World's Largest Bus Network Launch Services In India: Tickets Start At Rs 99


Mohul Ghosh

Mohul Ghosh

Feb 04, 2024


Germany’s FlixBus, among the world’s largest intercity bus service networks, announced its India entry on February 6th targeting a new industry paradigm with international safety standards and premium bus travel conveniences. Launch routes connect Delhi with Ajmer, Lucknow, Haridwar and 16 more cities at INR 99 initially.

World's Largest Bus Network Launch Services In India: Tickets Start At Rs 99

Through partnerships with regional operators, FlixBus looks propelling bus transit adoption leveraging global expertise in high frequency networks. Its eventual pan-India expansion ambitions necessitate demonstrating service differentiation across price, reliability and comfort factors first.

59 Stops, 200+ Connections in Phase 1 Rollout

The phase one routes focus on facilitating interstate connections within northern hubs through 59 well designed stops offering a seamless interchange experience between destinations. Over 200 direct bus combinations cater varied travel needs around pilgrimage, business or leisure intents.

Onboard features like separate seating arrangements for female passengers, 2-point seat belts, lounge access etc address critical concerns around safety, privacy and trip comforts for Indian commuters. State-of-the-art BS6 buses ensure lowest emissions too.

43rd International Market Signals Global Growth

India represents FlixBus’ 43rd international market underscoring sustained diversification beyond European strongholds. With Asia’s second largest bus transport industry after China, the move offers strategic access to an enormously under-tapped but evolving mobility segment.

Early reception and commuter feedback will shape city expansion decisions plus service category introduction around charter, shuttle routes among others. But initial promise looks robust.

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