FlixBus new routes between Manchester and Leeds and Newcastle start at £2 a ticket

A new FlixBus route linking Manchester to Yorkshire and the North East means travellers can hit the road for just £2.

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Travellers who are looking to hit the road without breaking the bank during the cost of living crisis are in luck as a new intercity bus route from Manchester is starting - with tickets beginning at as little as £2.

FlixBus is launching its latest British route with buses connecting Manchester to towns and cities in Yorkshire and the North East later this month. The new route to Leeds and Newcastle is opening as FlixBus marks its second anniversary of operating in the UK. The company runs a fleet of buses across Europe and says Britain is a key market for it.

The organisation has already started offering Manchester passengers low-cost travel options, including a route to Glasgow and a 14-hour overnight service to Paris.

What is the new FlixBus route and how do I get tickets?

The new FlixBus route departs from Manchester and takes passengers to Leeds, Middlesborough and Newcastle. The first bus heads out of Manchester on Thursday 27 April.

The service departs the Shudehill Interchange in the city centre at 7.20am and will take three and three quarter hours to reach its final destination, arriving in Newcastle at 11.05am. The return service leaves Newcastle at 12.45pm and takes three hours and 55 minutes to come back to Manchester, getting to the city centre at 4.40pm. The new route is launching with one bus per day in each direction.

FlixBus is launching a service from Manchester to Leeds and NewcastleFlixBus is launching a service from Manchester to Leeds and Newcastle
FlixBus is launching a service from Manchester to Leeds and Newcastle

Tickets are now on sale for and can be booked for just £2 in an offer running between Monday 17 April and Sunday 30 April. Tickets can be bought in advance for services up to 31 July. To book or find out more about the new bus route, visit the FlixBus website here or go on the FlixBus app.

What has been said about the new FlixBus route?

Andreas Schorling, managing director of FlixBus UK, said: “We believe transport should be affordable, sustainable and accessible to everyone. Response from the UK public to FlixBus services has been phenomenal, so we wanted to give something back to our passengers for our second anniversary.

“We’re really delighted to be adding more routes and destinations on our network than ever before, offering customers in Manchester more opportunities to explore the country for as little as £2!”