Powering journeys that move you
Powering journeys that move you
Omio was founded due to a personal frustration we encountered: why was it that we could book a taxi on an app within 2 minutes or order a book with the click of a button for same day delivery, but finding timetables and booking tickets for ground transportation globally was impossibly complicated.
No central place existed where you could search for, compare and book trains, buses, ferries, airport transfers and shuttles. Omio was founded to change this status quo.
What does that mean? Omio aims to bring the entire world of transport into one app, because we believe that wherever you are in the world, you should be able to book any mode of transport as simply as booking that taxi. Omio exists to do the heavy lifting because we want you to focus on what really matters – creating memorable moments that enrich you.
Search, compare and book trains, buses, flights, ferries and airport transfers.
Arrange and manage your travel on mobile or via our app (or on desktop!); we put our users’ needs first.
Start and end your journey at thousands of locations throughout Europe, the United States and Canada.
Naren Shaam travelled across Europe, and found it very difficult to book a journey between Paris and Amsterdam on his phone. This made him wonder why it was so complex to book travel on mobile when ordering a taxi was so easy.
Naren quit his job and moved to Berlin to found Omio (then GoEuro) a meta-search platform, offering different modes of transport in several European countries.
The Omio App goes live.
Omio evolved to be a full ticketing platform where customers could buy tickets directly on the Omio platform.
Omio expanded into flights and ferries, adding them to its bookable inventory.
GoEuro rebranded as Omio to reflect the company's global ambitions and expansion plans. Additionally, it acquired Rome2rio, an Australian-based global travel planner.
Omio expanded into North America, launching with more than 23,000 routes from over 20 transport providers.
Omio launched its B2B business, licensing its inventory to leading global travel companies and some of the industry's biggest players, such as LNER and SJ.
CEO and Founder
Naren, a Bangalore-born and US-raised traveller, stepped off a plane in Europe in search of adventure. Ready for his journey to begin, he asked himself a simple question: how do I get from Paris to Amsterdam? And how can I do it on my phone within two clicks? As a result of finding this a challenge, he founded Omio in Berlin in 2013.
Naren holds an MBA from Harvard and previously worked in the financial and automotive industries in the United States.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Omio, Jean-Bernard (JB) worked at King, where he ran the business operations and finance teams, and co-founded McKinsey Solutions. He loves travel so much he has a private pilot’s licence.
Chief Technical Officer
Tomas believes travel is key to keeping the world connected. He joined Omio in 2017 as the VP of Engineering. Before Omio, he worked for Microsoft and Hewlett Packard and founded a number of other companies.
Dr Barbara Zesik
Chief People Officer
Barbara has spent her entire career working at leading technology companies. She started at Hewlett Packard before moving on to people roles at Dell, Motorola and Yell.
Chief Commercial Officer
Jules joined the Omio team in 2019, bringing with him, years of global experience at Airbnb, Google and Yahoo Search Marketing. His journey has been powered by his desire to stay curious and to collaborate with pioneering founders.
Facundo Viguie Aleman
Chief Marketing Officer
Facundo is a marketing pro, who has a strong track record of building marketing strategies and executing at all levels of the funnel, having worked for Rocket Internet and HelloFresh.
The Omio Group consists of Omio Travel, Rome2rio, and Busradar. Three products, three continents, one vision: to create simple, intuitive multi-modal transport products that power people to go on journeys that move them.
– Global –
Rome2rio is one of the most popular travel products globally, with more than 20 million monthly visits.
– Europe, North America –
The Omio platform provides the largest inventory of bookable tickets for different modes of transportation on two continents.
– Europe –
Busradar is perfect for those who know where they want to go, and provides them with access to information and booking details efficiently.
We work with more than 1000 transportation providers—trains, buses, flights, ferries, and airport transfers—in 35+ different countries, so you can focus on the journey ahead.
To create a holistic travel experience, we collaborate with key companies to provide both our search API and the integration of products in our platform.
Omio is a privately held company that has, to date, raised $300m+ from investors who share our vision of transforming the travel sector: NEA (New Enterprise Associates), Temasek, Kinnevik, Goldman Sachs, Battery Ventures, KPCB (Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers), Silver Lake, Lakestar, Atomico and Future Fund.