Seat61 launches booking tool

Seat61.com has unveiled a booking facility that will allow users to research and book train tickets in 35 countries around the world.


The website has gained a massive following since its launch in 2001 as an advice clinic for travellers using train and ferry services.


The booking facility has been launched as a microsite with the help of rail ticket providers International Rail.


Users will be able to purchase 30 different types of rail passes and use features such as real-time reservations, next day delivery of tickets, online tracking, maps and timetables.


Seat61 founder Mark Smith said: “It’s all about making it easy for people to find out about and book safe, comfortable, train travel, a much more environmentally-friendly and rewarding way to travel than flying for journeys in Europe and around the world.”


Since its launch Smith has been widely credited with building a site that manages to aggregate the myriad of timetables and 66,000 routes available in Europe and North America.


European director of marketing at International Rail, Omid Golshan, said: “The partnership is excellent news for consumers who can now read the advice, on the same trusted website.


“We are looking forward to a successful relationship especially at this time when rail travel is growing in popularity and ease of booking on the Internet is key to success.”

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more