Rome2rio is a newly launched Google Maps mashup that aims to simplify the hunt for accurate directions by plane, train and cars between two destinations around the world. Enter the from and to cities and then get all kinds of route information. It can search for 670 airlines worldwide (also showing the airfares that are sourced from Kayak.com), trains in Europe, China and India, driving directions as well as directions via ferries in some cases.
The good thing about the tool is that the interface is easy to understand, and it pops up things like the number of flights and fares when you hover over the details in the sidebar on the right. The directions are also shown neatly on the map.
For more info watch demo video below:
- Travel directions by train, plain and car.
- Built on Google Maps.
- Uses Kayak.com to show the airfares.
- Searches 670 airlines worldwide, and trains in Europe, China and India.
- Similar tools: RouteFriend, Route4Me, Route Planner, POIs Along A Route, UMapper and The Route Planner.
Check out Rome2rio @ www.rome2rio.com