FlixBus unveils new partnership with Bouden Coach Travel

Posted: 25 May 2023 | | No comments yet

FlixBus and Bouden Coach Travel’s new partnership offers reliable and environmentally friendly coach services between Birmingham and London, with a key focus on enhancing accessibility and creating job opportunities.

FlixBus unveils new partnership with Bouden Coach Travel

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FlixBus has announced that passengers can now enjoy new reliable and sustainable coach services, as it partners with Bouden Coach Travel. This collaboration will offer daily travel between Birmingham and London, catering to the increasing demand for convenient transportation options.

From 25 May 2023, Bouden Coach Travel will introduce one of its 59-seater Irizar i6 coaches to the FlixBus network. The coach will be re-branded in the Flix green, creating a distinctive visual identity.

Adel Bouden, Managing Director of Bouden Coach Travel, said: “Joining the FlixBus network allows us to work with another forward-thinking company that offers a fresh approach to the traditional coach industry. The pandemic has presented an opportunity for change, and FlixBus’ technology makes coach travel easily accessible and appealing, particularly to younger generations. We look forward to expanding our services within the FlixBus network in the future.”

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Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK, said: “We are delighted to partner with a company based in Birmingham, a vital travel hub in the country. Operators in the industry trust us to fulfil our mission of becoming the largest coach network in the UK.”

Bouden Coach Travel, initially a minibus company, has expanded over the past decade into corporate coach hire, day trips and event transport. The company’s Transport Manager, Sophie Baugh, highlighted the company’s dedication to creating employment opportunities in Birmingham. She explained: “Diversifying into regular express services is the future of our company, and FlixBus was the perfect fit for us.”

In addition to the Birmingham-London route, FlixBus is also launching new cross-country lines with long-term partner McGill’s, connecting Dundee and Bristol. This expansion includes services from Perth, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham, with Carlisle as a new destination on the network. Furthermore, FlixBus is announcing plans to extend operations to India, introducing the first intercity green lines in early 2024.