Good news travelers, traveling up and down the West Coast of the United States is about to get a whole lot easier and a whole lot cheaper. The popular bus company FlixBus that was made famous in Germany is expanding to include services up and down the iconic coastline. The company is hoping to revitalize bus travel in the U.S., which is currently not a frequently used mode of travel.
The company got it’s start five years ago with a business model promoting high comfort levels with low costs. FlixBus saw rapid growth and demand within Europe and now travels to over 1,700 destinations in 27 countries.
FlixBus started selling ticket on May 15th and will become fully operational on May 31st. Tickets for shorter rides – three hours or less – will be no more than $20, while longer rides – including overnights – will be no more than $50. The company has boasted that some one way rides will be as low as $2.99. The more popular routes will include bus connections from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, San Diego to Las Vegas, and Los Angeles to Phoenix. Travelers will be allowed to bring on two pieces of luggage for their trips. Read more about their U.S. destinations and bus amenities on their website.
The West Coast is a great place to start because of it’s regular influx of visitors, but the company hopes to connect people to over 1,000 destinations in the U.S. by the end of 2018.