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 has effectively taken over rivals MeinFernBus (2015), Megabus Europe (2016) and Eurolines (2020).
It currently operates to some 2,500 destinations in 36 countries, the largest bus network in Europe. However, timetables have been impacted by the ongoing ‘coronavirus’ measures.
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
London Victoria (UK)
Antwerp, Brussels, Bruges and Gent (Belgium)
Lille, Paris, Dijon, Nancy and Lyon (France)
Basel and Lucerne (Switzerland)
Katowice, Warsaw and Wroclaw (Poland)
Destinations further afield can be made with a change of bus.
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).
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 €2.50, otherwise it’s €3.50 for a disposable ticket.
Sloterdijk can also be reached using GVB metro line 50 and tram 19, €3.20 single. See How to Get to Amsterdam Sloterdijk for more detailed travel info on reaching the bus terminal.
There is another 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: The main stop is near Rotterdam Central station at Conradstraat 52, 3013 Rotterdam – international bus stop, platform GG. There is also a stop on Gooilandsingel at Rotterdam Zuidplein.
The Hague: the stop is just outside Den Haag Central station – on Prins Bernhardviaduct, Busplatform, 2516 EH The Hague on level +1.
Utrecht: At Westplein, 3521 AR Utrecht. It is next to the NH Hotel – near Utrecht Central station (Jaarbeurs-side).
Antwerp: The main bus stop is at Koningin Astridplein (Perron 7) at Antwerp Central station. There is also a stop at Van Stralenstraat 20.
Brussels: There are 4 stops: one at Brussels Noord station (Rue du Progrès 123); at Brussels Zuid/Midi station (Rue de France); at Brussels Heysel on Avenue des Magnolias / Magnolialaan; and at Brussels South at Avenue Fonsny 1.
Paris: There are over 10 stops in Paris: including one at Bercy Seine (210 Quai de Bercy); one at La Défense (1 Rond-Point de la Défense); at Avenue de la Republique 16; at Charles de Gaulle airport, Terminal 3 (Rue du Luxembourg). Please check your Paris stop carefully.
Berlin: There are 14 stops in Berlin: the main one is at Berlin Central bus station (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof at Masurenallee 4-6). Please check your Berlin stop carefully!
This article was originally published in 2016 and has been continuously updated since then. Last update 8 January 2021.