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Multi-modal GoEuro launches in beta following $4 million seeding

Posted by Lee Hayhurston
Multi-modal GoEuro launches in beta following $4 million seeding

Multi-modal travel search website GoEuro has launched today offering journey planning involving air, rail, bus and car.

A beta version of the site allows users to search for trips to and from anywhere in Europe, piecing the journey together without the need to visit numerous websites.

At launch the most extensive content is available for the UK and Germany.

The site provides the best options for a trip based on mode of transport, price and travel time and to book. Flights options from alternative airports are also offered.

Three months ago GoEuro secured $4 million in seed financing from Battery Ventures and Hasso Plattner Ventures.

GoEuro enters a space that highly acclaimed door-to-door trip planner Rome2Rio has pioneered.

Naren Shaam, chief executive of GoEuro, said: “Our goal is to provide the best possible travel planning experience, as well as the most competitive fares, without any additional fees to our users.

“A key part of this is to become a leader in a new category of online travel that goes beyond the dispersed offerings focused on airlines and airports as the start and end points of the journey.

“For example, if I want to travel from London to Heidelberg, Germany, GoEuro will give me multiple flight choices together with train connections to and from nearby airports, as well as direct train and bus options, helping me to plan my whole trip quickly and easily. In this way, GoEuro makes travel planning simple, flexible and personal for everyone.”

GoEuro launch partners include Deutsche Bahn, Rail Easy, Eurolines and Rentalcars.com, as well as worldwide air from multiple sources.

The site says it is in the process of integrating additional partnerships across Europe and will continue to expand its offering.

GoEuro is free to customers and make its money through revenue sharing agreements with travel partners on ticket sales.

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