North America buses and trains added to rome2rio

Published September 28, 2011

As reported by The Next Web – Brilliant visual travel search service Rome2Rio adds US and Canadian train and bus routes – we launched US/Canadian surface transport coverage on rome2rio. Here’s a map of the new coverage:

Coverage-northamerica

Coverage in North America has been sadly missing since we launched in April. Adding it turned out to be a mammoth task. Personally, I thought that train and bus travel in the US was all about Amtrak and Greyhound, but it turns out there are over 170 different operators serving routes across the country. Large providers include Trailways, Peter Pan Buses, Megabus, and CoachUSA, but there are also numerous operators that serve smaller regions of the country. For example, Portland to Astoria in Oregon is served by NorthWest Point, and Madison to Milwaukee is served by Badger Bus – companies I’d never heard of. We collated the routes for all these carriers to make it easier for travellers to figure out how to get from A to B in the US and Canada, even if the journey combines legs with several different bus and train companies (as well as flying), such as Nantucket to Kanata, ON:  

Nantucket-kanata

Here are the logos of train and bus transport providers we’ve added so far:

Joined

 

  • Kathy

    Great work. Thank you for taking so much of the pain out of our planning.