Buupas Expands its Booking Services with Five Bus Operators

Safaricom and BuuPass Partner on M-PESA Bus Booking Service

(From Left) Safaricom Chief Enterprise Business Officer Rita Okuthe, Matatu Owners Association chairman Simon Kimutai, Easy Coach Limited Managing Director Azym Dossa, Buupass Limited Directors Sonia Kabra and Wycliff Omondi during the launch of an online bus booking service.

Online ticketing firm Buupas has partnered with Safaricom M-pesa platform to scale up its booking services to customers.

“We are glad to partner with Safaricom to provide travellers with an easy and flexible solution to book and manage their journey,” BuuPass co-founder and director Sonia Kabra said in a statement.

The service is currently available with five bus operators including Easy Coach, Modern Coast, Greenline, Palmers and East African Shuttles, and looks to onboard more than 20 additional operators by the end of the year.

Customers can access the service by dialing *877# and at buupass.com with payments accepted through M-PESA.

“This partnership with BuuPass seeks to extend the convenience of M-PESA by empowering our customers to book a bus ticket wherever they may be and at their luxury. We further see a prospect in linking bus companies to opportunities by providing them with a solution to manage customer ticketing and cashless payments,” said Rita Okuthe, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Safaricom.

This marks the company’s second partnership with Safaricom after the two rolled out the online booking platform for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).