FlixBus doubles routes in UK
FlixBus has doubled the number of routes operated in the UK after relaunching on these shores on 15 April, now connecting 20 cities in England and Wales. Liverpool, York, Nottingham and Northampton are among the new destinations.
When the intercity coach service initially returned, its network consisted of 18 routes between 12 destinations, including Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Sheffield, Leicester and Cardiff. FlixBus has been increasing in frequency due to the consistently growing demand. The busiest corridor is London-Bristol. It is now adding nearly 40 routes.
When the easing of restrictions continues, capacities are expected to increase and new journeys will be added to the offer. FlixBus strictly follows local regulations. Currently, the company fills only half of the seats and keeps the row immediately behind the drivers clear.
“People are seizing the opportunity to move around the country again” – Andreas Schörling, Managing Director FlixBus UK
Andreas Schörling, Managing Director FlixBus UK, said: “People are seizing the opportunity to move around the country again and there is a great demand for a new, value for money travel alternative in the UK. Since we have restarted our network, we have seen a strong growth every week in the number of passengers travelling with us. Our website data shows that interest towards our domestic routes is tripling as restrictions are being removed in May. FlixBus has built a smart system that quickly reacts to passenger needs. We will continue to grow our offer in the UK. Our plan is to build the country’s largest coach network by 2025.”