FlixBus starts domestic services in Canada
FlixBus is launching a domestic service in Canada today (7 April 2022).
In addition to an express route between Ottawa-Toronto, the operator is running a Niagara Falls-Toronto line including a stop in St. Catharines, as well as a more comprehensive local line with stops including Waterloo (University of Waterloo), Kitchener (Downtown), Guelph, Mississauga and Toronto.
FlixBus began service in the U.S. in 2018 and had long-term plans to expand into Canada, but these were delayed due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The start of Ontario domestic service is just the first phase of a planned expansion, with cross-border routes to and from the US planned for summer 2022.
Pierre Gourdain, Managing Director of FlixBus North America, said: “Ontario is a dream bus market with some of North America’s most vibrant cities and we are immensely happy to begin building connections here. We also hope, the service will offer Ontarians a financial reprieve in a context of rising gas prices with a green mobility alternative to help riders re-discover this wonderful province.”
FlixBus’ new Canadian domestic network is operated by Gallexy Tours.