Announcing Direct UK Rail Bookings On Rome2rio

Rome2rio and SilverRail
Published May 11, 2016

We’ve built Rome2rio to make answering your travel questions easier. Questions such as ‘How do I get from London to Edinburgh?‘ and ‘How do I get from Manchester to Birmingham?‘. Answering those queries properly requires a full complement of air, rail, bus, rideshare, ferry and self-drive options, something we are pleased to say that we can offer.

The next step, once you’ve found your perfect mode of travel, is to book your ticket!  We are pleased to announce that we are now making that an easier proposition. From today, you’ll be able to buy tickets for all UK rail operators directly from Rome2rio. Powered by SilverRail, the new capability allows Rome2rio users to search its site for available transport options between any UK locations, and then book selected rail segments directly on the Rome2rio website.

We are starting in the UK but plan to roll out this functionality for journeys in other places including Spain, the US, Canada and Sweden, with further on-site booking launches in the flight, rail, bus and ferry sectors on the horizon. We’re also announcing a partnership with Distribution for bus bookings and a partnership with Travelport that will allow us to experiment with on-site flight bookings in selected markets, so watch this space for announcements soon.

Written by
Rome2rio Chief Operations Officer
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