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Founded Year



Loan | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$680K | 3 yrs ago

About Wanderu

Wanderu offers a ground travel search engine that helps users find and book bus and train travel. Wanderu allows users to narrow down searches by any address, city or point of interest and discover the stations closest to them. The platform recognizes any language.

Headquarters Location

80 Bedford Street 2nd Floor

Boston, Massachusetts, 02111,

United States


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Expert Collections containing Wanderu

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Travel Technology (Travel Tech)

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The travel tech collection includes companies offering tech-enabled services and products for tourists and travel players (hotels, airlines, airports, cruises, etc.). It excludes financial services and micro-mobility solutions.

Latest Wanderu News

Memorial Day Travel: Key Prices to Know as Americans Plan Weekend Trip's Budget

May 28, 2023

May 28, 2023 14:39 +08 Americans are celebrating Memorial Day this weekend, when millions of people will t ravel despite tight budgets, kicking off the busy summer travel. The Day is observed on the last Monday of May. Essentially the day honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Here's how the Memorial Day travel might look like: US Memorial DayWikimedia Commons ** Cheaper gas is pushing more Americans to consider road travel as an alternative. ** About 37.1 million Americans are expected to drive down to their destinations this Memorial Day, a 6% increase compared to 2022, according to data from travel group AAA. ** Car rental prices are down 17% compared to Memorial Day Weekend last year, travel booking website Hopper says. ** Gas prices are 10% lower from a year ago - AAA. FLIGHTS ** 3.4 million travelers are expected to take a flight for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, an 11% increase year-over-year - AAA. ** Fares for domestic air travel have fallen this Memorial Day with prices down 26%, or nearly $100, compared to last year. -Hopper ** International travel, on the other hand, will be the most expensive in 5 years with a 50% increase in prices year-over-year to Europe. – Hopper ** Airfare to Asia is 70% more expensive when compared to 2019 prices. – Hopper ** Seat capacity at airlines are set to be 17% higher than Memorial Day weekend last year. - Hopper CRUISES, BUSES & TRAINS ** About 1.85 million Americans are expected to take buses, trains and cruises, an increase of about 21% compared to last year, data from AAA showed. Memorial Day WeekendWikimedia Commons ** Domestic cruise bookings for the upcoming weekend are up 50% compared to 2022 - AAA. ** 2023 cruise cabins bookings are up 54.25% year-over-year, according to data from online cruise marketplace Cruise Compete. ** Bus fares too have fallen, down as much as 37% on average versus last year, according to travel search platform Wanderu. ** Train fares, on the other hand, have nearly doubled in comparison to 2022 - Wanderu. ** Despite increased fares, trains across the U.S. are expected to have over 213,800 riders during the upcoming long weekend, which is a 54.9% increase from last year, according to Amtrak, the national passenger railroad company. Read more Male passenger opens the emergency exit door of Asiana Airlines causing... The Nato alliance, which was launched in 1949 with 12 founding members,... Tributes have poured in for the former high school baseball player, while...

Wanderu Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Wanderu founded?

    Wanderu was founded in 2012.

  • Where is Wanderu's headquarters?

    Wanderu's headquarters is located at 80 Bedford Street, Boston.

  • What is Wanderu's latest funding round?

    Wanderu's latest funding round is Loan.

  • How much did Wanderu raise?

    Wanderu raised a total of $8.73M.

  • Who are the investors of Wanderu?

    Investors of Wanderu include Paycheck Protection Program, Alta Ventures Mexico, Craig Lentzsch, Drummond Road Capital, Forefront Venture Partners and 11 more.

  • Who are Wanderu's competitors?

    Competitors of Wanderu include Chalo and 4 more.

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