ixigo launches meta search app for bus ticketing

ixigoGurgaon based, travel search engine, ixigo has recently launched ixigo buses app to help users find deluxe buses, volvos, A/C coaches and inter-state road transport buses between any two Indian towns.

The app which is in beta phase for further testing will help users to check the bus schedules and compare bus ticket booking fares from 6 different bus ticketing sites and search across all popular indian bus routes.

How it works?
Users can search buses by entering the name of the stations, cities or towns.

When a user search for buses between two destinations on ixigo buses, it fetches results from multiple bus booking sites, such as MakeMyTrip, Goibibo, TravelYaari, via.com, etc. The results shown, can further be filtered on the basis time of departure, price of the ticket and the duration of the journey. The app redirects users to the other travel site for bookings.

The app is available for free to download.

Recently, ixigo has also launched mobile application “ixigo PNR status” that enables automated management of all train and flight trips along-with alerts and notifications for status changes. Few other recent apps launched by ixigo include Indian Rails travel app, Road travel app, etc.

Launched in 2007, ixigo searches, aggregates and curates travel information across various travel sites and provides travelers with relevant information on tourist destinations, places to visit, things to do, modes of transport, restaurants, weather, etc. In 2011, it had raised USD18.5 Mn in funding from SAIF Partners & MakeMyTrip.

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