Swebus stops selling tickets on board its Express Buses
As of 1 January 2011, it will no longer be possible to purchase tickets on board Swebus long-distance buses. Previously it had been possible to buy tickets using a charge card on board.
The reason for this move by Swedbus is that the ECB (European Central Bank) has introduced new standards for payment terminals that take effect as of 1 January 2011. The existing payment terminals on board the Express Buses do not comply with these new regulations and are thus being withdrawn from service. At present, only half of one per cent of Swebus ticket sales are made by charge card on board the buses.
To make it easier for passengers with only a charge card with them when they step on board, Swebus has opened its customer support service around the clock. Furthermore, the company has expanded facilities for buying tickets over the last year, for instance by enabling purchase via your mobile phone as well as at over 500 Pressbyrån and 7-Eleven outlets.
As of 1 January 2011, Swebus customers are able to buy tickets as follows:
- Online via www.swebus.se
- By mobile phone
- At more than 500 Pressbyrån and 7-Eleven stores
- By phone on 0771-218 218
- At Swebus’s own stores in Göteborg, Stockholm, Jönköping and Oslo
- At about 80 other sales agents in Sweden
Please note: it will still be possible to buy your ticket on board using a charge card on Swebus Airport Transfer buses operating between Stockholm and Arlanda Airport as well as between Örebro, Västerås, Enköping and Arlanda Airport.
For further information, please contact:
Ingvar Ryggesjö, Swebus press officer,
Phone: 46 (0)70-187 11 33, e-mail: email@example.com
Swebus press office: 46 (0)701-87 12 00
Swebus is the largest inter-regional bus operator in Sweden and runs express bus routes, airport bus services with Airport Transfer and private hire coaches. The company has over two million passengers a year on 10,000 departures a week. Swebus runs buses to about 150 destinations from Mora and Oslo in the north to Skåne and Copenhagen in the south. Swebus also works with other bus companies on routes to Norrland and Europe. All Swebus’ express bus routes have gained the Good Environmental Choice ecolabel and there is free internet access on board. Swebus is part of Nobina AB, the Nordic leader in public bus transport. Read more and buy your ticket at www.swebus.se.