3 Feb 2023 12:14

FlixBus to open another route to Germany, to extend route to Poland from Odessa from Feb 14

MOSCOW. Feb 3 (Interfax) - FlixBus, a major bus operator of Europe, has announced the launch of an international bus line from Ukraine on February 14 to connect Kiev, Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen, in addition to the extension of the Warsaw-Lublin line to Odessa, the Ukrainian media said on Thursday, quoting the company press service.

"Today we take another step to develop lines from Ukraine to Germany and Poland. Warsaw. Berlin and Hamburg are the top travel destinations. The demand shows that these destinations are important to Ukrainians," FlixBus Director in Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic Countries Michal Leman said.

In his words, the company doubled its network in Ukraine over the year and was planning to open new lines if it saw that people needed transportation services.

There is an Odessa-Warsaw line, where the bus departs from Vinnitsa. Yet it has been decided to extend the line into Uman and Odessa due to the high demand in the south. The trips are daily, and the travel takes about one day.

Buses will be departing from Kiev for Germany three times a week: on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Buses depart from Bremen to Ukraine on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. The travel time is about 30 hours, including stops and border crossing formalities.

As reported earlier, FlixBus launched eight new routes from Ukraine to Europe after the beginning of the crisis. The company already has six lines from Ukraine to six European countries, namely, Germany, Poland, Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria.

Founded in 2013, FlixBus develops bus networks in Europe and the United States. Its operations are based on partnerships with regional bus companies that provide their buses and travel documents.

FlixBus said in June 2019 it was opening an office in Ukraine. It opened domestic routes in Ukraine in July 2020.