You probably have already travelled with one of these green giants trough Germany. FlixBus is a mobility supplier that has changed the way of travelling for millions of people in Europe. The inventors took a chance founding the start-up, when Deutsche Bahn announced they were not going to develop their own long-distance coach business. FlixBus’ unique way of combining technology and internet with the ways of a regular traffic company has helped them create Europe’s biggest long-distance bus network yet.
Services of the green mobility
Thanks to easy reservations and a daily growing array of offers FlixBus provides travellers with the possibility to discover the world for very little money. On the one hand, their long-distance coaches fulfil the highest standards concerning security, comfort and environment. On the other hand, they represent a comfortable and ecological alternative to regular individual travelling.
In the age of globalisation the concept of this start-up company is based on the digitalisation of a traditional means of transport. With the aid of technological innovations such as a ticket system, the FlixBus- app, free Wifi on board, or GPS for the coaches, the enterprise enables new possibilities of travelling. The mobile infrastructure was especially created for this company and is therefore unique in its form. With the help of a well thought-out planning of their routes and dynamic price management, they keep offering the best deals to their customers.
The secret to a successful business
Nine out of ten coach bookings are FlixBus bookings. Not only Deutsche Bahn but also the railway services abroad suffer from severe price battles. So what is the difference between FlixBus and other competitors? The FlixBus company puts more weight on growth than on profits. They have not profited from their own businesses as of now, which was founded in Munich in 2013 by André Schwämmlein and Jochen Engert. However, it does not have to make any profits yet. Similar to the example of the shuttle service Uber, FlixBus currently tolerate losses following the American theory of digital capitalism. The business concept of the start-up company tends to the model of fast-selling item. By the time the long-distance coach company has taken over Europe, multi-million dollar amounts will be the reward for the concept.
One secret of success is their close partnership with middle class subcontractors: Regional coach partners, mostly family enterprises, take responsibility for the green FlixBus fleet because they own the buses and employ the drivers. Subsequently FlixBus undertakes the route planning, operations, IT, marketing and ticket sales. In addition, the company pays subcontractors for conveying passengers. Assembling traits such as innovation, start-up-spirit and a strong, international brand, combined with quality and tradition, might very likely make FlixBus Europe’s most successful provider.
Europe goes green!
Since 2015 FlixBus has opened up the international market: Distant coach nets now exist in France, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands as well as international regular traffic to Scandinavia, Spain, England or Eastern Europe. Today travellers profit from the biggest long-distance coach offer of Europe due to the still branching out network of routes and the unbeatable prices. Today there are more than 120,000 daily connections, with a total of 1000 destinations within 20 countries. Instead of traveling through Europe by Interrail, Flixbus are gathering forces in the competition introducing Flixrail.
Meanwhile, the international team behind the green distant coach supplier consist of 1000 employers. With thousands of drivers of partners in Europe they are distributed to locations in Munich, Berlin, Paris, Milan and Zagreb.
If you are one of the few individuals that have not yet travelled with FlixBus, it is only a matter of time until you, too, will be using the green mobility.