Google has announced a new feature that will allow users to buy train tickets in Search in selected countries, which will be available for more countries soon. Users in Germany, Spain, Italy, and Japan can now shop for train tickets directly on Google Search, for travel in and around select countries. Google said it has embedded sustainability into its travel tools.
“For some trips, taking a train might be the more sustainable option, but finding the prices and schedules to get from A to B can take a few separate searches,” said Richard Holden, VP of Travel Products at Google. “Starting today, you can now shop for train tickets directly on Google Search, for travel in and around select countries – including Germany, Spain, Italy, and Japan,” he mentioned in a blog post late on Tuesday.
Just query something like “Berlin to Vienna trains” and you’ll see a new module in the search results that lets you choose your departure date and compare the available options. Once you select the train that works best, there’s a direct link to complete your booking on the partner’s website.
“This feature will expand to more locations as we work with other rail providers. We also plan to begin testing a similar feature for bus tickets in the near future to broaden your choices for intercity travel,” said Holden. Moreover, with new filters for both flights and hotels, it’s easier to find more sustainable options on Google Search, he added.
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