rome2rio serves its 1 millionth query

Published February 1, 2012

Yesterday the one millionth query was issued on rome2rio since we launch the site in April last year. A user from Portland, Oregon searched how to get from Portland Airport to Pistol River. Rome2rio nailed the query by presenting several alternatives including driving, taking the bus, and 4 flight options. 

It’s an exciting milestone for us since we’re still a small “garage startup” and so far we haven’t spent a cent on any form of marketing to promote rome2rio. Most users hear about the site through word of mouth, often through viral email threads. Here’s one such email we uncovered:

Viral-email

Over 120,000 people used rome2rio in January. Visitors come from around the globe, including from India, United States, United Arab Emirates, Australia, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Canada.

Today we plotted all 1 million destinations searched for by our users on a world map:

Query-map

This year we will continue to improve rome2rio and further expand train, bus and ferry coverage as we target our 10 millionth query!

  • Awesome work guys! Can’t wait to hear about your 2 millionth and 3 millionth queries!