Rome2rio makes travel planning easy. We are a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world.
Enter any address, landmark, or city as your destination and we will instantly display all your travel and booking options, along with information about accommodation and things to do, in one convenient spot.
Whether you’re after flight, train, bus, ferry, rideshare or rental car info, we’ve got estimated prices, journey durations and booking details from over 5000 companies in more than 160 countries – making us one of the top online travel resources used globally.
Download our app, so you can plan your journey while you are on the road, wherever you are.
2007 – While working for Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, co-founders Bernie Tschirren and Michael Cameron meet at a pub gathering for Australian expats.
2010 – On a backpacking trip through Europe, instead of sightseeing, Michael is stuck in his hotel room in Budapest researching options to reach his next destination. He wonders why there is no travel planning service that will solve this for him. He decides to tackle the problem himself.
2010 – Michael floats the idea of a global travel search engine past Bernie, who recalls similar frustrations while organising his trip to Machu Picchu. They both move to Melbourne and set up shop in Michael’s parents’ lounge room.
2011 – Bernie and Michael work on the first prototype and launch Rome2rio to the public in April.
2012 – Viator founder Rod Cuthbert is recruited as CEO. Rome2rio moves into the Inspire9 coworking space. The team raise capital from Australian and international investors, and receive a Commercialisation Australia grant from the government.
2013 – Rome2rio launches its API partnership program, now used by hundreds of travel businesses globally including TripIt, Cleartrip, numerous tourism boards and the Microsoft Knowledge Store.
2015 – Rome2rio hits 200,000 daily unique visits and the business turns a profit for the first time.
2018 – Rome2rio launches new Android and iOS apps, and announces a partnership with Lonely Planet. Michael and Bernie are awarded the 2018 Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award for their contribution to tech entrepreneurship in Australia.
2019 – Hugh Williams joins the Rome2rio board.
2019 – Craig Penfold joins the company as Chief Technology Officer. We take the next step in our journey with the exciting announcement that Rome2rio has been acquired by Omio, the Berlin-based travel booking platform.