Welcome to the website of the European Travellers Club (ETC). The ETC is an initiative of several European e-Ticketing Schemes in Public Transport (Members) and ACCEPT Institute. We are supported by several industry partners. Together, we want to ensure that all travellers in Europe can use trusted, easy and seamless Account-Based Ticketing services across the whole of Europe, integrated with journey planning and travel information.
On 1st of December 2017 our cross border pilot started. From that date it is possible to travel in busses in the Aachen (Germany) / Maastricht (The Netherlands) region and cross the border between the 2 countries. People travel with their existing travel card on which the ETC-token is loaded. The ETC-token serves as an identifier for your online account. People who are interested to participate in the pilot, please visit the special website from the Aachener Verkehrsverbund (AVV), or the special website from Arriva.
Demonstration of the cross-border pilot: 30th January 2018
On Tuesday 30th January 2018 we organized a demonstration of our ETC cross-border pilot and had a workshop on Account-Based Travelling (ABT) in Aachen.
In total 12 different EU-countries were represented and 40 people attended the demonstration and workshop. We travelled with all on the ASEAG and Arriva busses from Germany to The Netherlands and back again.
In the afternoon we had a workshop on the topic and asked all to provide us with feedback. Results will be published on this website.
End of 2018, on 7th December the ETC partners signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with new partners from Germany and The Netherlands regarding the further roll out of the ETC pilots in both countries (see for further information the News & Dissemination section of this website).
In the future, Account-Based Travelling will be implemented by individual schemes and transport operators in different ways. The ETC will make sure that there is interoperability across borders in Europe including security and privacy regulation.
On this website you can follow the progress of the European Travellers Club. If you want to participate, as an organisation or as an individual traveller, just Join the Club. You get early access to everything we plan to publish and you can give your feedback via the contact page (in the near future we will also introduce an ETC Forum).
Brochure (White paper)
This website provides basic information on the project on the ETC. For a more elaborate information on the European Travellers Club and its work, please have a look at the video and/or download the brochure.
This project has received funding from
the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No. 636126.