FlixBus Launches UK’s First International Bus Service from Manchester

FlixBus has launched the UK’s first international route to serve the North West and Midlands, operating a new direct overnight service from Manchester to Paris.

The new service launched on 13 July 2022 and will run 5 days a week. The vehicles will be operated by FlixBus partner Whippet.

The route will commence in Manchester and will also serve passengers in Birmingham, Cambridge and London.

FlixBus Manchester to Paris
FlixBus has launched its new direct overnight Manchester, Birmingham and London to Paris service

With this Manchester to Paris launch, FlixBus aims to offer passengers a more attractive transport option in response to the current increase in airport delays and cancellations, as well as rising fuel costs.

Andreas Schorling, FlixBus UK Managing Director said:

“Holidays should be about exploring new places, taking a break from the norm, and above all, having fun! With rail, petrol prices and airports in chaos, going by coach is the obvious choice for reliable, enjoyable journeys this summer.”

FlixBus journeys are estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by nine compared to travelling by plane or by six compared to the car.

FlixBus already operates the largest global long-distance coach network, and continues to rapidly expand its services across the UK.

Schorling added:

“As the world leading coach provider, we want to continue offering customers the broadest range of affordable travel options. This new line is a key milestone on our journey to becoming the biggest long distance coach brand in the UK market.”

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