About Us

Want to go somewhere? Wanderu can take you. Have an itch to travel? Wanderu can scratch it. 

At Wanderu, travel meets you at the intersection of fast and cheap. Simply put, Wanderu is the easiest way to find, compare and book buses, trains and flights across North America and Europe. Travelers can search routes, compare prices and book tickets online at Wanderu.com, or via the free Wanderu app

Our partners include some of the biggest travel companies in the world: from Amtrak to Greyhound, from Megabus to BoltBus, from Peter Pan to Blablabus, from VIA Rail to Deutsche Bahn.

Have a destination in mind? It’s time to get gone and let Wanderu tickle your travel bone.

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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!

Meet the Founders


Polina Raygorodskaya, CEO

Polina Raygorodskaya is the co-founder and CEO of Wanderu, the leading bus and train travel booking platform in North America and Europe. 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.

In 2015, Inc. Magazine included Polina in their annual 30 Under 30 roundup 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. In October 2017, Polina was on the cover of Inc. Magazine as one of the most innovative women entrepreneurs in America.

Polina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Babson College. In 2019, Polina received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Babson as a recognition of her commitment to solving the world’s problems through innovation and sustainable business practices.


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.