In this article, we explain how you can use public transport with Whim. There are four ways to buy tickets and access public transport through the Whim app.
For a more detailed country- or city-specific articles, please see here.
- Buying a ticket through Journey Planner
- Buying a ticket through Favourites
- Buying a ticket through Calendar Entries
- Buying a ticket through Whim button
Buying a ticket through Journey Planner
When in the home view, you can find the Search bar at the top of the screen (Fig. 1).
(Fig. 1) Home view showing the Search bar.
Clicking on the search bar opens up the Journey Planner (Fig.2). Your current location is automatically entered as your departure location into the ‘From’ field (you may edit this by tapping the field again and entering a desired address) and all you need to do is to enter your destination into the ‘To’ field below or to choose one from your list of favourite locations (displayed under the destination field).
Once you have entered a location into both fields, the app will automatically search a list of journey options for you. (Fig.3).
(Fig. 2) Journey Planner.
(Fig. 3) Journey options view.
You can tap each option to see more details of the journey. Choose the best option for you and buy your tickets by selecting ‘Start Trip’ (Fig. 4). Your public transport tickets will be issued to you before your journey begins.
(Fig. 4) Details of a journey option. Select a journey and buy your ticket by tapping 'Start Trip'.
Buying tickets through Favourites
You may book public transport tickets via Favourites. Your Favourites will appear in your Home view below the search bar (Fig. 5).
To buy a ticket, simply click your favourite destination and proceed as advised in Buying a ticket through Journey Planner.
If you wish to add a favourite location, but you are not sure how, you can find more information here).
(Fig. 5) Home view showing favourites (Kiasma and Jumbo in this case) below the search bar.
Buying a ticket through Calendar Entries
If you have allowed Whim to access your calendar, you may also buy public transport tickets via Calendar entries that appear in the "Upcoming" section of your Home view (Fig.6). Select a calendar entry and proceed as outlined in Buying a ticket through Journey Planner.
(Fig. 6) Home view showing Calendar Entries.
Buying a ticket through Whim Button
Finally, you may book public transport via the Whim button (Fig.5) - the fastest way to book public transport.
Press the 'W' in the middle of the navigation bar. This opens the Whim view, where you can choose Public transport (Fig.7) and then the type of ticket covers your journey (Fig.8).
(Fig. 7) Options in Whim view.
(Fig. 8) Available ticket options for Whim Urban in Helsinki.
After tapping on the desired ticket, it will be issued within 10 to 15 seconds (under good network conditions).
Note: If you are not a paid plan subscriber you will be requested to pay for the ticket.
Next, you will see your ticket in the tickets view - while being issued (Fig.9) and after it has been issued (Fig.10).
(Fig. 9) Ticket view showing ticket being issued.
(Fig. 10) Ticket view showing issued and activated ticket.
For more information on how to use Public Transport with Whim in your country or city, visit here.