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This article was published on February 18, 2014


    Loco2 is an increasingly great place to book European train travel

    Loco2 is an increasingly great place to book European train travel Image by: Oli Scarff
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    Loco2While 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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