Rome2rio Blog

A Unified Booking Experience

After months of development and experimentation, we’re proud to release a new and improved user experience for searching for train, bus and flight bookings on Rome2rio. We’re calling it Unified Bookings. It’s a part of our goal to make the…

Introducing Rome2rio Labs And The Global Connectivity Report

Rome2rio, with its comprehensive database of global routes and transport information, is a very attractive tool for the casual traveller and globe trekker alike. We’ll help you get from A to B by any means that we can find. (including…

Rome2rio Announces Partnership With Distribusion

We recently wrote about our move to direct bookings on Rome2rio; starting with our partnership with SilverRail for UK train tickets. We are now pleased to announce another way that will make booking travel easier – we’ve partnered with Distribusion for…

Announcing Direct UK Rail Bookings On Rome2rio

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,…

Welcoming Chantelle, Jordan, And Liz To Rome2rio

The team at Rome2rio continues to grow apace. This month we’ve added a trio of top talent to our team. Meet Chantelle, Jordan, and Liz. Chantelle has almost ten years digital project management experience delivering online solutions within both agency…

HTTPS Results in 7% Google AdX Revenue Drop

For some time now, Google has been publicly encouraging website owners to transition to HTTPS, a more secure version of the ubiquitous HTTP protocol that powers the web. You can identify websites that use HTTPS with the padlock symbol in the…

Taking Another (Gentle!) Swipe At Google’s Transit Results

We wrote in some depth last year about the poor quality of the inter-city transit component in many Google Maps results. These results are displayed at the top of SERPs for queries like “How do I get from A to B?”. Since then…

Early Birds And Monday Dreamers: Uncovering International Search Trends

With our unique repository of 750,000 travel routes from over 4,800 operators in 144 countries, Rome2rio attracts over 7 million visitors each month. While the searches conducted by these visitors are varied; from short distance intra-city searches to multihop long haul…

A Map Goes Unexpectedly Viral, With Help From Reddit & Gizmodo

Recent media coverage of the isochronic map we developed, based on a 1914 map by the well-known London mapmaker John G. Bartholomew, provides a classic case study on how quickly things can flourish online. (We wrote about the map and…

Welcome Archit, Kirsteene and Quinn

The new year is well and truly underway and brings with it new team members to Rome2rio. This month we welcome Archit, Kirsteene, and Quinn.

The Places We’ll Go: 2015 Australian Travel Trends

Australians are a well-travelled bunch – the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports that in 2014, over 9 million Australians headed overseas. Members of the Rome2rio team are no exception, having recently been to Toblach and San Gimignano in Italy, Alpe d’Huez in…

Time Flies? According To These Maps It Does

These maps show how travel has changed in the last 100 years.

Building Rome2rio’s Unique Engineering Culture

When my co-founder Bernie and I began to build the Rome2rio product, we drew heavily on our experience working at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. As time passes and our team grows, we are consciously blending various cultural characteristics of US…

Richard, Marty & Andrew Join The Rome2rio Team

Rome2rio’s development team continues to grow, and this month we welcome three new team members: Richard Fothergill, Marton Bodonyi and Andrew Greig. Richard is completing his Computer Science PhD at the University of Melbourne. He has been studying under Tim Baldwin in the…

Stations Near Me: New Feature Helps Travelers Get Across Town

During a recent trip to the US, our content team member Kate had a chance to explore Washington DC using the popular Capital Bikeshare program. Kate used Rome2rio on her phone to plan her journey around town, but craved an additional feature –…