San Francisco: Google has announced a new feature that will allow users to purchase train tickets in search in select countries, which will be available in 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.
The Google She said she has incorporated sustainability into her travel kit.
“For some trips, taking the train may be the most sustainable option, but finding fares and timetables to get from A to B can require some separate searches,” said Richard Holden, Vice President 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 said in a blog post late Tuesday.
Simply 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 have determined which train works best, there is a direct link to complete your reservation on the partner’s website.
“This feature will expand to more locations as we work with other rail providers. We also plan to start testing a similar bus ticketing feature in the near future to expand your options for intercity travel,” Holden said.
Furthermore, with new filters for both flights and hotels, it’s easier to find more sustainable options on Google search.