A Supporter’s Guide to the Euros in France

A Supporter’s Guide to the Euros in FranceTravelling to a foreign country is always a tricky adventure – especially so when you go there for a big sports event. You might put your foot in your mouth by saying something wrong and it’s never good to cross a Frenchman (as was most prominently displayed by Zidane’s famous headbutt Continue reading

Europe is Just a Coach Trip Away: New FlixBus Connections to the Continent

Europe is Just a Coach Trip Away: New FlixBus Connections to the ContinentOn 24 March, the coach company FlixBus has set foot on the British Isles for the very first time by launching an intercity bus connection from Paris to London. The German market leader, which set out to conquer the whole of Europe, reports that the new coach route turned out to be a great success Continue reading

German Market Leader FlixBus Launches First Budget Bus Route to London

German Market Leader FlixBus Launches First Budget Bus Route to LondonThe German intercity coach market was liberalised in early 2013 and bus providers have been fighting over customers ever since. Active competition has resulted in particularly inexpensive ticket prices and in a high level of comfort on intercity coach trips. While free WiFi and a vast amount of power outlets are standard Continue reading

Railway Company Adds Fourth Class to Compete with Low-Cost Coaches

Railway Company Adds Fourth Class to Compete with Low-Cost CoachesMany people are of the opinion that a train is a fairly convenient mode of public transport, whereas an intercity bus is targeted at those travellers which are willing to sacrifice comfort in order to save some money. A European train company, however, is about to challenge this view by introducing a fourth class on its Continue reading

More Comfort, Less Pollution: National Express Adds New State-of-the-Art Platinum Buses

More Comfort, Less Pollution: National Express Adds New State-of-the-Art Platinum BusesTravellers in the West Midlands have reason to celebrate as the bus company National Express is about to add numerous new state-of-the-art buses to serve the whole of the Black Country. As part of a test run, some of the two-toned grey Platinum buses have been in use since May 2015 and have made journeys Continue reading

Arriva Trains Wales Strike: When there’s no train, take the bus!

Arriva Trains Wales Strike: When there’s no train, take the bus!Welsh travellers are about to be faced with major transport disruptions as Arriva Trains Wales drivers will go on strike this Thursday. Despite efforts by the train company, members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) have decided to walk out at 00:01am on 12 November. The Industrial Action Continue reading

From the Eiffel Tower to the Côte d’Azur with the intercity bus

From the Eiffel Tower to the Côte d’Azur with the intercity busAfter having been heavily debated for a few months, the “Macron Law” was officially adopted by the French Parliament mid-July. The law aims to strengthen the French economy’s development in numerous areas with various measures, including the liberalisation of the intercity bus market in France. Continue reading

Intercity Bus FAQ

The most common questions and answers for travelling by intercity buses in the UK

Intercity Bus Travel-FAQOpting for the coach is not only the cheapest way to travel the UK, but also the most eco-friendly alternative. Apart from that, you also get a whole lot of comfort because most coach companies provide their customers with free WiFi and plenty of power sockets to insure that a coach trip is not a waste of time but that time Continue reading

La dolce vita: megabus launches Italian intercity bus network

La dolce vita: megabus launches Italian intercity bus networkStarting this week, the intercity bus provider megabus will offer its customers a taste of „la dolce vita“. And what is best: They offer it on the cheap. The bus company recently announced its latest expansion plans which include several bus routes within Italy. The new connections will officially be launched on 24 June Continue reading

The evolution of bus journeys

The evolution of bus journeysMany travellers still associate bus journeys with past school trips and ill-equipped coaches. By offering free WiFi, diverse entertainment possibilities and inexpensive snacks, providers of intercity buses have managed to improve the reputation of bus journeys significantly in recent years. Nevertheless, an Continue reading