FlixBus Launches Pittsburgh & DC Routes Starting at $9.99
Nearly three years after Megabus quietly discontinued service in Columbus, a new alternative to Greyhound is set to launch service next week to Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.
FlixBus, a German-based company that began operating in the U.S. in 2018, announced today that the two new routes will start running on November 14.
Columbus passengers can book tickets online now for the trips, which will leave from the Central Ohio Transit Authority’s Spring Street Terminal downtown (located at 33 W. Spring St., just west of High Street).
The options currently shown as available on the site include one daily, early morning trip to Pittsburgh (priced between $9.99 and $14.99), and a daily trip to Washington, D.C. (priced from $24.99 to $29.99). Connections could be made in those cities to other destinations, including Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Richmond, Virginia.
The new Columbus routes will mark the first foray into the midwest for the company, which currently offers service to multiple cities in the northeast, south and west.
“FlixBus is determined to change the way people travel,” said managing director Pierre Gourdain in a press release. “We want to show people how inefficient it is to use your car for long-distance trips in the age of high gas and parking prices, traffic and low mileage leases. The bus provides a convenient and comfortable alternative, one that allows people to work, relax or sleep while they travel and keep more money to enjoy their destination.”
For more information, visit Flixbus.com.