Public transport made easy

Fairtiq AG

    • 3.5 • 20 Ratings
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With FAIRTIQ you don’t have to buy a ticket in advance, indicate your destination or struggle to find the right zone. You will always be charged the best available price, once you have completed your journey. It doesn't matter how often you switch directions, or even if you change between trains, buses and trams. With FAIRTIQ there are no hassles, no complications, just smooth and easy travel at fair prices!

How it works

Shortly before boarding a vehicle, such as train, bus, tram or boat, simply swipe the "Start" button in the FAIRTIQ app. Your final destination does not need to be entered.
If a conductor requests ticket validation, click the "Show ticket" button and the QR code will automatically be displayed in the app.
Once you have arrived at your destination, swipe the "Stop" button in FAIRTIQ. The optimised cost for your trip is then displayed in the app.

Area of validity

> Switzerland and Liechtenstein
You can travel throughout the entire GA route network. FAIRTIQ computes for you the best available fare for your journey. Travel for example by train with SBB between Zurich and Bern, by postbus to Verbier, by bus in St. Gallen, by tram in Geneva, or a combination of everything!

> Dresden:
You can use the FAIRTIQ app for all your travels throughout VVO including ferries and mountain railways.
> Flensburg
You can use FAIRTIQ for your trips on the urban network of Flensburg.
> Göttingen
You can use FAIRTIQ for your trips on the urban network. The price is computed based on the "GÖVB-Luftlinientarif" (beeline tariff).
> Halle (Saale)
You can use FAIRTIQ in the city of Halle (MDV-Tariff zone 210). However it is not yet possible to travel in the rest of the Mitteldeutsche Verkehrsverbund (MDV).
> Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund
You can use FAIRTIQ for your trips in the whole tariff community of Karlsruhe.
> Magdeburg
You can use FAIRTIQ for your trips within the tariff zone 010 as well as on the line 51 to Biederitz Weidenring.
> Nordrhein-Westfalen NRW
You can use FAIRTIQ for your trips in the whole German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
> RVL Regio Verkehrsverbund Lörrach (District of Lörrach)
You can use FAIRTIQ for your trips in the whole tariff community of Lörrach.
> Verkehrsgemeinschaft am Bayerischen Untermain
You can use FAIRTIQ for your trips in the Verkehrsgemeinschaft am Bayerischen Untermain. The price is calculated according to the “VAB-Luftlinientarif” (beeline tariff).
> VMT Verkehrsverbund Mittelthüringen
You can use FAIRTIQ for your trips in the whole tariff community Central Thuringia.
> Würzburg
You can use FAIRTIQ for your trips within the Großwabe Würzburg in WVV and APG vehicles.

> Vorarlberg
You can use FAIRTIQ with all busses and trains for trips in the whole Vorarlberg as well as in the combi tariff with LIEmobil (Liechtenstein).
> Linz
You can use FAIRTIQ in the central travel zone of Linz, including the city’s Pöstlingbergbahn (cable car network). Only the regional bus network and the tram network run by the Upper Austrian Transport Authority are not covered.

Would you like to know more?

Our support team is at your disposal to answer any questions, offer advice and provide further information. Contact us at feedback@fairtiq.com.

What’s New

Version 6.1.6

Improvements in version 6.1.6:

• Various improvements and bug fixes

Thanks for using FAIRTIQ! We care about the quality of our app and continuously improve it. Thanks to your feedback we implemented a number of improvements and bug fixes.

Want to see your feature in this list? We would like that too. Send us any feedback on how to improve FAIRTIQ at feedback@fairtiq.com.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

ruizinho_0306 ,

Do not use blindly

The concept of this app is really cool. Turn it on, get on a bus, train, etc. and get the bill at the end of the day, adapting to the best ticket fare.

The best ticket fare, really? Well, you better check that before, not to get bad surprises.

For long time, it existed only a few types of price fares for train in Switzerland, but now it exist half a dozen if not more. Specially, a new super-reduced ticket is available for specific trains, which you have to check.

I wrote to FAIRTIQ asking if their system would recognise when a specific ride offers the super reduced price and I got no answer. Which means no... As the super-reduced ticket is 50% cheaper, there is little chance you get the best price using this app.

So compare prices for the ride you are considering beforehand.

Heph.Hugh ,

Requires “share location always”

It is hard to imagine what honest purpose it solves to require sharing location always not just when the app is being used.

If not an honest purpose, then it’s an intrusive and dark purpose. Deleting this spyware and finding another way to do what I have to.

Doesn’t matter what your privacy policy states. There is no forgivable reason to collect positon always. Uber doesn’t do it. No other app Does. None except FAIRTIQ. Figure it out.

Do like everyone else and share location only while the app is being used. Requiring my location ALL THE TIME for the less than 0.1% of the week I might use your app is Unforgivable.

I have a simple work around instead of turning track location on and off manually - don’t use the Fairtiq app. That takes no time. In fact, I’m much happier with that solution.

Developer Response ,

Dear Heph.Hugh, there are many more complicated ways to buy tickets for public transport - I'm glad you found another solution that works for you :-)
As stated in our GTCs we will ONLY store your data while being checked in. To ensure a smooth ride, we ask for the always on permission. This allows us (ONLY done while you're checked in) to still collect location data even if the app crashes or you accidentally force-shut it. Once the app is reopened we can retrieve the elsewise lost data and make sure to compute the right trip. Without this the chance is very high to compute a wrong journey and probably a wrong price which is then a hassle for the customer and FAIRTIQ. Also for fraud reasons we need to know where you are travelling (obviously as stated in GTCs ONLY done while being checked-in) as our partners don't want to lose money when you have a valid public transport ticket for the whole region. We hope you understand the reasons behind this permission better now. As for Uber: Your driver is forced to share his location and has the app on screen in the car (you don't want "bad" drivers to deliberately do expensive detours right...) There is a simply work around for your wish. You can completely remove location access for FAIRTIQ in your iPhone settings. Before checking-in you'll need to turn on location permissions. After checking-out you can remove the location permission again. It's a 5-10 second task. Best regards - the FAIRTIQ team

Smudge197608 ,

Super convenient

This app has saved me so much time and energy buying tickets and worrying about missing catching a train because I haven’t got a ticket yet. Best Swiss app I’ve ever downloaded.

App Privacy

The developer, Fairtiq AG, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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