You can pay for public transport in Cluj Napoca by SMS

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people from Cluj and tourists visiting the city can pay for using the public transportation via SMS without having to purchase tickets at the counters. The Public Transportation Company of Cluj-Napoca offers this possibility via mobile networks of Orange, Vodafone and Digi Mobil.

The number you have to send a SMS to is 7478, respecting the conditions below.

Urban transport

For 1 trip you have to send the line number (of the bus) and wait for the confirmation text. This way you’ll obtained a code that validates your journey on the indicated line for 45 minutes. The confirmation message will specify the code’s expiration time.

Cost per SMS is 0.5 Euros + VAT.

For more trips on all lines in Cluj, valid for one hour, you have to send a text with the letter T. After receiving the confirmation message, you will have access to all lines for one hour.

Cost per SMS is 0.9 Euros + VAT.

For a one day pass valid on all lines you need to send a SMS with the letter A and the following confirmation message will be valid for traveling 24 hours on any line.

Cost per SMS is 2.60 Euros + VAT.

Metropolitan transport (transport in all areas around Cluj served by the Public Transportation Company Cluj-Napoca)

For 1 trip of 40 minutes on all lines in the metropolitan and urban area you need to send a SMS with the text M40 and wait for the confirmation message.

Cost per SMS is 0.9 Euros + VAT.

For 60 minutes on all lines in metropolitan and urban area you need to send a SMS with the text M60.

Cost per SMS is 1.53 Euros + VAT.

For 80 minutes on all lines in metropolitan and urban area you need to send a SMS with M80 to 7478.

Cost per SMS is 1.8 Euros + VAT.

To subscribe for a 1 day pass (24 hours) on all lines in metropolitan and urban area you need to send SMS with the text MA.

Cost per SMS is 4 Euros + VAT.

In case of control, all you have to do is present the confirmation code you received. After the inspection, you will receive a second SMS containing a code that will be submitted to controller.

Benefits of SMS payment are:

– You don’t have to go to counters anymore
– You don’t need cash for buying.
– The ticket can be fully refunded, because it will show on the bill issued by the operator.
– You get the confirmation in about 25 seconds
– You do not depend on buses’ and counters’ schedules.
– When you purchase for metropolitan area you can also travel in urban area in the time limit you paid for.

 

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