Multi-mode travel is the term used for when you take different forms of transport in order to reach a final destination. When people travel, they usually need to make a smaller trip to get them to the main leg of their journey – driving a car or taking the train to and from the airport for instance. We compare and combine these options, helping you decide what the most suitable route is.
Example 1: London to Paris – We display the time/cost for train, bus, flight or car. You’ll notice that taking the high-speed-train is actually quicker than flying, once you factor in the journeys to and from the airport and the waiting times. Pretty useful, right?
Example 2: Heidelberg to Prague – Since Heidelberg doesn’t have its own airport, we show you the train connections and prices to the airports nearest to it. With this information you should have a better idea of the journey time and costs.
Omio automatically searches for multi-mode combinations when air travel to/from destinations is available and then compares the difference between those results. Where a connection isn’t available, we display driving times along with the estimated petrol consumption.