Paying Less for Train Connections with MOTIS

Matthias Müller-Hannemann & Mathias Schnee
Finding cheap train connections for long-distance traffic is algorithmically a hard task due to very complex tariff regulations. Several new tariff options have been developed in recent years, partly to react on the stronger competition with low-cost airline carriers. In such an environment, it becomes more and more important that search engines for travel connections are able to find special offers efficiently. We have developed a multi-objective traffic information system (MOTIS) which finds all attractive...