FlixBus to launch overnight Manchester to Paris coach service

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FlixBus launches a new direct overnight service between the UK and France on 13 July. Operating five days a week, the new route will serve Manchester, Birmingham and Cambridge as well as Stratford and Greenwich in London. The route will be operated by FlixBus’ long term bus partner Whippet.

The international operator believes there is a growing desire to avoid potentially long security queues and waiting times in UK airports as well as expensive baggage fees and complicated lay-overs it says are associated with airline travel.

With petrol prices reaching over £100 to fill a family car, FlixBus says it is proud to offer affordable international travel to consumers as they face rising costs of living and inflation. “Holidays should be about exploring new places, taking a break from the norm, and above all, having fun. With rail, petrol prices and airports in chaos, going by coach is the obvious choice for reliable, enjoyable journeys this summer,” said FlixBus UK Managing Director Andreas Schorling.

“As the world’s leading coach provider, we want to continue offering customers the broadest range of affordable travel options. This new line is a key milestone on our journey to becoming the biggest long distance coach brand in the UK market.”

Two new MAN Euro VI Step E Neoplan Tourliner P20 13.4m 55-seat coaches have joined Whippet to operate the service. MAN TRUCK AND BUS