SilverRail Partners with Busbud to Enable its Travellers to Book American and Canadian Rail
Written by Frederic Kalinke
London, UK, November 2021
SilverRail, the B2B travel technology company that helps rail operators and travel agencies transform how they serve customers and run their businesses, is excited to announce its partnership with Busbud, whose mission is to promote affordable, accessible and sustainable travel.
Busbud, which has built a platform that makes booking buses seamless and easy for travellers, is adding rail content to its portfolio. Starting with American and Canadian rail, users of the app will be able to plan journeys and buy train tickets in the same way that they can find and purchase bus tickets.
SilverRail provides companies like Busbud with a simple and cost-effective rail booking, ticketing and after-sales solution. Its API is designed to significantly reduce the complexity, operational cost and technical effort in connecting to rail content, and in doing so, makes selling sustainable travel easy. Click here to find out more about our rail distribution solution.
Marin Vallee, General Manager, EMEA at Busbud said:
“Busbud is happy to partner with a major rail provider like SilverRail. We are always looking to add more sustainable travel options to our platforms, and train was the obvious next step for us across North America. The addition of Amtrak and Via Rail will allow us to add viable alternatives to our core bus inventory. Down the line, this will also allow us to create a unique offering by combining bus and train routes to help travellers reach their destination”.
Juliette Thorpe, Senior Commercial Director at SilverRail said:
“We are very excited to be powering Busbud’s rail proposition by connecting them to the most up-to-date Amtrak and VIA Rail content. As more people choose trains over planes given the realities of the climate crisis, it’s fantastic to be helping companies like Busbud provide rail to their users. We look forward to helping them continue on their journey in promoting affordable and sustainable travel.”
For media inquiries, please contact:
Frederic Kalinke, Marketing Director at SilverRail
About SilverRail Technologies
SilverRail is delivering the digital infrastructure for the global rail industry.
SilverRail’s technology makes rail easy for rail operators, travel agencies and travellers. Its product suite spans the full customer experience: journey planning, distribution, fulfilment, customer service and data insight.
- Handles more than 1 billion online rail searches each year
- Distributes tickets for more than 35 providers and carriers
- Processes more than 30 million bookings each year
- Serves more than 1,500 corporate customers worldwide
SilverRail was founded in 2009 and has offices in London, Boston, Stockholm and Brisbane.
Busbud is the best way to book bus tickets.
Busbud is the bus travel booking website with the largest coverage. You can search, compare and buy tickets from 3,900+ bus companies in 21,000+ cities connected by 2,300,000+ bus routes across 80+ countries.
Travel aggregators have radically changed the way we search and book plane tickets, but nothing of the sort has been available for buses until now. Much like Kayak and Expedia have done for air travel, Busbud is becoming the go-to tool for bus travellers worldwide.