FlixBus is returning
Rapid roll-out of vaccination programme means UK is one of the first countries FlixBus returns to
FlixBus, thought to be the world’s largest intercity coach-travel provider, is launching new domestic connections in the UK. With lockdown easing, the company is running an initial 18 routes between 12 cities from 15 April.
As a result of the accelerated vaccination campaign and the ongoing easing of the restrictions in this country, the UK is among the first markets in FlixBus’ global network to start growth projects this year.
Passengers can book tickets from 99p for a number of connections between London, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Loughborough, Manchester, Sheffield and Swansea. There will be up to seven departures in each direction on peak days depending on the route. The most frequent corridors will be London-Bristol and London-Birmingham.
Andreas Schorling, Managing Director FlixBus UK, said: “Many UK residents have held back their activities in the past months to reach the point where people can start to reunite. We are glad that we can provide a new, value for money mobility alternative to those travelling to meet their loved ones finally. Seeing the efficient vaccination program, we are hopeful that more and more passengers will have the opportunity to move around the country freely again in the upcoming period. Although outlooks are optimistic, we stay cautious: hygiene and safety continue to be our highest priority to ensure a safe journey.”
Covid-secure measures will be in place.
In line with the Government’s roadmap to open up the country, FlixBus plans to gradually increase the number of connections in the upcoming weeks. The goal is to have a truly compelling offer by the summer, with new holiday destinations and a significantly increased number of cities in the domestic network. When the situation allows it, FlixBus will also bring back international services between UK cities and destinations in continental Europe, such as Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. The company says it has bold long-term plans in the UK and aims to build the country’s largest coach network by 2025.