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European intercity bus provider FlixBus expanding Polish network

Strategic cooperation PolskiBus.com and FlixBus

Press Release

++ PolskiBus.com and FlixBus create strongest offer in Poland for long-distance bus travel ++ PolskiBus.com network gets connected with Europe´s largest intercity bus network of FlixBus ++ New international and domestic connections from several Polish destinations to Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia  ++ Benefits for Polish customers: high quality standards and easy access to Europe at attractive prices

Warsaw/Munich, 12/18/2017FlixBus will extend its cooperation with PolskiBus.com. By integrating the sales platform and network of PolskiBus.com, FlixBus creates the strongest offering in Poland for long-distance bus travel. New international and domestic connections from several Polish destinations to Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia will become available in the FlixBus shop. Tickets for these direct links will still be available on www.PolskiBus.com and soon via www.FlixBus.pl.   

Piotr Bezulski, Managing Director, PolskiBus.com: “Today we announce that we will extend our partnership with FlixBus. By integrating FlixBus’ smart service, high safety and quality standards we will win new target groups and will start a new era in the Polish mobility market.”

Jochen Engert, Managing Director, FlixBus: „With this extended cooperation we will make the next steps to connect Poland further with our European network. By combining our services and technological innovation with the national experience of PolskiBus.com, we will attract even more customers for the green travel experience. With the beginning of 2018 we will fully integrate the connections with our network and build the most attractive offer for Polish users.”

Technology and startup spirit meets local experience

The business model of FlixBus is based on an internationally unique cooperation with the local industry. In Poland FlixBus is already working together with several local bus companies to connect Poland with Europe. Thereby technology and startup spirit meets tradition and quality of the Polish SME industry and establishes a new generation of service in the international mobility sector. During four years of operation,  FlixBus built cooperations with 250 bus partners all over Europe. FlixBus is taking care of technology, ticketing, customer service, network planning as well as marketing and sales, while its local partners are responsible for the daily operation of buses. Through this the mobility startup succeeded to establish the largest intercity bus network in Europe.

PolskiBus.com has been providing service for Polish passengers for more than six years now. Since it was founded in 2011, PolskiBus.com has developed continuously and offers connections within Poland and from Poland to Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic or Slovakia.

FlixBus already started the first connections from and to Poland in 2016. Major cities like Warsaw, Krakow, Katovice, Wroclaw or Lodz are daily connected with Germany, Austria, Czech Republic or Hungary. With PolskiBus.com, FlixBus will continue to expand its network and integrate new direct links to European countries. The cooperation brings technology and startup spirit together with the tradition and quality of the Polish mobility industry and thereby establishes a new generation of service standards. At the same time the regional economy gets supported by increasing tourism.

Piotr Bezulski: “Together with FlixBus we will further connect Poland with Europe. We believe that Poland will not only benefit from the improving travel opportunities but also from the increasing foreign interest towards our local touristic sites thanks to the easy and comfortable access.”

FlixBus provides green and smart mobility in Poland: Digitalization of traditional bus industry

FlixBus guarantees the same quality of service on every vehicle in the fleet. As the services will be integrated on the buses of PolskiBus.com, passengers will get free Wi-Fi, comfortable seats with more legroom, air-condition, power sockets next to every seat and toilet on board.

The tickets for direct links to various European countries are still available online via www.PolskiBus.com and soon via www.FlixBus.pl, via mobile FlixBus app or in over 30.000 cooperating sales agencies all over Europe. Flexible rebooking or cancellation is possible up to 15 minutes before departure. Luggage is free of charge and there is no need for printing travel tickets, check-in is possibile via QR code on the smart phone. ˝Our vision is to provide green mobility to everyone. Our daily offer and the state of the art online booking system will allow anybody to explore the continent.˝ - added Jochen Engert.

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