In May 2018, German bus company, FlixBus, opened its first connections in the United States, having already established its office in Los Angeles. Famed for its signature green buses, FlixBus is committed to offering affordable, comfortable and eco-friendly alternatives to travel. The company was founded in 2011, and is now one of the largest long-distance bus providers in Europe. FlixBus is represented by national branches, such as FlixBus Italia, FlixBus France and FlixBus Nordics.
All in all, the company has gone from an intercity bus start-up to Europe’s leading bus provider, and offers routes to over 1,200 destinations in over 20 countries.
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The FlixBus timetables are mainly determined by the frequency of a given route. The timetables are also created so that there are as many transfer options as possible available. Even if there is no direct connection between two stops, travelers can still reach their destination.
It's no surprise that the FlixBus routes which connect two major cities are particularly popular. These include, for example, the Los Angeles – San Diego and Phoenix – Las Vegas connections. Routes such as these are frequented by passengers for city tourism, shopping trips or simply visiting friends and relatives.
Popular FlixBus Connections
Popular International Connections from FlixBus
The FlixBus fleet of buses is perfectly adapted to the requirements of modern travelers. As a rule, enough sockets are available – sometimes even at each double seat. The company also offers free Wi-Fi to keep passengers entertained during long bus trips. Even appetites are tended to with snacks and drinks being available for purchase at reasonable prices on board. Should there be a delay, FlixBus will always provide up-to-date information about estimated arrival and departure times on its homepage.
The company, now known as FlixBus, was founded in 2011 under the name GoBus in Munich, Germany. The operator took on its final name in early 2013 and, because of the long-distance bus liberalization, launched four daily connections in southern Germany in February of the same year.
Due to the high demand for a cheap travel alternative, the FlixBus network was able to quickly expand its stops and routes. By January 2015, FlixBus and its largest German competitor, MeinFernbus, announced their intention to merge. Initially, the companies operated under the brand “MeinFernbus FlixBus,” but in May 2016, they opted to use the easier to understand name “FlixBus.” In terms of the design of the buses, it was decided to use the signature green coloring of MeinFernbus to emphasize the ecological aspect of long-distance bus travel.
In the following months and years, FlixBus continued to grow. This is partly due to the development of new international markets as well as the acquisition of numerous competitors. In 2016, FlixBus took over all continental connections of the British bus company, megabus. That same year Postbus, an association of Deutsche Post and the automobile club ADAC was also taken over. With the founding of FlixTrain GmbH, Flixbus decided to try its hand at the rail market by distributing tickets for the German long-distance train startup Locomore as well as the Austrian WESTbahn
Today, Flixbus is present in more than 20 European countries, employs over 1000 people and welcomes around 40 million passengers a year – and the number is still growing.
In 2018, FlixBus looked beyond Europe, and made its first overseas expansion when a small team set up an office in Los Angeles. By May that year, the company opened its first routes throughout the southwestern region of the country, and plans to continue to expand its network throughout the USA.