Flix launches first connections to Finland, connecting all continental EU countries
+++ FlixBus to connect nine Finnish cities with each other and to European network by July 27
+++ Finland becomes the 41st country in the Flix-network, all continental EU countries connected
+++ Connecting Poland with Finland via Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
Munich, July 18, 2023 - FlixBus, the global provider of affordable and sustainable travel options, will launch first connections to Finland, starting on July 27. The first green buses will start from Warsaw (Poland) and end in Vaasa (Finland), including a ferry trip from Tallinn to Helsinki. Thanks to this expansion, FlixBus is connecting Finnish cities with each other and with Central Europe, and is now providing services from the North to the South of the continent.
“Now that Flix is entering the Finnish market, we’ve reached another great milestone of connecting all continental EU countries. By widening our offer, we are further realizing our mission to offer affordable and sustainable travel options to everyone. We believe that by providing convenient transportation on a global scale we will revolutionize the travel market. Especially now that people are more aware and concerned about their environmental impact, we want to create opportunities for them to choose collective transport and reduce their carbon footprint.”, said André Schwämmlein, CEO of Flix.
In Finland, buses stop on the way in Vaasa, Närpiö, Pori, Rauma, Raisio, Turku, Salo, Espoo and Helsinki. The route continues through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania before reaching the final stop in Warsaw, Poland. With just one interconnection, passengers from Finland can reach other European cities, such as Berlin, Vienna or Bratislava.
Cooperating with local bus partners
Based on its business model, FlixBus works in cooperation with local bus partners all over the world, that are responsible for the daily operations. FlixBus buses are modern and equipped with the highest safety systems, which makes FlixBus a recognized and trusted carrier. Thanks to this expansion, Finland is now easily reachable from other European countries and becomes another great summer destination added to the FlixBus network.
The first line to Finland will be operated by a Lithuanian transport company, Ollex, and a ferry operator, Tallink. Because of this cooperation between Tallink and FlixBus, passengers can combine the bus with a ferry trip on one ticket and arrive in Finland by making just one reservation.
3 years of FlixBus in Baltic States
This summer, FlixBus is celebrating the third anniversary of operating in the Baltic states. The first lines in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were launched in July 2020. FlixBus currently serves 268 cities in the three countries and connects them to 292 European destinations.
Flix pioneers long-distance public transportation by offering climate-friendly alternatives for convenient and affordable travel through its FlixBus and FlixTrain brands. Thanks to a unique business model and innovative technology, Flix has built Europe's largest long-distance bus network in a very short time and is also present in the United States, Canada, and Brazil with FlixBus. As a pioneer in sustainable transport, Flix launched the first green long-distance trains with FlixTrain in 2018, initiated a pilot project for all-electric long-distance buses in the same year, and introduced the first biogas-powered long-distance buses in the EU in 2021.
While Flix handles technology development, network planning, operations control, marketing and sales, quality management and continuous product expansion, proven Flix partners take care of daily route operations. The unique combination of technology start-up, e-commerce and classic transport company has positioned Flix as a market leader vis-à-vis major international corporations and has permanently changed the global mobility landscape. For more information, visit the Newsroom.