Flixbus is a long-distance international bus company from Germany. It operates coach services from Amsterdam and other Dutch cities to both Germany and European destinations.
Flixbus was first established in 2013 following the deregulation of the German bus market. It has since expanded rapidly and in 2015 merged with rival MeinFernBus. In summer 2016 it effectively took over the services of Megabus Europe.
It currently operates to some 1,700 destinations in 27 countries, the largest bus network in Europe. The route network is expected to grow further in the coming years.
Flixbus offers regular services between Amsterdam and dozens of cities in Germany. This large German network includes the likes of Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Emmerich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Mainz, Munich, Stuttgart… plus many other smaller cities.
Other direct international services from Amsterdam include
Antwerp, Brussels, Bruges and Gent (Belgium)
Lille, Paris, Dijon, Lens, Nancy and Lyon (France)
Basel and Zurich (Switzerland)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Katowice and Wroclaw (Poland)
Flixbus also serves Copenhagen (Denmark) and Malmo (Sweden) – these require a single change.
Flixbus also sells domestic bus tickets for journeys between various Dutch cities.
Flixbus uses a fleet of modern buses with comfortable seating (78cm/31″ pitch), power sockets and free WiFi. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board.
Ticketed passengers are able to bring up to 2 cases with maximum combined weight of 30kg plus one piece of hand luggage (max 7kg).
Standard fares start from around €9 for a single; promo and special fares are occasionally offered.
Flixbus Coach Stops
Flixbus stops in Amsterdam: Flixbus has 3 stops in Amsterdam.
The main stop is just outside Amsterdam Sloterdijk station – at Piarcoplein, 1043 DW Amsterdam. Sloterdijk can be easily reached by train from Amsterdam Central station – the journey takes 5 minutes and the standard OV-chip card fare is €2.40, otherwise it’s €3.40 for a disposable ticket.
Sloterdijk can also be reached using GVB metro line 50 and trams 15 and 19, €3.20 single.
There is also a Flixbus stop close to Amsterdam Bijlmer-ArenA station – the address is Hoogoorddreef, 1101 BA Amsterdam. The bus stop is on the main road just south of the bus station. Biljmer-ArenA can be reached by train and metro line 50 and 54.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: Flixbus offers a number of services out of Schiphol airport. The unmarked bus stop is Platform C at Schiphol Plaza. The address is Evert van de Beekstraat, 1118 AX Amsterdam.
Rotterdam: There are 2 stops, one outside Rotterdam Central station (Conradstraat 52, 3013 Rotterdam – international bus stop, platform HH); and one at Rotterdam Zuidplein, Gooilandsingel 21, 3083 Rotterdam.
The Hague: just outside Den Haag Central station – on Schedeldoekshaven (off Rijnstraat), 2595 The Hague
Utrecht: At Westplein, 3521 Utrecht. It is next to the NH Hotel – near Utrecht Central station (Jaarbeurs-side).
Antwerp: bus stop at Koningin Astridplein; plus stops at Antwerp Berchem and Antwerp (Van Stralenstraat)
Brussels: There are 2 stops: one at Brussels Noord station (Rue du Progrès 123); the other at Brussels Zuid/Midi station (Rue de France). Some buses also serve Brussels Airport (Leopoldlaan).
Paris: There are some 15 stops: including one at Bercy Seine (210 quai de Bercy); one at La Défense (1 Rond-Point de la Défense); at Charles de Gaulle airport, Terminal 3 (Rue du Luxembourg). Please check your Paris stop carefully.
Berlin: There are 21 stops: the main one is at Berlin Central bus station (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof at Masurenallee 4-6). Please check your Berlin stop carefully.