BuuPass, a Kenyan travel booking platform, has acquired QuickBus, an African bus ticket marketplace with offices in Nigeria and South Africa.

Founded in 2017 by Sonia Kabra and Wycliffe Omondi, BuuPass has become a major bus ticketing player, facilitating over 6 million bookings and generating over $100 million in total sales.

BuuPass plans to leverage QuickBus’ existing integrations with major distribution channels in Nigeria and South Africa. This includes platforms like Vodaphone’s VodaPay app, allowing BuuPass to reach millions of potential customers through established payment methods.

The combined entity will offer a wider range of travel options. While BuuPass currently focuses on bus bookings, the company plans to integrate train and flight options, building upon offerings previously limited in the Kenyan market. 

Users can expect access to international routes across 16 African countries, with major routes like Johannesburg to Cape Town becoming available immediately and more options promised by the end of the second quarter.

“We are excited to expand our footprint in Africa as we actively look for more opportunities to bring our platform to new African markets,” Kabra said. “BuuPass aims to create a comprehensive, continent-wide network of interconnected transport options for seamless global and continental travel, and this acquisition is a significant milestone toward that goal.”

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