Press release
July 11, 2022

SmartRyde collaborates with Splyt to launch pre-booked airport transfer service

SmartRyde partners with Splyt to provide easy and stress-free prebooked airport transfers within travel platforms and super apps.

SmartRyde, an online pre-booked airport transfers service platform in Japan, has partnered with Splyt, the enabler for super apps, travel and payment companies. The partnership will integrate SmartRyde into Splyt’s global mobility network, allowing travellers to benefit from an easy and stress-free pre-booked airport transfer, which can be booked anytime, anywhere via their local travel platform, e-wallet and super apps.

SmartRyde offers passenger transfers at more than 700 airports in 150 countries. This strategic partnership will for the first time allow users to prebook airport transfers from platforms such as Southeast Asia’s leading super app, Grab.

According to  Future Market Insights (FMI) projection, the global pre-book airport transfer market will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.6% between 2021 and 2031, driven by artificial intelligence (AI), chat-bots and digital payment. Integrating into travel platforms will allow SmartRyde to leverage this growth and offer easy, stress-free airport transfers to billions of users.

Splyt’s unique integration supports the entire end-to-end experience, meaning users can do everything from vehicle discovery to payment, all from within the apps they already know and use. By using one single app, Splyt customers will be able to book pre-booked airport transfers in many countries, just as they can already book ridehailing, bike sharing and scooters in over 2,000 cities worldwide.

Sota Kimura, CEO of SmartRyde: “SmartRyde provides a service that allows passengers to move from airports to hotels and other destinations in a seamless, safe, and secure way. We are very excited to partner with Splyt to make our services even more accessible to travellers around the world. From now on, we will continue to strengthen our global partnerships, and provide travellers with new, safe and secure travel experience in the Post Corona era.”

Philipp Mintchin, Co-founder and CEO of Splyt: When we travel abroad, one of the most troublesome experiences we face is getting from the airport to the hotel. Airport transfers can be a time-consuming process, especially when unfamiliar with the destination. By partnering with SmartRyde, we are excited to propel global superapps to offering sustainable solutions to travel and allow travellers to move from airports to hotels and destinations in a seamless, safe, and secure way, all in one integration.”

About Splyt

Splyt is a superapp enabler, and the leading mobility and lifestyle services network. We integrate ridehailing, transfer, scooter, bikesharing and food delivery suppliers into superapps and travel platforms. A single integration with Splyt enables users with a seamless one-stop-shop experience without additional app downloads. Our trusted partners provide quality-assured, local services in over 2,000 cities and 150 countries. At the heart of Splyt, is a diverse team that originates from 25 different countries and speaks over 20 languages. We are remote-first, with social hubs in London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo. Splyt is backed by Grab, SoftBank, and American Express Ventures. For more information, please visit

About SmartRyde

SmartRyde Inc. is an airport transfer marketplace that utilises technology to provide API to travel companies globally. Large network of affiliates help SmartRyde to deliver high quality services with best professional licensed drivers in more than 1500 cities in 150 countries around the world. SmartRyde takes strong care about passenger’s safety, and extra caution in preventing COVID-19 risks, from sanitising vehicles to driver’s healthiness.