Switchio Transport

One platform, one step to open-loop EMV fare collection in public transport.

Switchio Transport

Contactless ticketing improves passenger experience, reduces operating costs for transport providers, and helps make public transport greener.

POS device options
EMV transaction speed
up to 85% operating cost reduction
fare models

How it works

Passengers tap their contactless EMV bankcard, smartphone, or other device on validators in stations and vehicles, and the system calculates the best fare based on level of usage. Switchio’s payment switch then optimizes payment transfers between transport providers and acquirers/payment processors.

Payment methods
Payment terminals
Switchio switcher
Acquirers /
Payment Processors
Switchio Transport Advantage
The Switchio

Transport Advantage

A ready-made, robust solution for contactless payments in public transport, Switchio Transport reduces operating costs for transport providers and enhances commuter satisfaction and comfort. 

Switchio Transport Contactless EMV Payments
Contactless EMV payments

We integrate contactless payments with other modes of ticketing, ensuring simple and secure management of tokens and line occupancy.

Switchio Transport Lower Operating Costs
Lower operating cost

We lower operating costs by up to 85% through savings derived from paperless ticketing, fewer transactions, and the flexibility of using multiple acquirers.

Switchio Transport Uncompromised Cybersecurity
Uncompromised Cybersecurity

Our PCI DSS-certified payment gateway delivers uncompromised security of payment processing, including tokenization of personal data.  

Switchio Transport Interoperability

Our EMV payment software is compatible with any automated fare collection (AFC) solution and can easily be connected to existing or third-party validators.

Switchio Transport Portal
Transport web portal

The transport portal provides transaction information and analytics in one secure location. User-friendly widgets and dashboards deliver valuable data and intuitive reports. 

Switchio Freedom to choose your Acquirer
Freedom to choose your acquirer

We offer direct host-to-host connection to any acquirer/processing centre across the globe. Our connections are fast and flexible and offer providers the freedom of choice. 

Switchio Fast Implementation
Fast implementation

Switchio Transport can be implemented quickly thanks to its API and Software as a Service (SaaS) model. We can deliver a flexible EMV system with L3 certification within three months. 

Switchio White-label Solution
White label solution

Our switch can operate under your brand. We offer fully customizable partnerships with advanced development services that meet the needs of public transport providers. 



  • Low initial investment and variable pricing models
  • Compatibility with Mifare/Desfire transport cards
  • PCI DSS terminal management system that enables us to control our software remotely on all supported terminals
Switchio Transport Aditional
Switchio Transport

Watch & Explore

Passengers in public transit want faster boarding and transparent fares; cEMV payments make it easy.

Switchio Transport

Switchio Transport delivers operating cost savings of up to 85%.


Transport Portal

The transport portal provides transaction information and analytics in one secure location. User-friendly widgets and dashboards deliver valuable data and intuitive reports. 

Switchio Transport Transport Portal
The Switchio

Global Reach

Switchio Transport facilitates contactless fare collection in Europe, Central America, and West Africa. Our experience allows us to partner effectively across geographic and cultural boundaries. 

Switchio Transport Global Reach
PDF Factsheet

Want to learn more about Switchio Transport?

Contactless payments represent a significant milestone in the modernization of public transport. Learn more about Switchio Transport by downloading our factsheet or contacting one of our sales managers. 

Switchio Transport


Panama & Switchio
Switchio in Panama
Passengers on both lines of the metro system in Panama City, Panama, are seeing firsthand the benefits of modernization in public transit. Known as account-based ticketing, the innovative solution greatly increases passenger convenience by streamlining the fare payment process while eliminating the need for conventional paper tickets
Fertagus & Switchio - cEMV Payments in Public Transportation
Lisbon launches contactless EMV payments
The digitalization of payments in public transit is underway in Lisbon, Portugal. Passengers on Fertagus, a commuter rail line connecting the city centre with the suburb of Setúbal, no longer have to purchase tickets in advance. Instead, they simply pick their destination, tap their bank card or smart device on an electronic validator, and away they go.

Ask Our Experts

Our sales experts are ready to answer all your questions and recommend suitable products and solutions.

Jan Šilar Switchio
Jan Silar
Business Director, Transport Division

Supported solutions

We support smart terminals from the following providers. To see the full list of supported hardware, click here.

Switchio Supported solutions asseco
Switchio Supported solutions Sonda
Switchio Supported solutions OICT
Switchio Supported solutions mikroelektronika
Switchio Supported solutions amco