Welcome to Wanderu

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

Simply put, Wanderu is the easiest way to find, compare and book bus and train travel across North America and Europe. Travelers can search routes, compare prices and book tickets online at Wanderu.com, or via the free Wanderu app.

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

Lowest Prices

We find the cheapest bus & train tickets, so you can wander for less.

Best Travel Options

We partner with 500+ carriers to bring you the most bus & train options.

Quick & Easy Booking

Book trips quickly with a simple, hassle-free checkout – online & on our app.

Fast Customer Support

We don’t monkey around. We respond within minutes to help you out.

Let's Run the Numbers

You flirt! Yes, you can have our digits. Here are the stats that make up Wanderu:
800,000Bus Routes
1,340,000Train Routes

We Keep Good Company

We get by with some help from our friends — that is, the 500+ partners whose buses and trains make up our platform. Without them, we’d just be another sputtering startup with an open-office plan and a dream.Become a Partner

We’d Like to Thank the Academy...

We’ve earned our fair share of accolades, and we’re humbled by the recognition, truly. Madly. Deeply.

  • South by Southwest: Most Innovative Technology Award
  • Extreme Tech Challenge: Top 3 Finalist
  • CNet: Best App for Booking Travel
  • TIME Magazine: Favorite iPhone App
  • Inc. Magazine: Top 15 Companies of 2016
  • Newsweek: The Best Travel Apps to Use in 2019
  • PC Mag: The Best Travel Apps of 2019

We Make the Headlines

We stay camera-ready for when media comes calling, and the attention continues to roll in.   
“Best to get away, and any app that can help you do that as quickly as Wanderu is worth the space it takes up on your home screen.”
- The New York Times
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Word on the Street...

Travelers have been cheering on Wanderu since Day 1, and we’re pleased to say the praise keeps rolling in.
Katy WatsonTrying to find a way home for…Trying to find a way home for Thanksgiving break is so stressful! I have bought tickets from this website every semester and I have never been disappointed! The prices are always the best and offer a variety of options to choose from. Thank you Wanderu for helping this college student get home for the holidays. :)

Meet Chiku!

At Wanderu, we don’t monkey around. We leave that to our mascot, Chiku.

He believes that traveling to new places is the most fulfilling way to learn, be inspired and find happiness. He also believes that the most bananas you should put in your mouth at any given time is seven.

Always up for a spontaneous trip, Chiku is thrilled to help you swing the best deals on bus and train tickets, whatever the destination.

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Meet Wanderu’s Founders

Polina Raygorodskaya, CEO

Polina Raygorodskaya is the co-founder and CEO of Wanderu, as well as the office instigator of celebratory vodka shots.

Even before starting a travel business, Polina was already going places. After studying entrepreneurship at Babson College, she ran a boutique fashion and lifestyle PR firm based in NYC.

Once she conceived of Wanderu, it was full steam ahead. Since then, Polina has appeared on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list and graced the cover of Inc. magazine as one of the most innovative female entrepreneurs in America.

In 2019, she raised the bar even more after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree from Babson.

Polina loves finding a great window seat aboard on of the many scenic trains in the UK and just watching the beautiful scenery roll by.

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Igor Bratnikov, COO

Igor Bratnikov is Wanderu’s co-founder and COO, more commonly referred to as Captain Awesome.

An affinity for sticking things in outlets as a child led him to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal. Then, a rerun of “Ally McBeal” inspired him to study at the BU School of Law, where he became... well, a lawyer.

Prior to founding Wanderu, Igor worked at a prominent law firm where he consulted companies on patent and business strategies.

In 2015, Igor appeared in Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” chart of the best young entrepreneurs, and in 2016 he was featured on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list in the Consumer Tech category.

Igor loves traveling across the US to see the many amazing natural wonders, he's torn between US bus travel and hopping a train to see the amazing countryside.

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Squad Goals

The Wanderu family is ride or die, whether that means working together to roll out a new feature or playing ping-pong doubles on a Friday afternoon. Meet the folks who agreed to be photographed some of the peeps that make our rockin' world go 'round:
Scott CiprianoVP of Technology & Product

Want a job?

All work and no play makes Chiku a dull boy. Come do both at Wanderu! 

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Check out our blog!

Our super-smart team of travel experts shares the 411 on great deals & fun adventures.

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