With immediate effect passengers arriving at Brisbane and Gold Coast airports may book their ticket online and pay using PayPal to travel between airports as well as to and from the city and suburbs. The easy to use interface is clear and efficient but it does help if you know which station you will need before you make your booking.
The payment agreement with PayPal allows customers to make E-ticket purchases via PayPal in an easy two-click payment process on Airtrain’s website and mobile site. Ticket sales via Airtrain’s unique iPhone app will also soon be available with PayPal processing, providing improved convenience to mobile-savvy customers.
Gunjan Allen, Marketing Manager of Brisbane’s Airtrain says findings from PWC Research in 2013 shows that over 90% of travellers prefer to plan their trips in advance, and online accessibility plays a huge part in the planning process.
Simon Banks, Director of Enterprise, PayPal Australia, added; “We’re seeing mobile technology and consumer demand for real-time, digital payments driving change across multiple industries including travel and transport. It’s great to be working with Brisbane’s Airtrain to facilitate innovative digital ticketing solutions in order to make travel buying a quicker and easier experience on any device.”
The new arrangement with PayPal is the latest in a range of initiatives designed to smoothen travel and offer more payment options. In addition a 10 per cent discount is offered for all online bookings and web group (two, three or four passengers) fares. Adult groups of five passengers or more pay only an additional $9 each online. Please note walk up group fares are also available for three and four passengers travelling together. Adult walk up groups of five passengers or more pay only an additional $10 each at the train station.
Trains depart every 15 minutes from the city to Brisbane Airport in peak periods and every 30 minutes in off peak periods to the airport with the trip taking 20 minutes. Brisbane’s Airtrain commenced operations in 2001 and is the only rail service connecting the Brisbane Airport to the Brisbane CBD, the wider Queensland Rail passenger rail network and the Gold Coast.
PayPal has been operating in Australia since 2005 and now has over 5.5 million active customer accounts. Visit PayPal for more information or to set up an account.
For further information, please visit www.airtrain.com.au.