FlixBus plans US expansion

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USA FlixBus plans to enter the US market. After 26 European countries, it wants to launch its business model on the North American continent. The route network in Germany and Europe, meanwhile, continues to grow; In the German-speaking world alone, around 140 new stops have been added.

André Schwämmlein, founder and CEO of FlixBus, said: “Significant changes are taking place on the American mobility market – public transport and sustainable travel are becoming increasingly important. FlixBus wants to be part of this change and soon welcome American passengers as a low-cost and environmentally friendly mobility alternative.

“In Europe, FlixBus has long since established itself as a smart mobility alternative with its unique business model. FlixBus’ business model is based on close cooperation with regional SMEs (Small and Medium Size Enterprises), thereby promoting the local economy. Following the same principle, a long-distance bus network is also to be created in the United States. With its current locations in Munich, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Zagreb, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Aarhus, Prague and Budapest, FlixBus now also includes Los Angeles. A small team is already on site and is responsible for the development of the US company headquarters.”

In the German-speaking market alone, around 140 new stops will be connected to the green route network in 2018, including additional stops in large cities such as Hamburg, Munich or Vienna, but also especially in rural areas. In addition, new connections to Scandinavia in 2018 will shape the European FlixBus network.

“We want to offer smart and green mobility for everyone,” said André. “In 2018, many existing connections will be increased, new tourist destinations will be connected to the FlixBus network and the rural regions will be further networked. Only with a functioning EU market can we succeed in the US.”