Spring is slowly coming to Europe and bringing us back to life. Do you already feel the urge to hit the road? We do! And as in spring the landscape is especially beautiful, it’s time to switch from planes to buses and watch the cities, fields, and villages pass by behind the window! To give you some inspiration, we have prepared a selection of bus routes from one of the biggest European bus companies in Europe – FlixBus. Read, choose one, and pack your bag!
P.s. If you prefer trains, make sure to check this article on our blog!
What is FlixBus?
FlixBus is a German company that started off as a green alternative to carpooling and Deutsche Bahn in Germany. Ever seen their buses? They have a green livery. And now you know why. Currently, they have more than 120000 daily routes between 1000 cities in 20 countries (see map here). The buses that travel on these routes have Wi-fi, toilets, and – last, but not the least – acceptable ticket prices, especially compared with European railways.
Travel Routes for this Spring
Now to the most interesting part! Here are our suggestions for the travel routes that you can explore this spring. Of course, tastes differ, so you can always choose something different. Otherwise – enjoy our ideas and Europe!
Paris – Milan
Frequency: 3 departures/day
If you want to have both French wines and Italian pizzas in one trip, this route will suit you well! The bus takes 12.5 hours to get from the culture capital of the world to the fashion capital of the world, and if you choose to travel overnight, you can also save on a hotel!
Prague – Berlin
Frequency: 12 departures/day
For a modern club connoisseur, partying just one capital city is not enough. So feel free to move from the cheap and hearty drinking in the capital of Czech Republic to the most avant-garde and free-spirited club scene of Berlin. With only 4 hours on a bus, you won’t even have time to sober up!
Munich – Vienna
Frequency: 6 departures/day
Enjoyed the grand collection of paintings in Kunsthistorische Museum? Time to see more of the old masters in Alte Pinakothek! Or maybe modern art is your poison? Vienna and Munich make a great tandem in these too! And now you know that less than 6 hours (with Wi-Fi!) separate these two famous cultural havens.
Brussels – London
Frequency: 3 departures/day
From Belgium to the UK? Not a problem! Feel free to have a sip of Belgian beer in a brasserie and then compare it to famous English beer in one of the London pubs. However, make sure that you eat a lot in Brussels, because we’ve heard that English cuisine is not as tasty as the Belgian one;)
Tickets: Useful Information
Decided on a route? Then it’s time to book your ticket! We’ve prepared some useful information for you based on our own experience:
- Make sure you download the FlixBus app. You can use it for storing your already bought tickets and avoid all the “where to print my ticket” problems. Besides, there are some discounts available only for the app users!
- If you plan to visit 5 cities or more, you can get an InterFlix ticket for 99€ that will cover any 5 of your trips.
- While booking your ticket you can contribute to saving the world. No, seriously. When purchasing the ticket online, you can tick the ClimatePartner “CO2 compensation” and make a donation to one of the climate protection projects. The size of donation will depend on the duration and distance of your trip. You can find more details here.
Photo credit of the top photo: FlixBus