Like many large states in the US, Texas doesn’t exactly offer a lot of public transportation options between large cities. Owning a car can feel like a necessity for many Texans, particularly those who frequently travel between major metropolitan areas for work or family. Luckily, a German-based transportation startup FlixBus has announced a new “Southern Network” of bus routes to connect Dallas and Fort Worth to other major Texas cities. While long-distance buses are nothing new, FlixBus has one major selling point other bus networks don’t: $5 fares and completely green buses.
“We are eager to get more buses on the ground in Texas,” Pierre Gourdain, FlixBus USA managing director, said in a press release. “After the success of our initial launch, it’s clear to us that we’ve tapped into a real desire for an alternative mode of transportation in the south. Our goal now is to continue connecting more communities and get as many cars as we can off the road.”
FlixBus has routes connecting Dallas to Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. There are multiple pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Dallas including near the Bishop Arts District and Love Field. More routes are planned for the future if Texans take to the new bus service, but for $4.99 average fares, it’s likely FlixBus will be a hit – particularly given the fact that the buses are state-of-the-art and completely sustainable.
All FlixBus buses are green, featuring all-electric engines. On top of that, the buses offer en route Wi-Fi and entertainment options and even power charging stations in every seat.
FlixBus currently has the following routes planned for Texas:
- Dallas to Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Tyler, and Houston
- Fort Worth to Dallas, Tyler, and Houston
- Fort Worth to Dallas to Tyler
- Austin to San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston
- San Antonio to Austin, Dallas, and Houston
- San Antonio to Austin to Dallas
- Houston to Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio
In addition to these Texas locations, FlixBus will also include routes to Louisiana and Mississippi with stops in Shreveport, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Biloxi. A full list of FlixBus’ current routes throughout the US can be found here.