Cheaper summer travel rolls into view: Wanderu announces partnership with Greyhound; 57 Greyhound cities added to city-to-city bus and train travel search
BOSTON (May 21, 2014) — Visitors to wanderu.com will find Greyhound and Greyhound Express travel options in their search results today. Wanderu's newest partner adds service to 57 cities concentrated in the northeastern United States and Canada, including many popular summer travel destinations.
Wanderu helps travelers plan door-to-door bus and rail travel by comparing fares and schedules side-by-side, finding transit and directions to the station and booking the best trip at the best price.
"Greyhound's partnership allows us to deliver more options, more frequency and better deals to more destinations — exactly what travelers already seek from Wanderu," said Wanderu founder and CEO Polina Raygorodskaya. "We launched Wanderu to make express city-to-city travel easier, and Greyhound is a key partner helping Wanderu grow as the simplest way to find and book bus and train travel across North America."
Wanderu's 25 transportation partners cover more than 80 percent of the east and west coasts of the United States, linking major cities and remote college towns. The partnership will include Greyhound's footprint of 3,800 cities across North America as Wanderu continues to rapidly expand its service.
"We're excited about our partnership with Wanderu as it allows customers to plan their travel simply and efficiently by comparing our affordable fares with the fares of other carriers in one central location," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines. "As the largest provider of intercity bus travel, Greyhound is constantly looking for ways to improve the customer experience and this partnership provides greater access to our service."
Buses are the fastest growing mode of city-to-city transportation in the United States, and bus travelers save nearly 80 percent compared to flying, according to research from DePaul University.
About WanderuWanderu is the simplest way to find and book city-to-city bus and train travel between any two points in North America. The website — http://www.wanderu.com -- lets travelers enter their starting and destination addresses or point of interest on any device, and then displays a list of possible itineraries across different bus and train lines. Wanderu integrates local public transit, walking and biking directions to and from the bus or train. In addition, the free service can perform live routing to combine two or more options to find the fastest or cheapest trips not served by any direct route. Clicking on a search result directs the traveler to reserve their travel directly with the bus or train provider ensuring the best customer experience throughout their trip. Boston, Massachusetts-based Wanderu is currently working on a mobile app. Visit http://www.wanderu.com for more information.
About GreyhoundGreyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the website at www.greyhound.com. For the latest news and travel deals, follow GreyhoundBus on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GreyhoundBus, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus, follow GreyhoundLines on Instagram at www.instagram.com/greyhoundlines or follow our award winning blog, The Hound, at http://www.bloggreyhound.com.
Contact: Lanesha Gipson at 214-849-7846
Contact: Alexandra Pedrini at 214-849-6826Back