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Use this travel time calculator to discover journey times

by Evelina Bezubec
on Aug 1, 2019

Calculating a journey by distance tells you how far away a point of interest is in miles or kilometers. However, points of interest search tools often assume that you are travelling as the crow flies. In reality, a journey needs to take into account road networks, transport schedules and congestion at certain times of day. This is where a travel time calculator tool can come in handy. A travel time calculator takes all these elements into account. So, no matter the distance, you will get a result that shows you how long it will actually take to reach your desired location. Let’s take a look at some examples.

Omio

Omio calculates train, bus and flight options between cities in Europe.

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  • Enter your start location and your destination
  • Enter your travel date(s)
  • Select your preferred mode of transport
  • Click ‘Search’
  • See your results in list and map view

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TravelTime platform

Calculate an A to B route using the TravelTime platform routing tool. You can calculate the time it takes using different transport modes.

  • Enter your preferred mode of transport
  • Enter date and time of departure 
  • Enter starting point and destination
  • Add a waypoint (optional)
  • Click the departure time 
  • View the results on list and map view

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Unlike other A to B routing tools you can map all the places you can get within a time limit. For example: How far can I travel within 30 minutes by car from my house at 8 am? Try this type of search here

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Skyscanner

Skyscanner is a travel time calculator that allows you to search for flight options from all the different operators.

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  • Click ‘one way’, ‘return’ or ‘multi-city’ option
  • Enter your starting and destination airports
  • Enter your preferred departure and return dates
  • Select the number of passengers
  • Click ‘Search flights’
  • View results in a list view
  • Add further filters, such as fastest route, direct route, preferred airline

Screenshot from 2019-08-01 14-00-28https://www.skyscanner.net/

Citymapper

Citymapper is a transport app that allows users to search for driving, cycling, walking and public transport routes in urban areas. 

  • Enter your starting address or use current location
  • Enter your destination
  • Click the green arrow 
  • View your results in a listview separated by mode of transport
  • See Citymapper’s suggested route based on fastest travel time

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Open Source Routing Machine

The Open Source Routing Machine (OSRM) is an open-source router designed for use with data from the OpenStreetMap project to calculate drive times.

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  • Enter your starting location or address
  • Enter your destination
  • Use the + sign to add an optional waypoint
  • Click ‘enter’ 
  • View the driving route on the map

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Try the TravelTime platform travel time calculator today

Using TravelTime it's possible to make bespoke travel time polygons showing where's reachable within a travel time area. To discuss your bespoke project, get in touch.

 

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