Rome2rio get’s even more Aussie Friendly, adds bus routes for major cities

Rome2rio get’s even more Aussie Friendly, adds bus routes for major cities

Rome2rio has easily been one of our favourite websites to used when finding out travel routes, which you would know if you’ve read our previous articles. Now, rome2rio is getting even more Aussie friendly with the addition of bus routes in their already smart and detailed maps for Melbourne and Perth and they tell us the Sydney and Adelaide routes are coming very soon so those of you who are in those cities just have to wait a little longer. This is in addition to train and tram routes which they implemented towards the middle of 2011, so you can expect Aussies to find rome2rio much friendlier to use for local Public Transport. This of course is helped by the fact rome2rio have deep links into Journey Planners such as Metlink and 131500 (Melbourne and Sydney respectively). The same exist for Adelaide and Perth.

Michael Cameron, co-founder of rome2rio said: “Imagine you want to get from Bondi Beach to Palm Beach in Sydney. Rome2rio provides a simple, easy to use interface that displays the combined train and bus route to get there. The site also shows the travel time and directions by car for easy comparison.” Not bad if we say so ourselves, but then again we already loved rome2rio for international travel help. The routes were added to rome2rio from various sources such as GTFS feeds, TransXChange feeds and manual data entry. Michael Cameron, co-founder of rome2rio said: “Around the world, we’re seeing more and more transport providers opening up there route data to the public, which is a major step forward”.

A great example would be if a person wanted to depart from Doncaster, Melbourne and head to Bondi Beach, Sydney (click for link). Rome2rio gives you 4 different options for this router and it involves a combination of flying, using Public Transportation only, or just driving. No other system in the world gives you so many alternatives in one place, and for that we recommend trying rome2rio out. It’s also worth pointing out that Google Maps doesn’t even fully support Public Transportation in Melbourne or Sydney, which is where rome2rio excels.

Rome2rio also passed along a detailed travel map of Public Transportation within Melbourne that is currently covered by rome2rio. As you can see, it’s quite detailed and wide reaching giving us no doubt that rome2rio have been hard at work improving their maps in the last year.

It’s also worth noting, that rome2rio have also integrated Hotel Searches, and also Car Rental searches thus far in 2012. So head on over to the site, and get searching!

Press Release

Point to point travel search engine rome2rio expands transport coverage with complete train and bus coverage in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Rome2rio has become even more useful for Australian travellers with the addition of public transport routes in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. The site’s primary focus is international, city-to-city travel, but the new coverage makes the site useful for planning local journeys as well.

Michael Cameron, co-founder of rome2rio said: “Imagine you want to get from Bondi Beach to Palm Beach in Sydney. Rome2rio provides a simple, easy to use interface that displays the combined train and bus route to get there. The site also shows the travel time and directions by car for easy comparison.”

The routes were added to rome2rio from various sources such as GTFS feeds, TransXChange feeds and manual data entry. Michael Cameron, co-founder of rome2rio said: “Around the world, we’re seeing more and more transport providers opening up there route data to the public, which is a major step forward”.

More inter-city bus and train services have been added to rome2rio as well, such as the train service from Rockhampton to Longreach or The Ghan service from Adelaide to Darwin.

Meanwhile, international train and bus routes continue to be added to the service, including transport in Sri Lanka, Egypt, Omar and the UAE. Hotel and car rental search were also added to the site in January and February.

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