A new website has launched offering guidance to travellers on whether to take their journey by train or by plane. Railorfly.com offers comparisons of the costs and travel times for 500 rail or air routes in Europe and North America. This includes the time it takes to transfer by taxi or by public transport from city centre to the airport and waiting times at the terminals.
“RailorFly.com’s founding reason is that today – and more so in the coming decades with the expansion of high-speed railways – many travel routes are covered both by trains and planes at similar costs and travel times. The choice between the two options therefore depends on economic factors and duration factors,” said project founder Federico Pisanty.
“Furthermore, RailorFly.com provides customers with extremely useful information – public transport detail, timetables etc – concerning these transfers,” he added.
Railorfly.com also plans expand to global routes in the future.