If you live in or around Madrid and use public transport in the region, you’re in luck. Now you can top up your Madrid transport card from your iPhone, without having to resort to station machines. Let’s see how to get it.
Read, pay and top up
In order to do this we will need three things:
An iPhone with iOS 14 or later version installed
The Transportation Card application, available free of charge on the App Store
Our Madrid transport card activated
If you open the application, you will see that it will immediately ask you to **approach the physical card of the Madrid Transport Consortium to the top of the iPhone:
When you do, the app will read the card for about a second and then its information will appear including the number of trips you have available:
Click on ‘List of titles for reloading‘ and there choose the travel bonus you want to top up by clicking on ‘Multitrips’:
After this step, you only have select the payment method and confirm the purchase. The Card will recharge automatically once you have finished. If you do not have any payment method in the application, you can add it by clicking on the button with the horizontal lines at the top left of the screen.
This small breakthrough is a first step for other transport passes to join the trend: the next steps should be to imitate transport in New York or London and use Apple Pay directly or an integration with Wallet to be able to pay our tickets and subscriptions almost effortlessly.