Transport app Gaiyo offers travelers in the Utrecht region more options. The app has recently started selling digital tickets for U-OV buses or trams. Gaiyo has entered into a partnership with U-OV, the public transport company of Utrecht and the surrounding area, and currently sells two types of U-OV tickets from the app; 1-hour tickets and day tickets. Passengers of the bus or tram will see the digital ticket directly in the app after purchase and must show it to the bus driver to gain access.
In honor of the collaboration, Gaiyo is giving everyone who buys a U-OV ticket via the app, from September 27 to October 3, a one-time maximum of €5 travel credit. This credit will be deposited on the Gaiyo wallet on Monday 4 October. The promotion conditions can be read on the website. With this promotion, Gaiyo wants to introduce users to a simple way of planning, booking and paying for the public transport journey via the app.
Gaiyo offers a real-time overview of all travel options and combinations, complete with departure and arrival times, travel time and costs. This varies from train, tram and bus to shared transport (such as shared bicycle, electric shared scooter or car). In the app you can book different transport options and even start parking actions without transaction costs. Gaiyo also helps travelers to combine their public transport journey within Utrecht with, for example, finding a P+R or booking a shared bicycle.
Last month, Innovactory, the company behind the app, also entered into partnerships with the Rotterdam transport company RET, HTM-Fiets and cargo bike provider Cargoroo. De Volkskrant praised Gaiyo at the end of last year as “the most comprehensive and comprehensive transport app at the moment”.