In addition to making it easier for you to buy your next train ticket, Google has announced new filters for its flight and hotel search engine to prioritize the results with the least emissions. In addition, the company has announced that soon bus trips will also be included.
Google is your new train search engine
You have a new tool to find train journeys: a Google search. The search engine has activated in a series of countries (Spain, Italy, Germany and Japan) a new toolbox for search train routes from the search engine and that you can use without problems from your mobile.
Unlike the flight search engine, which has its own section and is located within Google Travel, the train search engine lives in the main search tab. To use it you just need to do simple searches What
Tren Madrid a Barcelona or the like. It appears below the ads and the first search result, so you’ll need to scroll down a bit to see it.
The new search box shows us the train schedules for a specific day and time, indicating whether it is direct or not, the time of departure and arrival, the duration of the trip and its price. If we tap on one of the trains, the information is expanded showing the itinerary and showing buy buttonwhich redirects us directly to the Renfe website to complete the purchase of the ticket.
The novelty comes along with other innovations focused on making our trips more sustainable, including new filters for searching for flights and hotels with which we can highlight the options with low emissions (lower than average), and that are also already active for everyone. Google also promises us that this search for trains will be extended to more regions and railways, as well as including bus routes in the future.
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