SilverRail signs Wanderu deal to bring Canadian rail to consumers

SilverRail signs Wanderu deal to bring Canadian rail to consumers

SilverRail has signed a new partnership with Wanderu, enabling its customers to book trips to 340+ destinations throughout Canada with VIA Rail.

Wanderu is a ground travel meta-search website and mobile app that allows users to find and book the best deals on bus and train travel throughout North America.

This partnership with SilverRail enables Wanderu to extend its service across Canada to now include rail bookings.

Wanderu customers are now able to book VIA Rail tickets by deep linking into Via Rail Canada’s website, made possible by integrating the SilverCore API.

This means Wanderu customers can now enjoy travel across Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

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On the company’s partnership with SilverRail, Polina Raygorodskaya, co-Founder of Wanderu, said: “VIA Rail travels daily to hundreds of destinations that no other carrier serves, and that allows us to provide Wanderu users with many new opportunities to explore North America.

“More importantly, people from as far as California and Mexico can now easily travel to all these places in Canada, using Wanderu thanks to our unique routing technology that automatically combines various bus and train travel options to build the most convenient and affordable travel itinerary in case there aren’t any direct trips available from point A to point B.”

This means Wanderu customers can now enjoy travel across Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

Cameron Jones, chief commercial officer at SilverRail said: “This partnership highlights the importance of rail in end-to-end journeys.

“Trip planning is just not complete if travellers have not been presented with all of the available travel options.

“We’re thrilled that by connecting to our simple unified global rail API, Wanderu can now add VIA Rail, as well as having the option to add all of our other connecting rail content going forward, which includes: Germany, Spain, Sweden, US, UK, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg.”