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New bus operator to offer trips between Kitchener and Toronto

FlixBus service begins April 7, but tickets went on sale Thursday

You will be seeing new buses around town the first week of April.

FlixBus, which touts itself as North America's fastest-growing inter-city bus service, will launch trips from Kitchener to Toronto on Thursday, April 7. It will include stops in downtown Kitchener (1 Victoria St. S.), the University of Waterloo (295 Phillip St.), Guelph (Guelph Central Station -- 139 Carden Street), and Mississauga.

The company, which is working in partnership with Gallexy Tours, started service in the United States in 2018, with long-term plans to expand into this country, but those plans were delayed due to the pandemic.

“FlixBus is making sustainable bus travel comfortable, affordable and easy-to-use for everyone,” André Schwämmlein, founder and CEO of FlixBus, said in a news release. “Our success in Europe and the ongoing growth in the U.S., Brazil, and now Canada, proves that with a smart business approach and a great product, FlixBus can globally change the way people travel and help them discover the benefits of shared, green intercity bus transportation.” 

FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi, power outlets at every seat, as well as carbon-neutral ticketing options.

The company will also offer service between Niagara Falls and Toronto, as well as Toronto and Ottawa.

Special $4.99 fares can be booked between March 24 to April 6. A regular fare from Kitchener to Toronto will cost $14.99, one-way.

Greyhound Canada shutdown last May leaving few options across the country for inter-city travel by bus.


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