FlixBus launches Canada domestic service routes starting April 7, 2022
FlixBus,North America’s fastest-growing intercity bus service, will launch domestic service in Canada beginning on April 7, 2022. In addition to an express route between Ottawa-Toronto, FlixBus will debut in Canada with a Niagara Falls-Toronto line including a stop in St. Catharines, as well as a more comprehensive local line with stops including Waterloo (University of Waterloo), Kitchener (Downtown), Guelph, Mississauga and Toronto.
The start of Ontario domestic service is just the first phase of a planned expansion, with cross-border routes to and from the U.S. planned for summer 2022. With the Ontario intercity bus market being deregulated in 2021, the door was opened for new mobility providers to begin service and FlixBus brings its unique blend of tech startup, e-commerce platform and sustainable transportation to a market of eager Canadian travelers.
FlixBus began service in the U.S. in 2018 and had long-term plans to expand into Canada, but these were delayed due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that restrictions are being lifted and the demand for travel is coming back, FlixBus is poised to bring new options for eco-friendly travel, value and convenience for Canadians.
The digitalization of the traditional bus market has been FlixBus’ recipe for success across Europe and in the U.S. With new buses, free Wi-Fi, power outlets at every seat, carbon-neutral ticketing options, tech solutions like the FlixBus App and more, FlixBus is setting a new standard for Canadian intercity travel and making buses not just an affordable option, but the preferred choice for all passengers looking to experience the world, no matter their budget.
The FlixBus Canadian domestic network will feature new connections running Waterloo-Toronto, Niagara Falls-Toronto corridor, including stops in Kitchener (Downtown), Guelph, Mississauga and St. Catharines, as well as an express service on the Ottawa-Toronto route. Ottawa-Toronto will run Thursday-Monday with one trip in each direction per day, while Waterloo-Toronto will run two arrivals/departures per day on Thursday-Monday weekly. Niagara Falls-Toronto will run daily service in each direction, with service doubled on Thursdays-Mondays.
First local partner for FlixBus: Gallexy Tours
The entire FlixBus network is comprised of and driven by local bus partners, many of which are family owned. Riding with FlixBus means customers are helping to support these local businesses and play a part in giving back to the community that these partners serve. FlixBus’ new Canadian domestic network will be operated by Gallexy Tours, the company’s first local Canadian partner, who trusts in FlixBus’ technological expertise in pricing, marketing and sales, route intelligence, quality management and continuous product expansion. The buses will also apply the company’s international standard, which includes services such as free on-board Wi-Fi. Gallexy Tours has been serving the city of Toronto for the past 20 years primarily providing charter services.
Tickets are now available on the FlixBus website or downloaded through the convenient FlixBus App. For more information visit FlixBus online, download the FlixBus app, and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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