256bus , a brand under the Finlay Capital Limited, has commenced bus ticket booking services in Uganda and on major regional routes. You can book bus tickets online, using your phone or through an affiliate agent.
256bus is simple to use and lets you choose your preferred bus operator and specific seat. Payments can be done using mobile money or cash. The actual ticket is sent to you by SMS or by email, if you provided an email address. Bookings can also be done over the phone to 256bus’s customer care or over the counter at affiliate travel agents. The CEO 256bus.com Tebandeke Joseph said
[signoff icon=”quote-circled”] “The idea to start this bus ticketing service was fueled by the usual Christmas and Easter holiday scramble for bus seats, the idea of bus travel is futuristic, but very practical. Leaning back in his office chair, he explains farther. 256bus.com is a win-win concept for both passengers and bus operators. Passengers save time that is usually wasted going to bus company offices to book tickets in advance. Bus companies get assured customers, and hence focus on fleet management, customer care and time management. Bus travel should not be any different from travel by air.”[/signoff]
256bus does not own buses. It is a marketplace for bus tickets offered by existing bus companies. Efforts to sign up more bus companies and travel agents countrywide are underway. Payments via VISA, MasterCard and Mpesa will be live this July, and a native android app is expected later