On the back of a funding round of $80 million in June, Germany’s ground transportation platform Omio has partnered with Uber to offer its inventory and technology to enable users to search and book international and national train and coach routes via the Uber app.
Its first pitstop will be the U.K. Uber is piloting the new multimodal services such as trains and coaches in the U.K. The ticketing integration will enable a seamless, digital, and mobile-ﬁrst approach to travel across the country hosted entirely within the Uber platform.
The single integration allows Uber to access the full breadth of Omio’s bookable inventory of more than 1,000 transportation providers in 37 countries worldwide.
According to Omio, global expansion activities, including M&A and strategic partnerships, are essential pillars of its strategy to connect transport networks worldwide and amplify its customer-centric vision of digitised end-to-end travel. Omio as of now powers a variety of consumer travel companies such as Kayak, LNER (London North Eastern Railway), SJ (Swedish rail), and digital services such as Huawei’s Petal Search among others.
Naren Shaam, CEO and founder of Omio, said: “We have spent years building our inventory and standardising data sets for millions of ground transportation routes to empower our consumers to travel by train, bus, ferry and airport transfer more easily. Now, we are able to harness our inventory and technology to scale and expand our B2B business. Together, Uber and Omio now can offer consumers a door-to-door travel experience.”