FLIXBUS LAUNCHES IN THE U.S. ON MAJOR SOUTHWEST ROUTES
With its U.S. launch, FlixBus hopes to encourage more people to park their cars and chose a more sustainable form of transportation. Five years after the launch of FlixBus, Europe's fastest-growing mobility provider, the company behind the green buses is bringing its one-of-a-kind business model to the U.S., with American travelers now able to purchase FlixBus tickets on major routes in the Southwest, including Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Los Angeles to Phoenix, Phoenix to Vegas, San Diego to Vegas, and more. Green buses will hit the roads with frequencies up to nine times per day beginning on May 31.
FlixBus travel that was a blend of tech-startup, e-commerce, and traditional transportation. Based on this concept, FlixBus was launched in Germany in 2013 with a unique business model in which FlixBus manages the technology, ticketing, customer service, network planning, marketing, and sales, while its local SME FlixBus manages the technology, ticketing, customer service, network planning, marketing, and sales, while its local SME partners are responsible for the daily operation of buses. For Phase 1 of the U.S. launch, 180 initial FlixBus connections will be operated by six regional bus partners: Arrow Stage Lines, American Explorer Motorcoach, Gray Line Arizona, Pacific Coachways, Transportation Charter Services (TCS), and USA Coach Services. FlixBus currently has 300 bus partners throughout Europe, many of which are small, family-run businesses. In the 28 markets in which it operates, FlixBus has created more than 7,000 jobs in With its U.S. launch, FlixBus hopes to encourage more people to park their cars and chose a more sustainable form of transportation. On top of buses being the most environmentally-friendly form of public transportation available, FlixBus passengers can choose to offset their carbon emissions with “CO2 Neutral” tickets. Prices for routes such as Los Angeles UCLA to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas will run as low as $.99 cents. Every ticket guarantees a seat with extra legroom, onboard entertainment, and access to Wi-Fi and power outlets. FlixBus USA tickets can be purchased on the new U.S. ticket platform, via the FlixBus App or even onsite with bus drivers, depending on availability. Passengers can use the FlixBus App to track their bus.