07.19.2018

FlixBus connects Sacramento to LA, doubles US network

FlixBus connects Sacramento to LA, doubles US network

Two months after its US launch, the eco-savvy European tech + travel startup proves it has the stamina for the States with most recent expansion

After connecting communities in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona, FlixBus has its wheels turned toward the Bay Area. Starting today, the company is offering a plethora of new connections along the West Coast, including Sacramento, San Francisco, Bakersfield, Oakland, San Jose and Reno, bringing the total number of US destinations to 40.

“The launch of FlixBus in May passed all our expectations. People want more of our green buses, so we’re adding them as quickly as can be,” said Pierre Gourdain, Managing Director of FlixBus USA. “We’re making bus travel a thing again by providing everyone with a safe, sustainable and cheap option. This new launch will represent a massive shift in how people travel up and down the West Coast.”

Destinations launching today include: Bakersfield, Commerce, Fremont, Fresno, Gilroy, Kettleman City, Millbrae, Oakland, Reno, Richmond, Sacramento, Salinas, Tempe, San Francisco, San Jose and Universal City.

Founded in Germany in 2013, FlixBus expanded into 27 countries throughout Europe before heading across the pond for its US debut on May 31. FlixBus manages the technology, ticketing, customer service, network planning, marketing and sales of their product while local SME partners manage the daily operations of the iconic green fleet. New bus partners include: Alvand Transportation, Amador Stage Lines, Classic Charter, LD Tours and Tourcoach, joining our inaugural partners including Transportation Charter Services (TCS), Arrow Stage Lines, American Explorer Motorcoach, Gray Line Arizona, Pacific Coachways and USA Coach Services.

“California is our new home,” Says Gourdain. “FlixBus is not the old cranky bus of yore, but a truly new means of transportation, with more stops, more departures, better prices, full comfort and a free onboard entertainment package. We offer the best level of service in the industry for the lowest price. With the help of our incredible local partners, we saw instant adoption and became SoCal’s hometown carrier in a matter of weeks. Now we look forward to introducing ourselves to the Bay, Sacramento and beyond.”

Prices for routes from Sacramento to San Francisco will run as low as $4.99; longer routes such as Sacramento to Los Angeles sell from $14.99, with other connections in the network boasting prices as low as $0.99.

“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.

FlixBus 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.

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About FlixMobility

FlixMobility is a young mobility provider, offering new alternatives for convenient, affordable and environmentally-friendly travel via the FlixBus and FlixTrain brands. Thanks to a unique business model and innovative technology, the startup has quickly established Europe's largest long-distance bus network and launched the first green long-distance trains in 2018 as well as a pilot project for all-electric buses in Germany and France. Since 2013, FlixMobility has changed the way over 100 million people have traveled throughout Europe and created thousands of new jobs in the mobility industry. In 2018, FlixMobility launched FlixBus USA to bring this new travel alternative to the United States.

 

From locations throughout Europe and the United States, the FlixTeam handles technology development, network planning, operations control, marketing & sales, quality management and continuous product expansion. The daily scheduled service and green FlixBus fleet is managed by bus partners from regional SMEs, while FlixTrain operates in cooperation with private train companies. Through these partnerships, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and a strong international brand meet the experience and quality of tradition. The unique combination of technology start-up, e-commerce platform and classic transport company has positioned FlixMobility as a leader against major international corporations, permanently changing the European mobility landscape.