Rail is a climate-friendly travel option, and Deutsche Bahn and Google are now offering a more user-friendly way to plan rail travel in Google Maps. Google Maps now shows users live information about train service and offers direct links to DB's ticket booking site, making it easier to plan travel and buy tickets.
Travelers can find information on some 800 daily ICE, IC and EC connections in real time, and they can access live data on departure and arrival times. Google Maps also now displays live updates on track changes, weather-related service restrictions and the like.
Travelers who plan their trips in Google Maps can link directly to the DB website to buy their tickets. In just one click, they are routed straight to the booking page for their connection at www.bahn.de or in DB Navigator. There they can select and purchase tickets without having to enter their travel information again.
DB and Google are working on additional train travel planning features that they plan to launch as part of their partnership going forward.