostBus vehicles delivered since 2018 are equipped with USB charging sockets, allowing passengers to recharge their mobile device during their trip. The existing fleet will not be retrofitted, as this would require a very costly technical and financial investment. It will therefore take several years before USB charging sockets are available on the entire fleet of more than 2,200 Postbuses.