Loco2 is an online booking service for train travel in the UK and Europe. We sell tickets through our website and iOS/Android mobile apps.
We're a small team of committed individuals dedicated to building excellent technology and offering exceptional customer support. We've been live since 2012 and we're growing steadily.
Loco2 is an online booking service for train travel in the UK and Europe. It sells tickets, without booking fees, through its website and via its smartphone app which is available on iOS and Android platforms.
We were founded in 2006 by brother and sister Jamie and Kate Andrews. Now, we're a small team of committed individuals, dedicated to building excellent technology and offering exceptional customer support. We’ve been selling train tickets since 2012 (read our story here), and we’re growing steadily as the business matures.
Our booking tool provides coverage for approximately 12 countries in Europe and is integrated with multiple rail operators, including ATOC in the United Kingdom, SNCF in France, Deutsche Bahn in Germany, Renfe in Spain and both Italo and Trenitalia in Italy. This enables us to sell fares for all major high-speed rail services in Europe, such as TGV, ICE, Eurostar, AVE, Thalys, Frecciarossa, and Italo.
Loco2 was founded out of a personal frustration with how difficult it was to book trains, and a desire to tackle climate change by making it easier for travellers to ditch planes and opt for a lower carbon journey by train - hence our name, which also means "low CO2".
We're proud of our achievements so far, but there's a lot more to do as we continue wrestling with the vast complexity of the European rail network, with the goal of making it as simple as possible for our customers to navigate.
Our team is small but growing quickly as our customer base rapidly expands. Working at Loco2 is challenging and involves tackling hard problems alongside a great group of people with the capacity to solve them.
We have a lovely office in a surprisingly calm part of Central London, but lots of our team work remotely, and we're committed to developing a culture that promotes happiness and balance both in and outside of work.
Some roles are based in our London office, but many members of the team work remotely (from as far afield as Poland, Alaska, Cannes and...Basingstoke) and everyone in the company uses online tools like Slack, Helpscout, Trello and Basecamp to work together.
Although we’ve recently been acquired, and have big plans for the future, we’re not a VC-backed company. We’re focused on using our resources efficiently as part of a unique and enjoyable working culture (we don't think caffeine-fuelled all-nighters are a good way to grow a company that is built to last).