GoEuro launches in France after signing partnership with SNCF
GoEuro.com, the search engine for comparing and booking rail, coach and flight travel across Europe, has announced the launch of its full product offering in France after signing a new partnership with SNCF.
Travellers can now plan trips to more than 30,000 destinations all over France and across Europe – not just cities and airports like many other sites. They can compare rail, coach and air travel options in a single search, eliminating the need to visit multiple websites to plan their entire journey.
Whether travelling from Paris to Marseille, between Nîmes and Béziers, from Cambridge to Edinburgh, or in the Spanish countryside, GoEuro offers passengers the best possible transport options and combinations based on price, duration, and convenience – all in the user’s native language and currency.
Naren Shaam, CEO and founder of GoEuro said, “The addition of France is great for our users and a milestone for GoEuro. We launched less than three years ago, at a time when this form of simple online search was only available for air travel. We are proud to be developing the technology behind an easy to use platform that will integrate Europe’s coach and rail networks with the airline industry, bringing this market into the 21st century.”
In 2015, after the introduction of the Macron Law, GoEuro led the way unifying the major coach companies including Ouibus, Isilines, Starshipper, Megabus and Flixbus in one search engine, becoming the leader in this sector in France. Now with the addition of SNCF, GoEuro users can compare and select their best travel options like never before in one easy search.
Guillaume Pepy, CEO of SNCF commented, “France is the most visited destination in the world and rail, as the most competitive mode of transport, is the quintessential way to explore it. Through this partnership, GoEuro users are able compare and discover the convenience and great service SNCF has to offer.”
GoEuro now covers all rail, coach and air travel in 11 markets which have a total population of 400 million and an additional influx of 300 million foreign visitors each year.
France alone has over 83 million visitors annually, and the French transportation network adds more than 3,000 train stations, 450 bus terminals and 91 airports to the GoEuro system, enabling travellers to reach over 30,000 European destinations in France as well as the UK, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and Italy.
GoEuro has been backed by leading European and US investors since its inception. Among them, Groupe Arnault, the holding company of Bernard Arnault, has been very supportive of the partnership with SNCF, the largest French transportation company, an important milestone in the development of the company.