FlixBus, the European mobility startup that launched in the United States last May, is adding Utah to its rapidly-expanding network. Starting April 19, Salt Lake City, St. George, Provo, and Cedar City residents will be able to travel directly to Las Vegas and connect with other cities in the Flix network.
To introduce the new Utah cities into the network, all trips will sell at $4.99 for a limited time. Thereafter, the lowest ticket price will average $9.99 with prices varying depending on seasonality and demand.
“We are modernizing the traditional American road trip,” said Pierre Gourdain, Managing Director of FlixBus USA. “Our fleet is equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets at every seat, ample legroom, free onboard movies and TV, and it’s the eco-friendliest form of transportation available.”
New routes will include:
- Salt Lake City – Provo – Cedar City – St. George – Las Vegas Downtown – Las Vegas Strip
- Las Vegas Strip— Las Vegas Downtown – St. George – Cedar City – Provo – Salt Lake City
Tech Meets Traditional Bus Industry
FlixBus was launched in Germany in 2013 and, after expanding to 28 countries across Europe, started service in the United States in May 2018 with routes connecting major hubs in the Southwest. In March 2019, a second network started in the Southern US, with routes in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
With a focus toward modernizing the traditional bus industry, FlixBus has a unique business model in which teams throughout the United States and Europe handle the technology development, network planning, operations control, marketing & sales, while the daily scheduled service and green FlixBus fleet is managed by local SME bus partners who often have decades of experience in the bus industry. Today, FlixBus has over 300 bus partners throughout the world and has created more than 7,000 jobs for drivers.
American Trend Toward Sustainable Mobility
Since entering the US, FlixBus has encouraged more people to park their cars and choose shared transportation; in fact, over 65% of all FlixBus USA passengers to-date had never taken a long-distance bus before.
On top of buses being the most environmentally-friendly form of public transportation available, FlixBus passengers can choose to offset their carbon emissions with “CO2 Neutral” tickets. For more information, visit FlixBus online.