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FlixBus Returns to Columbus, Offering Service to Four Cities

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Starting today, July 1, bus riders looking for an alternative to Greyhound will have a new option for travel to Dayton, Indianapolis, Chicago and Milwaukee.

FlixBus, a German-based company that began operating inter-city bus routes in the U.S. in 2018, is returning to Columbus after operating here for several months in late 2019 and early 2020.

The company announced in November 2019 the start of service from Columbus to Pittsburgh and Washington D.C., but with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, those lines were discontinued.

“When we decided to resume our service to the Midwest now, this new line fit better with the current demand for travel,” said FlixBus spokesperson Rosa van Rest. “We do have plans to launch the former route as part of a broader expansion in the months ahead.”

Ticket prices will start as low as $9.99 and can be booked online or via the FlixBus app.

Although the initial Midwest launch is limited to only five cities, a press release announcing the new Chicago route said that the company plans to “significantly expand its footprint in the region later this year and next.”

FlixBus utilizes regional bus partners to operate its network, including Columbus-based Cardinal Transportation.

For more information, visit Flixbus.com.

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