On April 15, FlixBus returned to the UK with services between 12 destinations, including Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Sheffield, Leicester and Cardiff. The operator has since increased the frequency of those services, a move it attributed to growing demand. It said that its busiest corridor is currently London-Bristol, which will soon have up to 9 daily departures in each direction.
FlixBus says it will now extend the number of direct routes to almost 40 by the second half of May, adding services to Liverpool, York, Nottingham, Northampton, Warrington, Stoke-on-Trent, Chester and Bridgend.
“People are seizing the opportunity to move around the country again and there is a great demand for a new, value for money travel alternative in the UK. Since we have restarted our network, we have seen a strong growth every week in the number of passengers travelling with us,” said Andreas Schörling, Managing Director FlixBus UK. “Our website data shows that interest towards our domestic routes is tripling as restrictions are being removed in May. FlixBus has built a smart system that quickly reacts to passenger needs. We will continue to grow our offer in the UK. Our plan is to build the country’s largest coach network by 2025.”
As part of its plans for expansion, Andreas added in a LinkedIn post that: “We are looking for both new hires and operators who share our ambitions and want to be part of our growth story.”