Laos-China Railway Company Enables Digital Ticketing for Easy, Fast & Convenient Train Ticket Purchase With UnionPay Cards

New App from Laos-China Railway Company allows easy purchase of Laos-China Railway train tickets on mobile phone

VIENTIANE, Laos, April 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Laos-China Railway Company Limited (LCR) have launched an App on Google Play, iOS and Huawei to allow passengers to purchase LCR train tickets on their mobile phones using UnionPay cards, making purchase of LCR tickets easy, fast, convenient and secure.

LCR offers train services on the LaosChina railway starting on 3 December 2021, providing Laos people with fast, comfortable and convenient train services from Boten to Vientiane in the Laos portion of the railway. And starting at 8am today, the Vientiane to Kunming, China, cross border train service will start too, providing even more convenience for Laos residents. UnionPay serves the world’s largest customer base, and is the preferred international payment brand in Laos with over 80% market share. 

Online ticketing is relatively new for Laos, with only airline tickets now available for purchase online. This new App will greatly enhance the experience of buying LCR train tickets – passengers can purchase LCR train tickets on this app, not to mention paying securely and conveniently with UnionPay Prepaid, Debit and Credit Cards.

“This App couldn’t be more timely as more Laos people readily adopt smart phones to make  payment transactions on the go from their mobile phones. We are very pleased to be able to offer LCR passengers a safe, secure, cashless and convenient way to pay for their ticket purchase on this App. This App is likely the first of many Apps and online ticketing initiatives in Laos to come, UnionPay stands ready to participate in these projects to enhance the online and in-app purchase experience for Laos people,” said Arthur Liu, Laos and Vietnam Country General Manager, UnionPay International (UPI). 

Besides purchase of LCR tickets, the App also allows passengers to check train schedules, amend ticketing details and request for refunds.

“We are very pleased to launch this App to digitize the LCR ticketing system, allowing our customers to easily purchase LCR train tickets using their UnionPay cards, improving their entire ticketing experience. This App has fulfilled our aim of providing a convenient and seamless ticketing experience, to match the comfort, speed and superior experience of riding LCR trains which use state-of-the-art technology,” said Laos-China Railway Company Limited spokesperson

About UnionPay International (UPI)

UnionPay International focuses on the international business of UnionPay, a global payment network that serves the world’s largest Cardholder base. Collaborating with over 2,500 partners globally, UnionPay acceptance now covers over 70 million merchants in 181 countries and regions. Outside Mainland China, UnionPay is accepted at over 38 million merchants and 1.76 million ATMs.

As a company with a global acceptance network and a wide range of world-class payment services, UnionPay is committed to providing access to value and secure payment solutions that are tailored to the needs of the local market, to enable choice and ease of payment for consumers and businesses alike.

In Laos, UPI work with a large number of partners to provide ATM, POS acceptance and card issuance services. Bank of China, BCEL, Indochina Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, JDB, LDB, and Phongsavanh Bank issue a huge range of payment cards. In Laos, UnionPay is the number one international payment brand and is widely accepted at both merchants and ATMs. For more information, visit