Flixbus have a fleet of modern long-distance buses with comfortable, adjustable seating, with 70cm of legroom. Every ticket holding passenger is guaranteed a seat. All of their buses are air conditioned, have toilets and free Wi-Fi. Snacks and drinks are also available on board. Bikes can be taken along for a small fee.More
From 4th May 2016, the company operating under the Meinfernbus Flixbus moniker have changed their name exclusively to "Flixbus".
It's the biggest intercity bus company in Germany and has a market share of more than 70%. At the time in 2015 it was formed out of the biggest company at the time "Meinfernbus" and the second biggest bus company "Flixbus". Both companies were founded just a few years before the liberalisation of the German bus market. Since then, Flixbus has continued to expand, both within Germany and abroad, so that now more than 20 million passengers travel throughout Europe on their buses each year.
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Flixbus has taken great strides to build up an expansive network within Germany that covers both the largest cities as well as small towns. From the beginning their objective of spanning beyond Germany has been obvious too, with routes to Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Zurich.
Presently there are routes to all Germany's neighbouring countries as well as buses to Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia. The busiest stations and Flixbus interchanges in Germany are Berlin, Hanover, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Munich. A reduced service of night buses is also offered, although these run mainly between the major cities. Buses also run to major German airports, like Frankfurt am Main.
Flixbus started its first routes to the UK and Spain in Spring 2016, adding these to the ones in Italy and France from 2015.
Flixbus tickets can either be sent by email and be printed off or can be used directly in the form of mobile tickets. Children up to the age of 15 pay a reduced fare. Cancellation of tickets for a voucher of equivalent value is possible free of charge up to 15 minutes before departure.
Flixbus cooperates with myclimate Deutschland GmbH and atmosfair, to give passengers the option of paying to offset their CO2 impact when booking.