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Google has announced a new feature that will allow users to buy train tickets in Search in selected countries, which will soon be available in more countries.
Users in Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan can now buy train tickets directly on Google Search for travel in and around selected countries.
Google said it has incorporated sustainability into its travel tools.
“For some journeys, traveling by train may be a more sustainable option, but finding prices and timetables to get from A to B can require multiple separate searches,” said Richard Holden, vice president of travel products at Google.
“Starting today, you can now buy train tickets directly on Google Search for travel in and around select countries — including Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan,” he said in a blog post late Tuesday.
Just enter a query like “trains from Berlin to Vienna” and a new module will appear in the search results, allowing you to choose your departure date and compare the available options.
Once you’ve chosen the train that works best, you’ll see a direct link to complete your booking on the partner’s website.
“This feature will expand to other locations as we work with other rail providers. We also plan to start testing a similar feature for bus tickets in the near future to expand your options for intercity travel,” Holden said.
Plus, with new filters for both flights and hotels, it’s easier to find more sustainable options on Google Search, he added.