SNCF Connect now integrates public transport in 22 conurbations

This service deployed with the start-up airweb allows you to buy your local transport ticket. SARAH MEYSSONNIER / REUTERS

The group’s application allows you to buy and validate transport tickets specific to certain cities directly with your smartphone.

The SNCF Connect application now makes it possible to buy and validate transport tickets directly with your smartphone from 22 networks of medium-sized cities such as Angoulême, Annecy, Avignon, Caen and Saint-Nazaire, said SNCF Voyageurs on Wednesday, which says it wants to extend soon its radius of action.

This service deployed with the start-up airweb allows you to buy your local transport ticket (single ticket, booklet, package or periodic pass), to validate it by scanning a QR code when boarding and possibly to present it to the driver or controller , the company said. “This new service on the SNCF Connect application is an illustration of our desire to support the French from start to finish for all their journeys.commented Anne Pruvot, Managing Director of SNCF Connect & Tech, the dedicated subsidiary of SNCF Voyageurs, promising tointegrate new agglomerations” in the coming weeks.

The offer is currently deployed in Angoulême, Annecy, Arras, Avignon, Beaune, Belfort, Bourgoin-Jallieu, Caen, Cholet, Cognac, Draguignan, Evreux, Guérande, Les Sables d’Olonne, Maubeuge, Menton, Montbéliard, Nevers, Saint-Brieuc, Saint-Lô, Saint-Nazaire and Saintes, according to a press release. SNCF Connect also offers, for the majority of owners of Android smartphones, the payment of some of the tickets for the Île-de-France Mobilités network, including weekly or monthly Navigo subscriptions, bus tickets to airports or the simple ticket t+.

People from Caen can thus book their trip to Paris by TER and buy via SNCF Connect a t+ ticket from the Île-de-France Mobilités network to travel by metro in Paris, or even an Orlybus or Roissybus ticket if they want to go at the airport“, described SNCF Connect & Tech. SNCF Connect, whose launch in January 2022 was marred by numerous bugs, claims 1 billion visits in one year, with 520,000 tickets sold each day on average.

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