While companies like Hipmunk and Skyscanner have made life simpler for people who want to book flights, train travel hasn’t had quite the same degree of attention from tech entrepreneurs. That said, Loco2 is a kind of ‘Hipmunk for European rail’, gradually expanding its reach across the continent. Having previously covered the UK, Germany and France, Spain has now been added.
The booking process here is pure simplicity, and much easier than most train operators’ own websites. There’s no booking fee, either. The search process sometimes struggles with long, multi-leg, international journeys (Glasgow to Madrid, for example) but for most journeys you might want to make, it’s well worth a try.
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