Belle Vue Manchester to expand partnership with European-wide coach operator- with three new routes

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The new routes will make travelling across the country from Manchester even easier

Stockport-based travel group Belle Vue has announced an expansion in its partnership with Flixbus. The coach operator, which is instantly recognizable, transports millions of passengers around the Uk and Europe in its distinct green buses. 

Belle Vue started their partnership with Flixbus back in April as services launched between Manchester, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. From spring 2024, three new routes will begin. 

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These new routes will see passengers able to get services to York, Birmingham and Leicester. Belle Vue are extending their partnership with a company which is now the largest operator in Europe and now operates in 42 countries worldwide, including the USA, Canada, Brazil and Chile.

Belle Vue’s Flixbus services have their Manchester hub at Shudehill Interchange. For full details on the services and to book, visit the Flixbus website. 

Flixbus is an affordable way to travel into Europe and the company has expanded since launching in the UK back in 2021. Services to Berlin can be booked for less than £100 and you can get a one way ticket to Paris for under £50. 

Managing director of Belle Vue Phil Hitchen said: “The strength of our partnership with the FlixBus team is unmatched, and we have been keen to expand our relationship with them based on the excellent results we’ve seen so far. There is a revolution in express coach services happening with FlixBus here in the UK, and it’s exciting to be part of the forward-thinking brand shaping the future of the industry.”

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FlixBus UK’s managing director Andreas Schorling said: “Belle Vue has delivered exceptional quality on our network, alongside an entrepreneurial and ambitious approach from Phil and the entire team. We are delighted to expand our partnership and are looking forward to working together for decades to come.

One of the new Yutong vehicles which Belle Vue Manchester will use on its FlixBus services. Photograph supplied by YutongOne of the new Yutong vehicles which Belle Vue Manchester will use on its FlixBus services. Photograph supplied by Yutong
One of the new Yutong vehicles which Belle Vue Manchester will use on its FlixBus services. Photograph supplied by Yutong | Belle Vue

“FlixBus sets out to build partnerships that last and we are delighted that as a key operator, Belle Vue is keen to expand with us, and drive forward our mission to become the largest express coach network in the UK.

"One of our core values is the democratisation of transport, and we are passionate about bringing our coach services to every corner of the country. We want to ensure as many passengers as possible benefit from our sustainable, affordable network to travel through the midlands and north of England.”

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