SkyBus partners with Mastercard® to offer a convenient way to pay for fares online with Masterpass™

2 May 2017
SkyBus partners with Mastercard® to offer a convenient way to pay for fares online with Masterpass™

Melbourne, Australia – SkyBus, operator of Melbourne’s express airport transport service, has announced its partnership with Mastercard to offer Masterpass, providing customers a fast, simple and secure way to pay for fares online.

Masterpass is a digital payment solution that simplifies the checkout process. Customers can add any major credit, debit or prepaid card to their Masterpass wallet and keep the information secured for future mobile and online payments. When booking SkyBus tickets, travellers simply need to select the Masterpass button to finalise their purchase.

For a limited time, SkyBus customers booking Melbourne City Express, St Kilda Express or Avalon City Express with Masterpass will receive $5 off when they enter the promo code MASTERPASS. (Now ended)

Speaking on the new payment option, Michael Sewards, Director of SkyBus said a high proportion of tickets are purchased online.

Mr Sewards added, “partnering with Mastercard was an obvious choice and a step forward in simplifying the online transaction experience. With Masterpass, we’ve made the experience much more seamless by eliminating the need for customers to fill out tedious online checkout forms or spend time searching through wallets for credit cards.”

For more information, visit the SkyBus website.

Media contact for more information

Halley Petrovski – Icon Agency
Telephone +61 3 9907 5007

SkyBus has been providing safe, convenient airport transport in Melbourne for more than 38 years. Its iconic red vehicles run seven days a week, transferring over three and a half a million passengers each year between the CBD and Tullamarine Airport on the most affordable airport transport service in Australia, when measured by cost/kilometres travelled. SkyBus pairs affordability with superior service, offering customers free Wi-Fi, luggage racks, reliable running times, and online, mobile and kiosk ticketing options. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @skybusmelbourne
The Masterpass vision is to support all forms of commerce in order to address the widest range of merchant experiences and consumer needs. Masterpass stores all payment information, including card details from both Mastercard and other payment networks, shipping information, and payment preferences in one convenient, secure place. With Masterpass, you can check out online or in merchant apps by simply clicking the Masterpass button and authenticating to complete the transaction. In-store, simply tap to pay at contactless-enabled merchants and get on your way. Masterpass also leverages the most advanced methods of payment security available today, including network tokenization, which ensures information is protected.

Masterpass allows issuers to design and develop their own branded digital payment solution using Masterpass APIs and SDKs, while merchants can use Masterpass APIs and SDKs to enable checkout online and within mobile apps. Masterpass is currently available in 35 markets globally, with plans to expand to three more by the end of the year. For a list of Masterpass online and in-app accepting merchants visit
Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.