Trainline booking platform integrated with Google Maps – Business Traveler
Google Maps has integrated the Trainline train booking platform into its app, allowing users to click on trip searches to purchase tickets.
The new service is available to Android customers using the Google Maps app in the UK, with users typing to purchase tickets for the trip through the Trainline website or app.
The independent company is the first rail booking platform to be integrated with Google Maps in the UK. It recently added Google Pay to its payment options, allowing customers to pay and store tickets on their devices.
Note that Trainline charges a nominal reservation fee on certain transactions, with the company stating that “These fees are used to improve our products and services, so that you can continue to enjoy hassle-free train and coach travel.”
Commenting on the news Milena Nikolic, Trainline’s chief technology officer said that “Working together in this way means we can encourage more travelers to choose rail over other less sustainable forms of transport,” while Alan Stapelberg, Global Product Manager, Google Pay, commented:
“By bringing together Google Maps, Google Pay and Trainline, users can search, buy and save train tickets seamlessly using their Android phones.
“This will save users time and effort, while allowing them to easily store a ticket on their phone. We are delighted to bring this experience to Europe for the first time with Trainline in the UK.