FlixBus resumes international travel and diversifies UK routes further


FlixBus continues to diversify its UK offering with new domestic routes. September also saw it resume international travel between the UK and France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The UK diversification includes new direct routes to and from London Heathrow Airport and the addition of Cambridge to its network.

The direct routes between London Heathrow Airport and UK cities include Reading, Bristol, Cardiff, Bridgend, Swansea, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Bradford and Leeds.

The University of Cambridge is also now among FlixBus’s UK destinations, providing three departures in both directions between Cambridge and London.

It follows a tripling of FlixBus’s UK network since its relaunch in April 2021 to meet demand for domestic travel.

“Since spring we’ve been continuously improving our new domestic offer and now we are covering numerous destinations in England, Wales and Scotland,” says Managing Director of FlixBus UK Andreas Schorling. “Besides building our network within the UK, we also find it important to keep Britain and continental Europe well connected and provide affordable and sustainable mobility opportunities for international passengers. Thus, we are thrilled that in September, we could resume our cross-border operations as well.”

International routes operated between London and France, Belgium and the Netherlands offer direct travel without stopover to Lille, Bruges, Liege, Antwerp, Brussels, Maastricht, Rotterdam, the Hague and Amsterdam. The recent UK expansion means cross-border and domestic FlixBus journeys can be combined.

“We are aware that it is not always possible to reach far-away destinations by coach,” adds Mr Schorling. “By introducing direct airport routes, we want to encourage those travelling to distant locations to reduce their carbon footprint by adding climate friendly shared transportation to their mobility choices whenever it is possible during the journey.”

FlixBus says strict hygiene measures remain in force on all its vehicles, such as extra ventilation and thorough sanitisation after every journey. Passengers on international journeys are required to present all necessary documents before boarding.