About Us

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel. Either online at Wanderu.com or through the free Wanderu app for iOS and Android, travelers can find, compare and book tickets for the most convenient and cost-effective itineraries across numerous bus and train lines in North America and Europe.

Wanderu’s partners include some of the largest ground travel companies in the world, including Amtrak, Greyhound, Megabus, Boltbus, Peter Pan Bus Lines, VIA Rail Canada, FlixBus, National Express, Grupo Senda and Trailways of New York, among many others.

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Meet Chiku

At Wanderu, we believe that discovering and exploring new places is the ultimate way to learn, be inspired and feel happy. Chiku is fresh, fun, spontaneous, and he loves going on adventures, making him the perfect embodiment of everything that we encourage travelers around the globe to be.

Chiku is thrilled to guide you to new and exciting destinations and help you snag the best deals on bus and train travel, so you can easily take off on your own adventures and create beautiful memories that will last for a lifetime!

Click here to read Chiku’s story

Meet the Founders

Polina Raygorodskaya, CEO

Polina Raygorodskaya is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wanderu. Prior to establishing Wanderu, Polina was the founder and president of Polina Fashion, a boutique fashion, travel and luxury PR firm based in New York City.

Polina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Babson College. 

In 2015, Inc. Magazine included Polina in their annual 30 Under 30 chart of the best young entrepreneurs and Fortune Magazine featured her in their list of 40 Under 40 Women to Watch. In 2016, Polina was featured in Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list in the Consumer Tech category.

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Igor Bratnikov, COO

Igor Bratnikov is the co-founder and COO of Wanderu. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and working as an engineer at EMC, Igor went on to study law at the Boston University School of Law. Igor is a licensed business operations and patent law specialist.

Prior to co-founding Wanderu, Igor worked at an internationally recognized law firm while consulting various companies on their patent and business strategies.

In 2015, Inc. Magazine included Igor in their annual 30 Under 30 chart of the best young entrepreneurs. In 2016, Igor was featured in Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list in the Consumer Tech category.