GoEuro Travel Planning App

GoEuro: Your New Favorite Travel Planning App

Summer is almost here and a lot of people are already thinking about their upcoming trips to destinations that range from secluded beaches, to serene mountain tops and busy cities. Traveling in Europe means it’s time for some epic road trips, but for those of us who don’t drive and don’t have a designated driver, there’s only one solution: the trusty ol’ train. This is why I’d like to tell you about an app I’ve recently discovered that made my travel planning process one hell of a lot easier. Enter GoEuro,  a convenient way to search through all forms of travel in Europe. 

Although my current travel plans are in no way similar to what I’d imagined at the beginning of the year, I’ve decided on visiting Poland this summer. Since I want to make the most of my time in Poland and see some of the cities that are high on my wishlist, I kept looking for the best way to travel between them. While everyone swears by that one app (you know which, it has a 2 in its title 😉 ), I’ve always found it too disorganized for my taste. That’s why I was excited when I stumbled upon GoEuro, as it’s incredibly easy to use, it has a clean and simple interface and it gives you reliable information. Besides, you can book your tickets straight from the app, how convenient is that?

Let’s take a look, shall we?

I’ll fly in Krakow from Edinburgh and I spend a couple of days there. From Krakow, I’ll go straight to that one Polish city I’ve always wanted to visit: Gdansk. I open GoEuro and the first screen is pretty straight forward: enter your trip details and find the information you need. You can also view a map of the itinerary. The results are initially sorted by price, but you can tap on the orange button in the right corner (I missed it at first…) to filter the results based on departure times and connections. Tap again to hide the panel.

As you can see, the bus from Krakow to Gdansk is extremely cheap (I searched for two people so the price shown is for two), but it takes 10 hours! I could be doing a lot of sightseeing during that time! Let’s check the trains. I switch to the train panel and see that the train is six times more expensive, but it gets there two times faster.  Hmmm, decisions, decision. What if I flew between from Krakow to Gdansk? GoEuro also has the option to look for flights and what I loved the most is that it also gives you the transit times between the cities and the airports. So the flight may be 80 minutes, but with transit times and waiting in the airport, it becomes over four hours.

Remember the train was 5 hours? I think I’ll stick to the train, let’s book it!After tapping on the Book Now button, I am redirected to the page for Polish Railways where I am informed that it’s too early to buy a ticket now. But I can still check out prices for the rest of my itinerary.

From Gdansk I’ll head to beautiful Poznan, where I’m only spending a day. Once again, the train is the fastest option, even though it’s not as cheap as PolskiBus.

GoEuro is an extremely useful tool in planning your trip around Europe. No more searching on Google Maps, asking on Trip Advisor, finding sketchy bus routes with timetables from 10 years ago, you can find the information you need on your phone with just a few taps.

Useful information about GoEuro

Coverage: 12 countries at the moment, but they are working on adding new ones. The countries where they have full coverage are: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Poland.

WherePlay Store for Android or App Store for iOS

Cost: Free!

Site: www.goeuro.com (you can find the same information and routes on your laptop’s browser, but I found the app to be more convenient 😉 )

Would you use GoEuro for your trip around Europe?

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  • Hm, perhaps I will give it a try. I am going to Brussels in a month for work and adding on a few days for a mini road trip into France. However, I am not the best driver, so public transport is always preferable – except it’s a pain to get to where I want to go…

    • I am very jealous for your Brussels – France trip, take me with you?? :))

      • With pleasure! Brussels is work but France is a long weekend of food – come join!

  • World Journeys

    wow. the prices are a lot more expensive these days for internal trains. I wonder if it’s cheaper to buy at the station?

    • In my experience, it’s rarely cheaper to buy at the station, it’s preferred to buy them in advance. High speed trains are always more expensive than the others.

  • My husband will be very interested in this app. He is always ready to try every new app, but this one seems really useful for us who travel to Europe. Thanks for the recommendation, Vlad.

    • Hope he’ll like the app, I think it’s very useful! 🙂

  • Untold Morsels

    Thanks for trying this out for us Vlad! I stumbled across this app recently and was intrigued. I love a good road trip and with a couple of kids in tow driving is often easier than toddler airport manoeuvres. I’ll give it a go on our upcoming trip to Italy via Switzerland and let you know how it goes #citytripping

    • Can’t wait to hear how it went! Have fun on your trip 😀

  • I’ve heard about GoEuro. It sounds ideal for road trips. We might be doing on next year so I’ll check it out for then #citytripping

    • It’s great if you want to visit more places and want to find out the best way to get from one to another. And usually, my summer trips involve a lot of moving around, haha.

  • Clare Thomson

    This looks incredibly useful if you’re planning on travelling between places. Thanks so much for the very helpful instructions. I’d definitely use it after this. Thanks for linking it up with #citytripping

    • Thanks Clare, hope you’ll like the app! Let me know if you use and it how it went.

  • That’s a really clever idea – I remember poring over Thomas Cook train timetables years ago (quite a few years ago) and something like this would have been a brilliant option. Clever idea for road trips too, will definitely have to check that out. #citytripping

    • I think I’ve read somewhere on their site about the way their algorithm of finding the best routes work, it’s quite impressive. You should definitely check it out if you’re planning a trip that involves moving from one place to another 🙂

  • I love Rome2Rio but maybe I’ll give this a try. 🙂 #citytripping

    • I’ve never found the best routes when I was searching on Rome2Rio, maybe they’ve changed since I’ve last used it. I like GoEuro more because it’s Europe focused and I can book the tickets a lot faster.

  • Ugg this would have been nice to know about before we bought our car finally last May! Now, with a car we are so free and are constantly going somewhere! I no longer live in a 5 mile radius! 🙂 #TheWeeklyPostcard

  • Jim Vail

    Awesome! I’m downloading this app right now. Great review Vlad.

  • This app is awesome Vlad!!! I was actually looking for something like this, that was better than that one with the 2 in its title haha 😀 this one is definitely more organized and how cool that you can buy your tickets through it!! Thank you so much for the tip and the details!

  • I’ve always found it difficult to make sense of train schedules in Europe, at least on the assorted websites. Not sure how you discovered this app, but THANK YOU! It’s great how bus, train and plane info all fits into one app and saves phone space, plus I really like the clean interface; it’s clear without a lot of distractions. Great post, Vlad.

  • Haven’t really used GoEuro before, I always check these things on Rome2Rio. But I’ll definitely download it and give it a go. Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂

    • You can also check out the site (goeuro.com), I’ve only written about the app because I found it super convenient to use on the go 😉