San Francisco: Google has announced a new feature that will allow users to buy train tickets on Search in some countries, and it will soon be available in other countries. Users in Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan can now purchase train tickets directly from Google Search for travel in and around selected countries. Google said it has built sustainability into its travel tools. Google Pixel 7 Pro spotted on Geekbench will launch soon.
“For some trips, the train may be a more sustainable option, but finding prices and schedules to get from point A to point B can take several separate searches,” said Richard Holden, Google’s vice president of travel products.
“Starting today, you can now buy train tickets directly from Google Search for travel in and around select countries, including Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan,” he noted in a blog post late Tuesday.
Just search for something like “Trains from Berlin to Vienna” and in the search results you will see a new module that allows you to select a departure date and compare the available options. After selecting the train that best suits you, a direct link will appear on the partner’s website to complete the booking.
“As we partner with other rail providers, this feature will be rolled out to more locations. We also plan to start testing a similar feature for bus tickets in the near future to expand your choice for long-distance travel,” said Holden. What’s more, 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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