FlixBus, America’s fastest-growing and most innovative bus service is rolling into Pennsylvania and Ohio this month. The first routes will connect Philadelphia to New York City, Baltimore and Washington D.C. The bright green buses will hit Pennsylvania highways on November 7 with a limited amount of tickets starting for as low as $4.99; thereafter, the lowest ticket price will average $14.99 with prices varying depending on seasonality and demand.
“FlixBus is determined to change the way people travel,” said managing director Pierre Gourdain. “We want to show people how inefficient it is to use your car for long-distance trips in the age of high gas and parking prices, traffic and low mileage leases. The bus provides a convenient and comfortable alternative, one that allows people to work, relax or sleep while they travel and keep more money to enjoy their destination.”
In keeping with its smart mobility mission, the Philadelphia stop will be located on Market Street, adjacent to a variety of public transportation options. In New York, FlixBus will use its new stop near Penn Station, offering excellent connectivity within New York City and with Long Island. “Our goal is to compliment public transportation,” Gourdain continued. “We want people to be able to take the bus, rideshare, or even walk to our stops for the ultimate carbon-neutral trip.”
On November 14, FlixBus will launch a second route connecting Columbus—Pittsburgh—D.C. This will be the first time FlixBus rolls into the Midwest. Additionally, FlixBus will be the first intercity bus to stop at the recently built Mobility Hub in Columbus.
FlixBus was launched in Germany in 2013 and after expanding to 28 countries across Europe, began service in the US in May 2018 with routes connecting California, Arizona, and Nevada. In March 2019, a second network started in the Southern US, with routes in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi; in April, a third launch took place in Utah. The East Coast launch took place exactly one year after the first green buses hit US highways, and most recently, FlixBus launched in Boston in September. Last week, FlixBus in partnership with MCI piloted an electric bus on its San Francisco-Sacramento line, the first of its kind in the US.
Shared Mobility and the Resurgence of the US Bus
With fewer young people buying cars each year, according to JD Power company, and a move toward shared mobility, FlixBus is expanding throughout the US at a time when more Americans are considering the bus as a long-distance travel alternative. According to FlixBus survey results, nearly 65 percent of all first-time FlixBus users in the United States had never taken a long-distance bus before, showing that the company is creating a new market in the industry.
With a shiny bright green fleet, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, carbon neutral ticketing, extra legroom and more, riding in a bus has never been more enjoyable. For more information, visit FlixBus online or download the convenient FlixBus App.