FlixBus has revolutionized bus travel in Europe in the short five years since its launch in Germany. As the largest bus line in Europe, FlixBus serves 1,700 destinations spread out over 27 countries. By pouring their money into the product rather than advertising, the company boasts a variety of high-end amenities at a low cost to entice travelers to give bus travel a try.
The US launch begins May 15 with a series of introductory fares priced as low as 99 cents on one-way routes serving cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and San Diego. The innovative company keeps operating costs to a minimum by using buses that are owned by local, independent companies, rather than operating and maintaining their own coaches. Its fleet of buses boasts luxuries including free Wi-Fi, LED lighting, a vast array of entertainment options, and ample legroom, all designed to make bus travel as comfortable and convenient as possible. All seats feature a cup holder, tray table, headrest, and leg rest.
Travel will begin on May 31 and the company has lofty plans to expand to over 1,000 connections throughout the US by end of 2018. After the introductory fare period passes, FlixBus expects average one-way tickets on short-haul trips of three or less to be priced at about $20, while longer trips will ring in at about $45-50.