At the end of every journey, FAIRTIQ compares every available ticket and sells the best combination, in compliance with local regulations. The ticket sold might evolve if you travel further. FAIRTIQ charges the best price available at the end of the day*.
Let's take an example:
- Journey 1: You travel for 25 minutes within the city. FAIRTIQ charges you CHF 3.10.
- Journey 2: An hour later, you travel back. As you overpassed the duration of validity of the original ticket, FAIRTIQ charges you CHF 1.30: the price difference to the ticket which is valid longer.
- Further journeys: If you keep on travelling and reach the price of a day pass, FAIRTIQ will cap it and won't charge you more.
FAIRTIQ automatically bills the best price thanks to the best price function, without you having to think about the right ticket for your trip. After each trip, we check whether there is a cheaper ticket combination (among all the tickets available) and the price of your trip will be adjusted accordingly. In summary, by using FAIRTIQ, you will pay the same or less than the normal price for the travelled journey.
This is why two prices appear in your FAIRTIQ app for each journey:
- Standard Journey Price = the normal price of the journey.
- Charged Price = the price that FAIRTIQ charge you.
More information about local fares can be found in the help by region section.
*FAIRTIQ does not take into account some special offers (e.g. supersaver tickets, local tariffs)
*In some regions in Germany, FAIRTIQ applies the beeline tariff, which differs from the usual ticket price. For example, in Karlsruhe, the best price only applies within the provided beeline tariff (it does not consider other existing pricing structures).
*In some regions in Germany, FAIRTIQ is able to sell the best price on a weekly basis.