After a two-month Corona break, the coach operator Flixbus wants to start driving again on May 28th. 26 of the green buses will initially drive to almost 50 stops in Germany, as the company announced. Before the crisis there were ten times as many.
Because of the spread of the new virus, the Flixbusen have been idle since March 18, and most of the employees were sent on short-time work. The operation of long-distance buses was never prohibited, but the company doubted that it would be able to work profitably during the travel restrictions.
"Our team has used the past few weeks to develop a hygiene concept that enables travelers to travel safely by long-distance bus even in the current situation," said Managing Director André Schwämmlein. This includes disinfecting the buses after each trip and wearing passengers' mouthguards throughout the trip. However, you continue to sit closely together while driving.
In addition to major cities such as Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Hamburg, Frankfurt am Main and Munich, smaller cities such as Bayreuth, Himmelkron, Titisee-Neustadt, Weimar and Wolpertshausen are also approached. Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Denmark are also in use again. It is not yet certain when the Flixtrain train offer can be booked again.