Google launches new features for travel

With new updates to features in Maps and Search you can see alternatives to air travel and better understand the estimated emissions of flights

Apr 18, 2024

Google today announced new and expanded features in Google Maps and Google Search that help users make more sustainable choices, including easier access to public transit and walking routes, air travel alternatives, and more.

Key takeaways

  • In Maps, Google is adding a feature that presents users with public transit or walking suggestions next to driving routes when travel times are comparable;
  • Google is also expanding a Search feature that lets users find information on long-distance train routes to also show schedules, bus routes, ticket prices, and links on the results page;
  • To help users make well-informed decisions about booking a flight, Google is expanding Google Search's train route suggestions feature, which proposes train routes as alternatives to flights, to Google Flights.

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