FlixBus UK launches new Scottish network with McGill’s Buses

Posted: 9 August 2022 | | No comments yet

As part of the new network, FlixBus will work in partnership with McGill’s to provide daily service to and from Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and Aberdeen four times a day.

FlixBus UK adds new city to Scottish coach network

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FlixBus UK has announced its entrance to the Scottish domestic market, with the launch of a new daily route between Glasgow and Aberdeen as of 8 August 2022.

The green coach operator, who providers passengers with journeys to 2,400 destinations in 40 countries, has revealed it will begin its new network serving Scottish cities four times a day. FlixBus’ new venture will provide daily connections to and from Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and Aberdeen.

Marking the occasion, FlixBus also unveiled a unique designed coach in time for the launch – complete with the Saltire and famous landmarks such Glenfinnan Viaduct and Ben Nevis – which will be a regular part of the fleet driving the route.

FlixBus UK and McGill’s Buses collaborate on new cross-country route

Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK said: “We have made no secret that we want to be the biggest coach brand in the whole of the UK, and our launch in Scotland is a cornerstone of our growth strategy. We know from our experience of cross-border routes that our service is a natural fit with the Scottish market.”

The eco-friendly transport network will be operated by Scotland’s largest independent bus company, McGill’s, as part of its partnership with FlixBus, which began in 2021.

McGill’s operates several cross-border FlixBus routes to and from cities including Sheffield and Manchester, and recently launched a daily summer service between London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Ralph Roberts, CEO of McGill’s Buses said: “Our established partnership with FlixBus has gone from strength to strength, and we are delighted to be working together with the global brand to deliver this ambitious project and offer high quality transport connections to the people of Scotland.”

“McGill’s has always been the obvious choice of partner to ensure the service is a success, and we’re proud to be launching our affordable, reliable and sustainable coach network in Scotland with their team,” Schorling added.

The introduction of the new dedicated Scottish line means the FlixBus network now serves over 40 destinations across the UK.