Before you start reading this post, I want to tell you that this post is not sponsored or paid for in any way through Flixbus or any other affiliate. I am writing this simply because of my love and addiction to this incredible bus service in Germany.
For those of you who know me, you will know that I like quality, but I like it cheap. My best suggestion to get the best of both worlds would be to shop at flea markets where you can get second-hand quality pieces for one-tenth of the price, if that.
Flixbus is like my shopping haul at the flea market. I get incredible quality for one-tenth of the price. PS. If you’re wondering why I’ve called it ‘MeinFernbus’ and ‘Flixbus’ already, it’s because the two have officially partnered – but I’m so used to the shorter name.
Saving the planet one ticket at a time! I will always choose the bus over driving myself.
Here are 10 of the best reasons to fall in love with FlixBus:
If you’ve been to Germany before, you may already know that transit can get quite pricey especially if you’re planning to do the whole country in one go. Though the Deutsche Bahn is an incredible experience, especially if you’re taking the ICE (300+km/hour), nothing can beat the prices of Flixbus. What would typically be a 50 or 60 euro ride ends up costing about 12 – 20 euros on this bus. Example: Freiburg –> Frankfurt = 15 Euros.
After returning from India for a wild trip, nothing in Germany can seem ‘uncomfortable.’ Even before my visit to India, I loved the comfort of the bus. Not to mention, I have some pretty genius tactics to getting my own two seats ;). Hint: I don’t eat carrots to piss people off, but it seems to work.
3. Free WiFi
Near the beginning of my wonderful experiences in Germany I was already sold on MeinFernbus Flixbus, but always got overly excited about their free WiFi offer only to find out it wasn’t working. This happened quite a few times, but for the past couple of months, it’s been working perfectly!
Photo Credit: A Normal Distaster
4. Separated Seats
Sounds crazy, huh? I haven’t heard of it either. To be honest, I’m not even sure if that’s the right headline for the pointer. The seats are in two’s down the isles just as you would picture any other bus, but they slide apart from each other for additional space. So. Cool.
5. Reclining Chairs
I don’t know why, but I tend to compare bus seats to plane seats as I am usually taking long-haul overnight flights and bus rides that are only a few hours long. If the bus is more comfortable than the plane seat, then I’m a happy camper. In this case, the chair reclines almost twice as much as a plane seat would and is super cushy (is that a word? – haha).
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6. On Board Washroom
I haven’t bought the She Wee yet, but I’ve been pretty close.. not to mention, I did add it to my Christmas Wish List. Luckily, when I’m in Germany I don’t have to worry so much about having to use a She Wee out the window, as there’s usually always clean toilets available on board. If not, there are numerous spots along the highway (dirty and free or clean and 70 cents).
7. Snacks and Drinks Available
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8. Convenience App
I’ve come to the conclusion that you’re never going to get any cheaper than Flixbus. Well… there are a couple other discount buses like DeinBus, but I haven’t had good experiences with either of them. The alternative option is to hop on board a BlaBlaCar (carpooling), but even then sometimes it can be more expensive.
9. Television Maps On Board
Maybe I’m a freak and it’s just me, but I always use my Google Maps App to figure out how much longer to go. A couple of times on the bus they’ve shown the map on the TV’s throughout the bus with the kilometers to go and the time duration.
Photo Credit: Verbraucher Papst
Last and certainly not least, the plugs, they’re incredible! Each seat has a plug, I ALWAYS charge my iPad and phone on the bus. I could travel hours on Flixbus and actually get somewhere exciting on the end instead of sitting on my bum doing the same thing locked in my room at home.
I confess, I’m in love with MeinFernbus Flixbus and will forever and always be a loyal customer :D… as long as my German visa is approved – haha.
Looking for some inspiration as to where to go on your bus journey? Check out these city guides around the country: The Fairy Tale Route of Western Germany, Plan Your Trip to Karlsruhe, Germany, Why Duisburg is the Best Place for Photography