11 New Features On Rome2rio

Published July 10, 2014

Whilst we are continually adding new functionality to Rome2rio, most of our improvements do not warrant a blog post or announcement in their own right. So, here’s a quick summary of 11 recent additions to the Rome2rio website:

Directions to the hotel

Rome2rio’s integrated hotel display now includes an important new component; when you hover over a property, the travel time to that hotel, from the current search destination, is displayed. We expect that knowing their transport options to and from the property will give users the confidence to book properties that are a bit further from the center of town.

W Barcelona is a more appealing choice knowing that it's a 14min bus or 10min taxi from the centre of town
W Barcelona is a more appealing choice knowing that it’s a 14min bus or 10min taxi from the centre of town

Hotel filters

Speaking of hotels, we’ve also added a range of filters to our hotel search feature. You can now filter properties by price, star rating, type, user review score and facilities such as a fitness centre or indoor pool.

It's now easy to only view apartments with an 8+ rating, WiFi and parking
It’s now easy to only view apartments with an 8+ rating, WiFi and parking

Intermediate stops

A simple but useful addition to the site; you can now hover over any bus, train or ferry route with the cursor and Rome2rio will highlight where the services stops. Hover over each stop to see the stop name.

A stopover at Cannes is an appealing option knowing that the Nice to Marseille service stops there
A stopover at Cannes is an appealing option en route from Nice to Marseille

Events on the homepage

The background and example search on the Rome2rio homepage now highlight big festivals and events that are happening that day, or soon thereafter.

The Songkran Water Festival features as one of our homepage event
The Songkran Water Festival features as one of our homepage event

More transport options

Rome2rio search algorithm has historically focused on showing you the fastest, cheapest and simplest ways to get from A to B. We’ve improved the search technology to be more diverse and comprehensive, so that more routes for a range of operators are included.

Rome2rio now displays 6 different bus companies that serve the New York to Boston route
Rome2rio now displays 6 different bus companies that serve the New York to Boston route

Improved mobile experience

We’ve continued to improve our mobile web experience. The browser back button now shifts focus between result pages. Inputs include clear and current location buttons. Touch and hold on the map to display a menu with from here and to here options.

Improved mobile inputs with current location and clear buttons
Improved mobile inputs with current location and clear buttons

Street view

We’ve included Google Maps’ popular street view feature in Rome2rio. Simply right click (or touch and hold on a mobile or tablet device) any location on the map and select street view.

Right click on the map to active street view mode
Right click on the map to active street view mode

Via here

You can now select any point on the map and choose to add it as a via point to your current search.

Right click to add a intermediate stop to your itinerary
Right click to add a intermediate stop to your itinerary

Terminal and aircraft information

We’ve added information about the departure and arrival terminals, and we’ve also included aircraft information.

Departure and arrival terminal information and aircraft type
Departure terminal and aircraft type for this LOT flight

Frequently Asked Questions

Finally, we’ve added a Frequently Asked Questions section to the site. You’ll discover hints for using the site plus some bonus Tips’n’Tricks for getting the most out of Rome2rio.

New FAQ section helps our users navigate the site
New FAQ section helps our users navigate the site
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Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world’s transport information. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location. Discover the possibilities at rome2rio.com
  • This is getting better and better, but the main problem remains that the cheap flights indicated are often not really available.