After a successful launch in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona, green buses will head north to Sacramento, Reno and the Bay Area
++ 40 US destinations include San Francisco, Sacramento, Reno, Bakersfield, and San Jose ++ Travel from LA to San Francisco for as low as $9.99 ++ FlixBus to connect unserved cities including Commerce, Fremont, Millbrae and Palm Springs ++ The best of two worlds: US bus partners (tradition) ++ FlixBus (tech)
LOS ANGELES (July 19, 2018) – After entering the US market in May, FlixBus is expanding its offer by adding connections across central and northern California, including San Francisco, Sacramento, Bakersfield and San Jose, as well as Reno, Nevada, bringing the total number of US destinations to 40. New connections begin today, July 19.
“We can happily say that FlixBus was welcomed in the United States with open arms, and we are now adding more green buses on the West Coast as quickly as possible to meet growing demand,” said Pierre Gourdain, Managing Director of FlixBus USA. “We are providing a safe and sustainable alternative to the car for all Americans. Our second launch will represent a massive shift in how Californians can travel up and down the state.”
Launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus currently operates in 28 countries. In May, FlixBus launched its green buses in the United States, connecting destinations across the SouthWest including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson. Destinations launching on July 19 include: Bakersfield, Commerce, Fremont, Fresno, Gilroy, Kettleman City, Millbrae, Oakland, Reno, Richmond, Sacramento, Salinas, Tempe, San Francisco, San Jose and Universal City. FlixBus will be the only long-distance transportation company to connect Commerce, Fremont and Millbrae with Central and Southern California.
Operating with a world-unique business model, FlixBus manages the technology, ticketing, customer service, network planning, marketing and sales of its product while local SME partners manage the daily operations of the lime green FlixBuses. With the second launch across California, an additional 26 buses will be added to the FlixBus fleet. New bus partners include: Alvand Transportation, Amador Stage Lines, Classic Charter, LD Tours, Transportation Charter Services (TCS) and Tourcoach.
Eco-Friendly Yet Comfortable Travel
With its expansion in the US, FlixBus plans to encourage more people to park their cars and choose sustainable 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. By purchasing a CO2 Neutral ticket, passengers can donate an additional one to three percent of their original ticket price to a certified Global Climate Protection Project as well as the National Forrest Foundation (NFF).
In addition to being sustainable, FlixBus is also one of the most comfortable and convenient modes of long-distance transportation with conveniently-located stops, onboard entertainment, free Wi-Fi, personal power outlets and extra leg room for every seat. Passengers can board their bus, watch a free movie, work or sleep during their travel and arrive at their destination relaxed.
“We chose California as our new home because, more than anywhere else in the US, people no longer want the hassle of driving,” said Gourdain. “FlixBus is not a cranky bus of yore but a truly new means of travel with better stops, more departures, full comfort and a free onboard entertainment package for the lowest price. With the help of our partners, we became southern California’s hometown carrier in a matter of weeks, and now we look forward to introducing ourselves to the Bay and Sacramento.
”Prices for routes from Sacramento to San Francisco will run as low as $4.99; longer routes such as San Francisco to Los Angeles sell from $9.99. FlixBus USA tickets can be purchased online or via the FlixBus App. Passengers can use the FlixBus App to track their bus, navigate to their destination and show their paperless ticket. For more information, visit www.flixbus.com.
“At FlixBus, we don’t penalize people for traveling last minute or on a budget. We have seen it in every community we service: everyone craves new experiences and, when FlixBus comes to town, there are no more excuses for not taking the trip you’ve been dreaming about,” said Gourdain.