We believe in smart, digital, connected cities where citizens can openly move and live at the
touch of a button, a tap or a swipe, without the need for cash.
With cities racing to become role models, achieving a smart city experience is on top priority for government leaders across the globe. Delivering on this vision implies improving the life of citizens and visitors, in the way they move, commute, experience and live the city.
Improving public transport infrastructure is only part of the equation. Opening up the city to give more freedom to citizens and tourists, reducing traffic and queues also involves removing frictions and barriers everywhere, including in payments, an important part of the user experience.
More than 100 Transport Operators Connected
Empowering more than
130 Smart Cities
More than 130 mln
transactions per month
Adopted by more than 130 cities worldwide, O-CITY is an innovative automated fare collection solution for public transport operators and municipalities. The platform leverages a best of breed payment solution from payment expert BPC available in more than 90 countries.
Automated and digital payments by design
O-CITY is an automated fare collection platform which has been designed with both transport operators and travellers in mind, digitalising the payment process end-to-end. No more paper tickets. Just one app for the entire city.
Join the cashless and contactless movement
O-CITY was born from the vision of digitalising micro-payments as a key driver of a cashless economy and improving citizens wellbeing. Removing frictions and extending value-added services.
A service at everyone's reach
Citizens can move freely across the city and make instant payments using their mobile or bankcard, removing the need for cash or queuing at a ticket counter. Inclusion at its best.
For public transport and beyond
Deliver a frictionless payment experience at every city touch point: tollgate, bus, train, subway, parking facility, bike rental and city tourist attraction.
How O-CITY works for travellers?
No longer wait in queues, no more tickets, a mobile or a payment card suffices to move across the city. All frictions removed from time spent on a journey to the complexity of fares.
Link cards to a virtual account
Travellers add their payment card(s) to their account using the O-CITY app.
Track & Plan
Value-added services help travellers monitor their journey history and plan routes or activities in advance.
Tap & Go
Travellers use the contactless options to move across the city using the payment method of their choice (mobile, QR code, smartwatch).
O-CITY, a smart platform for cities of all sizes
From East to West, North to South
O-CITY facilitates transport and city payment digitalisation initiatives of all sizes, delivering a best-in-class digital payment experience to travellers worldwide. O-CITY leverages 25 years of payment expertise to connect to local and international schemes, cater for local special payments and integrate new payment methods rapidly, ensuring compliance and security at every touch point.
Simplified yet personalised pricing
Setting pricing rules is easy with O-CITY; personalised fares can be based on route, type of transport or service, or traveller status (student or senior, for example). Update once, deploy everywhere without impacting operations.
Increased efficiency through data & insights
Data & insights help cities manage their networks more efficiently by analysing journey data, while passengers get a hyper-personalised service. Dashboards and reports provide a single view of the entire transport infrastructure.
What our clients say
The implementation of the electronic ticketing project allowed the city to increase fare collection on public transport routes, making these revenues transparent and improving the quality of services for passengers. Azizbek Alymkulov, Vice Mayor Bishkek City, Kyrgyzstan
Azerbaijan is on a mission to drive digitalisation acrossthe country. We have adopted O-CITY, the openloop platform, to be able to create the link betweencash to contactless and digital payments. We couldnot imagine a better partner as the O-CITY team hasbeen sharing their expertise and impeccable serviceall across the globe. Today, we are joining forcesto deliver our cashless program while modernisingtransport services in Shemaha. Samir Samadov, Deputy Director Data Processing Center ,The Ministry of Transport, Communications andHigh Technologies of The Republic of Azerbaijan
For Uzbeks, the service of O-CITY personifies the word "Turan", which means a kingdom that in ancient times united all the Turkic peoples under a single flag. Using the example of Uzbekistan, with the help of O-CITY, we were able to combine all ground and underground public transport in Tashkent under a single payment instrument, and it won’t stop on that! Timur Azadov, General Director, ATTO
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Deciding whether to pay with cash or card is becoming an increasingly common question when paying for parking spaces, public transport rides, museum access or medium-value store purchases. A seemingly simple question which in reality hides more more from the subconscious trust towards paying digitally to the underworld of technology. However, consumers do not always have the choice of payment method since the capability to pay using cash or card is usually determined by the operator providing the services.